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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Credits more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of women who are not claiming Child Benefit due to a parent earning above £50,000 and who do not receive the credit for National Insurance State Pension each year. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL2880 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Child Benefit can help some claimants qualify for National Insurance credits. These credits count towards their State Pension and protect it by making sure they don’t have gaps in their National Insurance record.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ensures that individuals have the information they need to make well-informed choices about their pension position and Child Benefit. HMRC provides specific information on the Child Benefit claim form, through the HMRC helpline, online at gov.uk, through partners such as Citizen’s Advice, and in the Bounty Packs that go to new parents.</p><p> </p><p>However, some people may choose not to claim Child Benefit. HMRC does not have an estimate of the number of people whose state pension entitlements are affected by their decision not to claim.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-11-20T11:36:31.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:36:31.06Z
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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 Baroness Altmann more like this
388823
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star this property date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Public Appointments 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 will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Home Office. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL1300 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Listed below are current chair appointments to non-departmental public bodies made by the Home Office and announced in line with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments (April 2012):</p><p>William (Bill) Griffths – Disclosure and Barring Service</p><p>Margaret Beels – Gangmasters Licensing Authority</p><p>Christopher Spencer – Independent Family Returns Panel</p><p>Professor Sir David Metcalf – Migration Advisory Committee</p><p>Elizabeth France – Security Industry Authority</p><p>Professor Leslie Iverson – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs</p><p>John Landers – Animals in Science Committee Professor Dame Shirley Pearce – College of Policing</p><p>Dame Ann Owers – Independent Police Complaints Commission</p><p>Chris Hughes – National DNA Database Ethics Group</p><p>David Lebrecht – Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body</p><p>Jonathan Hoyle – Technical Advisory Board</p><p>Home Office public appointments are usually announced via the department’s GOV.UK website or, in some instances, via the appointing body’s website</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-07-15T16:08:24.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T16:08:24.633Z
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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 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
751983
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the introduction of fiscal incentives to encourage more philanthropic giving from wealthier members of society. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL818 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government already provides a range of generous tax reliefs for the charity sector, worth over £5 billion including £1.5 billion of relief to individuals in the tax year 2016-2017. This includes higher rate tax relief on donations by higher and additional rate taxpayers, worth £520 million, and relief on gifts of shares and property, worth £70 million. Individuals can also get generous tax reliefs if they invest in a social enterprise including a charity, using the social investment tax relief scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-21T13:10:47.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T13:10:47.75Z
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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 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
418173
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star this property date less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kids Company more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of what has happened to the trafficked young people who were being helped by Kids Company to obtain the necessary legal documents required to attend a United Kingdom university. more like this
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Baroness Benjamin more like this
star this property uin HL2144 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The welfare of the young people who used Kids Company services continues to be of primary concern and we are working closely with local authorities to make sure they have access to the support and services they require. Under the Children Act 2004 local authorities have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in need of protection, including trafficked children. Under these arrangements, looked after children are provided with access to all their needs be they in relation to education, accommodation, psychological or health. Local authorities co-ordinate the arrangements for each looked after child to ensure they are safeguarded and have their welfare promoted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-09-21T15:49:19.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T15:49:19.927Z
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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 Baroness Benjamin more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the ongoing problems faced by the Yazidi community and children affected by the conflict in Iraq and Syria, they will reassess the criteria for eligibility for the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme and other UK resettlement schemes. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL6675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the current scheme, only UNHCR registered Syrian refugees are eligible under the Syrian Resettlement Scheme, which has been expanded to resettle up to 20,000 during this Parliament. We work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to identify cases that they deem in need of resettlement according to seven agreed vulnerability criteria for the Syrian Resettlement Scheme.</p><p>The Syrian Resettlement Scheme is operated in addition to our global resettlement schemes: Gateway and Mandate, which are not nationality specific.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-03-16T15:05:43.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T15:05:43.107Z
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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 Baroness Berridge more like this
79714
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star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian Refugees have arrived in the United Kingdom under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL1606 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The first beneficiaries of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme arrived in March, and by the end of June 50 Syrians had been relocated to the UK. Groups of Syrians are now being brought to the UK on a regular basis under the scheme. We will be publishing the number of people arriving under the VPR scheme each quarter as part of the Home Office’s official migration statistics.</p><p>The VPR scheme is a bespoke programme designed to help particularly vulnerable refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis who cannot be supported effectively in the region, particularly survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk and those in need of medical care. We have no plans to extend the scheme to include Iraqi refugees fleeing religious persecution. However, the Government has already brought a number of Iraqis into the UK under the Gateway Programme where they have been in a protracted refugee situation for five years or more, and who amongst other things are escaping religious persecution.</p><p>Furthermore, the Government will of course continue to consider asylum claims, including applications from Iraqi nationals suffering religious persecution, under our normal rules.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL1607 more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T11:48:36.2844508Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T11:48:36.2844508Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
79715
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star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Iraq more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to include Iraqi Refugees fleeing religious persecution. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL1607 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The first beneficiaries of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme arrived in March, and by the end of June 50 Syrians had been relocated to the UK. Groups of Syrians are now being brought to the UK on a regular basis under the scheme. We will be publishing the number of people arriving under the VPR scheme each quarter as part of the Home Office’s official migration statistics.</p><p>The VPR scheme is a bespoke programme designed to help particularly vulnerable refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis who cannot be supported effectively in the region, particularly survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk and those in need of medical care. We have no plans to extend the scheme to include Iraqi refugees fleeing religious persecution. However, the Government has already brought a number of Iraqis into the UK under the Gateway Programme where they have been in a protracted refugee situation for five years or more, and who amongst other things are escaping religious persecution.</p><p>Furthermore, the Government will of course continue to consider asylum claims, including applications from Iraqi nationals suffering religious persecution, under our normal rules.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL1606 more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T11:48:24.9961169Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T11:48:24.9961169Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Funerals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current level of protection for consumers purchasing a funeral plan, including protection from inappropriate sales and marketing practices. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL2254 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The provision of a funeral plan is defined as a regulated activity and falls within the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory remit unless specific exemption criteria are met. This arrangement and these exemption criteria are set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001.</p><p>This legislation exempts funeral plan providers from the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory remit where the following financial arrangements are conducted, which are designed to ensure that the customer’s payments are secure:</p><p> </p><ol><ol><li><p>the customer’s money is held in a trust fund, where more than half of the trustees are unconnected with the funeral plan provider. This trust must be managed by an authorised fund manager and be overseen by a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; or</p></li><li><p>the customer’s money is placed in a life insurance policy, issued by an authorised insurer.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury sets the legislative framework for the regulation of financial services, including the provision of funeral plans, and continues to keep such exemptions under review to ensure the maintenance of effective prudential and conduct standards.</p></li></ol></ol>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2255 more like this
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less than 2017-10-30T16:29:25.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T16:29:25.823Z
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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 Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Funerals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the regulation of the funeral plan market in order to improve consumer protection. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The provision of a funeral plan is defined as a regulated activity and falls within the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory remit unless specific exemption criteria are met. This arrangement and these exemption criteria are set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001.</p><p>This legislation exempts funeral plan providers from the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory remit where the following financial arrangements are conducted, which are designed to ensure that the customer’s payments are secure:</p><p> </p><ol><ol><li><p>the customer’s money is held in a trust fund, where more than half of the trustees are unconnected with the funeral plan provider. This trust must be managed by an authorised fund manager and be overseen by a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; or</p></li><li><p>the customer’s money is placed in a life insurance policy, issued by an authorised insurer.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury sets the legislative framework for the regulation of financial services, including the provision of funeral plans, and continues to keep such exemptions under review to ensure the maintenance of effective prudential and conduct standards.</p></li></ol></ol>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2254 more like this
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less than 2017-10-30T16:29:25.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T16:29:25.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1567
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
417126
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Immigration more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which United Kingdom authorities are participating in the scheme to receive relocated Afghan interpreters. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL2046 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
unstar this property answer text <p>To date 17 local authorities have received relocated Afghans under the Afghan Locally Engaged Civilian Ex Gratia Scheme. It would not be appropriate for us to release details of where individuals are currently being placed or where they may be placed in the future, as this may undermine their privacy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-09-21T15:41:52.907Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T15:41:52.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this