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1137923
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Disclosure of Information 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 (1) non-disclosure agreements, (2) settlement agreements, (3) compromise agreements, and (3) similar legal agreements that contain non-disclosure provisions, HS2 has entered into with former members of staff. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17022 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>A response is provided to both 261785 and 261784 jointly, as the questions overlap. Since 1 January 2017, HS2 Ltd has entered into 47 Settlement Agreements with employees who no longer work for HS2 Ltd as at today’s date. Specifically, 26 of the 47 were employees who had themselves applied to be made redundant as part of a voluntary redundancy scheme that HS2 Limited ran in 2016. Of the remainder, 3 were with employees who were being made redundant as part of 2 discrete organisational changes. Of the 47, 10 Settlement Agreements have been entered into with staff who were members of HS2’s senior leadership team or higher (7 of the 10 were part of the voluntary redundancy programme mentioned above).</p><p> </p><p>The Settlement Agreement contains terms relating to the cessation of the employment relationship between HS2 Ltd and the employee (e.g. termination date, payment owed for annual leave not taken, any other payments owed, etc). There are mutual confidentiality obligations in each Settlement Agreement but these do not apply where information is required to be disclosed by law OR where a protected disclosure is made by the employee under whistleblowing legislation. Of the 47 Settlement Agreements referred to above, no employee has raised any such protected disclosure (in relation to HS2 Ltd’s financial statements or otherwise). HS2 Ltd has not entered into any Non-Disclosure Agreements with any HS2 employee.</p><p> </p><p>Before any Settlement Agreement is signed by HS2 Ltd and the employee, a certificate from an independent legal adviser must be provided, evidencing that legal advice has been given to the employee as to the effect of the terms of the Agreement. This process can lead to requests for changes to the template Agreement, which HS2 Ltd accepts where feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17023 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:15:48.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:15:48.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay 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 HS2's redundancy payments scheme contributed in whole or in part to any settlement agreements or compromise agreements with former senior members of staff; and whether any of those members of staff made protected disclosures of HS2's financial statements. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17023 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>A response is provided to both 261785 and 261784 jointly, as the questions overlap. Since 1 January 2017, HS2 Ltd has entered into 47 Settlement Agreements with employees who no longer work for HS2 Ltd as at today’s date. Specifically, 26 of the 47 were employees who had themselves applied to be made redundant as part of a voluntary redundancy scheme that HS2 Limited ran in 2016. Of the remainder, 3 were with employees who were being made redundant as part of 2 discrete organisational changes. Of the 47, 10 Settlement Agreements have been entered into with staff who were members of HS2’s senior leadership team or higher (7 of the 10 were part of the voluntary redundancy programme mentioned above).</p><p> </p><p>The Settlement Agreement contains terms relating to the cessation of the employment relationship between HS2 Ltd and the employee (e.g. termination date, payment owed for annual leave not taken, any other payments owed, etc). There are mutual confidentiality obligations in each Settlement Agreement but these do not apply where information is required to be disclosed by law OR where a protected disclosure is made by the employee under whistleblowing legislation. Of the 47 Settlement Agreements referred to above, no employee has raised any such protected disclosure (in relation to HS2 Ltd’s financial statements or otherwise). HS2 Ltd has not entered into any Non-Disclosure Agreements with any HS2 employee.</p><p> </p><p>Before any Settlement Agreement is signed by HS2 Ltd and the employee, a certificate from an independent legal adviser must be provided, evidencing that legal advice has been given to the employee as to the effect of the terms of the Agreement. This process can lead to requests for changes to the template Agreement, which HS2 Ltd accepts where feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17022 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:15:48.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:15:48.767Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137925
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Scooters: Cycleways 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), why electrically powered cycles are allowed on cycle ways provided that the cycle is designed only to provide electric assistance if the rider provides some pedal power, but electric scooters which can permit the addition of rider power by pushing on the road are not permitted on cycle ways. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17024 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17025 more like this
HL17026 more like this
HL17027 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:32.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:32.987Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Scooters 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), when they expect the Future of Mobility review to be published. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17025 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17024 more like this
HL17026 more like this
HL17027 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.05Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137927
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Scooters: Cycleways 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 further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), whether, pending any relevant legislative changes, they intend to allow drivers of electric scooters to use cycle ways and cycle lanes on roads without requiring them to possess a driving licence for motor vehicles. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17026 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17024 more like this
HL17025 more like this
HL17027 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137928
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), whether electrically powered personal vehicles such as scooters, gyroscopic one or two-wheel vehicles and other similar vehicles are permitted to operate anywhere. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17027 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17024 more like this
HL17025 more like this
HL17026 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.16Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1137929
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Devon 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 Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (1) decision to discipline coastguards, and (2) management competence, in Devon; and what plans they have to review each individual case including the resultant resignations. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL17028 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government appreciates the efforts of all of the volunteers in the Coastguard Rescue Service who often operate in hazardous environments, and it is important that volunteers operate safely and stay in touch with the operation centres.</p><p> </p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has a Code of Contact which provides the standards by which their Coastguard Rescue Officers (CROs) are expected to follow. This Code sets out the policies, processes and standards for the MCA’s volunteers and includes a three-stage disciplinary process– investigation, disciplinary meeting and appeal meeting. The competence of employed staff, which includes Coastguard management, is continually assessed and formal review meetings are held quarterly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T12:01:14.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:01:14.203Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1137933
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Railways 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 adequacy of the rail service between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4; and what plans they have to ensure that the service meets requirements. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL17032 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Transport in London is devolved to the Mayor of London and delivered by Transport for London. Rail services between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4 are the responsibility of Transport for London.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:08.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:08.207Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1138
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1137937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Lanes: Taxis 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 plans they have to review the limitation in London on the use of bus lanes to black cabs and include badged private hire vehicles. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL17036 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Transport in London is devolved to the Mayor of London through the Greater London Authority Act 1999. It is the responsibility of the Mayor, and delivered by Transport for London. Decisions on how bus lanes are used are therefore a matter for the Mayor.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T12:31:56.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:31:56.437Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1138
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1137957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Supervisory Board 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 East Coast Supervisory Board has met since November 2018; if not, why not; on which dates it has met since it was established in 2017; how frequently it is expected to meet; and how it has represented the views and interests of its customers since its last meeting. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL17056 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The East Coast Supervisory Board aims to meet quarterly; it met on 7 September and 24 November in 2017, and on 18 February, 17 March, 30 August and 9 November in 2018. A decision was taken to suspend the Board in the light of health problems being suffered by its independent chair. The membership and remit of the board will be reconsidered as work to establish the East Coast Partnership progresses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:46:54.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:46:54.357Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this