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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:11.017Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:11.017Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:21:53.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:21:53.297Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Access more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL431 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what are the arrangements for access to the House of Lords during weekends and other quiet periods; and whether there are any plans to change them. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL431 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>Members have access to the House of Lords estate 24 hours a day, including during weekends. Outside regular hours (advertised in the <em>Handbook on facilities and services for Members and their staff</em>), Members may gain access to the estate by use of their electronic pass at Carriage Gates.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:50:20.8318635Z
unstar this property answering member 2124
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
62802
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property ddp created remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-19T18:57:29.690Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:23:02.440Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:23:02.440Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Spencer Perceval more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL482 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are plans to mark the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812; if so, what those plans are; and if not, why not. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL482 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords has no such plans. A series of events was held in 2012 to mark the 200<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. The House of Commons authorities plan to erect a plaque in St Stephen's Hall near the spot where Spencer Perceval was assassinated.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T11:13:36.6339708Z
unstar this property answering member 2124
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
60713
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-09T23:51:02.980Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T23:51:02.980Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T07:19:15.990Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T07:19:15.990Z
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Attorney General more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Consultants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 199705 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:32:13.6399723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:32:13.6399723Z
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what the cost to the public purse was of external consultants employed by (a) the Serious Fraud Office and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property session
2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 199705 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>The following table contains details on the expenditure on external consultants by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during the past four complete financial years. Both organisations financial reporting systems are configured to provide information based on financial rather than calendar years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>External Consultants Expenditure</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>CPS</p></td><td><p>SFO</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£684,314</p></td><td><p>£1,557,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£13,347</p></td><td><p>£856,182</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£9,793</p></td><td><p>£31,142*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£960</p></td><td><p>£48,228 (subject to audit)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* The expenditure listed for 2012-13 was actually incurred in 2011-12 but not paid until the following year.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:32:13.6399723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:32:13.6399723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
62486
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:08.257Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:08.257Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:21:29.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:21:29.863Z
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Attorney General more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Expert Evidence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL415 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T11:33:24.4709219Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T11:33:24.4709219Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the allegations made regarding expert witnesses in the BBC Panorama programme Justice for Sale, broadcast on 9 June, they intend to review independently the evidence given by Michael Ansell in the Asil Nadir trial. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL415 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>No. Michael Ansell was instructed by the defence in the trial of Asil Nadir and if the defence have concerns about the evidence given by one of their witnesses it is a matter for them to take forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T11:33:24.4709219Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T11:33:24.4709219Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-11T23:56:41.170Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T23:56:41.170Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:18:23.320Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:18:23.320Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL279 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T15:14:09.7903537Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T15:14:09.7903537Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their commitment to making better apprenticeship data available will involve publishing the retention rate of apprentices as employees by company and by occupational sector. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL279 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no plans to publish Retention Rate data for Apprenticeships by company name or occupational sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Apprenticeship Evaluation: Learners research report provides high level information on Apprenticeship completers who remain in employment. I attach a copy of the report. A copy of the report is also available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229998/bis-13-1126-apprenticeship-evaluation-learners.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/229998/bis-13-1126-apprenticeship-evaluation-learners.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, information on learning outcomes is published on the Further education (FE) choices website to help better inform learner choices, and is available at:</p><p><a href="http://fechoices.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://fechoices.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T15:14:09.7903537Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T15:14:09.7903537Z
unstar this property answering member 4210
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-16T22:20:33.653Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T22:20:33.653Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T09:01:20.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T09:01:20.957Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Research Councils: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 200883 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:54:46.0501959Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:54:46.0501959Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) capital and (b) revenue funding his Department has allocated to research (i) projects and (ii) facilities, excluding quality-related research funding distributed via the funding councils and awards made by the research councils, in each financial year from 2010-11; to which organisations and for what period such allocations have been made; how the outcomes of such funding will be assessed; and which organisations will undertake those assessments. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 200883 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The BIS funding for research (i) projects and (ii) facilities that has been allocated in the financial years since 2010-11 is set out in the table below. There is no capital funding of research projects or resource funding of research facilities.</p><p>Research is taken to mean funding for projects at similar technology readiness levels (TRL) to those managed by research councils. As a result this does not include the research and development funding that is provided through the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which is targeted at products, materials and techniques at the higher TRL levels. Details of this funding can be found in the TSB and BIS annual reports.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£ million</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Item</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) Capital Research Funding</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(ii) Facilities</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>National Measurement Office (NMO)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>A</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gaster Wind Tunnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>B</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) Resource Research Funding</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="8"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(i) Projects</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>NMO – National Physical Laboratory</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>46.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>46.6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>47.3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>A</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NMO - Other</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.5</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>A</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Foresight Programme</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2.0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>C</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>UK-US Global Innovation Initiative</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>D</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Commonwealth Scholarships</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>E</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>UK-SA Science Seminars</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>F</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Public Attitudes to Science 2014 Report</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>G</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>STEM Interventions Report</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>H</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The assessments of the outcomes of the research funding will be the responsibility of the organisations that have been funded in each case, as set out below.</p><p>A National Measurement Office</p><p>B Aerospace Technology Institute</p><p>C Government Office for Science</p><p>D British Council</p><p>E Commonwealth Scholarship Commission</p><p>F Royal Society</p><p>G Ipsos-MORI</p><p>H University of London</p>
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less than 2014-06-30T15:54:46.0501959Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:54:46.0501959Z
unstar this property answering member 53
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
62481
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:07.413Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:21:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:21:23.327Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Land Registry more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL410 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dwellings have had their prices or values recorded at the Land Registry since 1 April 2000; and what proportion of all dwellings now have a transaction price or value recorded with the Land Registry. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL410 more like this
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star this property uin HL410 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>Land Registry holds information on 23.9m title numbers. Title numbers are made up of residential properties, commercial properties and areas of land.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Price paid entries on the register were introduced on 1 April 1990 and since then 13.4m title numbers have at some point had a price paid entry on the register.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>From 1 January 1995 Land Registry also recorded information relating to11.8m residential properties sold for full market value. This equates to 49.8% of residential properties having a transaction price or value stated recorded.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-27T11:59:22.9861072Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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1854
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
62513
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:12.873Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:12.873Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:22:09.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:22:09.007Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Postal Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL442 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:54:32.1355358Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:54:32.1355358Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the universal postal service in the light of declining use of the service. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL442 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The universal postal service is protected in primary legislation – the Postal Services Act 2011. Under the Act, Parliament has established the minimum requirements of the universal service – which include letter deliveries 6 days a week at a uniform and affordable rate throughout the UK. Only Parliament can change the minimum requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Government has ensured that ongoing protection of the universal service is at the heart of the regulatory regime by giving Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and to this end Ofcom must have regard for the financial sustainability of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has put in place a comprehensive monitoring regime that tracks the financial sustainability of the universal service and Parliament has ensured that the regulator has the powers and tools it needs to intervene in the market if the provision of the universal service is ever at risk.</p><p> </p><p>The steps we have taken to reform the regulatory framework coupled with securing access to the much needed private capital for Royal Mail, as the designated Universal Service Provider, are the best way to safeguard the future of a sustainable universal postal service in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-07-02T14:54:32.1355358Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:54:32.1355358Z
unstar this property answering member 4169
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:13.060Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:13.060Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:22:10.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:22:10.427Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Postal Services more like this
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star this property identifier HL443 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:56:36.3968312Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:56:36.3968312Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a review of the direct delivery market in the light of postal service providers other than Royal Mail being able to serve selected areas only. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL443 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Under the Postal Services Act 2011, Parliament gave Ofcom, as an independent regulator for postal services, the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p>Last year, following a consultation, Ofcom, as the independent regulator for postal services, set out its guidance on its approach to intervening in response to a material threat to the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has made clear that if its ongoing monitoring regime, which keeps the situation under continual review and allows for any new evidence, does not prompt the need for any earlier assessment, it will as a matter of course carry out a full assessment of the impact of competition on the universal service towards the end of 2015.</p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (www.ofcom.org.uk).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:56:36.3968312Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:56:36.3968312Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:13.217Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:13.217Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:22:11.800Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:22:11.800Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Postal Services more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:55:44.1885289Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:55:44.1885289Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering any regulatory changes to protect the universal postal service in the light of postal service providers other than Royal Mail being able to serve selected areas only. more like this
star this property session
2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL444 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Under the Postal Services Act 2011, Parliament gave Ofcom, as an independent regulator for postal services, the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given Ofcom the regulatory powers and tools it needs to intervene in the market if the universal service is ever at risk. It is for Ofcom to determine how it uses its powers and tools in support of its statutory duties.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom also has a duty to promote competition where that benefits consumers, though should the two duties be in conflict it is the universal service that takes precedence in the interests of postal users.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (www.ofcom.org.uk).</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:55:44.1885289Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:55:44.1885289Z
unstar this property answering member 4169
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4282
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this