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93418
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Ministers: Conduct 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 Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 18 August (HL1666), which section of the Ministerial Code deals with the expression of personal views which are not Government policy whilst answering questions at the despatch box. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL2084 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble peer to the answer I gave on 26 September, <em>Official Report</em>, Column WA514.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:52.8213072Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:52.8213072Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
93407
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties 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, following the introduction of paperless processing of vehicle excise duty, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will continue to issue written notices to vehicle owners when their licences are due to expire. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL2073 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will continue to issue printed renewal reminders which will be sent to vehicle keepers before the vehicle excise duty is due to expire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:29:35.1265275Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:29:35.1265275Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
99977
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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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain 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 will place in the Library of the House a copy of their reply to the letter to the Foreign Secretary from Index on Censorship and other human rights non-governmental organisations on the latest detentions of human rights activists in Bahrain. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2192 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>To date, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received a letter from Index on Censorship on this subject.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:02:14.5076707Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:02:14.5076707Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99974
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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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain 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 will call on the government of Bahrain to drop charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja for the expression of political views. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2189 more like this
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star this property answer text Our Ambassador to Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
93692
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Civil Servants 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 plan to institute checks on United Kingdom civil servants to determine whether any of them support the creation of an Islamic State in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2121 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All Civil Servants are subject to recruitment checks (including of unspent criminal records) and the provisions of the <em>Civil Service Code. </em>Line managers are expected to report concerns about staff, including for example, expressions of support for extremist views, actions or incidents.</p><p>Civil Servants in sensitive roles are subject to national security vetting. The information supplied as part of the vetting process is checked against records held by the Security Service and the police.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-10-28T15:33:29.9195468Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:33:29.9195468Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
99973
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 Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock 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 have subsidised, or are considering subsidising, the costs of rail operators in converting first class carriages to standard class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2188 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government specifies capacity requirements at a high level and seeks input from the industry as to cost effective and timely ways in which this can be delivered. The industry is free to consider initiatives which meet the overall requirements of the Department for Transport's specification. This may include providing additional seating capacity in standard class carriages through conversion of first class carriages. In the case of the recent Virgin West Coast and First Great Western Direct Awards, the Government has contracted with the operators to provide additional capacity in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:28:29.69554Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:28:29.69554Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100071
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 have assessed the effectiveness of the combination of the Azure payment card and support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in enabling refused asylum seekers to meet their basic needs. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2277 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card 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 but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
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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
100049
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 Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line 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 the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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24717
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
93429
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases 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 the agreement in the former Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council on increased pay for nurses caring for persons with viral haemorrhagic diseases such as Marburg fever and ebola is still in force. more like this
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Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
star this property uin HL2095 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Whitley Council allowance for “<em>nursing patients with infectious communicable diseases</em>” ended when Agenda for Change (AfC) started in December 2004.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is because AfC pay bands are related to the National Health Service job evaluation scheme. AfC was designed to ensure equal pay for staff carrying out work rated as ‘equivalent’ or ‘of equal value’. Factors which determined the need for Whitley allowances are measured in AfC by job evaluation. This determines the pay band which feeds through to pay.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions relating to the banding of NHS staff, including nurses and midwives, are matters for the NHS organisation concerned as the employer. They are best placed to determine the content of individual jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2507
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
93691
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Meat 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 United Kingdom military ration packs contain meat from animals killed by the halal method. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2120 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence (MOD) personnel in the UK and permanent bases overseas are served through a number of catering, retail, leisure and other multi-activity contracts. Halal meat is purchased under these arrangements but information on the volume procured is not held by the MOD.</p><p> </p><p>Armed Forces personnel serving on operations, exercises and HM ships and submarines, are catered for under a single food supply contract with Purple Foodservice Solutions Ltd (PFS). The PFS contract includes the provision of Operational Ration Packs (ORPs). Individual 24 hour ORPs are available in 60 different menus, of which 10 are halal.</p><p> </p><p>All food procured for MOD personnel must comply with MOD food quality standards. These standards comply with all UK and EU production standards, Farm Assurance or equivalent. This includes the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which covers Halal slaughter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2119 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:04:20.5787994Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:04:20.5787994Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this