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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Limited Liability 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 which registered political parties in the UK have the status of also being companies with limited liability. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL15752 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission registers political parties and maintains the registers of political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is independent of the Government and accountable to Parliament.</p><p>The Electoral Commission publishes a database of registered political parties on its website. This includes whether a political party is also a campaigner. Further information can be found at: http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:15:45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:15:45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
1126732
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 discussions they have had with the Electoral Commission about putting in place safeguards to ensure that political parties do not receive donations from people promoting the interests of other countries during and between election campaigns. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15749 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission in its 2018 report ‘Digital campaigning - Increasing transparency for voters’, included recommendations relating to foreign donations and campaigning. The Government has discussed these with the Electoral Commission.</p><p>On 5th May 2019, the Government announced it will consult on safeguarding UK elections. The consultation may consider recommendations for increasing transparency on digital political advertising, including by third parties; closing loopholes on foreign spending in elections; preventing shell companies from sidestepping the current rules on political finance and on action to tackle foreign lobbying.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1126730
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance 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 steps they are taking to help increase investment in UK research and development. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15747 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science to the hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow on 27 March 2019 to Question 230812.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:04:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:04:38.943Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126716
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Batteries 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 estimate they have made of the number of electric vehicle batteries in the UK that will need to be recycled in (1) 2020, (2) 2030, (3) 2040, and (4) 2050; and what assessment they have made of the UK's capacity to meet this demand for battery recycling given that there are no lithium-ion recycling facilities in the UK. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15733 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of electric vehicle batteries in the UK that will need to be recycled in the future. However, the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, published last year, set out the ambition that by 2030 50%-70% of new cars sold and up to 40% of new vans sold are ultra low emission and that by 2040 those percentages rise to 100%. Presently, cars and vans have an average lifespan of around 14 years before they become end-of-life vehicles, and figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that in 2018 there were new car registrations of 2,367,147 units and for light commercial vehicles 357,325 units. Of these, 141,234 units were for plug-in and hybrid vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>Second life applications are being explored for batteries which are no longer able to perform as required in electric vehicles. An example is in energy storage solutions, which will delay the point at which the battery has to be recycled.</p><p> </p><p>Electric car batteries are classified as industrial batteries and covered under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. This bans the disposal to landfill of such batteries and their incineration. It also establishes take-back and recycling obligations for industrial battery producers.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s £246 million Faraday Battery Challenge is playing a leading role in promoting the reuse and recycling of battery components. One of the eight technical challenges set is to be able to recycle 95% of an electric vehicle battery pack by 2035.</p><p> </p><p>A number of live projects are exploring this area including a £10 million Faraday Institution research project. This is developing the technological, economic and policy framework that would allow high percentages of the materials in lithium-ion batteries at the end of their first life to be reused or recycled. In addition, several collaborative research and development projects are looking at reusing, remanufacturing or recycling end-of-life, automotive lithium-ion batteries.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:45:56.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:45:56.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1126709
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Science: Research 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 how much funding they provided to universities in England for social science research in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL15726 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy funds research primarily through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Within UKRI the main funders of social science research are the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and Research England.</p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the value of research grants from AHRC and ESRC related to social science awarded to universities in England in each of the last five years. It also shows the notional allocation of Quality-related Research (QR) funding from Research England to the social sciences in universities in England over the past five years. QR funding is unhypothecated and individual institutions decide how it should be spent on research activities according to their own priorities.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value of awarded grants (by Financial Year) £</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> QR allocation (by academic year) £</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>153,738,462</p></td><td><p>270,300,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>106,861,835</p></td><td><p>276,500,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>181,616,983</p></td><td><p>279,000,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/2018</p></td><td><p>199,971,534</p></td><td><p>281,200,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/2019</p></td><td><p>247,678,306</p></td><td><p>291,300,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>While these are the primary funders of social science research, other research councils within UKRI provide funding for projects that involve a significant contribution from the social sciences. UKRI encourages interdisciplinary research, including the integration of social science components into other research programmes, when this adds value to the proposals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:04:25.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:04:25.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3830
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
1126696
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Nappies 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 of (1) reusable, and (2) disposable, nappies on the (a) environment, and (b) collection and disposal of refuse; and what incentives they are encouraging for the use of reusable nappies. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL15713 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to address the issues associated with the environmental impact of nappies. In line with the Resources and Waste Strategy published in December last year, we are considering the best approach for a range of products.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of policy measures available to us, including standards and consumer information, and we believe the right approach for each product requires careful consideration taking account of various factors, for example, waste benefits versus energy usage. We are therefore carrying out some new research into the impacts of reusable and disposable nappies. This will help us decide on the best course of action for the future and in terms of Government support.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:26:12.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:26:12.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1126329
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star 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 Navy: Recruitment 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 plans to increase staff recruitment in the UK Royal Navy; and if so, what steps they are taking to increase skills and training of such staff. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Plans are already in place to increase recruitment as part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Personnel Recovery and Growth Programme.</p><p>All training delivered to Naval Service personnel, from recruitment and throughout their career, is regularly reviewed to maximise talent and ensure that people have the appropriate skills to allow the Navy to continue to meet their operational commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126326
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star 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 Ministry of Defence: Land 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 steps are being taken, if any, to make surplus Ministry of Defence land available to local authorities for the provision of affordable and social housing. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15686 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government ensures that local authorities have the opportunity to express an interest in surplus Ministry of Defence land.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with Her Majesty’s Treasury guidelines, once a site is declared surplus to Defence purposes it is placed on the cross-Government database managed by the Office of Government Property within the Cabinet Office. This database provides an opportunity for other public bodies including local authorities to express an interest in acquiring sites before they are placed on the open market. Sites stay on the data base for 40 working days.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury guidelines state that transactions such as sales between Departments should generally be at full market value even if transferred to other public sector bodies (including publicly sponsored housing associations).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1126299
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 Lord Henley on 10 May (HL15375), what action, if any, they plan to take to penalise those companies who do not comply with the Prompt Payment Code; and whether this will include removing those companies from all Government tenders until such companies have demonstrated compliance. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prompt Payment Code is a voluntary Code administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) on behalf of Government. Signatories to the Code sign up to pay 95% of invoices in 60 days, with an ambition to move toward 30-day payment terms. Signatories who do meet the standard are invited to submit a plan to CICM setting out clearly how they will improve their performance. Those who submit a satisfactory plan and subsequently demonstrate compliance are suspended from the Code and can be reinstated in the future. Those who do not engage with CICM, and fail to submit a plan, will be removed.</p><p>Starting in September this year, suppliers could be excluded from winning Government contracts if they fail to pay subcontractors on time. Under the new rules, suppliers who bid for government contracts above £5m per annum, who cannot show they are paying 95% of invoices within 60 days, risk being prevented from securing government contracts. We have contacted all suppliers reminding them of this initiative and their responsibilities on prompt payment.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:05:42.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:42.333Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1125863
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Developing Countries: Childbirth 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 Sugg on 7 May (HL15313), when they expect the World Health Organisation will complete its review on the extent of the problem of women being detained because they cannot pay medical fees; and as a result when they expect to be able to provide an accurate assessment of the scale of this problem in countries in receipt of UK Official Development Assistance. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15653 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned that women are being detained because they cannot pay medical fees, including after childbirth complications. The WHO review will not be able to provide definitive numbers on the scale of this problem but will provide information on detention in hospitals for a policy brief that is expected by the end of 2019. DFID will ensure we respond to the policy brief. It will inform how we contribute to the long-term approach to promote financing reforms to benefit the poor and reduce out-of-pocket health expenditure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T15:22:29.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T15:22:29.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1125858
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Bahrain: Capital Punishment 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 failure of oversight bodies in Bahrain to investigate allegations of the torture and coerced confessions of Ali Al-Arab and Ahmed Al-Malali. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15648 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely following the cases of Mr Almalali and Mr Alarab and have raised the cases with the Bahraini Government. The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries. The Government of Bahrain are fully aware of our position. The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. We urge allegations of this nature to be reported to the appropriate national human rights oversight bodies and continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15647 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:41:06.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:41:06.523Z
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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 Scriven more like this
1125857
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Bahrain: Capital Punishment 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 concerns expressed by the UN and other international actors that Ali Al-Arab and Ahmed Al-Malali were convicted and sentenced to death in Bahrain based on confessions they gave under torture; and (1) what representations they have made to the King of Bahrain, and (2) what other steps they are taking, to prevent their execution. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15647 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely following the cases of Mr Almalali and Mr Alarab and have raised the cases with the Bahraini Government. The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries. The Government of Bahrain are fully aware of our position. The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. We urge allegations of this nature to be reported to the appropriate national human rights oversight bodies and continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15648 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:41:06.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:41:06.477Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1125850
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Takeovers: Conflict of Interests 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 intend to undertake a review of the management of conflicts of interest arising when, in a contested takeover situation, institutional investors hold shares for clients, or under their own account, in both the bidder and target companies. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15640 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not uncommon for some investors to hold shares in both the bidder and target companies and rules mandated by the Financial Conduct Authority provide transparency to the market about share ownership. Takeover decisions are ultimately a matter for shareholders and the UK’s takeover rules require bidders to secure the approval of a majority of shareholders in the target company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1125844
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 safety of the use of decabromodiphenyl ethane in UK furniture; and what advice, if any, they have received from (1) the European Chemicals Agency, (2) the Health and Safety Executive, and (3) the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment on the risks of using decabromodiphenyl ethane. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15634 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing the operation of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and is taking account of evidence and advice from external sources such as academic papers as well as the views of experts from across government, including Chief Scientific Advisors.</p><p> </p><p>All furniture must also comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and be safe before it can be placed on the market.</p><p> </p><p>DecaBDE is a persistent organic pollutant. The UK ceased production of this substance in 1996 and its use has declined sharply since then. Many other countries have also phased out its use. It was banned under the UN Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants in December 2018 and under the European chemical regulation regime, REACH, in March 2019. It will not be present in household soft furnishings and mattresses purchased after this ban comes into effect.</p><p> </p><p>Chemicals, including brominated flame retardants used in UK furniture, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p><p> </p><p>In order to comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Papua: Journalism 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 government of Indonesia about lifting the ban on foreign journalists visiting West Papua. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL15633 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>President Jokowi made clear his intention to allow free access for foreign journalists to Papua when he announced the lifting of the ban in May 2015. A number of foreign journalists have since gained access to report on the region. Unfortunately it seems some elements of the Government have been slow to respond to President Jokowi’s wishes. We continue to receive reports that journalists face difficulties in securing visas and restrictions on free reporting.</p><p>In January 2018, I raised my concern on this issue with the Indonesian ambassador to London, and officials in Indonesia also raised this when they visited Papua in February 2019. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific acknowledged at a Westminster Hall Debate on 8 May 2019 that transparency and media access are important. We continue to encourage Indonesian journalists to write openly and frankly about Papua to ensure that local perspectives are properly heard and are part of any debate.</p><p>Our Embassy in Jakarta is very active in promoting press freedom. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2019 the Embassy arranged a full programme of activities to celebrate the work of journalists, media organisations and regulators. Indonesia will also be invited to the global Media Freedoms event in July, which the UK is co-hosting with Canada, which will promote the importance of media freedom and aim to adopt a more co-ordinated approach to securing the safety of media professionals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:13:02.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:13:02.4Z
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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 Lexden more like this
1125842
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Indonesia: Arms Trade 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 discussions they have had with the government of Indonesia to ensure that British-supplied arms are not used for internal repression in West Papua. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL15632 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK takes its arms export responsibilities seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. We do not export equipment where we assess there is a clear risk that it might be used for internal repression.</p><p>We follow the situation in Papua closely. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific set out our concerns about violence in Papua and reports of alleged human rights violations by the security forces at a Westminster Hall debate on 8 May. The Minister raised concerns about the situation in Papua with the Indonesian Ambassador earlier this year. We will continue to press the Indonesian authorities to strengthen their human rights protections.</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 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1125841
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Bahrain: Capital Punishment 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 representations they are making to the government of Bahrain about the imminent execution of Ali al-Arab and Ahmed al-Malali; and about the legal processes which led to their sentences. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15631 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely following the cases of Mr Almalali and Mr Alarab and have raised the cases with the Bahraini Government. The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries. The Government of Bahrain are fully aware of our position. The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. We urge allegations of this nature to be reported to the appropriate national human rights oversight bodies and continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:36:58.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:36:58.257Z
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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 Judd more like this
1125838
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Foxes 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 April (HL15102), what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of the disposal of the estimated 400,000 foxes killed each year in Britain, in particular to water courses. more like this
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Lord Hanningfield more like this
star this property uin HL15628 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has not been made aware of any largescale or widespread practice of dead foxes being disposed of in watercourses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:19:42.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:19:42.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1125524
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service 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 discussions they have had with parliamentary authorities about the construction of a Holocaust Memorial within the grounds of the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL15619 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Regular discussions have taken place with officials from the parliamentary authorities over the last three years to keep them updated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:06:11.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:06:11.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1125523
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Monuments: Construction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in deciding where to build public monuments, they consider their visual, aesthetic and environmental impact. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL15618 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the guidelines by which planning decisions should be made. There is no separate national policy specifically relating to public monuments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:50:07.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:50:07.397Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property tabling member
3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1125520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Tenants' Associations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 assessment they have made of the difficulties of forming and sustaining Recognised Tenants’ Associations since the Tenants' Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018; and whether there are now exemptions which allow landlords to avoid recognition of proposed and existing Recognised Tenants’ Associations. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
star this property uin HL15615 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>At this stage, the Government has not received evidence of any difficulties related to the Statutory Instrument. However, we do recognise that it has only been in force for just over 6 months. We are monitoring the operation of the Statutory Instrument and will review it in Autumn 2019 if necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:02:03.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:02:03.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1125519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Tenants' Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 plans they have to review the Tenants' Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 which came into force on 1 November 2018. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
star this property uin HL15614 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the Tribunal to monitor the operation of the Statutory Instrument. If necessary, we will seek to review it in Autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:02:28.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:02:28.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4558
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1125514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star 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 Pupil Exclusions 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 action they have taken against those schools who are illegally off-rolling their pupils. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15609 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The department is clear that off-rolling is unacceptable, and whilst the department believes this practice is relatively rare, the government is committed to continue working with Ofsted to define and tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p><p> </p><p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons including: permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (such as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register. There is no legal definition of ‘off-rolling’. However, the law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p> </p><p>Following media coverage of off-rolling in 2017, the department wrote to all secondary schools, reminding them of the rules surrounding exclusion.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted already considers records of children taken off roll and has also recently consulted on proposals that will see a strengthened focus on this issue. It has proposed that where inspectors find off-rolling, this will always be addressed in the inspection report, and where appropriate will lead to a school’s leadership being judged inadequate. Ofsted will publish the outcome of its consultation soon.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review explored how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It has also considered the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review and the government’s response were published on 7 May. The review makes 30 recommendations and highlights variation in exclusions practice across different schools, local authorities and certain groups of children. The government agrees with all 30 recommendation in principle, and the department has committed to working with education leaders over the summer to design a consultation on making schools accountable for the outcomes for permanently excluded children, to be launched in the autumn. Among other things, the department will seek views on how to mitigate the potential unintended consequences Edward Timpson has identified in his review, including how to tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:03:54.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:03:54.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1125513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading House of Lords Terrace: Smoking 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of smoking on the Lords’ Terrace. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15608 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Smoking is permitted on the Lords’ Terrace in the designated smoking area adjacent to the House of Commons and on the Peers’ smoking table, which is located near the top of the ramp and is currently outside the designated smoking area. The Services Committee will consider a paper on this matter at its meeting in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:07:10.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1125511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star 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 Children: Poverty 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, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 30 April (HL Deb, col 857), how many children have (1) moved out of poverty, and (2) moved into poverty, in each year since 2010 for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL15606 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>I issued a letter of correction on 9 May 2019 explaining that my reference to children moving out of poverty since 2010 should have been a reference to the number of children in workless households. There are now 665,000 fewer children in workless households compared with 2010. A copy of my letter has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:47:28.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:47:28.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Primarolo more like this