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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review of providers of pre-payment plans, and of the sales practices of such providers, with a view to appropriate regulation of this sector. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL10367 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>I have interpreted this question as relating to the pre-paid funeral plan market. The government launched a call for evidence into the regulation of the pre-paid funeral plan market in June 2018, having concluded that the current framework of self-regulation is not sufficient to ensure the fair treatment of consumers. We are currently reviewing the submissions and a response will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T12:34:14.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T12:34:14.683Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3575
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
979712
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders Railway Line: Carlisle more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by the Prime Minister on 5 September (HC Deb, col 157), whether they will contribute (1) funding, and (2) any other support towards extending the Borders rail route to Carlisle. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL10369 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 UK Government is committed to working with the Scottish Government to drive forward the innovative, cross-border Borderlands Deal. We will be working with local partners to agree a deal which will see significant investment to transform the local economies within the Borderlands area.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We can confirm that the Borderlands have sought funding for feasibility work on the extension of the Borders Railway as part of their Borderlands Growth Deal submission to both governments on Friday 28 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T15:02:35.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T15:02:35.773Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
949
star this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
980110
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of Department for Transport officials and consultants preparing the bid documentation for the West Coast Partnership. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL10379 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 total contingent staffing costs within the Department for Transport for preparing the bid and contractual documentation for the West Coast Partnership was £295,475. £6,360,726 (including VAT where applicable) was spent on consultants.</p><p> </p><p>This reflects efforts required to develop a robust commercial position and benefits to passengers whilst at the same time securing the right Shadow Operator for the £50bn investment in HS2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:59:54.33Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:59:54.33Z
star this property answering member
4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
980111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rail Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of reference of the review of rail led by Keith Williams will include rail freight; if not, why not; and if so, why rail freight was not mentioned in their announcement on 20 September. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL10380 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 Terms of Reference of the Rail Review, published on Thursday 11 October, do include rail freight. The Government fully supports a successful rail freight industry and recognises the sector’s contribution to the environment, communities and the economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:00:46.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:00:46.753Z
star this property answering member
4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
980113
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what platform height above the rail is specified for the new HS2 trains and HS2 line platforms; what is the standard platform height for Network Rail stations likely to be served by HS2 trains; and for each type of platform height how many will achieve level access. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL10382 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 new HS2 stations, platforms will be circa 1115mm above rail height. The existing Network Rail stations platforms are nominally 915mm above rail height but for historical reasons there can be a variation between different stations. HS2 trains will be equipped with a moveable gap filler that deploys automatically before the doors open and provides level access between the train and platform at HS2 stations.</p><p> </p><p>Manual boarding ramps will also be provided on board the train and at stations, which will be deployed by a member of staff when needed to provide step-free access from platform to train for the range of platform heights encountered at Network Rail stations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:59:39.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:59:39.173Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
980114
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 the Secretary of State for Transport on 13 September (HC170781), why they intend to diverge from the rules of the European Railway Agency; and what benefits they anticipate will come from any such divergence. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL10383 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 Government intends to create the ability to diverge from specifications set by the European Railway Agency, where there is a need to do so, but the UK will be still aligned with European standards. Any decisions about diverging from these rules will depend on their future content and whether they support the UK’s interests and meet the needs of the industry and passengers.</p><p> </p><p>These decisions will be carefully managed so that the impacts and benefits are fully assessed. An anticipated benefit of divergence is that HS2 platforms could be built at a higher level than the standards currently prescribed in the European framework. This would provide level boarding and improved accessibility for users of HS2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T14:51:08.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T14:51:08.04Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
980115
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 diverge from the rules of the European Aviation Safety Agency following Brexit; and if so, what benefits they anticipate will come from such divergence. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL10384 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>As stated in the White Paper that set out the Government’s proposal for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, we are seeking a comprehensive air transport deal that seeks continued participation within the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) system. However, the UK’s future participation will be a matter for negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>EU safety regulations will be brought into domestic law by means of the powers in the EU (Withdrawal) Act. This means that after exit, the same safety rules will continue to apply.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to maintaining current levels of safety and will continue to strive to improve on these after leaving the EU. Being outside the EU will not change the UK’s approach to aviation safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T11:06:17.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T11:06:17.097Z
star this property answering member
4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
980117
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the efficiency of the probate processing by HMRC. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL10386 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>HMRC is responsible for processing Inheritance Tax accounts, required before probate can be applied for. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has recently commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification to look at ways in which the overall process can be simplified.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T12:33:35.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T12:33:35.513Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2533
star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
980118
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, from the date they are first received, what is the current average time taken by HMRC to agree the IHT400 return calculations for estates in the bands (1) up to £1 million, (2) from £1–5 million, and (3) from £5–10 million; and in each band, what is the average time taken to issue a clearance. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL10387 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>HMRC cannot provide average times or break the data down into bands for the value of the estate as this information is not readily available and could only be compiled at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Since 6 April 2018 over 95% of IHT400 returns submitted to HMRC were processed within 15 working days of receipt.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T12:33:10.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T12:33:10.127Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2533
star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
980119
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken by the Valuation Office to provide advice to HMRC on estates valued in the bands (1) up to £1 million, (2) from £1–5 million, and (3) from £5–10 million. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL10388 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 Valuation Office Agency does not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, the VOA cleared its initial appraisals of inheritance tax cases, referred to it by HMRC, within an average of five working days, meeting its target.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T12:33:53.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T12:33:53.23Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2533
star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this