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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar 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 Abortion: Northern Ireland 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 Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to bring the law on abortion in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK while there is no functioning Assembly in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL15778 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the sensitivities of this issue and the strongly held views on all sides of the debate in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>As abortion is devolved, the best way forward is for locally accountable politicians in Northern Ireland to make decisions. We want to see devolved government restored at the earliest opportunity through the current political talks process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
1127200
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 recent discussions she has had with (a) disabled people and (b) disabled people's organisations on the Access to Work scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255394 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am committed to ensuring that disabled people and disabled people’s organisations are engaged with and listened to. My diary for this year is filling up with meetings with disabled people and stakeholders, ranging from individual Access to Work customers to larger organisations such as Action on Hearing Loss.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work has a regular stakeholder forum which brings together disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to discuss how the Access to Work offer works for our customers. This group includes representatives from organisations such as the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Versus Arthritis and the National Deaf Children’s Association. The group is due to meet next month and will discuss plans for future improvements for the Access to Work scheme.</p><p> </p><p>DWP also undertakes regular engagement with stakeholders on specific issues. For example, this week officials held a stakeholder workshop on Access to Work’s Tech Fund policy, exploring strategies for encouraging the take-up of assistive technology to meet support needs. Next week, we are hosting the latest in a series of stakeholder workshops to discuss the Access to Work offer for self-employed people.</p>
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 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1127195
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Access to Work Programme: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 steps she is taking to ensure that the Access to Work scheme supports disabled people who are self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255393 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>We have undertaken significant reform of Access to Work, but there are still further opportunities for improvements and we are committed to listening to our customers and stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p>For example, to address points raised about the Access to Work self-employment customer journey in the DWP research report ‘Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff’, published in November 2018, we worked closely with customers and stakeholders to identify the issues and develop a new self-employment customer journey for freelancers and contractors.</p><p> </p><p>To support this work, we are also developing an Access to Work ‘Workplace Adjustments Passport’, comprising a current record of an Access to Work customer’s support needs. This ‘passport’ is designed to be shared with new employers and commissioners, so that Access to Work customers who change jobs or move between contracts can be sure that their support needs are known in advance and adjustments may be put in place swiftly.</p><p>We will be announcing the detail of these new reforms later in the year.</p>
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 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1127286
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 248072 on Alcoholic Drinks: Sales , and the Answer of 16 May to Question 253725 on Immigration: EU Nationals, for what reason the Government does not use the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization to amend the mandatory licensing condition to allow the use of digital forms of identification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 255697 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office will consider whether the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation could be used to amend the mandatory licensing condition on age verification.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:41:17.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:41:17.597Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4673
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1127460
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Apprentices: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department published an apprentice pay survey in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018; and when the next such survey will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 256316 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The most recent Apprentice Pay Survey (APS) was published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in 2017. The government has merged aspects of its APS with certain aspects of the Apprenticeship Evaluation Survey (AES). Fieldwork for the latest APS was conducted in late 2018 and early 2019. As with previous years, the Department for Education is responsible for publishing the latest AES, and BEIS is responsible for publishing the latest APS. Reporting for the surveys is underway, and both will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T16:17:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T16:17:14.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1126685
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Eritrea 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 asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15702 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release. The number of applications made by Eritreans in each year are available in table as_01 (Main Applicants; Asylum, volume 1).</p><p>Latest edition available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,230</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,158</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Home Office is unable to report on whether more illegal migrants were smuggled in to the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country, as the method of entry for those who entered the UK clandestinely and subsequently claimed asylum, is recorded on individual Home Office files and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>All asylum and human rights applications from Eritrean nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw. The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eritrea-country-policy-and-information-notes" target="_blank">Country Policy and Information Note Eritrea: Religious groups</a> published in February 2018 (available on Gov.uk) outlines our position.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Eritrea_-_Religious_Groups_-_CPIN_-_v3.0.pdf more like this
star this property title Eritea Religious Groups more like this
2
star this property file name Asylum1 -Dec 2018 Tables.xlsx more like this
star this property title Asylum 1 - Dec 2018 Tables more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Z
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4311
unstar 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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126842
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Baby Care Units: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds information on the number of neonatal units that have a dedicated (a) psychologist and (b) counsellor who is fully-funded by the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 254844 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information relating to neonatal units is not separately identifiable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:47:52.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:47:52.88Z
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4065
unstar this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4491
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1127180
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Bahrain: Homosexuality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Bahraini ambassador on that country's laws on gay rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255370 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government of Bahrain is aware that we consider that the criminalisation of same-sex relations and the persecution of gay people is wrong.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1126972
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Batteries: VAT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to lower VAT on battery storage systems to five per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 254709 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under UK law, battery storage systems are standard rated; there are no current plans to allow a reduced rate of VAT on battery storage systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:03:32.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:03:32.183Z
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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62
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1126331
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this