Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1127240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
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 Arts: Vocational Education 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that businesses continue to have access to a workforce with sufficient creative and design-linked skills. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Blackstone more like this
star this property uin HL15793 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>Our reforms to professional and technical education and apprenticeships are aimed at ensuring that people of all ages get access to the education and training that businesses across the sectors need.</p><p> </p><p>Both apprenticeships and T levels, when they are introduced, can be a valuable way of developing skills for the creative and design sectors.</p><p> </p><p>Employer-designed T levels will give students the skills needed to enter work or higher level technical study, helping young people to get a head-start in their potential careers. The first 3 T levels will be delivered in 2020, and we will confirm the timetable for the rollout of courses in creative and design before the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>New apprenticeship standards across all levels are being designed and driven by industry – creating higher quality training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. There are 23 Creative and Design Apprenticeship Standards approved for delivery with 6 standards currently in development.</p><p> </p><p>The National College for Creative Industries, opened in September 2016, is one of 4 national colleges which we are establishing to set new standards for higher-level technical training.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T15:40:22.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:40:22.273Z
star this property answering member
4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
3561
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackstone more like this
1126332
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Competition 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to update competition law to allow for shared banking hubs in areas where local bank branches have been closed. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15692 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>Branch closures can be difficult for the communities affected and the Government pays close attention to this issue. However, the decision to close a branch is a commercial one for a firm, and Government does not intervene in those decisions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is equally clear that as banking providers seek to respond to technological advances and changes in customer behaviour, they must also consider carefully the needs of those who still rely on their local bank branch. Since May 2017, the major high street banks have been signed up to the Access to Banking Standard, which commits them to work with customers and communities to minimise the impact of branch closures and put in place alternative banking services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also supports the Post Office Banking Framework Agreement which enables 99% of the UK’s personal and 95% of the UK’s small business customers to withdraw money, deposit cash and cheques and check balances at any one of the Post Office’s network of 11,500 branches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While banks do have to comply with competition law, there is no specific regulation that prevents banks from sharing branches or other premises where their strategies align. The Government therefore has no plans to update competition law on this basis. Government does not intervene in these commercial decisions, but will continue to encourage banks to think creatively about how they can ensure that consumers can access a wide range of banking services on a sustainable basis. For example, NatWest, Lloyds Bank and Barclays are trialling shared business banking hubs in 6 locations across the UK in the coming weeks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125862
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 Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of a Brexit scenario where the UK stays in a customs union with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15652 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 negotiated Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration outline the UK and EU’s shared commitment to a free trade area for goods with no tariffs, quotas or rules of origin requirements. We are not seeking membership of the Single Market, or Customs Union, after we leave the EU, but a bold and ambitious economic partnership.</p><p>The government has delivered on its commitment to provide appropriate analysis to Parliament with a robust, objective assessment of how exiting the EU may affect the economy of the UK, sectors, nations and regions in the long run. The analysis considers four analytical scenarios and compares them to today’s arrangements: the UK position set out in the July 2018 White Paper, a hypothetical FTA, an EEA-type relationship and a no deal scenario.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T12:02:34.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:02:34.8Z
star this property answering member
4336
star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
star this property tabling member
1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data consultation response, published in January, why the provision of accessibility information “would be too great an implementation burden for bus operators”; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of such information on those with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
star this property uin HL15588 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 Department for Transport consulted with bus operators, passengers and their representative groups to explore the technical feasibility of requiring operators and/or local transport authorities to provide accessibility data for both vehicles and stops. We came to the conclusion that the industry is not yet ready to meet this challenge and therefore have chosen to focus on only legally requiring the core data types for the Bus Open Data Digital Service.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do consider accessibility information to be of great importance for public transport users, many operators would need to upgrade their systems in order to openly publish accessibility information, and many operators are not currently in a position to do so.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are working with the industry to support the voluntary and open publication of accessibility information and at a later stage in the programme, after the core requirements have been successfully delivered, return to this important data type and consider whether it would be feasible to legally require the industry to openly publish accessibility information about vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Z
star this property answering member
4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
4294
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
1127013
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Climate Change: Education 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in 2002 and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, published in 2015, what assessment they have made of the priority that teaching on climate change has been given in Catholic schools; and what steps they are taking to give increased priority to the teaching of climate change in state schools. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15774 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 not made any specific assessment of the priority that Catholic schools give to teaching about climate change. Like all schools, faith schools are required to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that includes science.</p><p>The government believes it is vital that all children are informed about climate change. For this reason, relevant topics are included throughout the geography and science national curriculum and qualifications. For example, as part of the science curriculum in secondary schools, pupils will consider the evidence for human causes of climate change. In addition, as part of GCSE geography they will study the spatial and temporal characteristics of climatic change and evidence for different causes, including human activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Z
star this property answering member
4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
457
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1125837
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
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Combined Authorities 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL15627 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong> <em>Integrated transport functions</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Bus improvement powers including bus franchising</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Economic development and regeneration powers</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for transport functions</em></strong></li></ul><p> </p><p>They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.</p><p> </p><p>2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:</p><ul><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers </em></strong>- all MCAs except West of England.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to pay grant </em></strong>- all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations </em></strong>- all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for any combined authority function </em></strong>- all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Adult education functions -</em></strong>all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Homes England powers around regeneration </em></strong>- all MCAs except Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a business rates supplement </em></strong>- Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.</li><li><strong> <em>Strategic planning powers </em></strong>- Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England</li><li><strong> <em>Police &amp; Crime Commissioner functions -</em></strong> exclusive to Greater Manchester.</li><li><strong> <em>Fire &amp; Rescue Authority </em></strong>- exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Public health functions</em></strong> - exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - </em></strong>exclusive to West Midlands.</li></ul><p> </p><p>3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:</p><p><strong>7 May 2020: </strong>Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands</p><p><strong>6 May 2021: </strong>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England</p><p><strong>5 May 2022: </strong>Sheffield City Region</p><p><strong>2 May 2024: </strong>North of Tyne</p><p> </p><p>4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:</p><p><strong>4 May 2017:</strong></p><ul><li>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%</li><li>Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%</li><li>Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%</li><li>Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%</li><li>West of England - a turnout of 29.72%</li><li>West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%</li></ul><p><strong>3 May 2018</strong></p><ul><li>Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%</li></ul><p><strong>2 May 2019</strong></p><ul><li>North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Z
star this property answering member
4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property tabling member
276
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1127020
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any increase in complaints regarding short-term and payday lenders related to those suffering with problem debt. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15781 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 fundamentally reformed regulation of the consumer credit market, transferring regulatory responsibility to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA requires payday lenders to carry out robust affordability checks, limits the number of times a payday loan can be rolled over to two, places tough restrictions on lenders’ use of continuous payment authorities, and requires all payday lending adverts to include a risk warning and information about where to get free debt advice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers and to take action against firms and individuals that do not meet its standards. In 2018, the FCA issued total fines of £60 million.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>On problem debt more broadly, the Government is implementing its manifesto commitment to introduce a breathing space and statutory debt repayment plan. The two polices aim to give people in problem debt the opportunity to take control of their finances and put them on a sustainable footing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:23:21.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:21.48Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125835
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 of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dental Health: Antibiotics 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 December 2018 (HL11750), how many antibiotic prescriptions were issued by general dental practitioners in England in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Colwyn more like this
star this property uin HL15625 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 Dental Prescribing Dashboard developed by the NHS Business Services Authority and Public Health England, includes data for National Health Service local area teams. Latest available data show general dental practitioners issued 2,912,579 prescriptions for all antimicrobials including antibiotics during April 2017 to March 2018. There were 715,545 prescriptions between January and March 2018. The Dental Prescribing Dashboard will be refreshed in summer 2019.</p><p>Analysis is based on items prescribed by NHS dentists, but some patients may attend a general medical practice with a dental infection and receive a prescription from their general practitioner (GP). These prescriptions are not included, as we cannot determine the reason why a GP prescribed antibiotics.</p><p>The <em>English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) Report 2018</em> provides information on NHS dental prescribing in dental practices and consultations. The ESPAUR report for 2019 scheduled for publication later this year will publish data for the 2018 calendar year. The ESPAUR 2018 report is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:52:22.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:52:22.64Z
star this property answering member
4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property attachment
1
unstar this property file name ESPAUR_2018_report.pdf more like this
star this property title ESPAUR_2018_report more like this
star this property tabling member
3394
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Colwyn more like this
1126715
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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 Electric Vehicles 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the increase in demand for power as a result of any growth in electric vehicle use by (1) 2030, and (2) 2040; and what plans they have to ensure the UK's energy infrastructure meets this rise in demand. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15732 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>National Grid (Electricity System Operator) published their 2018 Future Energy Scenarios on 12 July (attached) and previously produced a bespoke note on the electricity system impacts of electric vehicles (attached). The level of impact that National Grid presents is manageable by the electricity system and shows the benefits that can be provided through smart charging of electric vehicles. Therefore, the Government has taken powers in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act to mandate that all charge points sold or installed in the UK must be smart enabled, and we are planning to consult on secondary regulations this year. In addition, the Government has established an Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce, made up of representatives from across the automotive and energy industries and consumer groups, in order to consider these issues, alongside the wider integration of electric vehicles into the energy system. The Government is confident it will be possible to manage additional demand from greater uptake of electric vehicles through adjustments to the level of capacity secured in Capacity Market auctions.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of transporting the power, network companies (including transmission operators) are regional monopolies regulated by the independent energy regulator Ofgem. Ofgem regulates the companies using a price control process called RIIO. As part of this process companies are expected to run a safe and secure network whilst adequately investing for the future and ensuring fair costs to consumers. This process ensures the network infrastructure can transport the power to where it is needed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property attachment
1
unstar this property file name fes-interactive-version-final.pdf more like this
star this property title Future Energy Scenarios (July 2018) more like this
2
unstar this property file name ev-myth-buster-v032.pdf more like this
star this property title Electricity system impacts of electric vehicles more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:25:52.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:25:52.457Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
star this property tabling member
4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1125497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation that requires all electricity used at charging points for electric vehicles to be from renewable sources. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15592 more like this
star this property answer
answer
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 want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy. Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation. To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Z
star this property answering member
4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this