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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parliament: 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 7 March (HL5612), what is the industry standard categorising service; who within the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is responsible for the service; whether there is a contract or other service level agreement between PDS and the service; whether PDS pays for the service, and if so, how much is paid annually; whether the service reports to PDS in respect of its activities and decisions, and if so, how; whether its classification of websites is advisory or mandatory; whether Parliament is free to over-ride its classification of religion-based hate websites; and if so, why there are no plans to unblock the "Religion of Peace" website. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL6074 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 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) uses the Check Point URL filtering service to categorise websites, and currently blocks a range of categories of website from the Parliamentary Estate, including “Hate/Racism”. PDS does not control which websites are put into which category by the filtering service; this is an automated process conducted at an industry level.</p><p>It is not possible to provide an accurate figure regarding the annual cost of the service as it is one of a number of services provided within a contract. With over one billion websites to categorise, it is not practicable for the filtering service to report to PDS in respect of its categorising decisions for particular websites. While it would be possible for PDS to unblock a website that has been included in a blocked category, there are no plans to unblock the “Religion of Peace” website, which has been included in the “Hate/Racism” category, because the site does not appear to have been incorrectly categorised.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 1 February (HL 4961), whether he will give an instruction for the unblocking of the Religion of Peace website on the Parliamentary Estate; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL5612 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 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Access to the Religion of Peace website has been blocked on the Parliamentary Estate because it has been classified as a religion-based hate website by the Parliamentary Digital Service’s industry standard categorising service. As a result there are no plans for the website to be unblocked.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:36.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker why access to the "Religion of Peace" website is not available on the Parliamentary estate. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL4961 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 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service uses an industry standard categorising service, the “Religion of Peace” website is blocked as part of this automated service as it is classified as a religion-based hate website by the categorising service.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T12:01:26.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Per Capita Costs 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the average cost to the British taxpayer, including salary and expenses but excluding building maintenance costs, of a member of the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL5613 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 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>For the 2015-16 financial year the cost of the House of Lords excluding Estates and Works expenditure and non-cash costs (e.g. depreciation) was £67,932,000. As at 31 March 2016 there were 814 members, making the average cost of a member on this basis £83,000.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T15:14:02.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House whether she will encourage Government ministers to provide full answers to Written Questions from members of the House rather than providing references to third-party sources. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL7460 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 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I am responsible for encouraging departments to give timely answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs), a duty I take very seriously.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The House has set out clearly (most recently in agreeing the Procedure Committee’s 5th Report on the 2014-5 Session) that all answers to QWAs should be complete and comprehensible, and as such should not rely on references to external documents or webpages. I will continue to make this guidance clear to Ministers. Whilst it is for individual Ministers to account to the House for the content of the answers they provide - with Ministers providing personally signed answers to members as part of this direct accountability - any member is welcome to inform me of any particular concerns about a response they have received.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:54:28.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:54:28.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Questions for Short Debate 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 the Leader of the House whether she intends to review the rule under which Members who ask a question for short debate have no right of reply at the end. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2864 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Questions for short debate, which remain the principal means by which backbenchers are able to secure 1-1½ hour debates in the Chamber or Grand Committee, are, by design, treated as questions rather than motions. As such there is no right of reply.* Standing Order 32(2) is also clear in that members may only speak once to questions for short debate, save, with the leave of the House, to clarify a point they have made in their speech.</p><p>The speaking time limits for additional backbench contributors in the twenty-five questions for short debate we have had so far in this session have ranged from two to ten minutes. Any change to the present arrangements would of course be a matter for the Procedure Committee. I can only note that revising the procedure so that the member asking the question had a right of reply within the 1 or 1½ hour time limit would reduce the time available to other members when debates are well-subscribed.</p><p><br>*Paragraph 6.32 of The Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T12:00:57.09Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T12:00:57.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 the Chairman of Committees how much Cranborne money will be given to (1) the Liberal Democrat Party, and (2) the Labour Party; and over what period of time. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1376 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The maximum amount of financial assistance available to opposition parties will be: £259,357 to the Liberal Democrat party in the period 8 May 2015 to 31 March 2016; and £577,871 to the Labour Party in the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. The amount given may be less, depending on claims.</p><p>For each subsequent year, the maximum amount for the previous year is increased by the percentage (if any) by which the retail prices index for the previous March has increased compared with the index for the March before that, and (if the resulting amount is not a whole number of pounds) rounded to the nearest pound. The full-year equivalents on which the calculation will be based are £288,525 for the Liberal Democrat party and the amount set out above for the Labour party.</p><p>Financial assistance is available to assist the Opposition, the second largest opposition party and the Convenor of the Cross-Bench Peers in carrying out their Parliamentary business.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T12:17:38.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T12:17:38.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Free Movement of People 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, with reference to their pamphlet entitled <i>Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK</i> and in the light of their statement that "we will keep our own border controls", whether citizens of other EU member states remain free to enter the UK, and if so, how they reconcile that fact with that statement. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL7740 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 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK is not part of the Schengen border-free zone – we control our own borders which gives us the right to check everyone, including EU nationals, arriving from continental Europe.</p><p>Free movement is not an unrestricted right. Where an EEA national poses a threat, they can and will be refused entry or deported from the UK. The UK’s settlement with the EU will strengthen our ability to protect the UK public from those who pose a threat. We have refused entry to over 6500 EEA nationals at the UK border since 2010.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:28:01.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:28:01.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU 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, with reference to the statement in their pamphlet <i>Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK</i> that "the UK has secured a special status in a reformed EU", how the EU has been reformed beyond their claim that the UK has secured a "special status". more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL7644 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 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The settlement reached in February, as set out in the 22 February 2016 White Paper “The Best of Both Worlds: the United Kingdom’s Special Status in a Reformed European Union,” secures the UK’s objectives for reform. The settlement covers four key areas: economic governance; competitiveness; sovereignty; and welfare and free movement. It gives the UK a special status within the EU, as well as setting the EU as a whole on a path of long-term reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T15:01:47.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T15:01:47.243Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Hunting 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, in the light of the United for Wildlife's follow-up to the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, what representations they are making to ensure that subsistence hunters are not being criminalised or evicted from their lands in the name of conservation. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch remove filter
unstar this property uin HL4990 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any specific representations on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is one of the global leaders in the response to the illegal trade in wildlife. At the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade held in February 2014 more than 40 Governments committed to action designed to strengthen law enforcement, reduce demand and support alternative livelihoods of communities affected by poaching and trafficking. These Governments recognised the illegal trade in wildlife as a major barrier to sustainable, inclusive and balanced economic development that damages ecosystems, undermines good governance and the rule of law, threatens security, and reduces the revenue and local benefits earned from economic activities such as wildlife‐based tourism and the sustainable utilisation of and legal trade in wildlife. They recognised that sustainable livelihoods will be best supported by engaging with communities living in and around protected areas to reflect their needs alongside those of local wildlife.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We welcome the leadership of the Botswana Government in hosting the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 25 March as a follow-up to the London Conference.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T13:30:58.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T13:30:58.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this