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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support 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 when they expect the Inter-Ministerial Group on Family support from Conception to Age Two to report. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
star this property uin HL16372 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Early Years Family Support Ministerial Group is considering how the Government can improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of early years (conception to age 2) family support and identify gaps in available provision. The group will make recommendations to Secretaries of State in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T11:26:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:26:41.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Farmer more like this
1131913
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Government 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 steps they are taking to invest in the digital transformation of government services. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16331 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is recognised internationally as a world leader in digital government. The Government Digital Service (GDS) was set up in 2011 with the purpose of digitally transforming government and its services. It leads government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function, helping departments build and run services that are digital by default and focused on the needs of citizens.</p><p>Departments have built their digital professionalism and capability and there are now approximately 800 digital services, including applying online for a UK passport, applying for your full or provisional driving licence, checking your state pension, and the voter registration digital service. As an example, over 90% of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Association’s (DVLA) transactions (over 1 billion in 2017/18) are now completed online. Government continues to update current and create new digital services to benefit citizens in their interactions with government.</p><p>GDS this month published the Government Technology Innovation Strategy which looks at creating the right foundations to use emerging technologies in government. This will help digitally transform government even more by using innovative technology solutions to make government more efficient and save taxpayers’ money. Alongside this, ‘A guide to using artificial intelligence in the public sector’ was published following a review of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government by GDS and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI).</p><p>The £20m, 3-year GovTech Catalyst Programme has supported central and local government, devolved administrations, and public sector bodies to find innovative solutions to operational service and policy delivery challenges. It provides public sector organisations a safe space to experiment with innovative technologies by providing them with funding, purely for research and development. The Catalyst also encourages the sharing of digital learning and resources, which allows public sector organisations to identify other groups across the UK working on similar problems. The Programme helps government deliver on a key principle of the UK’s Digital Strategy, to improve the digital business sector in the UK, by providing tech companies of all sizes opportunities with the public sector.</p><p>Over 10,000 civil servants have also now been trained by the GDS Academy; new standards have made services across government consistent, accessible and intuitive; and departments have delivered digital services to make essential transactions with citizens easier and more efficient.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:25:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:25:42.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131466
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Opening up Public Appointments to Disabled People Review 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 whether they intend to implement the recommendations of the review conducted by Lord Holmes of Richmond Opening up public appointments to disabled people, published in December 2018. more like this
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Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
star this property uin HL16260 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving diversity in public appointments and has made good progress. Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, the number of appointments (including re-appointments) made to women rose from 45% to 48% and to those with a declared disability from 4% to 7%. In 2017/2018 appointments to candidates from a BAME background (where declared) were at 8.4%.</p><p>But there is still more to do. We have carefully considered the recommendations put forward by Lord Holmes of Richmond in his review. As I set out in my response to my Noble friend’s Oral question in 09 May, we are aiming to publish our response to his review’s recommendations, together with a refreshed Public Appointment Diversity Action Plan, around the end of June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16261 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:26:10.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:26:10.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
1131467
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Appointments: Equality 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 plans they have to increase the diversity of public appointees. more like this
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Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
star this property uin HL16261 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving diversity in public appointments and has made good progress. Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, the number of appointments (including re-appointments) made to women rose from 45% to 48% and to those with a declared disability from 4% to 7%. In 2017/2018 appointments to candidates from a BAME background (where declared) were at 8.4%.</p><p>But there is still more to do. We have carefully considered the recommendations put forward by Lord Holmes of Richmond in his review. As I set out in my response to my Noble friend’s Oral question in 09 May, we are aiming to publish our response to his review’s recommendations, together with a refreshed Public Appointment Diversity Action Plan, around the end of June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16260 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:26:10.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:26:10.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4554
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
1131471
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Public Consultation 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 how many Government consultations there have been in each of the last five years; and to how many of those they published a formal response within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16265 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All public government consultations are uploaded onto GOV.UK where they can be filtered by many criteria, including date of publication, official document status and department. Granular information on consultations across all individual departments is not centrally held in the form requested, as individual departments are responsible for their consultations. The Cabinet Office is responsible for the Government Consultation Principles, which provide departments with guidance on conducting consultations. That guidance sets out that consultations and any response to them should be published on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T11:27:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:27:27.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1130834
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading By-elections: Peterborough 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, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 21 December 2017 (HL3975), 16 March 2018 (HL6045), 20 November 2018 (HL11393 and HL11394), and 17 May (HL15556), what assessment they have made of whether there was any abuse of the electoral system in the conduct of the by-election for Peterborough on 6 June; and if there was any such abuse, what assessment they have made of whether this is part of a wider pattern of abuse of the electoral system. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL16201 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We take the security and integrity of our democratic processes very seriously.</p><p>The running of polls is a matter for independent returning officers, not the Government. The Electoral Commission engage with the returning officers, electoral staff and registered parties providing assistance in disseminating information and advice to individuals delivering or participating in elections.</p><p>We have processes in place to defend against electoral fraud. There is ongoing work with electoral administrators to ensure our elections remain secure and robust, both now and in the future. Measures like voter ID are the latest in our efforts to respect, protect and promote our democracy.</p><p>Where abuse of the electoral system is alleged, it is for the Electoral Commission or Police to investigate such claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1130590
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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, further to the statement by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June (HL Deb, cols 110–14), how many European Parliament Voter Registration (UC1) forms they received from the government of Belgium in respect of UK citizens, resident in Belgium, who had declared their intention to vote in the European Parliament elections in (1) 2014, and (2) 2019, in Belgium under the terms of EU Council Directive 93/109/EC; where those forms were received; how they distributed those forms to the respective UK constituencies; and how many such forms they sent to the government of Belgium in respect of EU citizens, resident in the UK, who had declared their intention to vote in the European Parliament elections in (a) 2014, and (b) 2019, in the UK. more like this
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Lord Balfe more like this
star this property uin HL16134 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under EU law, EU citizens living in another Member State are able to vote in their State of residence in European Parliamentary elections. Member States will, therefore, arrange for EU nationals to register to vote in their State of residence for these elections. Member States in advance of an upcoming European Parliamentary poll will exchange with each other data on EU nationals who have chosen to register to vote in another Member State. This is intended to identify and avoid double voting at European elections.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, the UC1 form implements this requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of, “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections. A similar provision applies to UK citizens living in the other EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government receives data about UK citizens from the other Member States via a secure online portal managed by the European Commission. Data that can be matched to a local authority is then shared with the relevant local authority via encrypted file transfers. Electoral Registration Officers are responsible for sending the data in respect of EU nationals in the UK to the relevant Member States; the Cabinet Office does not see this data. The requested figures are attached in a deposited paper.</p><p> </p><p>In practice, we have found that the Commission’s voter information exchange process is of poor quality, as Member States record different information in respect of persons registering to vote and this may not be sufficient for other States to identify them.</p><p> </p><p>For the avoidance of doubt, this does not hinder the ability of the citizen to register to vote, nor indeed, to vote legally in elections.</p><p> </p><p>Rather, this is a deficiency in the European Commission’s mechanism to identify double voting. Notwithstanding, it is a criminal offence to vote twice in such elections, and information on voting participation will be recorded in marked registers.</p><p><strong><p><p><br></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The requested figures for the European Parliamentary elections in 2014 and 2019 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Usable Records Received</p></td><td><p>Records Sent to Member State</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1,699</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>Not available yet*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Usable Records Received</p></td><td><p>Records Sent to Member State</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>13,101</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>Not available yet*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*The figures for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections are not currently available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16135 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:30:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:30:34.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Balfe more like this
1130591
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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, further to the statement by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June (HL Deb, cols 110–14), how many European Parliament Voter Registration (UC1) forms they received from the government of Germany in respect of UK citizens, resident in Germany, who had declared their intention to vote in the European Parliament elections in (1) 2014, and (2) 2019, in Germany under the terms of EU Council Directive 93/109/EC; where those forms were received; how they distributed those forms to the respective UK constituencies; and how many such forms they sent to the government of Germany in respect of EU citizens, resident in the UK, who had declared their intention to vote in the European Parliament elections in (a) 2014, and (b) 2019, in the UK. more like this
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Lord Balfe more like this
star this property uin HL16135 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under EU law, EU citizens living in another Member State are able to vote in their State of residence in European Parliamentary elections. Member States will, therefore, arrange for EU nationals to register to vote in their State of residence for these elections. Member States in advance of an upcoming European Parliamentary poll will exchange with each other data on EU nationals who have chosen to register to vote in another Member State. This is intended to identify and avoid double voting at European elections.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, the UC1 form implements this requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of, “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections. A similar provision applies to UK citizens living in the other EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government receives data about UK citizens from the other Member States via a secure online portal managed by the European Commission. Data that can be matched to a local authority is then shared with the relevant local authority via encrypted file transfers. Electoral Registration Officers are responsible for sending the data in respect of EU nationals in the UK to the relevant Member States; the Cabinet Office does not see this data. The requested figures are attached in a deposited paper.</p><p> </p><p>In practice, we have found that the Commission’s voter information exchange process is of poor quality, as Member States record different information in respect of persons registering to vote and this may not be sufficient for other States to identify them.</p><p> </p><p>For the avoidance of doubt, this does not hinder the ability of the citizen to register to vote, nor indeed, to vote legally in elections.</p><p> </p><p>Rather, this is a deficiency in the European Commission’s mechanism to identify double voting. Notwithstanding, it is a criminal offence to vote twice in such elections, and information on voting participation will be recorded in marked registers.</p><p><strong><p><p><br></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The requested figures for the European Parliamentary elections in 2014 and 2019 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Usable Records Received</p></td><td><p>Records Sent to Member State</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1,699</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>Not available yet*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Usable Records Received</p></td><td><p>Records Sent to Member State</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>13,101</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>Not available yet*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*The figures for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections are not currently available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16134 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:30:34.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:30:34.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Balfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the NHS of the Apprenticeship Levy. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL16171 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In 2016, the then Chancellor, in a letter to the Treasury Select Committee, set out an estimate of the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on the NHS Hospital and Community Health Service in England. This was estimated to be around £190m.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to determine accurately the total annual levy payments made by all NHS trusts. This is because HMRC administrative data does not enable NHS trusts and their associated PAYE schemes to be easily identified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T11:29:02.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:29:02.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in the number of free-to-use cash machines on rural communities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains important to the day-to-day lives of many people and businesses in the UK. At Spring Statement 2018, the Treasury launched a Call for Evidence on Cash &amp; Digital Payments. This sought to gather evidence on how changing preferences for cash and digital payments impact on different sectors, regions and demographics. In its response document, the Government reiterated its policy is to safeguard access to cash for those who need it while supporting digital payments.</p><p> </p><p>LINK, the scheme that runs the UK’s ATM network, has committed to maintain the broad geographical coverage of the ATM network in the UK. LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. Furthermore, LINK recently announced new additional premiums to safeguard the presence of free-to-use ATMs in remote and deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator, which regulates LINK, is closely monitoring developments within ATM provision and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over its commitments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this