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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parliamentary Session 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 the Leader of the House when she expects the current session of Parliament to end. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL13578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>A date for the prorogation of the current session has not yet been set. The length of the first session was extended to give Parliament more time to consider the crucial legislation relating to Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1059235
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Lords: Disability 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL13620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords provides support for Members, staff and visitors to Parliament affected by hearing loss through the use of audio loop and infrared systems that help to amplify sound for hearing aid users. Loop systems are installed in the Chamber and all Committee rooms, with infrared systems additionally available within Committee rooms 1 to 4, 2A, 3A and the Moses Room. Handheld radio transmitters are also available to hearing-aid users when in the Chamber, to reduce interference from electrical equipment and improve the quality of sound provided by the audio loop.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring options to provide an audio description service for Chamber and Committee proceedings. This will provide blind and partially sighted members, committee witnesses and members of the public with a voiced description of which member or witness is currently speaking, transmitted directly via an audio service. A feasibility study was commissioned in January 2019 and will report back later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Further microphones are due to be added to the Chamber this year, which will improve the quality of service provided to hearing aid users. A greater number of microphones situated closer to the people speaking minimises background noise and gives a cleaner sound on the audio which is sent directly to hearing aids via the loop system. The large number of microphones used in Committee meetings, whether automated or operated by an engineer, help to keep the sound clear and maximise the quality of sound experienced by hearing aid users.</p><p> </p><p>For those with hearing impairments which do not require the use of a hearing aid, overall audibility in Committee Rooms 2A, 3A and 4A is generally good. In Committee rooms 1 to 4, however, factors such as high ceilings and furniture arrangements mean that the current acoustic set-up is sub-optimal. A facilities upgrade is currently being trialled in House of Commons Committee Room 6 and, subject to approval, House of Lords Committee rooms will also benefit from these improvements in due course. There are also plans to replace the speakers embedded in the benches within the Chamber next year, which should deliver improvements to general levels of audibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business of the House is of course dependent upon Members, staff and visitors such as committee witnesses being able to hear and be heard, although the capacity to deliver improvements can sometimes be limited by the nature of operations in a building with heritage restrictions. Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out as part of the Restoration and Renewal process, during which extensive works are likely to offer the potential for further improvements to facilities. In the interim, the Director of Facilities would be happy to speak to any member with specific suggestions for improvement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1058908
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Intestacy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many estates of people that die without (a) known entitled relatives and (b) leaving a will were referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department in each year since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
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Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property uin 219364 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The number of estates referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department in each financial year since 2012 is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>1794</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2027</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>1855</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>1914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>1639</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>1698</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>1455*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*to date</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T09:23:28.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:23:28.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
1058909
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Duchy of Cornwall and Duchy of Lancaster: Intestacy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many estates of people that die without (a) known entitled relatives and (b) leaving a will in the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall were referred to the law firm Farrer and Co. Solicitors in each year since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
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Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property uin 219365 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Solicitor is appointed by Royal Warrant to administer the estates of persons domiciled in England &amp; Wales who die without leaving a will or entitled relatives (known as ‘bona vacantia’) but this explicitly excludes the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.</p><p> </p><p>The bona vacantia estates of persons domiciled in Cornwall and Lancaster are administered by Farrer &amp; Co Solicitors on behalf of the Dukes of Cornwall and Lancaster and are referred directly to them.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury Solicitor does not hold any information about the numbers of estates which are referred to Farrer &amp; Co.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T09:24:46.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:24:46.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
1059076
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Brexit more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 219252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>During the Implementation Period, the terms of the UK’s participation in EU agencies and bodies will be as set out in Article 128 of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>Following our exit from the European Union, we are committed to maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with the EU. Our future partnership is a matter for the next phase of negotiations and we look forward to constructive discussions with the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T09:15:52.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:15:52.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1059216
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sir Philip Green 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 Sir Phillip Green or any company, trust or other entity associated with him, has obtained an injunction against Her Majesty's Government or any government departments, agencies or public bodies since May 2010; if so, when any such injunction was granted; and when it was withdrawn. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Legal Department (GLD) conducts civil litigation on behalf of most government departments and many (but not all) executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.</p><p>GLD has no record of any injunctions obtained by Sir Philip Green, or any entity known by GLD to be connected with him, against any of the departments, agencies or bodies to which GLD provides litigation services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1058707
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what gender awareness training staff at the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate have undertaken in relation to their inspections of employment agencies’ practices; and whether the inspectorate has a gender awareness strategy in place for those inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 219467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>All staff in the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate have to undertake mandatory training on diversity and inclusion, including unconscious bias training. The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has a published enforcement policy statement which details their approach to conducting inspections:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615442/employment-agency-standards-inspectorate-enforcement-statement.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615442/employment-agency-standards-inspectorate-enforcement-statement.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:26:57.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:26:57.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1058742
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is drawing up plans for specific sectors to boost the UK economy in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 219385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work towards a deal with the EU. This is very much in the interest of the EU as well as the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to supporting vital industries in any EU exit scenario. Extensive engagement has taken, and is taking, place between Government and industry to communicate actions businesses can take in preparation and to explore the implications of different scenarios on sectors.</p><p> </p><p>Our modern Industrial Strategy has set out a long-term approach to ensure that we’re building an economy fit for the future and will help us make the best of our relations with Europe and beyond. This includes a range of measures aimed at increasing investment from the private and public sector, from cutting business taxes, slashing red tape to investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:27:58.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:27:58.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1058743
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is drawing up plans for specific nations and regions of the UK to boost the economy in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 219386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work towards a deal and we are confident of securing a relationship with the EU which maintains the current, liberalised access and frictionless trade we enjoy. This is in the interest of business across all regions of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to supporting vital industries in any EU exit scenario, including taking action to provide continuity for UK business in trading arrangements wherever possible. Extensive engagement continues between Government and industry to help businesses prepare for different scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>Our modern Industrial Strategy has set out a long-term approach to ensure that we’re building an economy fit for the future and will help us make the best of our relations with Europe and beyond. This includes a range of measures aimed at increasing investment to all regions of the UK from the private and public sector, from cutting business taxes, slashing red tape to investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:07:04.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:07:04.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1058772
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Draft) more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's response to the consultation on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 219477 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government published the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill on 23 July 2018. Alongside this, an Overview Document was published which, while providing an overview of the policy and how the register will work, sought views on how the clauses will be implemented in practice.</p><p> </p><p>The draft Bill is expected to undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint <em>ad hoc</em> Committee. The Committee will report to Parliament, following which the Government intends to respond to the Committee’s report. The response will reflect the responses to the Overview Document.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T17:56:32.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:56:32.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this