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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths 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 answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 November 2016 (HL Deb, col 1532), what assessment they have made of the current state of the footpath network in England; and whether its condition has improved or worsened since that answer. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL150 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for the management and maintenance of the 118,000 miles of public rights of way in England lies with local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England assess the condition of the network of National Trails, which are maintained to agreed Quality Standards. The last assessment covered the 2017/18 reporting year and noted that the number of out of condition items (such as gates and stiles) remained relatively low during the monitoring period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:38:45.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:38:45.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1149943
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths 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 answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 November 2016 (HL Deb, col 1532), what was the outcome of their discussions with the chief executive of the Ramblers. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL151 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>I have met the Chief Executive of the Ramblers several times since November 2016. At these meetings we discussed a number of areas including the England Coast Path, National Trails, rights of way reform and the 25 Year Environment Plan. We noted the positive working relationship between our organisations and agreed to continue engagement on these matters in future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:35:22.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:35:22.417Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1149731
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Languages 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 civil servants from each department have taken language courses at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Language Centre over the past 12 months, and in which languages. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL24 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​We do not hold data capturing the total number of officers who have participated in developmental language classes at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on an annual basis, but we can provide the number of officers per department, per language who have enrolled in classes this term (Autumn 2019). These overall numbers are similar for the previous two terms this year, although some officers have continued from one term to the next while others have left and been replaced.</p><p> </p><p>The information is captured in the table which is attached due to its size.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:21:47.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:21:47.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property file name HL24 Coussins - ATTACHMENT.docx more like this
star this property title HL 24 Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1149726
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Interpreters 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 remarks by Earl Howe on 17 June (HL Deb, col 655), whether the Ministry of Defence review of security clearance procedures for Afghan interpreters who have been relocated to the United Kingdom has been completed; and, if so, what changes have been made to facilitate their employment by NATO. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL19 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The review of security clearance policy for interpreters deployed in support of military operations is ongoing and nearing its conclusion. In the interim, requests by interpreters for security clearances are being considered on a case-by-case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:17:54.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:17:54.297Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1149826
unstar 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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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment 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 Goldie on 8 October (HL17928), why approximately 90 per cent of applications from those who apply to join the Armed Forces are rejected. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL118 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>As I stated in Written Answer HL17928, the two tables relating to applications and inflow are not directly comparable. The assertion that 90 per cent of applicants are rejected is incorrect.</p><p>There are various reasons why applicants to the Armed Forces do not always complete the recruitment process, including not meeting the particular requirements for their chosen role or Service, accepting competing offers from industry or Further Education, or a change of mind.</p><p>However, the Services are working hard to improve the conversion rate of applicants in the near term by continually refining policies and processes such that we maximise their chances of completing the recruiting journey and joining the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:17:42.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:17:42.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1149728
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Armed Forces 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 when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services to the United Kingdom armed forces in Afghanistan will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL21 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Joint Forces Command manages the current contract with The Big Word. However, this is being replaced with contract award expected in the first half of next year. Included in the Statement of Requirement - which bidders will quote against - is the new policy relating to threats and intimidation of interpreters in theatre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:16:58.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:16:58.557Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1149847
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Public Finance 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 assessment they have made of the prediction by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that a no-deal Brexit would increase borrowing to £92 billion a year and total debt as a share of national income would rise by 2024 to 83 per cent. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL139 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The government’s medium-term economic and fiscal forecasting is undertaken by the Office for Budget Responsibility in line with its statutory duty. In line with its remit, the OBR’s forecasts include the economic and fiscal impact of government policy on EU exit where the effects can be quantified with reasonable accuracy. The OBR has said that it will adjust its Brexit assumptions when more detail is available on the future trade and migration relationship between the UK and EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility will produce a new economic and fiscal forecast at the forthcoming Budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:14:02.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:14:02.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1149832
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electronic Funds Transfer: Retail Trade 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 assessment they have made how the rights of, and protection for, customers and retailers are affected when high-value goods are purchased using bank transfers rather than debit cards. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL124 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government set up the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect consumers from the harm that can be caused by bad conduct in the financial services industry. In 2015, it also set up the world’s only Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) with a statutory objective to ensure that payment systems are operated in a way that takes account of users’ needs.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is the UK’s competent authority for the Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) 2017. The PSRs aim to make payments safer and more secure and protect consumers. As set out in these regulations, if a payment transaction (be that a bank transfer or debit card payment) is not properly authorised by the customer, the customer’s bank or payment service provider must refund the amount of the transaction to the payer. For authorised payment scams, where the customer has authorised a bank transfer but the money has been paid to a fraudulent recipient, the PSR has brought together consumer representatives and banks to produce an industry code of conduct to address this issue. Launched in May 2019, the code sets out agreed principles for greater protection of consumers and the circumstances in which they will be reimbursed, marking a significant step in delivering improved protections for customers.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding debit card charges, the UK implemented the EU’s Interchange Fee Regulation in 2015 which introduced a cap on one of the key fees applicable to card payments. The European Commission is in the process of reviewing the effectiveness of this regulation as part of its usual process. The PSR, who is the UK’s lead competent authority for the Interchange Fee Regulation, is also conducting a review into the supply of card-acquiring services. Amongst other things, this review will examine the fees merchants pay for these services.</p><p> </p>The Government is open to hearing views on this issue, and digital payments more broadly, as evidenced by its Call for Evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy.
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL123 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.79Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4230
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1149831
unstar 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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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Debit Cards: Fees and Charges 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 plans they have to review debit card charges for retailers such as vehicle retailers which deal in high value transactions. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL123 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government set up the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect consumers from the harm that can be caused by bad conduct in the financial services industry. In 2015, it also set up the world’s only Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) with a statutory objective to ensure that payment systems are operated in a way that takes account of users’ needs.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is the UK’s competent authority for the Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) 2017. The PSRs aim to make payments safer and more secure and protect consumers. As set out in these regulations, if a payment transaction (be that a bank transfer or debit card payment) is not properly authorised by the customer, the customer’s bank or payment service provider must refund the amount of the transaction to the payer. For authorised payment scams, where the customer has authorised a bank transfer but the money has been paid to a fraudulent recipient, the PSR has brought together consumer representatives and banks to produce an industry code of conduct to address this issue. Launched in May 2019, the code sets out agreed principles for greater protection of consumers and the circumstances in which they will be reimbursed, marking a significant step in delivering improved protections for customers.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding debit card charges, the UK implemented the EU’s Interchange Fee Regulation in 2015 which introduced a cap on one of the key fees applicable to card payments. The European Commission is in the process of reviewing the effectiveness of this regulation as part of its usual process. The PSR, who is the UK’s lead competent authority for the Interchange Fee Regulation, is also conducting a review into the supply of card-acquiring services. Amongst other things, this review will examine the fees merchants pay for these services.</p><p> </p>The Government is open to hearing views on this issue, and digital payments more broadly, as evidenced by its Call for Evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy.
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL124 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.72Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4230
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1149828
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) 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 when the FCA processed the FSMA full Part A application made by Collateral (UK) Limited on 23 March 2016, for which Collateral paid a fee of £1,500, whether it checked the information already contained in its Interim Permission file 656714; and whether it checked details on Collateral at Companies House and the date of Collateral's incorporation in respect of the date of grant of Interim Permission. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL120 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The FCA is responsible for the regulation of the financial services sector and is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter, and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL46 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:41:22.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:41:22.123Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this