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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation that requires all electricity used at charging points for electric vehicles to be from renewable sources. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15592 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>We want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy. Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation. To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125834
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Thames House: Pedestrian Areas more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 April (HL14894), whether the Security Service sought permission from Westminster City Council or Transport for London before they closed the pedestrian footpath on Horseferry Road. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL15624 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Security Service has taken all appropriate and reasonable steps to ensure the safety of pedestrians on Horseferry Road.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1125836
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Constituencies more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following an election that has changed the political composition of a local authority, that authority is able to withdraw a submission made to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on a local boundaries review in their area and replace it with an alternative submission. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Greaves more like this
uin HL15626 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>This is a matter for the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which is accountable to the Speaker’s Committee of the House of Commons.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
2569
label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1125840
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HLWS1504), whether they expect local authorities will offer extra placements to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC); and whether offers from individual British families to adopt or to foster UASC will be taken up. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Home Office recognises the highly valuable work that local authorities undertake in supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and that is why we significantly increased the funding paid as a contribution to their costs. It is hoped that this will enable more local authorities to feel able to offer placements for vulnerable UASC, and we will be working with them and partners to encourage this.</p><p>It is unlikely that adoption will be an appropriate option for unaccompanied children. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as well as other humanitarian charities, advise that no new adoption applications should be considered in the period after a disaster or fleeing from war. It is not uncommon for children in these circumstances to be temporarily separated from their parents or other family members who may be looking for them. Efforts to reunite children with relatives or extended family should therefore be given priority.</p><p>Foster parents are recruited by fostering services which include local authorities or independent fostering agencies. The decision to let someone foster a child, including UASC, is a very important one to get right. Anyone who wants to become a foster parent must undergo a full assessment and be approved by a fostering service before any child can be placed in their care. Regulations set out in detail the requirements of the approval process, including the information that must be collected in the assessment and the requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In 2013 Department for Education streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers, introducing a two-stage process to ensure efficiency and transparency.</p><p>Existing foster parents may also be able to provide suitable homes for unaccompanied children and over the past two years the Department for Education has funded over 2000 training places for existing foster parents and support workers who wish to care for UASC, with places being prioritised for local authorities participating in the National Transfer Scheme.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125845
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were made by Trading Standards for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2019; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in a conviction. more like this
tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
uin HL15635 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has published data for prosecutions and convictions up to the end of December 2018. Data for 2019 will be published in May 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prosecutions and convictions for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2018 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11"><p><strong>Table: Prosecutions and convictions under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988, 2014–18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prosecuted</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convicted</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1861
label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1126295
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Christianity: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a departmental, or cross-governmental strategy, was devised to prevent or ameliorate the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018; and if so, whether they will place a copy of the relevant documents in the Library of the House. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15655 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>There has been no cross-government strategy on the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018, however the promotion of human rights has and remains at the heart of our foreign policy and we regard freedom of religion or belief as a universal human right. In my role as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, I regularly raise the importance of this issue with international counterparts. We condemn instances where individuals are persecuted because of their faith or belief, including Christians, wherever it happens and whatever the religion or belief.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126300
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Syria more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK nationals have returned from Syria in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Corston more like this
uin HL15660 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>Since the beginning of the conflict around 900 people of national security concern have travelled from the UK to Syria and Iraq, against the advice of the Foreign Office. Of these, around 40% have returned to the UK.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
215
label Biography information for Baroness Corston more like this
1126302
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Pakistan to continue to uphold  the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL15662 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>​The UK has a long history of supporting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all people. We stand up for everyone's right to practise or not practise a religion that is in line with their conscience, wherever they are in the world.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. I raised the treatment of religious minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February, and in subsequent telephone calls.</p><p>Under the Government's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom. In November 2018, the Government announced a new £12 million fund to bolster the work of civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>On 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary and the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas. The Bishop submitted his interim report on 3 May; he will submit his final report in the summer.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
1126304
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nigeria: Boko Haram more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about reports of recent attacks by Boko Haram in Molai, Borno State. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Cox more like this
uin HL15664 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>We are concerned about reports of continuing attacks by insurgents in Borno State. We continue to urge the Nigerian Government to develop a clear strategy to tackle the conflict. The Foreign Secretary met the Nigerian Vice President during his visit in April to discuss long-term solutions to improve security, increase livelihoods and provide opportunities in the region. We will continue to look at how best to support the Nigerian Government in tackling the threat of terrorism, along with options for how the UK could further support dialogue and peacebuilding efforts.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3364
label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1126307
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Civil Proceedings more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money the NHS spent as part of legal settlements in each year from 2009 to 2018; and how much of each year's spend relates to legal fees. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
uin HL15667 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>NHS Resolution has provided the following information:</p><p>NHS Resolution has provided tables which cover:</p><p>- total expenditure for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes from 2009 to 2018;</p><p>- the total legal costs per financial year; and</p><p>- the draft budget for legal fees/damages 2019 for NHS Resolution Clinical Negligence Schemes and NHS Resolution non-clinical negligence schemes.</p><p>The data is attached due to the size of the data.</p><p>National Health Service spend on legal fees for matters other than clinical/non-clinical negligence settlements since 2009 has been interpreted as spend relating to NHS providers and commissioners.</p><p>This includes NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and NHS England and clinical commissioning groups. NHS spend on legal fees for non-negligence matters is shown in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total legal fees (£000s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>110,747</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>171,806</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>162,273</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>172,135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>160,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Prior to 2013-14, expenditure on legal fees was not separately classified by primary care trusts and strategic health authorities who both carried out NHS commissioning and NHS trusts. Therefore, comparable information pre 2013-14 is unavailable.</p><p>There is no specific category of expenditure that isolates spend relating to legal settlements in the NHS.</p><p>We have interpreted the request for data for the amounts set aside in 2019 as the value of said provisions as at the end of the financial year, 31 March 2019. This data is still subject to audit and will not be available until after publication of the Annual Report and Accounts in July 2019.</p><p>The budget totals for legal fees relating to NHS spend in 2019 is not available.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
grouped question UIN HL15668 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:47:45.193Z
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
attachment
1
file name HL15667 & HL15668 Data.docx more like this
title HL15667_HL15668_data more like this
tabling member
4301
label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this