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star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL3387 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
166639
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out any forecasts of the level of child poverty between now and 2020; and if so, whether they will be made public. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3230 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3231 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
166640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have calculated the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit policy changes announced to date since May 2010. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3231 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3230 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
168479
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading European Protection Orders more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to implement the European Protection Order (EU Directive 2011/99/EU) that requires member states to introduce procedures whereby the victims of domestic violence can get a non-molestation order from the courts in one member state which will then be automatically recognised in other member states. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3509 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 2014-12-22more like thismore than 2014-12-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>EU Directive 2011/99/EU on the European Protection Order comes into force on 11 January 2015 and the Government plans to implement it by way of statutory instrument made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, on the same day. At the same time, the Government will also implement the related EU Regulation on the mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters, (606/3013) which comes into force on the same day.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-22T16:53:36.733Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-22T16:53:36.733Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
166104
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many localities, and at what cost, they have contracted with bus companies or public transport bodies to display advertisements on buses calling on people who know "benefit cheats" to inform the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL3162 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Advertising on buses was targeted in 25 local authority areas at a cost of £219,786.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
169666
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the proportion of people whose defined contribution pension fund is in the ranges (1) £0 to £5,000, (2) £5,000 to £10,000, (3) £10,000 to £15,000, (4) £15,000 to £20,000, (5) £20,000 to £25,000, (6) £25,000 to £30,000, (7) £30,000 to £35,000, (8) £35,000 to £40,000, (9) £40,000 to £45,000, (10) £45,000 to £50,000, and (11) over £50,000. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL3653 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Estimates of defined contribution wealth in the accumulation phase have been made by DWP using the Wealth and Assets survey (WAS). The analysis excludes individuals with zero DC wealth and includes all adults aged 16 and over.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Distribution of individuals with wealth in DC pensions not yet in payment, 2010/12</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DC Wealth in Accumulation phase</p></td><td><p>% of individuals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £0 and £4,999</p></td><td><p>26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £5,000 and £9,999</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £10,000 and £14,999</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £15,000 and £19,999</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £20,000 and £24,999</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £25,000 and £29,999</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £30,000 and £34,999</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £35,000 and £39,999</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £40,000 and £44,999</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £45,000 and £49,999</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>greater than £50,000</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DWP analysis of ONS WAS data from 2010-12 (Wave 3)</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:40:23.587Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:40:23.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
169360
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Forced Marriage Protection Orders more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for a Forced Marriage Protection Order have been made since the coming into force of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007; and how many have been successful. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL3646 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 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Forced marriage is an appalling practice and should not be tolerated. That's why the Government has criminalised forced marriage to ensure that victims are protected by the law. The new offences of forced marriage in section 121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on 16 June.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 came into force on 25 November 2008 and up to the end of September 2014, 762 applications for a forced marriage protection order have been made, and 785 forced marriage protection orders have been issued. The number of orders made generally exceeds the number of applications as forced marriage protection orders are sometimes made during the course of applications for other family orders, and there is no differentiation between interim orders and final orders.</p><p> </p><p>Section 120 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which also came into force on 16 June 2014, made it a criminal offence to breach a forced marriage protection order. There were 63 applications for a forced marriage protection order in the period 1 July to 30 September 2014.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3647 more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T12:54:56.937Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T12:54:56.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
169670
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether G4S was considered for the delivery of call centres dealing with enquiries associated with Universal Credit; if so, when such consideration ceased; and whether any payments were made to G4S in respect of any such work. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3657 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3658 more like this
HL3659 more like this
HL3660 more like this
HL3661 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.863Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.863Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
170247
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December (HC Deb, col 633), what specific new steps they are taking to raise awareness of short-term benefit advances. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL3743 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the Noble Baroness to the oral answer given by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Official Report, 8 December 2014, column 633. He set out how the Department for Work and Pensions will be doing much more to raise awareness of Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs) as recommended by the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry and others, including the Social Security Advisory Committee. This will include providing more information to claimants about STBAs online and in Jobcentres. Staff guidance on STBAs will also be updated and staff reminded of the process for considering an STBA.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of the STBA process is a discussion between the claimant and the Decision Maker to consider the circumstances of the request and make an informed discretionary decision about the claimant’s needs. Such a discussion needs to be had with the claimant and cannot be done online or with a third party.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits are normally paid in arrears and where the Department can pay any benefit due to the claimant it does. Where an STBA can be paid it is usually paid the day after it is first requested by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes the current system for claiming STBAs is simple. All claimants need to do is mention to staff that they will not be able to manage until their payment is due and the STBA process will start. However, the Government has accepted the need to raise awareness of STBAs as set out above.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made improvements to the hardship process. In July 2014 it strengthened guidance for work coaches so that all claimants are informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment and processing times have also been improved.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3744 more like this
HL3745 more like this
HL3746 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
166621
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Magna Carta more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they are making available to organisations marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta; and how those funds will be used. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL3212 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In March this year the Chancellor of the Exchequer provided a direct grant of £1 million to the Magna Carta Trust to support the celebration of the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Applications for funding were invited by the Trust and a list of projects that were successful is available at: <a href="http://magnacarta800th.com/projects/" target="_blank">http://magnacarta800th.com/projects/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the direct grant of £1 million, Magna Carta projects have benefited from awards totalling £21.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Successful projects range from £502,900 awarded to Salisbury Cathedral’s ‘Engaging with Magna Carta’ programme to £7,400 for the Walkern History Society’s self guided history trail.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has also provided four members of staff to support the development of the Global Law Summit, to be held in February next year, a world-class legal conference which will address the continuing relevance of Magna Carta to modern-world legal and business issues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T17:02:15.35Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:02:15.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this