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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Boko Haram 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 representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about reports of recent attacks by Boko Haram in Molai, Borno State. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL15664 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about reports of continuing attacks by insurgents in Borno State. We continue to urge the Nigerian Government to develop a clear strategy to tackle the conflict. The Foreign Secretary met the Nigerian Vice President during his visit in April to discuss long-term solutions to improve security, increase livelihoods and provide opportunities in the region. We will continue to look at how best to support the Nigerian Government in tackling the threat of terrorism, along with options for how the UK could further support dialogue and peacebuilding efforts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1126307
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Civil Proceedings 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 much money the NHS spent as part of legal settlements in each year from 2009 to 2018; and how much of each year's spend relates to legal fees. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL15667 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>NHS Resolution has provided the following information:</p><p>NHS Resolution has provided tables which cover:</p><p>- total expenditure for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes from 2009 to 2018;</p><p>- the total legal costs per financial year; and</p><p>- the draft budget for legal fees/damages 2019 for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes.</p><p>The data is attached due to the size of the data.</p><p>National Health Service spend on legal fees for matters other than clinical/non-clinical negligence settlements since 2009 has been interpreted as spend relating to NHS providers and commissioners.</p><p>This includes NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and NHS England and clinical commissioning groups. NHS spend on legal fees for non-negligence matters is shown in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total legal fees (£000s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>110,747</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>171,806</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>162,273</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>172,135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>160,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Prior to 2013-14, expenditure on legal fees was not separately classified by primary care trusts and strategic health authorities who both carried out NHS commissioning and NHS trusts. Therefore, comparable information pre 2013-14 is unavailable.</p><p>There is no specific category of expenditure that isolates spend relating to legal settlements in the NHS.</p><p>We have interpreted the request for data for the amounts set aside in 2019 as the value of said provisions as at the end of the financial year, 31 March 2019. This data is still subject to audit and will not be available until after publication of the Annual Report and Accounts in July 2019.</p><p>The budget totals for legal fees relating to NHS spend in 2019 is not available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15668 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.193Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1
star this property file name HL15667 & HL15668 Data.docx more like this
star this property title HL15667_HL15668_data more like this
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4301
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1126308
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Civil Proceedings 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 much money the NHS has set aside for potential legal settlements in 2019; and how much they have budgeted for legal fees. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL15668 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>NHS Resolution has provided the following information:</p><p>NHS Resolution has provided tables which cover:</p><p>- total expenditure for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes from 2009 to 2018;</p><p>- the total legal costs per financial year; and</p><p>- the draft budget for legal fees/damages 2019 for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes.</p><p>The data is attached due to the size of the data.</p><p>National Health Service spend on legal fees for matters other than clinical/non-clinical negligence settlements since 2009 has been interpreted as spend relating to NHS providers and commissioners.</p><p>This includes NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and NHS England and clinical commissioning groups. NHS spend on legal fees for non-negligence matters is shown in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total legal fees (£000s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>110,747</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>171,806</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>162,273</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>172,135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>160,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Prior to 2013-14, expenditure on legal fees was not separately classified by primary care trusts and strategic health authorities who both carried out NHS commissioning and NHS trusts. Therefore, comparable information pre 2013-14 is unavailable.</p><p>There is no specific category of expenditure that isolates spend relating to legal settlements in the NHS.</p><p>We have interpreted the request for data for the amounts set aside in 2019 as the value of said provisions as at the end of the financial year, 31 March 2019. This data is still subject to audit and will not be available until after publication of the Annual Report and Accounts in July 2019.</p><p>The budget totals for legal fees relating to NHS spend in 2019 is not available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15667 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1
star this property file name HL15667 & HL15668 Data.docx more like this
star this property title HL15667_HL15668_data more like this
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4301
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1126309
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Office for Police Conduct: Standards 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 the average time taken for the Independent Office for Police Conduct to investigate a public complaint about police behaviour. more like this
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Lord Hogan-Howe more like this
star this property uin HL15669 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 you requested is available on the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s (IOPC) website, published via their annual reports. The 2017/18 report can be accessed</p><p><a href="https://policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/Who-we-are/accountability-performance/IOPC_annual_report_and_accounts_2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">https://policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/Who-we-are/accountability-performance/IOPC_annual_report_and_accounts_2017-18.pdf</a> with previous reports available<a href="https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/who-we-are/accountability-and-performance/annual-report-and-plans" target="_blank"> https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/who-we-are/accountability-and-performance/annual-report-and-plans </a>The police conduct accountability and performance annual report: describes our work over the past year, including the investigations we have carried out, the appeals we have handled, and our work to increase public confidence in the complaints system. It also outlines what we have been doing over the past year to review and implement changes to the way we work.</p><p>The 2017/18 performance year, the figures include 9 months of IPCC data (April to December) and 3 months of IOPC data (January to March).</p><p>Figures for the 2018/19 performance year will be included in the IOPC’s next annual report which will be laid before Parliament and published later in the year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:22:00.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:22:00.307Z
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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 file name IOPC_annual_report_and_accounts_2017-18.pdf more like this
star this property title OPC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 more like this
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4693
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hogan-Howe more like this
1126317
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cameroon: Conflict Resolution 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 involvement the UK currently has in conflict resolution in Cameroon; what plans they have, if any, to raise the conflict in Cameroon at the UN Security Council; and what representations they have made to the government of France about the impact of its policies on the government of Cameroon. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15677 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 UK continues to be deeply concerned at high levels of violence in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon, reports of human rights violations and abuses and the severe impact the deteriorating humanitarian situation is having on ordinary civilians. We continue to call for an end to violence on all sides and urge the Government of Cameroon to establish a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK has shared experiences with the Government on conflict resolution; we remain ready to provide further support. On 13 May, the UK participated in an informal discussion on Cameroon at the UN Security Council, noting that dialogue and humanitarian assistance were needed to exit the crisis. The UK also raised concerns in a statement at the bi-annual UN Office for Central Africa briefing in the UN Security Council on 13 December 2018, calling for urgent action by the Government to prevent further conflict. The UK regularly discusses developments in Cameroon with international partners, including France and the US, to encourage and support efforts to resolve the crisis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Z
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4210
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 Judd more like this
1126318
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia: Vulnerable Adults more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current law permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment has ever been proven inadequate in the courts to protect vulnerable people from being pressured to end their life prematurely. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15678 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>We have not seen evidence from the courts that the current provisions permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining treatment provide inadequate protection for vulnerable people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126319
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia 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 recent research from the UK's Assisted Dying Coalition, published on 8 February, which found that more than one person a week now travels from the UK to Switzerland to end their life; and in light of that research, whether they plan to review the UK's assisted dying law. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15679 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>It remains the Government’s view that any change to the law in this area in England and Wales is an issue of conscience and a matter for Parliament to decide rather than one for Government policy.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament has not so far voted to legalise assisted suicide in any circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:29:24.593Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126320
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading National Preventive Mechanism 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 intend to implement the recommendation of the UN Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment that the National Preventive Mechanism be placed on a legislative basis. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15680 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>In 2009, the UK Government established the UK’s independent National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) which currently comprises 21 inspection, visiting and monitoring bodies covering detention places across the UK. The UK continues to comply with its international obligations under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, under which the NPM was established.</p><p> </p><p>We note the sub-committee on Prevention of Torture’s recommendation, and we continue to explore with the NPM how it may be addressed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:28.587Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1126328
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL14709), what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL15688 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>As indicated prior, the threat level to the UK from international terrorism is kept under constant review by the independent Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, whose judgements about the threat level are made on the basis of the very latest reporting and intelligence. This can change at any time as different information becomes available.</p><p>The current threat level from international terrorism is judged to be SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:01:15.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:01:15.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
1126331
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometrics 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 accuracy of facial recognition technology. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15691 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Facial recognition is a fast evolving area of technology with the potential to streamline identity verification and authentication processes across Government and the private sector. When used in the appropriate setting and context, it has proved to be a very reliable and accurate tool.</p><p>Its performance is dependent on a number of variables, from the quality of the images, environmental factors, the specific algorithm used, the thresholds or risk profile applied and many other factors. Possible matches produced by LFR systems are always checked by a human operator before deciding what, if any, action to take.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this