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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Liverpool more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the relative impact on Liverpool, compared to Leeds and Manchester, if neither HS2 nor the proposed HS3 rail links are connected to the city. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL1070 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The high level assessments of potential options for the route of Phase Two of HS2, including options for serving Liverpool, were published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The potential route of HS3 to introduce improved rail links in the North has not been decided. The plans are at an early stage. The Government has asked Sir David Higgins to produce a Plan for bringing the benefits of high speed rail to the north more quickly, as well as initial proposals for faster east-west connections – including options on route, timescales and cost, and to deliver this in the Autumn. This will start the process by which we can have a proper debate about the future of rail connectivity in the North.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Z
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less than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
star this property answering member 631
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2533
star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
437038
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 4 December (HL3783) that the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria were "designed in close collaboration with disabled people and disability groups", whether they will now take into account the responses to the consultation held separately between 24 June and 5 August 2013 on the moving around criteria. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p><strong>The full public consultation on the ‘Moving around’ activity of the mobility component closed on 5 August 2013. We received more than 1,100 responses. We carefully considered all the responses received, including the suggestions for alternative approaches. We published our response to the consultation on 21 October 2013.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>We believe the assessment criteria, including the 20 metres distance, are the best way of identifying those whose physical mobility is most limited, so we did not make any changes. However, we have strengthened the measures around the reliability criteria – we recognise these are a key protection for claimants.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Our response to the consultation is annexed to this answer.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Z
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex HL 4504.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "Moving around activity" more like this
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36662
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
star 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 whether ministers plan to meet Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa prior to the decision of the International Monetary Fund on whether Zimbabwe should be re-admitted to the global financial system. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1014 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>British Ministers and officials have met <ins class="ministerial">Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick </ins>Chinamasa in recent months, including the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, my Hon Friend the Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (Nick Hurd), in May and the Minister for Africa, my Hon Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge), in July. In these meetings, Ministers emphasised to <ins class="ministerial">Minister </ins>Chinamasa the importance of urgent economic and political reforms in Zimbabwe if there is to be further progress on re-engagement with the International Financial Institutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T14:58:05.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T14:58:05.62Z
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less than 2016-07-22T13:04:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:04:35.787Z
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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 answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the results of the research project started in 2011 by the NHS Gender Identity Development Service Early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with gender identity disorder; and if not, whether they will arrange for the data gathered by that study to be made available to other researchers. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15681 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The research is an ethically approved study being carried out by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, which is the largest provider of services for the alleviation of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom.</p><p>The study will evaluate early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with a clinical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There are 44 young people taking part in the study.</p><p>The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has plans to publish the data <ins class="ministerial">on the blocker and cross-sex hormones, for those who were appropriate for this, as</ins><del class="ministerial">once</del> all of the young people in the study have reached <ins class="ministerial">this</ins><del class="ministerial">the</del> stage<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">when a clinical decision is made about moving from pubertal suppressants to cross-sex hormones, which the Trust expects to occur in the next 12 months.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Z
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less than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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119577
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths since 2000 have been linked to Child Support Agency cases or cases managed by the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL8617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have interpreted your question to refer to the death, for any reason, of receiving or paying parent who is named on a case managed by the Child Support Agency (CSA) or the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).</p><p> </p><p>Data is only available for the 2003 CSA scheme, and for the CMS since December 2015. <del class="ministerial">IIt</del> <ins class="ministerial">It </ins>is standard practice for the Department to be informed of a death and for this to be recorded on departmental systems. It is only possible to identify a death of a case participant where the Department has a National Insurance number for the parent involved and has been informed of the death. Where the Department is informed of a death only the date is recorded as standard practice and as such any link beyond involvement in a case cannot be established.</p><p> </p><p>For 2003 scheme cases managed by the CSA there were 71,200 deaths informed to DWP between 2003 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>For cases managed by the CMS there were 3,500 deaths informed to DWP between 1st December 2015 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest one hundred.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Z
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less than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans to address payment errors and delays for people attempting to claim Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Around 80 per cent of new claims are paid in full and on time. In many cases, where full payment is not made on time by the end of the first assessment period, this is as a result of unresolved issues such as: some claimants have not signed their Claimant Commitment or passed identity checks, and the others have outstanding verification issues, such as for housing and self-employed earnings. Whilst their verification is on-going, many of these claimants receive a part payment for those elements of the claim that have been resolved. Within five weeks of the payment due date, 95 per cent of claims are paid in full.</p><p>DWP continues to monitor payment timeliness and we have made changes to improve payment timeliness. For example, we have built processes into the system to make it easier and quicker for people to verify information such as their housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>Advances are available to provide financial support until the first payment and these can now be repaid over a course of 12 months and can consist of up to 100 per cent of the indicative monthly award. We have also abolished waiting days and now provide 2 weeks of housing support to claimants moving to Universal Credit from Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claim has been delayed due to error, DWP can also consider awarding an ex-gratia payment, as set out in the guide of Financial Redress for Maladministration, available on gov.uk, and which is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Z
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less than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL9817 Financial Redress for Maladministration FR.PDF more like this
star this property title Financial Redress for Maladministration more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Anti-doping more like this
star 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 what was the budget for UK Anti-Doping for each of the last five years; how many specialists it employs; what contractual relationship it has with the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency to act as a secretariat for the International Olympic Committee Pre-Rio Anti-Doping Taskforce; and what assessment they have made of whether UK Anti-Doping has the resources necessary to fulfil its role effectively. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL7337 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The UKAD budget (income and DCMS funding) was £7.2 million in 2011/12; £7.7 million in 2012/13; £7.5 million on 2013/14; and £7.5 million in 2014/15. The 2015/16 total budget is subject to finalised accounts. Its workforce is recruited based on each individual's particular set of skills to help deliver the anti-doping programme effectively. UKAD's role as secretariat to the Pre-Rio Anti-Doping Taskforce is through an agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency. An additional full-time member of staff has been secured to carry out the task-force work so resources will not be diverted from UK Anti-Doping’s core programmes. As the honourable member will know, shocking allegations of doping in British sport emerged over the weekend, and UKAD's role in investigating the matter. The Secretary of State for DCMS has ordered an urgent independent investigation into what action was taken when these allegations were first received and what more needs to be done to ensure that British sport remains clean. We intend to keep both houses fully informed of developments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-08T13:41:52.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-08T13:41:52.643Z
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less than 2016-04-15T11:30:55.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-15T11:30:55.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
star this property answering member 4330
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Pay more like this
star 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 how many ministers (1) in the House of Lords, and (2) in the House of Commons, are presently unpaid. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL1376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-03more like thismore than 2016-08-03
star this property answer text <p>In the present Government there are five unpaid Ministers who are members of the House of Lords and three unpaid Ministers who are members of the House of Commons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2016-08-03T13:48:50.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-03T13:48:50.577Z
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less than 2016-08-03T13:57:24.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-03T13:57:24.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
star this property answering member 4330
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1110670
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei: Legal Systems more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 April (HL14929), whether they have discussed the changes to Brunei’s laws with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; and whether, while such laws remain in place, they will call for Brunei’s suspension from the Commonwealth due to those laws' incompatibility with Commonwealth values. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15134 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I</del> <ins class="ministerial">Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon </ins>spoke to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth about the situation in Brunei on 4 April. The Secretary General is in contact with the Government of Brunei and is working through Commonwealth channels.</p><p>​The UK encourages all Commonwealth partners to protect and promote the values in the Commonwealth Charter, including its opposition to all forms of discrimination. We have made clear that nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.</p><p>Brunei is one of several Commonwealth countries that imposes corporal and capital punishments. It has now introduced new potential penalties under the Sharia Penal Code.</p><p>We have raised our concerns with the Government of Brunei. We will continue to encourage Brunei to remove corporal and capital punishment from its statutes, to pass laws that decriminalise same-sex relations and protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Z
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less than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property answering member 4306
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
100049
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line more like this
star 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 whether the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this