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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of each of the recommendations of the report by Social Enterprise UK, Our money, our future, published in 2017, on the effect of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 on public sector spending. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL7198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>We welcome Social Enterprise UK's report 'Our money, Our Future'. We are considering the report's recommendations as we develop our Civil Society Strategy through engagement with public sector commissioners, procurement and civil society representatives.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the recently appointed Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Crown Representative is meeting stakeholders to assess how to increase social value through commissioning. Social value will be an important element in the Civil Society Strategy which we will publish later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T12:37:15.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T12:37:15.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Libraries: Northamptonshire more like this
unstar 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 impact of the closure of libraries in Northamptonshire on literacy, social mobility, and poverty prevention programmes. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL6607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-03more like thismore than 2018-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 places a duty on the Secretary of State to superintend, and promote the improvement of, the public library service provided by local authorities in England. In accordance with this duty and in light of representations to the Department about the agreed changes to the library service in Northamptonshire, the Secretary of State wrote to the Acting Council Leader on 19 March 2018 to confirm the Department is treating representations as a formal complaint.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that none of the Council’s libraries have yet closed. However, the Council has revised opening hours at the libraries, with the intention that they are open for at least three days per week.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-04-03T13:58:23.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-03T13:58:23.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Libraries more like this
unstar 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 Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the use of libraries, including libraries' online and digital content, with new library users. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL1110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Libraries Taskforce, jointly established by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Local Government Association, published Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 in December 2016. This strategy sets out 7 strategic Outcomes that libraries support, one of which is increasing digital access and literacy, and it highlights a range of initiatives through which libraries support digital skills, access, skills and related work. The UK Digital Strategy also underlined the importance of libraries as a ‘go to provider’ for digital skills training.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T11:20:35.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T11:20:35.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling: Credit Cards more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the effect of a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of gambling, especially in regard to online gambling; and whether they have received any representations about such a ban. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL9681 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has received representations on the use of credit cards in gambling. In March 2018, the Gambling Commission announced the conclusions from its attached review of online gambling which can be found at: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Online-review-March-2018.pdf</p><p> </p><p>Among the changes proposed, the Gambling Commission announced that it would conduct further work to understand the risks of gambling on credit cards before consulting on options for change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T13:32:12.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T13:32:12.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Libraries: Finance more like this
unstar 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 deliver a properly funded and sustainable future for libraries. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL9768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-03more like thismore than 2018-08-03
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities in England have a statutory duty to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service, and it is for individual local authorities to decide how to use their funds, including how best to provide a public library service that meets local needs within available resources. DCMS works across central and local government to encourage investment in libraries to ensure they can continue to support delivery of local and national priorities and needs.</p><p>DCMS and the Local Government Association established the Libraries Taskforce, which works to promote good practice and innovation to assist library services and enable them to be sustainable for the long term. DCMS provides funding to Arts Council England, as the development agency for libraries; ACE is funding seven libraries organisations in its National Portfolio for 2018 to 2022 at a total annual spend of £1.6 million, including Libraries Connected as a sector support organisation for libraries.</p><p>DCMS has also provided direct funding support for library services in England, including a £2.6 million programme to support the installation or upgrade of wifi in public libraries in England, and the £3.9m Libraries: Opportunities for Everyone fund, to support innovative library service activity in 2017/18 to benefit disadvantaged people and places in England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-08-03T11:56:38.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-03T11:56:38.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Enterprises 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 they are working to promote social enterprise. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL9682 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>HMG has had a longstanding policy to support social enterprises, as an important part of a growing economy and a stronger society. Current areas of focus include:</p><ul><li>The forthcoming Civil Society Strategy will put social enterprises at the core of civil society and address strengthening the impact of the Social Value Act.</li><li>The Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors will ensure that social enterprises have a powerful voice in both commissioner and supplier communities.</li><li>In June the Minister for the Cabinet Office announced a package of measures for the future of public service delivery which will increase the focus on social value in public procurement.</li><li>We also continue to support and promote public service mutuals, many of which are social enterprises, and social enterprise awareness campaigns such as Social Saturday.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T13:31:24.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T13:31:24.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Proof of Identity: Internet 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 authenticate individuals' digital identities, including as part of the gov.uk verify scheme; and what plans they have to promote affordable and suitable financial and credit products and services. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL6793 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>GOV.UK Verify has agreements with seven certified companies that the government has approved to verify users’ identity. The certified companies have to meet government and international standards for security and data protection.</p><p> </p><p>For a GOV.UK Verify user to have their identity verified, the certified companies look at a range of evidence and checks to establish that users are who they say they are. There are five identity proofing and verification elements involved, and the companies have to achieve thresholds in each element before they can verify someone’s identity.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to delivering a well-functioning and sustainable consumer credit market which is able to meet the needs of all consumers. In March, the government hosted the first meeting of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, a new key initiative bringing together government, regulators, industry and the third sector to coordinate action and provide leadership in tackling these challenges. The Forum’s mission is to ensure that individuals, regardless of their background or income, have access to useful and affordable financial products and services, including affordable credit.</p><p> </p><p>The government also supports credit unions, which provide an affordable alternative to high-cost credit. In the Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced its intention to help the sector expand by increasing the number of potential members of credit unions from two million to three million. In addition, from this year a greater proportion of funds recovered from illegal money lenders will be allocated to incentivise vulnerable people to join, save, and borrow with a credit union instead of turning to loan sharks.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has responsibility for setting the direction for the spend of dormant assets funding. In March 2018, the Department, with the Big Lottery Fund, published a statement of intent for £55 million in funding for financial inclusion. This statement sets out that the money will be put towards increasing the use of fair, affordable and appropriate financial products and services. This includes credit products and services, along with savings and insurance products and services. Following an ongoing engagement exercise, Ministers are expected to issue formal policy directions to the Big Lottery Fund about the detailed focus of a programme and what it should achieve in summer 2018</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T11:42:25.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T11:42:25.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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