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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Betting more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 July (HL Deb, col 1346), on what evidence they based their claim that the Bet Regret campaign is showing promising results. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16962 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We published the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures in May last year. A safer gambling advertising campaign was one of a range of measures to strengthen protections around gambling advertising and more widely, to ensure that the sector is socially responsible and doing all it can to protect consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The campaign was launched in February and the initial message, ‘Bet Regret’, is aimed at reducing risky or impulsive betting on sports, particularly by young men. Campaign activity has been closely monitored and a tracking study conducted at the end of the first burst of TV advertising suggests that the campaign is well-targeted and is effectively reaching the intended audience. The attached summary is published on GambleAware’s website here: <a href="https://about.gambleaware.org/media/1966/safer-gambling-campaign-update-june-2019.pdf" target="_blank">https://about.gambleaware.org/media/1966/safer-gambling-campaign-update-june-2019.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:18:35.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:18:35.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property file name safer-gambling-campaign-update-june-2019.pdf more like this
star this property title Safer Gambling Update more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1137397
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mercosur more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure a free trade agreement with the Mercosur trade bloc; and whether any such agreement would include measures to support sustainable growth. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17004 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the news of political conclusion between the EU and Mercosur on a Free Trade Agreement. As a global champion of trade, the UK has been a strong advocate for these negotiations. The UK has longstanding positive bilateral relationships with individual Mercosur countries and we look forward to deepening our trading ties as we leave the EU. We will be working with our Mercosur partners to develop our future trade relationship in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The EU-Mercosur agreement contains a number of ambitious provisions on promoting sustainable development. As we leave the EU, and in line with our international obligations, the Government will continue to ensure a high level of protection of the environment and employees in new trade agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:52:43.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:52:43.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1137949
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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 Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the combining of the Disabled Students’ Allowance budget for specialist equipment and non-medical helpers in relation to postgraduate students, whether they intend to adopt the same approach in relation to undergraduate students. more like this
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Lord Low of Dalston more like this
star this property uin HL17048 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The postgraduate Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) has always been available as a single allowance since its introduction in academic year 2000/2001. The maximum amount of DSAs available to postgraduate students starting their course in September 2019 or after has been increased from £10,993 a year to £20,000 a year. The department has no plans to merge the 4 DSAs currently available to undergraduate students.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:40:03.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:40:03.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Low of Dalston more like this
1136443
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Population Fund: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the UN Population Fund in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16893 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online on the Statistics on International Development website<em>. </em>Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p>The report shows that the UN Population fund received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core</p></td><td><p>£20m</p></td><td><p>£20m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Core</p></td><td><p>£87.5m</p></td><td><p>£120.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> 2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £20m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:24.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:24.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1136413
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Income: Pensioners more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the number and percentage of pensioners with annual incomes above £50,000, broken down by age, in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16863 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16778 more like this
HL16779 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1135686
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Income: Pensioners more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the total number, and (2) the percentage, of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 in each of the last three years; and whether they have a gender breakdown for those data. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16779 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16778 more like this
HL16863 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1135685
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Income Tax: Pensioners more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of pensioners paid tax at (1) the 40 per cent, and (2) the 45 per cent, rate in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16778 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16779 more like this
HL16863 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1136442
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: HIV Infection more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development spent directly targeting HIV and AIDS under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13041, and (2) 13042, in total in the (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19, financial years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID spent the following directly targeting HIV and AIDS under the two OECD Development codes 13041 and 13042: 2016/17 = £27.1m.</p><p> </p><p>This data does not capture spend on related programming that complements our wider work on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including research and health systems strengthening.</p><p> </p><p>Data for all sector codes and spend are available on the Statistics on International Development website. Comparable figures beyond March 2017 are not yet available, estimates for 2017-18 spending will be available in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:38:45.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:38:45.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1136441
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development spent directly targeting reproductive health under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13010, (2) 13021, (3) 13022, (4) 13030, and (5) 13081, in total in the (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19, financial years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID spent the following directly targeting reproductive health under the OECD Development codes 13010, 13021, 13022, 13030, and 13081:</p><p>2016/17: £307.2m.</p><p> </p><p>This data does not capture spend on our substantial multilateral contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNFPA, WHO, Unitaid and UNAIDS.</p><p>Data for all sector codes and spend are available on the Statistics on International Development website. Comparable figures beyond March 2017 are not yet available, estimates for 2017-18 spending will be available in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:38:27.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:38:27.533Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1135705
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who are entitled to claim (1) pension credit, and (2) a TV licence from June 2020, but currently do not, take up those benefits. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC. The implementation of the licence fee and the concession from June 2020 is a matter for the BBC and TV Licensing, which are independent of Government.</p><p> </p><p>However, we expect the BBC to put in place robust plans to support those who might be affected. The BBC has said it will write to all over 75 TV licence holders advising them of how the new policy will work and when they need to act.</p><p> </p><p>Irrespective of this, the Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential claimants; including information on gov.uk, in leaflets and by telephone. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Potential claimants can use the Pension Credit calculator to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p><p> </p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible claimants is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant stakeholders a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the changes introduced on 15 May for mixed age couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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