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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) commissioned Bain and Company to support vanguards as an extension to work previously commissioned from the company as part of a programme called Future Focused Finance, an initiative sponsored by the Department of Health and arm’s length bodies. This earlier work for the HFMA had focused on the design of a value-based decision effectiveness tool, piloted in Mid-Cheshire and Liverpool. The HFMA, in partnership with NHS England, commissioned the extension to this work so that the tool could be used to support value-based decision-making in the 2016-17 New Care Models programme.</p><p> </p><p>Alternatives were not sought from competitors because the vanguard support built on the original Bain and Company work for the HFMA.</p><p> </p><p>The value of the vanguard support contract is £650,000. Value for money was obtained by negotiation, having been benchmarked with other commissions made by the National Health Service to external health consultancies<em>. </em></p><p> </p><p>As part of the contract, Bain and Company will be handing over its approach to NHS England, so that NHS England can support other areas in implementing new care models.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Bain and Company has not been commissioned to assess evidence to support transformation and potential for replication of new care models in other areas. The company is commissioned to develop and implement a framework that appropriately experienced NHS staff can use to assess such evidence. Intellectual property rights in respect of the framework in the future are assigned to HFMA under the terms of the contract. The NHS is entitled to use the framework free of charge in perpetuity.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Bain and Company is involved in the development of the tool used to make the assessment, and in the implementation of the process to use that tool. The company is specifically commissioned to help vanguard sites to use the tool and to summarise the resulting value propositions to facilitate decision-making by NHS England.</p><p> </p><p>No conflict of interest arises as decisions concerning funding allocations for individual vanguards are made by NHS England's Executive Team and Investment Committee and not Bain and Company.</p>
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
452162
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) or NHS England do not hold information about which laboratories are and are not International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 accredited. A list of accredited laboratories is held on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and is the definitive list of accredited laboratories to which the Department, PHE and the NHS refer. Accreditation is covered by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) company until recently, and is now part of the UKAS scheme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to transfer the Lyme disease testing service from the Rare &amp; Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) to another laboratory. RIPL as a department will move from the Porton site as part of the PHE relocation scheduled to commence in 2018 but no decision on the exact date has been made. RIPL is scheduled to transfer to ISO 15189 in late summer 2016, when the ISO inspection team review the tests offered by the laboratory under ISO 15189. Until that time, the laboratory is operating under CPA in accordance with the transition process laid down by ISO.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
452163
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) or NHS England do not hold information about which laboratories are and are not International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 accredited. A list of accredited laboratories is held on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and is the definitive list of accredited laboratories to which the Department, PHE and the NHS refer. Accreditation is covered by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) company until recently, and is now part of the UKAS scheme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to transfer the Lyme disease testing service from the Rare &amp; Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) to another laboratory. RIPL as a department will move from the Porton site as part of the PHE relocation scheduled to commence in 2018 but no decision on the exact date has been made. RIPL is scheduled to transfer to ISO 15189 in late summer 2016, when the ISO inspection team review the tests offered by the laboratory under ISO 15189. Until that time, the laboratory is operating under CPA in accordance with the transition process laid down by ISO.</p><p> </p>
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
451748
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Matters relating to policing and justice were devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive in 2010 by the Northern Ireland (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions Order) 2010. As a consequence, responsibility for compensation of the victims of terrorism in Northern Ireland now rests with the Northern Ireland Executive, and in particular the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland (DOJNI), which oversees the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
451764
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts for offences under section 71 Coroners and Justice Act 2009, in England &amp; Wales, from 2012 to 2014 (the latest available) can be viewed in the attached table. The Ministry of Justice court proceedings database cannot identify the age of the victim of a crime; as such that information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Section 71 was repealed by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and replaced by an equivalent offence. The repeal and new offence came into force on 31 July 2015.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court for offences under Section 71 Coroners and Justice Act 2009, England &amp; Wales, 2012-2014<sup>(1)(2)</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Knowingly hold another person in slavery / servitude</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Knowingly require another person to perform forced / compulsory labour</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
451759
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency started making Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers from December 2015. At the end of January 2016 we had paid 66,800 some £1 billion, leaving just under 20,300 not paid. We had paid 600 farmers affected by the floods by the end of January and are prioritising the remainder for payment as promptly as possible.</p><p>Farmers affected by flooding from Storm Desmond and Eva can apply for up to £20,000 grant funding from the Farming Recovery Fund (until 1 April) to help restore damaged agricultural land. Farmers wanting to apply for the grant can find the application form and guidance on GOV.UK or call the Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
452194
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At close of business on 22 February, 208 grant applications from farming businesses, worth almost £2.3 million had been submitted to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). Of these, 128 had come from farmers in Cumbria, with the other applications from farmers in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland and County Durham.</p><p>103 grants had already been approved with a total value of over £1 million. The RPA is working with farmers to process the remaining applications.</p> more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
452189
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>HM Treasury Ministers and officials have both regular discussions with colleagues and meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. It is not government practice to release details of routine officials’ discussions as to do so would be impracticable and potentially prejudice the effective conduct of public policy development. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available on the gov.uk website.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury more like this
451762
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of people who have been charged under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Although it is not possible to identify the number of people charged with a particular offence, records are held showing the overall number of offences in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts. The table below shows the number of offences, rather than defendants, charged under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 for the last three financial years:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coroners and Justice Act 2009 {71(1)(b) &amp; (3)}</p></td><td><p>Knowingly hold another person in slavery/solitude</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coroners and Justice Act 2009 {71(1)(b) &amp; (3)}</p></td><td><p>Knowingly require another person to perform forced/compulsory labour</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
451767
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I am responding with figures relating to Iraqi and Afghan civilian personnel employed by HM Armed Forces and admitted for settlement to the UK. Admissions date from 2008 and have taken place under ex gratia arrangements rather than on the basis of a duty of care.</p><p> </p><p>A total of 1,323 Iraqi civilians have been relocated to the UK since the locally engaged staff (LES) assistance scheme was announced in 2007. This total comprises 367 former locally engaged staff and 956 dependants.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>171</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>627</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>125</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>139</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>1,323</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Nearly 500 Afghan former LES are eligible to apply for relocation to the UK with their immediate families under the Afghan LES Ex Gratia Redundancy scheme, which was announced on 4 June 2013. 573 people, comprising 249 locally engaged staff and 324 dependants, have relocated to the UK up to the end of January 2016.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>36*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>573</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*as at 31 January 2016</p><p> </p><p>A number of Iraqi and Afghan former LES will have claimed asylum after entering the UK outside of the ex gratia arrangements; however, the relevant data is not held centrally.</p><p>We are not aware that any payments have been made for the resettlement of Iraqi or Afghan civilians to other countries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this