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1123750
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Archives: Fire Hazards 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the fire risk to the Parliamentary Archives; and whether consideration is being given to moving them to fire-proof premises. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
unstar this property uin HL15388 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>The last fire risk assessment for Victoria Tower was carried out in 2016. It highlighted several fire safety issues, the majority of which have been dealt with as part of the Fire Safety Improvement Works Programme. This included the upgrade of the fire detection, new fire escape signage, emergency escape lighting and fire doors. There is also inherent fire compartmentation within the tower with the floors providing at least 30 minutes separation between the different levels. The fire risk assessment is scheduled for a review following the recent works and any issues highlighted in this review will be addressed.</p><p>Planning work is being undertaken to move the Parliamentary Archives ahead of Restoration and Renewal of the Palace, under the auspices of the Archives Accommodation Programme. The programme is developing requirements and designs for a range of options. The designs will take into account all known fire risks and will meet the necessary British Standards, both for fire mitigation and for archival storage, care and use of such important heritage collections.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T11:22:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:22:28.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1123761
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Northern Ireland 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), how many (1) full-time GPs, and (2) part-time locum GPs (a) are currently employed, and (b) were employed in 2010, by the Northern Ireland Health Service. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
unstar this property uin HL15399 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the Noble Lord contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is:</p><p><a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL15400 more like this
HL15401 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1123762
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Northern Ireland 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), how many General Practices there (1) are currently, and (2) were in 2010, in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
unstar this property uin HL15400 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>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the Noble Lord contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is:</p><p><a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL15399 more like this
HL15401 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.09Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1123763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Northern Ireland 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), how many patients per General Practice in Northern Ireland there (1) are currently, and (2) were in 2010. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
unstar this property uin HL15401 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>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the Noble Lord contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is:</p><p><a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL15399 more like this
HL15400 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:04:37.137Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1123773
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Mexico 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 is their assessment of UK trade with Mexico over the last five years; and of likely trade trends in the next five years. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
unstar this property uin HL15411 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has a strong and growing trading relationship with Mexico. According to latest ONS data, the total bilateral trade in goods and services between the UK and Mexico in 2018 totalled £4.4bn, a 37.1% increase since 2013. We also have a strong working relationship with the Mexican government, as evidenced by the 2010 Canning Agenda, the State Visit in 2015 and the 2015 Dual Year. We expect this positive trend to continue in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Z
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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 Patten more like this
1123778
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Alternative Education 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 estimate they have made of the number of unregistered alternative education providers in England. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL15416 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>While Ofsted does not directly inspect unregistered settings, inspectors are expected to consider the progress of pupils who attend off-site provision as part of school and college inspections. In all cases, the local authority or school acting as the alternative provision commissioner, should assure themselves that the provision is delivered by high quality staff with suitable training, experience and safeguarding checks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:01:45.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:01:45.767Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1124049
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Northern Ireland 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), whether they will answer the questions originally put instead of referring to a website. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
unstar this property uin HL15431 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As health is a devolved matter, the appropriate body to respond to questions on the detail of medical practices, and the owner of health statistics in Northern Ireland, is the NI Department of Health. The UK Government does not hold or have access to the additional statistics asked for (beyond those already provided), as this policy area is devolved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:28:14.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:28:14.783Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124056
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Artificial Intelligence 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 plans to invest in projects to improve the development of artificial intelligence in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL15438 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Artificial Intelligence is one of the global trends which will transform our future, changing jobs and businesses across the country, and we want people to be able to capitalise on these opportunities.</p><p>The AI Sector Deal, announced in April 2018, outlines up to £0.95bn package of support for the sector, which includes Government, industry and academic contributions.</p><p>Since the Sector Deal launch the Government has invested in a number of areas. For example:</p><ul><li>Announcement of £20 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) support for Next Generation Services using artificial intelligence, and £210 million ISCF support for Data to early diagnostics and precision medicine which includes using AI to analyse medical images in digital pathology.</li><li>Funded up to £50m for five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.</li><li>Funded £30m for the new Bayes Centre in Edinburgh, a world-leading centre of data science and AI in October 2018.</li><li>£3m for three new research projects to investigate how businesses can make best use of AI in insurance and law as well as analysing consumer attitudes to AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million of Government funding to study 5 million healthy people to develop new diagnostic tests using AI.</li><li>Announced up to £79 million for three new AI programmes to transform engineering, urban planning and healthcare.</li><li>Announced £600,000 funding for UK-Korea Health Sciences collaboration to focus on better diagnosis of dementia through the use of AI.</li><li>40 artificial intelligence and data analytics projects, backed by £13 million in Government, announced to boost productivity and improve customer service.</li></ul><p>Our ambition in AI and data will not stop at the Sector Deal. This is only the start of the UK’s plans to be recognised as a place where ingenuity and entrepreneurship can flourish, where technology follows the highest ethical standards and where the transformative potential of this technology is spread across the UK economy more widely and for the betterment of society.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:11:05.243Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124432
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Sayed Alwadaei 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 assessment they have made of the open letter published in the Guardian on 11 April, signed by human rights organisations, lawyers and MPs, relating to the situation of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family in Bahrain. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
unstar this property uin HL15481 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the letter that was published by The Guardian on 11 April and subsequent refutation from the Bahraini Embassy. We have raised the cases of Bahraini nationals Hajer Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nazar Al Wadaei, and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor at senior levels with the Bahraini Government. The Bahraini Government has been clear these convictions are not related to activities of Mr Al Wadaei and have given details on charges. The Government of Bahrain has given categorical assurances that Ms Mansoor has had access to medical treatment, and will continue to receive access to appropriate medical care as guaranteed by the constitution of Bahrain. We shall continue to monitor this case closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:12:13.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:12:13.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1124628
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Bombardier: Belfast 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 discussions they had with Bombardier about its decision to sell its aerospace structures division, including its manufacturing facilities in Belfast. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
unstar this property uin HL15496 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has spoken to Alain Bellemare, the Bombardier President and CEO, and Michael Ryan, the Chief Operating Officer of Aerostructures and Engineering Services, about their plans to sell the Belfast Aerostructures and Engineering Services operations. This is a result of Bombardier’s decision to focus its aerospace division on business jets.</p><p>The Belfast plant, its expertise and its highly skilled and dedicated staff will be highly sought after. The Government will work with potential buyers to ensure this successful and ambitious business is positioned for future growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:30:07.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:30:07.933Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1124629
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Bombardier: Belfast 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, in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, they are satisfied that they have sufficient authority to negotiate with, and offer financial or other support to, any potential buyer of Bombardier's aerospace structures division in Belfast. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
unstar this property uin HL15497 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Bombardier’s Belfast plant, its expertise and its highly skilled and dedicated staff will be highly sought after. The Government will work with Invest Northern Ireland (INI) to support potential buyers to take this successful and ambitious business forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:30:38.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:30:38.52Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1124649
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 measures are provided in product safety legislation to ensure that flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings are safe for everyday use. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15517 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Chemicals, including flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). This aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p><p> </p><p>In order to comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p><p> </p><p>All furniture must also comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and be safe before it can be placed on the market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:31:20.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:31:20.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124650
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 (1) what assessment they have made of the University of Central Lancashire paper Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than reduce fire growth rate, published in December 2017; (2) whether they consulted the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in making any such assessment; and (3) whether they intend to review the efficacy of flame retardants which are currently on the market. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15518 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing the operation of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)( Safety) Regulations 1988 and will take account of evidence from external sources such as academic papers as well as the views of experts from across government, including Chief Scientific Advisors.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that any flame retardants they use are effective in meeting legal requirements for safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:35:15.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:35:15.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124651
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 all flame retardants currently in use in furniture and furnishings are safe. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15519 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Flame retardant chemicals are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). To comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that any flame retardants they use are effective in meeting legal requirements for safety.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:35:39.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:35:39.073Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124652
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 (1) what assessment they have made of whether manufacturers not meeting the requirement to list the chemical constituents of flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings is a barrier to customers making informed decisions; and (2) whether by not meeting this requirement, the safe disposal or recycling of furniture which may contain banned chemicals is prevented. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15520 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is reviewing the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988 and has consulted on whether to introduce a specific requirement for furniture labels to stipulate any flame retardants used in their manufacture. The Government’s response to the consultation will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently conducting behavioural insights research to develop a comprehensive understanding of consumer attitudes towards product safety including what assumptions consumers make about risk and safety.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:36:21.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:36:21.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124884
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Hazards 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 why highly flammable foams which form hydrogen cyanide when burnt are permitted to be used in furniture upholstery and building insulation. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15559 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring high levels of consumer safety. Furniture must comply with the 1988 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations. These regulations are currently being reviewed.</p><p> </p><p>Insulation materials used in buildings must comply with the 2010 Building Regulations. MHCLG published in December 2018 a call for evidence starting a technical review of the Building Regulations’ guidance with regards to fire safety (Approved Document B). The Department is currently reviewing the responses to this call for evidence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:29:48.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:29:48.837Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials: Innovation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to promote innovation and market uptake of flame-resistant chemical-free materials. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15560 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department welcomes any innovative approaches that deliver consumer safety and comply with existing fire safety regulations, including methods which do not use flame retardants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation on the regulations in due course. This will take account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15561 more like this
HL15563 more like this
HL15564 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.053Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124886
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 conducted life-cycle analyses to evaluate the benefits, risks, health and environmental effects of chemical flame retardants, alongside their fire safety impacts; and if so, (1) when, and (2) where such analyses have been published. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15561 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department welcomes any innovative approaches that deliver consumer safety and comply with existing fire safety regulations, including methods which do not use flame retardants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation on the regulations in due course. This will take account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15560 more like this
HL15563 more like this
HL15564 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.007Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124888
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, further to the 2014 and 2016 consultations on Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations and the Technical Paper: Systematic Rationale for modification of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations in relation to Schedules 4 &amp; 5, published in October 2014, which outlined the problems with the match test, they will now revoke that test. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15563 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department welcomes any innovative approaches that deliver consumer safety and comply with existing fire safety regulations, including methods which do not use flame retardants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation on the regulations in due course. This will take account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15560 more like this
HL15561 more like this
HL15564 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.1Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1124889
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have collected on the effectiveness of provision of safety of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 that differs to that included in their document Technical Paper: Systematic Rationale for modification of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations in relation to Schedules 4 &amp; 5, published in October 2014; and if they have any such evidence, whether they will publish it. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
unstar this property uin HL15564 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department welcomes any innovative approaches that deliver consumer safety and comply with existing fire safety regulations, including methods which do not use flame retardants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation on the regulations in due course. This will take account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15560 more like this
HL15561 more like this
HL15563 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:15:27.163Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1125851
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Summertime: EU Action more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 have given to continuing alignment between UK and EU policy on seasonal time changes, after the European Parliament voted to end them from October 2021. more like this
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Baroness Nye more like this
unstar this property uin HL15641 more like this
star this property answer
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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 does not believe there is any case for changing the current arrangements. I am working with EU Member States to convince them and the European Commission of our position.</p><p>We believe the current system works for citizens in the UK and there is no evidence that justifies the abolition of daylight saving time, which currently already ensures harmonisation of time in the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:29:17.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:29:17.087Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Nye more like this
1111209
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the overall levels of payment were from the Flexible Support Fund (a) in each region, and (b) on (i) childcare, (ii) training, (iii) clothing for work and (iv) other categories of activity in each of the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 243572 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the tables attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T12:03:52.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:03:52.85Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property attachment
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unstar this property file name Flexible Support Fund Expenditure by Region.docx more like this
star this property title Flexible Support Fund Expenditure by Region more like this
star this property previous answer version
114103
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1123887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Stevenage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to increase support for businesses in Stevenage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen McPartland more like this
unstar this property uin 249273 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>Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone. That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will have invested £160m Growth Deal funding in Hertfordshire by 2021, and the LEP was allocated £16.2m Growing Places Funding. The LEP has prioritised spending on science, research and innovation, developing skills, cultivating world-leading sectors and supporting businesses to start up and grow. In Stevenage, this has included allocating £1.2m to the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012, the Start-Up Loans Programme has delivered 71 loans in Stevenage, worth £487, 289 to small businesses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T12:33:14.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:33:14.957Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1124222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the UK leaving the EU without a deal would have on reciprocal pension agreements with EU member states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 249961 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently put citizens’ rights first in our negotiations with the EU. The best way to guarantee those rights, which include social security, both for UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, is the deal that the Government has secured. The Government supported the amendment put forward by Alberto Costa MP which requires the Government to seek a joint UK/EU commitment to preserve the citizens’ rights section of the Withdrawal Agreement whatever the outcome of negotiations. The letter to the European Commission setting out the Government’s position and the Commission’s reply is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions</a></p><p> </p><p>The current EU arrangements providing for reciprocity in social security would no longer apply if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 249962 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:52:36.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:52:36.193Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions the Government have held with (a) the EU and (b) individual EU member states on reciprocal pension agreements after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 249962 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently put citizens’ rights first in our negotiations with the EU. The best way to guarantee those rights, which include social security, both for UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, is the deal that the Government has secured. The Government supported the amendment put forward by Alberto Costa MP which requires the Government to seek a joint UK/EU commitment to preserve the citizens’ rights section of the Withdrawal Agreement whatever the outcome of negotiations. The letter to the European Commission setting out the Government’s position and the Commission’s reply is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions</a></p><p> </p><p>The current EU arrangements providing for reciprocity in social security would no longer apply if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 249961 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:52:36.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:52:36.243Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124225
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an (a) reciprocal or (b) unilateral agreement to maintain the annual increases to the pensions of UK citizens residing in the Republic of Ireland if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 249964 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK and Ireland signed on the 1 February 2019 a reciprocal agreement which will protect the social security rights of UK and Irish nationals living and/or working in each other’s state when the UK leaves the EU. It allows for the payment of each country’s uprated state pensions to recipients living in the other.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:34:21.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:34:21.773Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1124577
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recommendation to exempt claimants in temporary accommodation from the benefit cap on page 7 of the report of the Work and Pensions Committee, The Benefit Cap, published on 12 March 2019, HC 1477, if she will ask local authorities to publish the number of households that are currently affected by the cap in their area; and how much Discretionary Housing Payment funding has been used to cover their rent shortfalls in the most recent period for which figures are available.