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100651
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation for women in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text While laws exist to protect the economic rights of women in Zimbabwe, they are frequently undermined by discriminatory practices, customary law and lack of implementation. In politics, it should be noted that there is a relatively high proportion of females in Parliament. However, women and girls are also disproportionately affected by fragile basic service provision and crumbling infrastructure. The Department for International Development’s programme in Zimbabwe continues to support progress on issues affecting women through work on economic and political empowerment, water and sanitation, health and education and skills development. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
100004
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision not to contest the judicial review of the decision to cease funding for Local Welfare Assistance, whether they will reinstate that funding for 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL2304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>From April 2015 it was intended funding for local welfare provision would be funded from the general grant to Local Government. The general grant took this into account.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has agreed to look again at how funding is provided for in 2015/16. Any decisions will be taken after we have reviewed how the current funds have been used and the on-going consultation and equality analysis on 2015/16 funding being co-ordinated by the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
99980
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the growth of the use of military, commercial, and private drones, what plans, if any, they have to license or control their use, especially in relation to the potential aural and visual impact of non-military drones on urban, rural and coastal airspaces. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL2195 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Civilian Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations are closely regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and are treated in the same manner as that of an equivalent manned aircraft. However, until such time that remotely piloted aircraft systems can demonstrate that they are both airworthy and capable of avoiding other airspace users, all operations must be contained within segregated airspace, to which access for manned aircraft is prevented or closely controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is currently developing its policy in respect of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and in 2015 intends to engage in a public dialogue on issues such as environmental impact, safety and privacy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
100019
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 15 October (WS33–35), whether the interim report concerning the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 indicates whether the aircraft was attacked by warplanes or a ground-based missile; and when the final report is likely to be produced and published. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Dutch Safety Board published its preliminary report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines on 9 September 2014. Based on its preliminary findings to date, there is no indication of any operational or technical issues with either the aircraft or its crew. The damage observed on the forward section of the aircraft appears to indicate that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. It is likely that it is this damage that resulted in the loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break. The Dutch Safety Board is continuing with its investigation. There is no current indication when it will publish the final report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
100015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the risk of the Eurozone returning to recession and the statement by the Chancellor of Exchequer that Britain could not be immune from any such event, they plan to encourage industry and commerce to diversify their markets and reduce their reliance on the European Union market. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2230 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We have to recognise that the UK is not immune to problems elsewhere in the world. The UK has one of the most open economies in the world through trade and financial channels. In particular, growth in the euro area – our largest trading partner – is weak and we have to expect that to dampen our own recovery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since entering office, this Government has worked consistently towards a rebalancing of the UK economy and growing our trade with all parts of the world, including key emerging markets. Since 2010, for example, UKTI has increased the number of its overseas-based staff working outside the EU from 875 to 1060, reflecting the growing priority being given to non-EU markets; and, excluding aircraft, nearly all of the exports supported by UK Export Finance in recent years have been to markets outside the EU. Ministers continue to take an active role, including through the Chancellor-led annual Economic and Financial Dialogues with India and China, the most recent of which secured £2.4 billion in bilateral investment deals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:17:00.0750466Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:17:00.0750466Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
99979
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 26 Frigates more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered naming two of the new Type 26 global combat ships after the cities of Plymouth and Portsmouth. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL2194 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Ships' Names and Badges Committee (SNBC) is responsible for considering and assessing possible names for a new ship or class of ship. The Committee considers all names that have been proposed, formally and informally, and presents its recommendations to the Navy Board. The name(s) chosen by the Navy Board are forwarded to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence before being submitted to Her Majesty the Queen for approval. A final decision with regards to this process in respect of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship is not expected until the programme has completed its Assessment Phase and any subsequent investment decisions are complete. The SNBC has noted the proposal to use names HMS PLYMOUTH and HMS PORTSMOUTH.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:49:18.4564808Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:49:18.4564808Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
100642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment of the potential impacts on the National Health Service of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will not affect the way the United Kingdom Government runs the National Health Service. It has been made clear by negotiators from both the United States and the European Union that it is up to the UK alone to decide how the NHS is run and any assertion that TTIP will undermine the Government’s control of the NHS is a red herring.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The TTIP could offer great benefits to British business and for British jobs. Greater consistency in existing and new regulatory requirements would make it easier for companies - especially small and medium enterprises - to access markets and, for patients, potentially help to increase access to new medicines and medical devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL2374 more like this
HL2375 more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T12:27:46.9154197Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T12:27:46.9154197Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4289
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100643
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the National Health Service and the staff who work in the National Health Service if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is agreed. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2374 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will not affect the way the United Kingdom Government runs the National Health Service. It has been made clear by negotiators from both the United States and the European Union that it is up to the UK alone to decide how the NHS is run and any assertion that TTIP will undermine the Government’s control of the NHS is a red herring.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The TTIP could offer great benefits to British business and for British jobs. Greater consistency in existing and new regulatory requirements would make it easier for companies - especially small and medium enterprises - to access markets and, for patients, potentially help to increase access to new medicines and medical devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL2373 more like this
HL2375 more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T12:27:47.0097418Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T12:27:47.0097418Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4289
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100044
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they notified the European Commission of the draft regulations for possible standardised packaging for tobacco products without waiting for the results of the recent consultation that closed on 7 August. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL2250 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The consultation on introducing regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco ran between 26 June and 7 August 2014. All substantive responses were then considered before the regulations were notified in draft to the European Commission as technical standards under the procedures of Directive 98/34/EC. They were notified to the Commission on 29 August 2014.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:54:12.5872489Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:54:12.5872489Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this