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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Government Bills 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, further to her Written Answer on 3 July (HL16472), what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of government bills published in draft and submitted for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
unstar this property uin HL17091 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is supportive of the role of pre-legislative scrutiny, and looks to take steps wherever possible to facilitate it. In the 2016-17 session, the Government published 3 draft bills. In this session we have published ten draft pieces of legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or a committee of either house, these were: Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill; Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill; Draft clause on the Personal Injury Discount Rate - subsequently included in the Civil Liability Bill; Draft Tenants Fees Bill; Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017; Draft Finance Bill; Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill; Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill; Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill; Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
1138543
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance 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 detailed evaluation was carried out into the option of building a new Parliament outside of London as part of the Restoration and Renewal preparation work; and whether they will publish any such evaluation. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
unstar this property uin HL17101 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>An option to move Parliament out of the Palace of Westminster to a new purpose-built building was included in the <a href="https://restorationandrenewal.parliament.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Pre-Feasibility-Study-Oct12.pdf" target="_blank">Restoration and Renewal Pre-Feasibility Study</a> published in 2012. The House of Lords Commission, then known as the House Committee, reviewed that study on 30 October 2012. It decided to rule out the option of constructing a new building away from Westminster and agreed that no further analysis would be undertaken on this option. The House of Commons Commission had already taken a similar view. These commitments were reaffirmed by the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster in 2016 and in the resolutions of both Houses following the debates in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:43:05.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:43:05.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
1138556
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how much has been paid to date to Naomi Ellenbogen QC in connection with the Independent Inquiry into Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
unstar this property uin HL17114 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As at 15 July, the Inquiry costs incurred so far were <del class="ministerial">£137,045.86</del><ins class="ministerial">£143,261.49</ins>, including £122,873.50 for the work of Naomi Ellenbogen QC. Some invoices remain outstanding and so the overall cost of the Inquiry will be higher.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:16:43.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:16:43.35Z
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less than 2019-09-04T15:41:09.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T15:41:09.627Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1138557
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 whether the work of Naomi Ellenbogen QC has now been completed. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
unstar this property uin HL17115 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Naomi Ellenbogen QC was appointed by the House of Lords Commission to conduct an Inquiry into Bullying and Harassment. The independent Inquiry has now concluded and her report was published on 10 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:16:58.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:16:58.883Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1139094
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL17179 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1137953
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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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: 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 consultations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it published a formal response within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
unstar this property uin HL17052 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since its creation in July 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published 140 consultations.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of consultations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Response published within 12 weeks</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>23*</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*6 consultations are still open. 8 consultations are closed, but still within the 12 week period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:17:01.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:17:01.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1139055
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Research and Innovation 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 participation by an individual or an organisation in an academic boycott is taken into account in funding decisions by UK Research and Innovation, based on their principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and in compliance with the public sector Equality Duty; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
unstar this property uin HL17140 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UKRI funding decisions are made on the basis of the excellence of the proposals that are received, and any academic partnerships which strengthens applications and delivers such excellence are encouraged. UKRI does not ask applicants about their political views or activity, or those of the employing organisation. UKRI has clear eligibility criteria and EDI policy principles which the organisations we fund are expected to meet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1139095
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Digital Technology: Sales 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 reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL17180 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Government has no plans to amend current legislation on digital content. However, the Government has committed to retaining strong protections for consumers post Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1139560
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Medicine: Research 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 proportion of the current public spending on research and development they intend to spend on health in (1) 2019, and (2) each of the next five years. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
unstar this property uin HL17207 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are increasing spending on R&amp;D by £7 billion over 5 years by 2021-22. This will be the largest increase ever. The government has acknowledged the importance of investment in medical and health R&amp;D to the continued health of the UK and to the continued excellence of our healthcare system. The government’s commitment to this is laid out in the Industrial Strategy and the life science sector deal.</p><p>The Government funds health related R&amp;D primarily through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Within UKRI the main funder of health related research is the Medical Research Council (MRC). However, all of UKRI’s councils fund projects that are connected to health e.g. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which has strategic investments in both human and animal health (including long term institute programmes at the Babraham Institute, the Quadram Institute and The Pirbright Institute). Innovate UK also supports business led innovation in healthcare and is involved in wider cross cutting UKRI programmes such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which has several challenges related to healthcare including the £210 million ‘Data to Early Diagnosis’ Challenge.</p><p>UKRI funding decisions are based on the quality of applications, balancing this against wider opportunities and allowing for investigator-led proposals to inform priorities. As such, a total number for spending on health R&amp;D is not available for 2019.</p><p>NIHR and MRC have budgets for 2019 of £1,078 million and £745 million respectively.</p><p>Allocations for 2020 onwards are subject to the Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:35:45.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:35:45.653Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1139562
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Medicine: Research 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 proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to spend on health each year. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
unstar this property uin HL17209 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Through the Industrial Strategy we have committed to reaching the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D by 2027, and 3% in the longer term. Achieving this ambition would provide a strong platform to transform the economy by enabling the development of new technologies, industries and products that bring new growth, good jobs, and a wide range of social improvements.</p><p> </p><p>Reaching the 2.4% target will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Public investment will play an essential role in achieving the target, but this will also require a commitment from the private sector to invest substantially. Health-related Research and Development will be a vital element of our plan for reaching the ambition. We will publish a Roadmap for achieving the ambition, following the Spending Review. The Roadmap will explore the full range of policy measures that could encourage additional private investment in R&amp;D.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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HL17210 more like this
HL17211 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this