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1149794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 plan to take to strengthen Northern Ireland's place within the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL86 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL83 more like this
HL85 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 promoting the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK is one of the core functions of the Northern Ireland Office. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL85 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL83 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Z
unstar this property answering member
4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property tabling member
4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149791
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote to the people of Northern Ireland the benefits of Northern Ireland forming part of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL83 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL85 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Z
unstar this property answering member
4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property tabling member
4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149792
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 economic benefits to Northern Ireland of being a part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL84 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government believes strongly in upholding the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom - our four nations are safer, stronger and more prosperous together.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland benefits from being part of the world’s sixth largest economy. The UK’s integrated internal market means there are no barriers to doing business for companies and people trading across the nations within the UK – creating jobs and prosperity across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland also benefits from the highest public spending per head (£11,190) in the UK - around 20% (£1,883) higher than the UK spend per head (£9,159).</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, over half (53%) of all external sales from Northern Ireland are to the rest of the UK, and half of external visitors to Northern Ireland are from the rest of the UK, with a total of 1.4million visitors in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property tabling member
4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1146960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prorogation more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 constitutional and political implications of the Supreme Court ruling that the Government's decision to advise Her Majesty The Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, and therefore the subsequent prorogation was void and of no effect. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL17934 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer given by the Prime Minister to Parliamentary Question PQ290379 on 2 October 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:48.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:48.42Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1146935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conditions of Employment 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, if any, to review the Cabinet Office's Human Resources policies and procedures relating to the employment of special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17909 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>A revised model contract for special advisers was published on 19 September. The changes made reflect improvements to align the policies that apply to special advisers including on parental leave rights, clarification of the provisions relating to severance payments, and an explanation of the disciplinary procedure which reflects the longstanding role of the Prime Minister in the appointment of all special advisers.</p><p>The last update to the Special Adviser’s Code of Conduct was in December 2016. This document is kept under regular review. In December of last year, the Minister for the Constitution announced work to review how special advisers’ terms can be made clearer and consistent (19 December 2018 Vol. 651, [HCWS1216]). This work is ongoing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:40.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:40.637Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 recent amendments they have made to the employment contract for special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17869 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In December of last year the Government announced work reviewing how special advisers’ terms can be made clearer and more consistent. (19 December 2018 Vol. 651, [HCWS1216])</p><p>A revised model contract for special advisers was published on 19 September. The changes made reflect improvements to align the policies that apply to special advisers including on parental leave rights, clarification of the provisions relating to severance payments, and an explanation of the disciplinary procedure which reflects the longstanding role of the Prime Minister in the appointment of all special advisers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:27.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:27.85Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146726
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Dismissal more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 any special advisors have the authority to dismiss other special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17868 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In line with the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, special advisers operate under the authority of their appointing Minister. Therefore, special advisers in No 10 Act under the authority of the Prime Minister. Section 8 of the 2010 Act also allows special advisers to exercise any power in relation to the management of another special adviser if permitted by the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. The code of conduct does so permit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:11.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:11.267Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime: Government Departments more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that best practice in evaluating the cyber security of supply chains is being shared across government departments. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL17798 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government takes supply chain security seriously. The requirement to understand and manage cyber security issues arising from a department’s supply chain is detailed in Item 1 of the Minimum Cyber Security Standard.</p><p>The use of Cyber Essentials in government procurement is set out in Policy Procurement Notice 09/14. Use of Cyber Essentials demonstrates a supplier has taken necessary steps to obtain an appropriate level of cyber security.</p><p>Best practice is promoted through the advice contained in the National Cyber Security Centre and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’s Supply Chain Security guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:02.423Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
1146717
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to strengthen Northern Ireland's place within the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL17859 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to these questions in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17856 more like this
HL17857 more like this
HL17858 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:55:39.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:55:39.097Z
unstar this property answering member
4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this