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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 thebigword 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 whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4606 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 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 the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4607 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672273
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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 thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 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 which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4611 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672264
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 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 are providing money through child-focused programmes in Zimbabwe to families who do not have any children; and if so, why. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4602 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>DFID is one of a number of donors who funds the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer programme, referred to in the recent ICAI report.</p><p>Of the targeted households under the scheme 83% have children to care for, but those headed by the elderly, the chronically ill or people living with disabilities are also eligible even if they are not caring for children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T17:06:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:06:10.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
672290
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warrior Armoured Vehicle more like this
star this property house id 2 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 any plans for upgrading British Army infantry fighting vehicles. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4628 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme will ensure the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle continues to provide the infantry with battle-winning capability for the future.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore we are building an adaptive force to meet the range of future threats. Vehicle projects including Ajax (to support both the armoured infantry and new strike brigades), and the Challenger 2 life extension project, will be delivered in support of the new war fighting division as part of Joint Force 2025.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Minister for Defence Procurement (Harriett Baldwin) on 18 January 2017 to Question 59929.</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 2017-01-24T15:39:43.373Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T15:39:43.373Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 18 January 2017 HOC59929.docx more like this
star this property title Ministry of Defence Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
672306
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the extent to which students have been admitted to Russell Group universities having had their prior learning from other institutions accredited to allow entry mid-course; and what evidence they used to support that assessment. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL4643 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 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England and Higher Education Statistics Agency do not gather information on students who have had their prior learning from other institutions accredited to allow entry mid-course. The issue of improving understanding of student transfer was raised during our recent the call for evidence on <em>Accelerated Courses and Switching University or Degree. </em>We received over 4,500 responses to this and published a summary of the evidence we gathered on 20 December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-01-19T16:22:02.48Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T16:22:02.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4151
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
672285
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 9 January (HL4371), whether they will now provide figures to answer the question asked. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>I have nothing to add to the answer given on 9<sup>th</sup> January 2017 (HL4371). The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union (Lord Bridges of Headley), updated the House on our plans for EU exit on 17 January.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T12:25:46.837Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T12:25:46.837Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
672296
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the impact on the UK economy of leaving the Single Market. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4634 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to undertake a range of analyses to inform the UK’s position for the upcoming EU exit negotiations. As the Prime Minister has said, we will pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union as a priority to allow for the greatest possible trade in goods and services between Britain and EU member states. Autumn Statement funding decisions ensure that departments have sufficient resource to deliver this new relationship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4637 more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T17:14:27.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T17:14:27.733Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
672300
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the impact on GDP if trade negotiations with the EU are not successfully concluded prior to the UK’s withdrawal; and what steps they are taking to ensure that they have access to adequate advice from trade experts as they approach those negotiations. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4637 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to undertake a range of analyses to inform the UK’s position for the upcoming EU exit negotiations. As the Prime Minister has said, we will pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union as a priority to allow for the greatest possible trade in goods and services between Britain and EU member states. Autumn Statement funding decisions ensure that departments have sufficient resource to deliver this new relationship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4634 more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T17:14:27.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T17:14:27.673Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
672291
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 representations they have made to the UN Security Council regarding the status of refugees from Syria. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL4629 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>In the UN Security Council, we have sought to address the humanitarian situation inside Syria, calling for an end to the fighting and full access for humanitarian aid. At the UN, we have worked with partners to help Syrian refugees, including in September 2016 when we co-hosted a meeting in the margins of the General Assembly to review progress on implementation of the February conference. The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, including support for Syrian refugees. We have committed £2.3 billion in response to the Syrian crisis, of which £1.1 billion is for countries neighbouring Syria. This money is to meet the needs of refugees, help host communities and enable Syrian refugees to remain in the region. In February 2016, the UK co-hosted the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference, which raised over $12 billion in pledges, and included a focus on education and employment opportunities for refugees in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T17:44:14.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T17:44:14.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this