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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Pension Funds more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers regarding where their money is invested and how rights attached to it are being exercised; and when they plan to consider how secondary legislation could be used to ensure greater transparency for pension savers. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring greater transparency for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>From April this year, workplace schemes are required to report on the value delivered by costs and charges in their scheme for the first time. Building on this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority ran a joint Call for Evidence ‘Transaction Cost Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’, considering how transaction costs could be disclosed in a standardised way. This is the first phase of work required to meet duties under Section 44 of the Pensions Act 2014 to require transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others; and transaction costs and administration charges to be published. The Government is currently considering responses to the Call for Evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Transparency is not just about costs and charges. Earlier this year the Government consulted on changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes Investment Regulations requiring trustees to report how they take financial and non-financial factors into account when investing, and their schemes stewardship policy. The Government is currently considering responses to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to consult on any secondary legislation required following these exercises later this year, and will consider what further proposals may be needed to ensure greater transparency for pension savers including consideration both of its duties under the Pensions Act 2014 and the remarks made in debates on 7 January.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
385310
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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 Engineering more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the numbers of people being trained in engineering at (1) apprentice level, (2) high technical level, and (3) graduate level. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL793 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is making a series of interventions to increase the number of engineers. We are inspiring young people to consider engineering careers through the your-life campaign, tomorrow’s engineer’s week, STEM ambassadors in schools and improved careers advice.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to 3m apprenticeships starts this parliament and many of the new employer-led trailblazer apprenticeships standards are in the engineering and manufacturing sector.</p><p> </p><p>Final data for the 13/14 academic year show that there were 64,800 apprenticeship starts in the engineering and manufacturing technologies sector subject area, an increase of 52% on 2009/10.</p><p> </p><p>We have made additional funding available for HE within Higher Apprenticeships and for 20,000 more higher apprenticeship to provide apprentices with high level technical skills that employers need.</p><p> </p><p>We have also established national colleges to address skills gaps in sectors key to the economy to provide high level technical skills –colleges announced so far include advanced manufacturing, high speed rail, nuclear, oil, gas and wind.</p><p> </p><p>We have also made available £30m funding to employers to address skills shortages in engineering.</p><p> </p><p>In HE we have provided £200 million capital investment for teaching facilities and £185 million for teaching of high cost subjects such as engineering. We have also provided £6m for the development of an engineering conversion pilot to enable qualified non-engineering graduates to pursue a career in engineering.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:09:00.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:09:00.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
385325
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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 estimate that residents living in rural areas will be able to access the same broadband speeds as customers living in cities and towns. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
star this property uin HL808 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that customers in rural areas currently experience, on average, lower broadband speeds than those in urban areas.</p><p> </p><p>This is why the Government is investing £780 million to deliver superfast broadband, mostly targeted at rural areas where it would not otherwise be available if left to the commercial sector. Superfast broadband is available to 80% of UK premises and we aim to reach 95% coverage by 2017.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of this year access to standard broadband of 2 Megabits will be available to everyone. The Government has also made available up to £10 million to support pilot projects to explore ways to extend superfast broadband beyond 95% of UK premises, with technologies such as satellite and wireless and using new financing models.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T15:49:54.113Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T15:49:54.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
385307
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 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 why they decided not to nominate a United Kingdom candidate for the UN Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL790 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly supports the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) against Women and it is committed to advancing women’s rights. We are fully committed to the CEDAW process and are fully engaged with the UN and the Committee. We regularly consider nominating a UK national for election to the Committee, but have not yet done so under this present government. UK nationals are well represented on other UN treaty monitoring bodies, such as the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T16:07:06.03Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T16:07:06.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
385313
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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 Unidentified Flying Objects 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, in relation to the 18 Ministry of Defence files on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) that have yet to be released to the public, what is the originating division of the file reference M9/18; what is the remit of that division in relation to UAP; and what is their latest estimate of when the 18 files will be passed to the National Archives, and then released to the public. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL796 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The originating branch of file reference MO9/18 relates to ministers' private offices. The latest estimate of when the 18 files will be delivered to the National Archives is before March 2016. The National Archives will make the necessary judgement about when they release these files to the public.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-01T15:48:20.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-01T15:48:20.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
385321
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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 Veterans 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 plans they have to ensure that military personnel have a smooth transition into civilian life. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
star this property uin HL804 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely committed to ensuring our Service leavers make a successful transition to civilian life. To support that transition, all Service leavers are entitled to a resettlement programme that allows them to capitalise on the highly marketable skills and experiences they take with them.</p><p> </p><p>Resettlement provision is available through the Career Transition Partnership, a highly successful collaboration between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management. The range of help available can include training grants, resettlement leave, transition workshops, career support, housing advice, financial briefs, and employment support. During 2013-14, this package of measures helped 84 per cent of Service leavers find sustainable employment within six months of leaving the Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T15:45:40.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T15:45:40.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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385299
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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 Cycling: Safety more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect cyclists from collisions with heavy goods vehicles. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL782 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Road safety including reducing the instances of cyclists being killed or seriously injured, particularly by heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is a subject that we take extremely seriously. Government has helped encourage and develop better HGV design and will continue to do so.   The Department for Transport will be consulting on a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS). Our plans to tackle cyclist safety and fatalities caused by all vehicle types, including HGVs will form a key part of this document.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:21:21.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:21:21.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
385311
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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 Roads: Damage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the mileage of structural damage to highways under the management of (1) the Highways Agency, and (2) local authorities (in respect of trunk roads); and what assessment they have made of the cost of eliminating that backlog. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL794 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2014/15, 94.9% or 4,128 miles of the highways under the Highways Agency (now Highways England) responsibility remained in good condition and did not require maintenance. Local authorities are not responsible for trunk roads as Highways England manage them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2014/15, the Highways Agency spent £747m for its network renewal programme, of which £555m was for the renewal of roads including pavements. Under the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, Highways England will undertake a major programme of maintenance and renewal funded through the Investment Plan for the period 2015 - 2020. This includes an extensive programme of resurfacing to address ageing road surfaces and to minimise future maintenance liabilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:21:58.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:21:58.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2483
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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 Driving: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 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 advance publicity was given before 8 June of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency telephone number so those drivers who do not wish to use the online service can use it; and what is that number. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL800 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>On 12 May, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) published the View Driving Licence Assisted Digital telephone number (0300 083 0013) on the Abolition of the Counterpart campaign page on GOV.UK. This informed members of the public about their options for generating a driving licence check code.</p><p> </p><p>From 19 May, customers telephoning the DVLA’s general enquiry line have been redirected to the new service through the automated telephone system.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:37:53.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:37:53.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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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 Driving: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what publicity was given before 8 June to the abolition of the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL801 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) utilised media, online and direct mail channels to inform customers and businesses about the abolition of the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. The DVLA also engaged directly with trade organisations and car hire companies who may need to check the status of drivers. Since March 2015, the DVLA has written directly to 640,000 professional bus and lorry drivers and sent information to around a million drivers each month with driving licence renewals. Information on GOV.UK about the change has been viewed more than 3.2 million times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:38:28.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:38:28.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this