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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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 under what circumstances employers are legally allowed to pay workers less than the national minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL231 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no circumstances where if a worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage that an employer can pay less than the National Minimum Wage. However, under the legislation certain types of workers are not entitled to the minimum wage. These are:</p><p> </p><ul><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/selfemployed" target="_blank">self-employed people</a> running their own business</li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/director" target="_blank">company directors</a></li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteers</a> or voluntary workers</li><li>workers on a government employment programme, eg the Work Programme</li><li>family members of the employer living in the employer's home</li><li>non-family members living in the employer's home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren't charged for meals or accommodation (eg au pairs)</li><li>workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)</li><li>higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year</li><li>workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes</li><li>people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius</li><li>people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks</li><li>members of the armed forces</li><li>share fishermen</li><li>prisoners</li><li>people living and working in a religious community</li></ul><p> </p><p>Additionally, people carrying out work experience and internships will not get the minimum wage if they are:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a student doing work experience as part of a higher or further education course</li><li>of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school" target="_blank">compulsory school age</a></li><li>a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses" target="_blank">volunteer</a> or doing voluntary work</li><li>on a government or European programme</li><li>work shadowing</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employers and workers with queries about the application of the National Minimum Wage can access free and confidential advice through the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:15:33.0039565Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
61475
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the availability of skilled personnel to carry out the building work necessary; and what measures they are taking to train sufficient numbers to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL253 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There has been no specific assessment of the availability of skilled personnel for the home building sector. The Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) latest Construction Skills Network Report forecasts an annual recruitment requirement for the construction sector, including home building, of 36,400 a year for the 2013 – 2018 period.</p><p> </p><p>Under the auspices of the Construction Leadership Council, the house building industry is developing an action plan to address two immediate priorities: improving the image of house building and attracting back experienced workers who left during the recession, and other workers with relevant skills. More widely, the Government is making a number of reforms to the skills system to improve skills supply, putting employers in the driving seat and making providers more responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also currently undertaking a triennial review of the way the CITB operates and challenging it on the service it delivers to the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
61476
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom building supplies industry to provide bricks, timber and other materials; and what measures they are taking to encourage growth in the building supplies industry to provide sufficient materials to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL254 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has noted advice from the Construction Products Association that there is no general lack of capacity in UK products manufacturers. The Association advises that only 19 per cent of companies producing heavy building materials are currently operating at near capacity. As the products sector adjusts to the return to growth it expects that capacity will increase further in response to demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
61284
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Coalition Governments 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 when they intend to provide a response to the report of the Select Committee on the Constitution on the Constitutional implications of coalition government (HL Paper 130, Session 2013–14) which was published on 12 February and debated on 13 May, and why they were unable to produce their response within the normal two-month time frame. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL244 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p>I would like to once again thank the Select Committee on the Constitution for the work they did on this report, which raised a number of important matters which require detailed consideration. We will respond to the Select Committee on the Constitution shortly.</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 2014-06-23T12:52:07.7469907Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:52:07.7469907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
61289
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Decorations 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 are considering the award of a United Kingdom national defence medal for Her Majesty's armed forces personnel who have served since the end of the Second World War; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL249 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p>Sir John Holmes was invited to undertake further work to implement the recommendations set out in his Military Medals Review, published on 17 July 2012. This included a review of the case for some form of National Defence Medal, to recognise all military service. Work on this has begun, but – as Sir John noted in his report of July 2012 – the National Defence Medal is an issue of broad national significance which would require a broad political and public consensus and consideration by the government as a whole, in consultation with other political parties and concerned organisations.</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 2014-06-23T16:30:38.1841547Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:30:38.1841547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
61275
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Detention Centres 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 consideration they gave to (1) the death of detainee Christine Case, and (2) allegations of sexual assault, at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in permitting Serco to retender to run that facility; and whether they will disclose the tender documents submitted by all applicants who entered bids to run (1) Harmondsworth, and (2) Colnbrook, Immigration Removal Centres. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I apologise it has not been possible to answer this question within the usual ten day deadline. I will write to the Noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, before the summer recess and will place a copy of that letter in the House library.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
61276
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Deportation: Somalia 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 intend to continue enforced removals to Mogadishu, Somalia, pending the publication of an official decision on the country guidance case and an official statement by the Home Secretary; and, if so, why. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL236 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no existing court judgments that have found that all removals to Somalia are unsafe or should be suspended. An existing country guidance judgment promulgated in November 2011 recognised that many but not all Somalis returning to the country after a significant time abroad would be at risk on return. However, the determination also recognised that the country situation was improving and each case needed to be considered on its individual merits. <br><br>We are awaiting a country guidance determination on the country situation in Somalia. However, the High Court has previously ruled that automatic stays on removal simply because a country guidance case is pending are not necessary. A stay of removal is at the discretion of the courts in each particular case and on its own facts. <br><br>We will continue to assess each case on its individual merits against the latest country information and existing, relevant caselaw. <br><br>We will only enforce the return of Somali nationals who we, and the courts, are satisfied are not at risk on return and who do not elect to leave voluntarily.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
61273
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Verne Prison 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 make legal aid-funded immigration representation available to migrants detained in HMP The Verne. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL233 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Currently, advice on immigration matters within the scope of Legal Aid can be given to detainees in HMP The Verne by any provider that holds an Immigration &amp; Asylum contract with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA).</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year the LAA conducted an expression of interest exercise among existing contract holders providing immigration surgeries at other Immigration Removal Centres, with four providers confirmed as interested in operating surgeries in HMP The Verne. Communications will be issued shortly regarding when these services are likely to commence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T13:23:06.7067289Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T13:23:06.7067289Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
61274
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Verne Prison more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention for on-site legal surgeries be held in HMP The Verne. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL234 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Earlier this year the Legal Aid Agency conducted an expression of interest exercise among existing contract holders providing immigration surgeries at other Immigration Removal Centres, with four providers confirmed as interested in operating surgeries in HMP The Verne. Communications will be issued shortly regarding when these services are likely to commence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T13:25:33.4394277Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T13:25:33.4394277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
61473
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the data published in court proceeding tables associated with their criminal justice statistics quarterly report of December 2013, whether they plan to institute an inquiry into the higher proportion of black and minority ethnic defendants denied bail or receiving custodial sentences than non-black and minority ethnic defendants with comparable records for similar offences. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL251 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that the criminal justice system is fair and just.</p><p> </p><p>The Criminal Justice System Strategy &amp; Action Plan, published last summer, set out a number of commitments to promote equality including a series of Minister-led events with stakeholders to explore what more could be done.</p><p> </p><p>The Criminal Justice Board has had several recent discussions about equality and diversity and regularly reviews the statistical data.</p><p> </p><p>We do not plan to hold a specific inquiry into the proportion of black and minority ethnic defendants denied bail or receiving custodial sentences as compared with non-black and minority ethnic defendants with comparable records for similar offences but are clear that more analysis is needed to understand the underlying causes reflected in this data.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will shortly publish an update to this plan which will contain further actions designed to promote equality.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:50:29.261985Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:50:29.261985Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this