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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal 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 which local authorities in England have taken part in the Weekly Collection Support Scheme; how many authorities took part in the expression of interest process; which have subsequently received financial support, and how much; and of those, which have reinstated weekly collections of general (“grey” or “residual”) waste, which have used the support to collect food waste separately, and which have used it in other ways. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
unstar this property uin HL4187 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>In March 2012, my Department received initial expressions of interest from 151 lead local authorities, which resulted in bids from 113 local authorities. Some local authorities submitted multiple expressions of interest which were consolidated before final bid stage. The final bids were then assessed in line with the published criteria, and recipients then awarded funding.</p><p>A detailed table listing the schemes that are being supported is attached and on my Department’s website.</p><p> </p><p>It may be helpful to the noble Lord to outline what this Government has delivered since 2010:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice; the answer of 14 May 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons 646W, outlined how 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Issued the first ever Whitehall guidance on weekly bin collections, demolishing the myths that fortnightly bin collections are needed to save money or increase recycling. This best practice was directly informed by the Weekly Collections Support Scheme;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement); the winning bids for a further Recycling Rewards Scheme for 2015-16 will be announced shortly;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Stopped the Audit Commission inspections which marked down councils who do not adopt fortnightly rubbish collections, and rejected the Audit Commission guidance which advocated fortnightly collections (“Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge and Waste Management Quick Guide”);</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Scrapped the Whitehall requirement for municipal Annual Efficiency Statements, which allowed a reduction in the frequency of a household rubbish collection service to qualify as a “valid efficiency” and allowed revenue from bin fines to classed as a “cashable efficiency gain”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging’ on households bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network’ which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Challenged the incorrect interpretation by some bodies that European Union directives require fortnightly collections, and resisted the imposition of bin taxes by the European Union;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from bin inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families’ bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changed building regulations and planning guidance to tackle ‘bin blight’, and worked with the NHBC Foundation to produce new best practice guidance for house builders;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Without our active support, Ministers are clear that weekly collections would have disappeared across England. This Government’s approach can be contrasted with the devolved Labour-led Administration in Wales, where fortnightly bin collections are official policy, and pilots of monthly bin collections are being actively encouraged.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Z
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less than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Z
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3470
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name PQ HL4187 List of successful bidders to the Weekly Collection Support Scheme.xls more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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45064
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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3470
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name 150203 PQ677818 Lord Greaves - Attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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2569
star this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
100045
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 when they will publish a revised impact assessment on standardised packaging of tobacco products following the comments of the Regulatory Policy Committee. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2251 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The consultation-stage impact assessment on standardised packaging of tobacco products is being updated following the public consultation, which ran between 26 June and 7 August 2014. The updated Impact Assessment takes into account previous comments from the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) and will be re-submitted to the RPC for their consideration before it is published.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:55:04.6967513Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
100549
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 whether ministerial agreement has been reached on whether the United Kingdom is to proceed with standardised tobacco packaging; and whether it had been reached when they notified the European Commission on the draft regulations. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2286 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not yet made a final decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:43:17.6960158Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:43:17.6960158Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
100982
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 how they are monitoring the growth in use of unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones"); and whether they consider the current legal framework is adequate for the purpose of regulating the use of drones. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL2438 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Operators undertaking commercial aerial work using Remotely Piloted Aircraft need the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA keeps a record of permissions given to those operators.</p><p> </p><p>The regulation of small unmanned aircraft is specifically covered by two articles within the Air Navigation Order, which legislate for the ‘general’ flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance. However, as well as these specific articles, a more general article, which prevents a person ‘causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of any person or property’, also remains applicable.</p><p> </p><p>We do not believe that any additional regulatory changes are needed to ensure adequate privacy and data protection.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:14:03.5146846Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:14:03.5146846Z
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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 Condon more like this
101699
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Services: Immigrants 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 assessment have they made of the costs to local authorities of providing housing and other services to people with no other recourse to public funds. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL2521 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold a national estimate of the costs to local authorities of providing housing and other services to people with No Recourse to Public Funds.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:04:07.73Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:04:07.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
106176
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the assessment undertaken by HM Revenue and Customs during the recent consultation of the potential effect of standardised packaging on the illicit tobacco market. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2647 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to carefully consider all issues relevant to the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products.</p><p> </p><p><br> The Department currently has no plans to place this information into the Library. Releasing this information at the present time would undermine Ministers and officials’ capacity for consideration and debate, which is required for proper deliberation of this developing policy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2648 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T12:40:44.46Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:40:44.46Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
106177
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 whether they will place in the Library of the House any correspondence between the Home Office and Department of Health regarding standardised packaging of tobacco products since 2011; and what were the contents of that correspondence. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2648 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to carefully consider all issues relevant to the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products.</p><p> </p><p><br> The Department currently has no plans to place this information into the Library. Releasing this information at the present time would undermine Ministers and officials’ capacity for consideration and debate, which is required for proper deliberation of this developing policy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2647 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T12:40:45.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:40:45.53Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
106178
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Action on Smoking and Health 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 meetings took place between the Department of Health and Action on Smoking and Health in each of the last three years; and, for each meeting, who were the attendees, including job titles, and what were the nature, location and minutes or outcomes of each meeting. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2649 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department holds regular meetings with ASH to monitor delivery according to the terms of the grant awarded under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials meet a range of organisations on a regular basis to discuss tobacco control. Identifying the notes taken at these meetings would involve a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial meetings with external stakeholders are published quarterly in arrears on the Gov.UK website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-external-meetings-2014</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of the amounts awarded to ASH under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Project name</p></td><td><p>Award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>Capitalising on Smokefree: the way forward.</p></td><td><p>£220,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2011-2012</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2012-2013</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2013-2014</p></td><td><p>£175,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2014-2015</p></td><td><p>£200,000*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Awarded but not yet paid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>ASH has not received any funding from Public Health England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The applications for grants provided under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are considered individually on their own merit. Any grants awarded are monitored according to the objectives set out in the grant award letter in line with terms and conditions set out in the Act. ASH provides the Department with an end of grant report for each grant.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2650 more like this
HL2651 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.167Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.167Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
106179
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Action on Smoking and Health 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 how much funding Action on Smoking and Health received from the Department of Health or Public Health England in each of the last five years; and on what basis any funding was made available including performance agreements or measures. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2650 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department holds regular meetings with ASH to monitor delivery according to the terms of the grant awarded under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials meet a range of organisations on a regular basis to discuss tobacco control. Identifying the notes taken at these meetings would involve a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial meetings with external stakeholders are published quarterly in arrears on the Gov.UK website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-external-meetings-2014</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of the amounts awarded to ASH under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Project name</p></td><td><p>Award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>Capitalising on Smokefree: the way forward.</p></td><td><p>£220,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2011-2012</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2012-2013</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2013-2014</p></td><td><p>£175,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2014-2015</p></td><td><p>£200,000*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Awarded but not yet paid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>ASH has not received any funding from Public Health England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The applications for grants provided under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are considered individually on their own merit. Any grants awarded are monitored according to the objectives set out in the grant award letter in line with terms and conditions set out in the Act. ASH provides the Department with an end of grant report for each grant.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2649 more like this
HL2651 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.31Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.31Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
106180
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Action on Smoking and Health more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 the funding they provide to Action on Smoking and Health. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL2651 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department holds regular meetings with ASH to monitor delivery according to the terms of the grant awarded under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials meet a range of organisations on a regular basis to discuss tobacco control. Identifying the notes taken at these meetings would involve a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial meetings with external stakeholders are published quarterly in arrears on the Gov.UK website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-external-meetings-2014</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of the amounts awarded to ASH under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Project name</p></td><td><p>Award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>Capitalising on Smokefree: the way forward.</p></td><td><p>£220,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2011-2012</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2012-2013</p></td><td><p>£150,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2013-2014</p></td><td><p>£175,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>Supporting the Tobacco Plan for England 2014-2015</p></td><td><p>£200,000*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Awarded but not yet paid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>ASH has not received any funding from Public Health England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The applications for grants provided under Section 64 of the Health and Social Care Act are considered individually on their own merit. Any grants awarded are monitored according to the objectives set out in the grant award letter in line with terms and conditions set out in the Act. ASH provides the Department with an end of grant report for each grant.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2649 more like this
HL2650 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.477Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:42:54.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this