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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-08T22:43:37.690Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T22:43:37.690Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:35:26.373Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:35:26.373Z
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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 Peers: Attendance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL945 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 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees how many, and which, Members of the House of Lords have not attended a sitting of the House since the last General Election. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL945 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>Fifty-four peers who were Members of the House of Lords at the time of the last General Election have not attended a sitting of the House since then. This figure includes six Members who hold disqualifying judicial offices, three Members who resigned under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (one of whom has since died), two Members who have retired under the informal retirement scheme, twenty-two Members who have taken leave of absence, twenty Members who have died and one who has not yet taken the oath (having been disqualified until the end of June 2014). A list of their names has been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:46:38.8391482Z
unstar this property answering member 2124
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2568
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2568
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
78247
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property date tabled remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-15T22:45:26.450Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T22:45:26.450Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:40:58.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:40:58.693Z
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL1142 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 2014-07-29T16:24:58.6488216Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T16:24:58.6488216Z
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Questions for Written Answer by referring to websites, in order to accommodate those without internet access. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL1142 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>On 13 May the House agreed a new set of rules to govern the content of written answers, in response to the introduction of a new electronic system for submitting them. While the digital copy of answers will be the definitive record copy, all written answers will continue to be published, and a signed copy will continue to be sent to the Peer asking the question.</p><p>These rules make clear that all answers should be complete and comprehensible, and not rely on references to external documents or webpages. They also make clear that supporting documents should be included as attachments, not hyperlinks, and referred to in the answer itself. Any attachments that are included will be available in the Library to be printed out on demand.</p><p>All of these rules will help to accommodate those without internet access. I will remind all Lords Ministers to adhere to them.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T16:24:58.6488216Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T16:24:58.6488216Z
unstar this property answering member 4205
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
76565
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-08T22:43:31.370Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T22:43:31.370Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:34:18.273Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:34:18.273Z
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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 Coroners and Justice Act 2009 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL909 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 2014-07-22T14:43:23.6000463Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:43:23.6000463Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 7 July (WA 5), how many of the 53 offences charged under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 since 2011 were flagged for child abuse. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL909 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL909 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>None of the 53 offences, charged under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 since 2011 were flagged for child abuse.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:43:23.6000463Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:43:23.6000463Z
unstar this property answering member 630
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4197
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
76566
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-08T22:43:31.560Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T22:43:31.560Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:34:19.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:34:19.553Z
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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 Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL910 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 2014-07-22T14:48:21.3793373Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:48:21.3793373Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 7 July (WA 10), how many of the 59 defendants flagged for both human trafficking and child abuse in 2013–14 were prosecuted under (1) the Sexual Offences Act 2003, or (2) the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL910 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Of the 59 defendants flagged for both human trafficking and child abuse in 2013-14, all 59 had at least one charge brought under either the Sexual Offences Act 2003, or the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 or a charge of conspiracy to commit an offence under one of these two acts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The charges are split as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number of Defendants</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conspiracy to commit offence under SOA 03</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Please note that some of the 50 defendants with charges under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 were also charged with a conspiracy to commit an offence under this act. The 8 defendants shown in the conspiracy row are those where there was no corresponding Sexual Offences Act 2003 charge.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-07-22T14:48:21.3793373Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:48:21.3793373Z
unstar this property answering member 630
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4197
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
76550
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-08T22:43:27.643Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T22:43:27.643Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:33:51.330Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:33:51.330Z
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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 Wind Power: Seas and Oceans more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL894 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 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom jobs were created in 2013–14 as a result of investment in offshore wind projects by the Green Investment Bank. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL894 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Green Investment Bank has provided finance to five offshore wind farm projects. Estimated information about the number of jobs supported by these is provided to the Bank by the operators. Complete data is not currently available as one operator has yet to report. The data received in relation to the other four projects is set out below and indicates that these support around 1,330 construction jobs and 250 ongoing operational jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Project</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year of GIB investment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Construction jobs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Ongoing operational jobs</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Walney</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>40</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rhyl flats</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>19</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London Array</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>100</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gwynt y Mor</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>1,330</p></td><td><p>90</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westermost Rough</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>Data not yet supplied</p></td><td><p>Data not yet supplied</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:42:28.1987804Z
unstar this property answering member 4284
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
76602
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-08T22:43:37.860Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T22:43:37.860Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:35:27.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:35:27.777Z
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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 Students: Private Rented Housing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL946 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 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that students living in private sector halls of residence are not subjected to excessive rates of rent. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL946 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation, nor does it specifically fund universities to provide such accommodation. As such, this is not an area where the Government can intervene.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and private providers of ‘halls of residence’ type accommodation are required to belong to one of two Codes of Practice. These are the Student Accommodation Code <a href="http://www.thesac.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.thesac.org.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>and the Accreditation Network UK <a href="http://www.anuk.org.uk/aboutus/aboutus.asp" target="_blank">http://www.anuk.org.uk/aboutus/aboutus.asp</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These Codes of Practice protect students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation, wherever they are studying. They outline what students can expect from their accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Some other private providers offer student accommodation, off campus, on the basis of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). For students in these properties, rents would be set by the landlord at the market rent achievable for that type of accommodation. Under Section 22 of the Housing Act 1988, if an AST tenant considers the rent to be excessive, he or she could apply to the first tier tribunal for a determination of the rent. Given these protections, Government has no plans to act in this area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, since 2012, the Key Information Set includes information on the average cost of accommodation for each HEI. This is available via the national Unistats website: <a href="https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p><br> <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Z
unstar this property answering member 1091
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
76632
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-09T21:19:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T21:19:41.903Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:36:17.403Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:36:17.403Z
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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 Trade Promotion: Wales more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL974 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 2014-07-14T12:54:50.944966Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T12:54:50.944966Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how UK Trade and Investment's role in promoting and assisting Welsh businesses is monitored effectively. 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 HL974 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Welsh Government and the UK Government have concurrent powers to promote international trade and inward investment. UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) has lead UK responsibility for the provision of support and assistance to new and existing exporters of goods and services both at home and overseas. The Welsh Government is responsible for devising and implementing additional programmes to meet the particular needs of companies in Wales.</p><p> </p><p>UKTI works closely with the Welsh Government's trade and Investment team who deliver services on the ground in Wales. Companies in Wales therefore have access to the support provided both by Welsh Government and UKTI.</p><p> </p><p>UKTI uses its Performance and Impact Monitoring Surveys (PIMS) to measure the performance and impact of its support across the UK. The PIMS evidence is periodically complemented by independent impact evaluations. For the most recent example please see:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-trade-investment-performance-and-impact-monitoring-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-trade-investment-performance-and-impact-monitoring-survey</a></p><p> </p><p>Whilst it is for the Welsh Government to ensure that the support they provide is monitored effectively, UKTI meets with them regularly to discuss progress and issues arising, at chief executive level, at director level and through ongoing discussions at operational level, both through UKTI headquarters and the Investment Services Team that carries out inward investment on its behalf. Following a request for support in developing their capability, UKTI provided a secondment to the Welsh Government to support their work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-07-14T12:54:50.944966Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T12:54:50.944966Z
unstar this property answering member 4278
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
77774
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property date tabled less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property ddp created less than 2014-07-14T21:34:07.837Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T21:34:07.837Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:39:07.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:39:07.583Z
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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: Competition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL1071 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 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofcom has conducted any analysis of regulatory options to protect the universal postal service in the event of a significant increase in end-to-end competition. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL1071 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL1071 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The regulatory options to protect the universal service are set out in the Postal Services Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Parliament has given Ofcom the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service and the powers and tools its needs to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has carried out a consultation on end-to-end competition in the postal services sector and published a Guidance paper on the use of its regulatory options and the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition. More information about Ofcom’s consultation on end-to-end competition and its Guidance (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”) can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:41:38.1100905Z
unstar this property answering member 4284
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2444
star this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
77775
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it would take Ofcom to undertake a review of the impact of the increase in end-to-end competition on the universal postal service. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out its approach towards carrying out a full assessment of end-to-end competition in its Guidance published in March 2013 (“Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”). Although it has not set out a specific timescale for a full review, Ofcom has in place a continuous monitoring regime and access to key confidential data from Royal Mail and other postal operators which would enable it to anticipate any potential threat to the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has said that they are keeping market developments under close monthly review and if this monitoring identified cause for concern they would be able to carry out a review very quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More information about Ofcom’s regulatory framework can be found on Ofcom’s website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:42:36.3252311Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Postal Services: Competition more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T15:10:04.2233585Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal postal service. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ofcom as the regulator for postal services has the primary statutory duty of protecting the universal service and the regulatory powers to intervene if the universal service is ever at risk.b</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has set out the circumstances under which it would intervene to protect the universal service from any serious threat from competition in their publication: “Final Guidance on Ofcom’s approach to assessing the impact on the universal service”.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom’s assessment would consider the financial sustainability of the universal postal service and the need for the universal service provider to be able to earn a reasonable commercial rate of return in connection with the provision of the universal service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of addresses covered by end-to-end competitors to Royal Mail would clearly be a factor that Ofcom would consider, but as a part of a wider range of factors. Ofcom has therefore not set a threshold of end-to-end delivery coverage by alternative postal operators to determine a threat to the Universal Service. At the present time, end-to-end competition accounts for less than 0.5% of letter volumes in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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