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1124635
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Beavers 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 what assessment they have made of the introduction of beavers in the UK; and of the risk of flooding as a result of their introduction. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is engaged with a number of projects to further our understanding of the impact of beavers on the environment and flooding. We also maintain contact with the Scottish Government to learn from its experience on the River Tay.</p><p> </p><p>The trial reintroduction of beavers on the River Otter in Devon, which started in 2015, will conclude in 2020. The latest annual report from this trial, undertaken by the Devon Wildlife Trust, highlights assessments made on water flows and flood risks. Defra will assess the River Otter trial in 2020 and will seek advice from Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission is currently undertaking two enclosed trial releases which will contribute to our understanding of the impacts of beavers on water flow and surrounding ecology.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is working with a number of projects that are gathering evidence from beaver trial sites to improve our understanding of the opportunities and implications for flood risk management. Natural England and the Environment Agency are working with the University of Exeter to understand how beavers affect water flow in rivers. The results of these trials will inform decisions on future reintroductions of beavers in England</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:26:25.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:26:25.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1124636
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hill Farming 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 support they are giving to hill farmers. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL15504 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Upland farmers are eligible to receive payments under the Common Agricultural Policy's Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). We will pay Direct Payments for the 2019 scheme year on the same basis as for 2018 and plan to allocate the money paid in Direct Payments for 2020 in much the same way that we do now.</p><p> </p><p>Upland farmers can also apply for a Countryside Stewardship agreement, and many receive support through Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship. The current round of Countryside Stewardship is open for applications until 31 July. This includes a specific Wildlife offer for Upland farmers. Capital grants are also available through the Hedgerow and Boundaries grant, which closed for applications on 3 May.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the Parliament, expected in 2022. The figure includes all EU and Exchequer funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2. Furthermore, all Pillar 2 agreements signed by 31 December 2020 will be funded for their lifetime.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:27:30.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:27:30.933Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1124640
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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 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
unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 plans they have to provide further funding to local authorities to tackle potholes in England. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL15508 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is allocating £6.6 billion between 2015/16 and 2020/21 to local highway authorities for local highway maintenance funding, including £296 million from the Pothole Action Fund, for the repair of potholes or to stop them forming. Further funding will be subject to the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:08:01.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:08:01.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1124648
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Jamal Khashoggi 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 frozen the assets of, and barred visas for, those Saudi nationals and their family members who have been identified as having been involved in, or as having been accessories to, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws more like this
star this property uin HL15516 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asset Freezing is the responsibility of the FCO and HM Treasury, information on individuals whose assets have been frozen can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-financial-sanctions-implementation.</p><p>The Government has a long-established practice of not routinely commenting on the details of individual immigration cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:08:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:08:20.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws more like this
1124850
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Minority Groups 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 letter sent by 50 members of the European Parliament to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 30 April warning that continued violation of the UN Treaty on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in respect of the treatment of Pakistan’s minorities may compel the EU Parliament to call on the European Commission to suspend all subsidies and trade preferences to Pakistan; and whether they are considering taking similar action. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15525 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the open letter to Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in which EU Parliamentarians express concerns about the persecution of minorities and highlight the link to the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).</p><p>The British Government urges Pakistan to make human rights reforms in line with the relevant UN conventions, and to fully cooperate with the EU in the GSP+ process. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister and Human Rights Minister during my visit to Pakistan in February 2019. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities and to explain the steps being taken to tackle the abuse of the blasphemy laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124866
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 assurances they have (1) sought, and (2) received from the government of Malta that they will establish an independent public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL15541 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Maltese Government has provided reassurances both in public and private that all efforts are being made to ensure justice will be served in this case. The Maltese Government have made clear that they will not consider a public enquiry while judicial processes are ongoing. The British Government respects this decision and awaits the outcome of investigations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124881
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting: 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 how many registered voters applied for proxy votes in each local government district in Northern Ireland elections on 2 May; and what percentage of the (1) total electorate, and (2) votes cast, that represents in each of those districts. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL15556 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information below has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. The table shows how many proxy votes were applied for in each local government district for the local elections in Northern Ireland on 2 May and what this represents as a percentage of (a) the total electorate and (b) the votes polled in each of those districts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Local Council</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Proxy</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Eligible Electorate*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Eligible Electorate</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Votes Polled*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Votes Polled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Antrim and Newtownabbey</strong></p></td><td><p>205</p></td><td><p>98,899</p></td><td><p>0.21%</p></td><td><p>48,526</p></td><td><p>0.42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Ards and North Down</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>116,536</p></td><td><p>0.13%</p></td><td><p>50,866</p></td><td><p>0.29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon</strong></p></td><td><p>414</p></td><td><p>147,977</p></td><td><p>0.28%</p></td><td><p>79,309</p></td><td><p>0.52%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast</strong></p></td><td><p>1533</p></td><td><p>224,628</p></td><td><p>0.68%</p></td><td><p>114,664</p></td><td><p>1.34%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Causeway Coast and Glens</strong></p></td><td><p>575</p></td><td><p>98,930</p></td><td><p>0.58%</p></td><td><p>51,212</p></td><td><p>1.12%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Derry and Strabane</strong></p></td><td><p>1174</p></td><td><p>107,975</p></td><td><p>1.09%</p></td><td><p>61,798</p></td><td><p>1.90%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fermanagh and Omagh</strong></p></td><td><p>1601</p></td><td><p>84,313</p></td><td><p>1.90%</p></td><td><p>52,620</p></td><td><p>3.04%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lisburn and Castlereagh</strong></p></td><td><p>127</p></td><td><p>102,151</p></td><td><p>0.12%</p></td><td><p>50,747</p></td><td><p>0.25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid and East Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>227</p></td><td><p>98,410</p></td><td><p>0.23%</p></td><td><p>47,383</p></td><td><p>0.48%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid Ulster</strong></p></td><td><p>1090</p></td><td><p>100,238</p></td><td><p>1.09%</p></td><td><p>60,180</p></td><td><p>1.81%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newry Mourne and Down</strong></p></td><td><p>986</p></td><td><p>125,496</p></td><td><p>0.79%</p></td><td><p>70,428</p></td><td><p>1.40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Totals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8082</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,305,553</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>687,733</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Source: <a href="https://www.eoni.org.uk/getmedia/8b059a6e-c7bc-4644-ae35-9dbf293d0665/Local-Council-Elections-2019-Turnout-final" target="_blank">https://www.eoni.org.uk/getmedia/8b059a6e-c7bc-4644-ae35-9dbf293d0665/Local-Council-Elections-2019-Turnout-final</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:28:39.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:28:39.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124883
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme 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 proposal by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 19 March (HL Deb, col 1408) that the Department of the Economy Northern Ireland would establish a unit under independent chairmanship, to examine the case of every individual who has received funds from the Renewable Heat Incentive initiative and believes they have experienced hardship, whether that proposal has been implemented; if so, who has been appointed as chairman; what appointment criteria were applied to any such appointment; and whether the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland discussed this appointment with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of the Economy Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL15558 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for the Economy has undertaken to set up an RHI Hardship Unit. They repeated this commitment during their evidence session to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 8th May. Given the complexities and skill-sets required, the Department is currently considering an independent panel rather than just an independent chair. As this is a devolved matter it will be for the Department for the Economy to set the necessary criteria, and ensure that the Hardship Unit is made up of suitably qualified and independent members. The Department plans for the panel to have its first sitting by the end of the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:08:49.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:08:49.427Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1125102
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contractual improvement notices have been issued at each private prison in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 251425 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Over the last 10 years, the following formal contractual notices have been issued at the following private prisons.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Birmingham (operated by G4S)</strong></p><p>HMP Birmingham – Incident Reporting (Improvement Notice Issued August 2016, Closed January 2017 due to sufficient improvements in performance being made)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – Release in Error (Improvement Notice Issued August 2016, Closed January 2017 due to sufficient improvements in performance being made)</p><p>HMP Birmingham - Levels of Violence, reduced purposeful activity, cleanliness (Improvement Notice issued March 2018)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – ACCT (Assessment, Care in Custody, Teamwork) (Improvement Notice issued March 2018)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – Levels of Violence, reduced purposeful activity, cleanliness, (Outstanding Issues Notice issued June 2018, not closed, superseded by Step In)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – ACCT (Assessment, Care in Custody, Teamwork) ( Outstanding Issues Notice issued August 2018, not closed, superseded by Step In)</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster (operated by Serco) </strong></p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Improvement Notice Issued – March 2015)</p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Outstanding Issues Notice Issued – July 2015)</p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Rectification Notice Issued 12<sup>th</sup> – August 2015)</p><p>Rectification Closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in July 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Northumberland (operated by Sodexo)</strong></p><p>HMP Northumberland – Insufficient performance against the Performance Threshold for Prisoner Working Hours (Improvement Notice Issued - June 2015)</p><p>Improvement Notice Closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in December 2016.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Oakwood (operated by G4S)</strong></p><p>HMP Oakwood – Areas of Reduced performance - Cleanliness, MDT, Purposeful Activity, Searching, Staffing Numbers - (Improvement Notice Issued - February 2012)</p><p>Improvement Notice closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in July 2013.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Peterborough (operated by Sodexo)</strong></p><p>HMP Peterborough – Healthcare Provision (Rectification Notice issued – 17<sup>th</sup> August 2018)</p><p>Rectification closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in January 2019</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Rye Hill (Operated by G4S) </strong></p><p>HMP Rye Hill – (i) Shortfall in staffing levels and (ii) inadequate paperwork plus non-compliance to PSO1700 (Management of Disruptive Prisoners) in operation of the Care and Separation Unit (Rectification Notice issued in March 2010).</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Rectification Notice for above formally closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in December 2010.</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Continued water ingress into Education Block (Corrective Action Notice Issued - September 2016)</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Corrective Action Notice formally closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in January 2017).</p><p> </p><p>Every privately contracted prison is robustly scrutinised by an on-site Prison Service Controller who monitors their performance, including staffing levels. Some privately run prisons are among the best across the estate, and we are able to take rapid action if standards do not meet contractual levels, and in such circumstances remedies are applied.</p><p> </p><p>For publicly run prisons we have a Performance and Assurance Framework, which ensures that where a prisons performance falls below a certain level improvement measures can be put in place.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:59:50.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:59:50.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1125234
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Mental Illness more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision her Department makes for universal credit claimants who are held on restriction under the Mental Health Act 1983. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252000 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to Universal Credit (UC) takes into account individual claimant circumstances, such as income, savings, assets and living arrangements. Should a claimant be held under the Mental Health Act 1983 they may not be eligible for UC.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants, including those who with mental health conditions, receive continuous tailored support through their personal work coaches, and all Departmental staff working with claimants complete extensive training that prepares them for their role. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost claimants to relevant support, and these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this