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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Jobcentre Plus: Training 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 guidance they issue to Jobcentre Plus branches about treating claimants as innocent and deserving unless clearly shown not to be so; and whether they have any plans to amend any such guidance. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1955 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Legislation sets clear entitlement provisions which are used to ensure that benefit is paid correctly to those who claim it. We emphasise in our learning and development packages and the DWP customer charter, that all claimants are treated fairly and with respect. These standards are outlined and published in the DWP Customer Charter on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-09-17T11:21:34.793Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
433086
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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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 HMS Vanguard 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 was the designed operational life of HMS Vanguard. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL4046 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
star this property answer text <br /><br /><p>In common with most Royal Navy ships and submarines, the initial operational life planning estimate for the Vanguard class submarines was 25 years. The planning estimates of in-service life for all defence platforms are routinely reviewed and amended when appropriate.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-12-07T17:27:49.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T17:27:49.127Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
435694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 impact of changes in student loan repayments to freeze the £21,000 income threshold cap on students and graduates from lower and middle incomes. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL4269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">The budget for the Tradeshow Access Programme was £11.05M in 2014/15 and the estimated spend in 2015/16 is £10.25M.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">For 2016/17 and beyond, UKTI will be reviewing how the Tradeshow Access Programme is aligned with other Export Services as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement. It is therefore not possible to confirm the budget at this stage.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">I will respond positively to a request for a meeting with the Sponsors Alliance subject to diary commitments.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government published an Equality Analysis of the impact of freezing the student loan repayment threshold on 25th November.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All borrowers whose earnings are above the repayment threshold will pay around £6 per week more (in nominal terms) by 2020/21. Those individuals with the lowest lifetime earnings will be affected the least, because they will either never earn above the earnings threshold, or will only do so for a more limited period of the loan’s life.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The full Equality Analysis is attached, but can also be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf</a></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Z
star this property question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Z
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4329
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property file name HL4269 attachment -freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf more like this
star this property title Equality Analysis more like this
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35662
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
star this property answering member 115
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1567
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
426403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet 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 specific steps they are taking to help SMEs to move online. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL3342 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
star this property answer text <br /><p>As part of our wider support for small businesses, Government has provided funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships to extend the reach of their digital support for small firms. We are also increasing the number of Digital Trade Advisors working around the country to help small businesses expand into new overseas markets.</p><br /><p>Government supports the extensive range of private sector-led activity to help small businesses improve their digital skills. We particularly welcome the work that Go ON UK does to encourage and join up this activity.</p><br /><p>In addition to this, Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme allowed businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help them move to a faster digital market and connect to superfast broadband. The initiative has now allocated all of the £40m available funding since April 2015, with more than 55,000 small businesses across the UK taking up the offer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T11:59:55.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T11:59:55.863Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property tabling member
3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
432415
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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 Trident Submarines 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 the lifetime of the Vanguard-class submarines can be extended beyond the previous published date of 2018 to the 2030s referred to in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL3929 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
star this property answer text <br /><p>As set out in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, we have assessed that we can safely manage and maintain the Vanguard boats until Successor submarines are introduced into service in the early 2030s.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-12-07T17:28:15.193Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T17:28:15.193Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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672
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
432413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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 Trident Submarines 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 will be the (1) composition, (2) ownership, and (3) reporting line, of each of the two new bodies to be created to supervise the delivery programme of the successor nuclear deterrent. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL3927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <br /><p>As set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (Cm9161), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) will establish a new team headed by an experienced commercial specialist to act as the single sponsor for all aspects of the defence nuclear enterprise, from procurement to disposal, with responsibility for submarines, nuclear warheads, skills, related infrastructure and day-to-day nuclear policy.</p><p>We will strengthen our arrangements for the procurement and in-service support of nuclear submarines, establishing a new delivery body with the authority and freedom to recruit and retain the best people to manage the submarine enterprise. Options for the new organisation will be developed and assessed for a decision in 2016. The MOD will remain in control of the Successor submarine programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T16:15:21.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:15:21.927Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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672
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
427428
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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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 Defence Medical Services 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 impact of the relocation of families on staff retention in the Defence Medical Services. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL3475 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
star this property answer text <br /><p>Based on the results of exit interviews, conducted when an individual leaves the Service, the majority of medical officers who choose to leave are citing stability as a reason.</p><p>The Surgeon General is aware of the reasons why medical officers are choosing to leave and is working with the heads of the single Service medical branches to address this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T17:09:49.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T17:09:49.62Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
432414
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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 Nuclear Weapons 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 why the estimated cost of the nuclear deterrent successor programme has increased. more like this
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
star this property uin HL3928 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <br /><p>Designing and building submarines is one of the largest programmes and one of the most complex activities that the Ministry of Defence and UK Industry undertakes. It is the purpose of a design phase to improve our understanding of costs and timescales, which we have now done. The current estimates reflect what we have learned since the design phase began.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T16:14:23.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:14:23.797Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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672
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Robertson of Port Ellen more like this
424146
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star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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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 Agriculture: Subsidies 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 is their assessment of the European Union policy of requiring farmers to erect notices advertising the European Union if they receive grants; whether such notices require planning consent; and whether they will require that all such advertising notices should also indicate information about the ratio of United Kingdom contributions to the European Union budget and the sums returned by way of grants to farmers and others. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL3057 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <br /><p>EU regulations require any business who receives over €500,000 for capital items to display a billboard setting out:</p><ul><li>The name of the project</li><li>A description of the activity supported by the project</li><li>The name of the funding stream: ‘European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas’</li><li>The full relevant EU logo</li></ul><br /><p>We expect less than 1% of all agreements will be large enough to meet this requirement.</p><p>However, the Minister of State for farming, food and marine environment will be considering how this requirement might be removed in future CAP regulations.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T11:52:57.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T11:52:57.53Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
433077
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Ethnic Groups 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 commission a review into the obstacles that prevent more people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds from reaching senior positions in business, similar to the Women on Boards review by Lord Davies of Abersoch. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4037 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>Government believes that businesses benefit from a rich and wide talent pool including people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.</p><p>Government is fully supportive of the private led Diversity initiative chaired by Sir John Parker who are currently considering this issue. We expect the group to report on their findings in 2016.</p><p>There are no current plans for Government to commission a separate review into the obstacles that are preventing more people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds from reaching senior positions in the boardroom.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T12:35:15.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T12:35:15.413Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this