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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Press Freedom more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Reporters Without Borders 2019 World Press Freedom Index; and the UK’s position at 33 in that index. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
uin HL15743 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text We welcome the improvement in the UK’s ranking, but are disappointed that our position is not higher. The UK press is among the most respected and free in the world. The government recognises press freedom is fundamental to a healthy democracy and strongly supports it, including committing to repeal s40; publishing a world leading independent review on the sustainability of high quality journalism by Dame Cairncross; and launching a Global Media Freedoms campaign.<p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
4238
label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1133783
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Gambling: Taxation more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what gambling activities are subject to (1) value-added tax, and (2) gross profits tax; and how much value-added tax was collected from adult gaming centres in England and Wales in (a) 2017, and (b) 2018. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL16534 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answer text <p>(1) Almost all gambling activities are exempt from value added tax (VAT). However, VAT does apply to prize machines that offer non-cash prizes only. Such machines are not typically located in adult gaming centres.</p><p> </p><p>(2) There are seven Gambling Duties. Of these, six are based broadly on a gross profits tax model. The seventh, Lottery Duty is based on a percentage of the value of ticket sales.</p><p> </p><p>Total receipts from Betting and Gaming are published on the UK Trade Information website. A separate breakdown for value added tax collected from adult gaming centres in England and Wales is not available.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-03T12:01:46.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:01:46.77Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1136764
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 25 June (HL Deb, col 1004), what sources they used to inform their statements that the UK (1) delivers the fourth most generous level of welfare support in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), (2) spends more on family benefits than any other country in the G7, and (3) spends the second highest amount on family benefits as a share of GDP, in the OECD. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
uin HL16914 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>(1) This statement was due to official error. We are the fourth most generous country according to the UN 2019 World Happiness Report. The UK spends £220bn on welfare each year, providing vital financial support for the most vulnerable in society.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>(2) and (3) These two statements come from OECD 2015 data (<a href="https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode=SOCX_AGG" target="_blank">https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode=SOCX_AGG</a>). 2015 data is used as it is the most recent full data set. Please note that OECD definitions do not always match UK definitions, but insure data is comparable across OECD countries.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T14:09:48.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:09:48.317Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
4234
label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1125837
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Combined Authorities more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL15627 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong> <em>Integrated transport functions</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Bus improvement powers including bus franchising</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Economic development and regeneration powers</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for transport functions</em></strong></li></ul><p> </p><p>They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.</p><p> </p><p>2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:</p><ul><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers </em></strong>- all MCAs except West of England.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to pay grant </em></strong>- all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations </em></strong>- all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for any combined authority function </em></strong>- all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Adult education functions -</em></strong>all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Homes England powers around regeneration </em></strong>- all MCAs except Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a business rates supplement </em></strong>- Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.</li><li><strong> <em>Strategic planning powers </em></strong>- Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England</li><li><strong> <em>Police &amp; Crime Commissioner functions -</em></strong> exclusive to Greater Manchester.</li><li><strong> <em>Fire &amp; Rescue Authority </em></strong>- exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Public health functions</em></strong> - exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - </em></strong>exclusive to West Midlands.</li></ul><p> </p><p>3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:</p><p><strong>7 May 2020: </strong>Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands</p><p><strong>6 May 2021: </strong>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England</p><p><strong>5 May 2022: </strong>Sheffield City Region</p><p><strong>2 May 2024: </strong>North of Tyne</p><p> </p><p>4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:</p><p><strong>4 May 2017:</strong></p><ul><li>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%</li><li>Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%</li><li>Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%</li><li>Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%</li><li>West of England - a turnout of 29.72%</li><li>West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%</li></ul><p><strong>3 May 2018</strong></p><ul><li>Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%</li></ul><p><strong>2 May 2019</strong></p><ul><li>North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%</li></ul>
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1140012
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Tourism more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to address the decline in inbound tourists' spending in 2018. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Doocey more like this
uin HL17247 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>2017 was a record breaking year for inbound visits and spend. 2018 saw the second highest figures on record. We want tourism to continue to thrive and will continue to work closely with the tourism sector to ensure this happens as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The recently published Tourism Sector Deal demonstrates that both Government and industry are committed to growing our tourism sector, through improving workforce skills, improving our international offer for disabled visitors, developing the concept of Tourism Zones to provide targeted support for specific areas and increasing investment in accommodation across the country.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:27:01.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:27:01.87Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
4197
label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1140476
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Unexplained Wealth Orders more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unexplained wealth orders have been issued since those orders were introduced. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
uin HL17309 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>7 unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) have been made on 3 cases, including one which was discharged and replaced by another.</p><p>6 interim freezing orders (IFOs) related to the UWOs have been made, covering a number of properties. The total estimated value of the IFOs is £140m. At this stage it is not possible to determine how much of this property is foreign owned.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
grouped question UIN HL17310 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:04:17.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:04:17.227Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4153
label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1140477
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Freezing Orders more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much foreign owned property is currently subject to asset freezing orders in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
uin HL17310 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>7 unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) have been made on 3 cases, including one which was discharged and replaced by another.</p><p>6 interim freezing orders (IFOs) related to the UWOs have been made, covering a number of properties. The total estimated value of the IFOs is £140m. At this stage it is not possible to determine how much of this property is foreign owned.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
grouped question UIN HL17309 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:04:17.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:04:17.29Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4153
label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1144112
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Products: Certification more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK approved bodies will only be able to provide third party conformity assessment, where required, for products placed on the UK market; and whether equivalent EU notified bodies will be able to provide such assessment for products placed on both the UK and EU markets via CE marking. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this
uin HL17600 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with my noble Friend.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">After exit day, the Government is setting up a new UK regulatory regime. We recognise the valuable contribution UK Notified Bodies make to the economy, which is why notified bodies operating under the new regulatory regime will automatically become UK approved bodies. UK approved bodies will only be able to provide conformity assessment for the UK market and for countries with which we have signed a relevant mutual recognition agreement. We meet regularly with the sector to discuss the impact of Brexit and how they can prepare.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To help ensure the flow of goods into the UK, CE marked goods can be placed on the UK market for a time-limited period after exit day if we leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement. The results of conformity assessment carried out by EU notified bodies will be valid in the UK during this time-limited period. This will help UK manufacturers who sell to both the EU and UK markets.</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:26:01.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:26:01.963Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-02T14:18:56.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:18:56.767Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
787
label Biography information for Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this
1144115
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Products: Certification more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when, and where, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, public access to the list of UK approved bodies for conformity assessment, and particulars of standards harmonised to EU directives, will be made available. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this
uin HL17603 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with my noble Friend.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, on exit all ‘harmonised standards’ that gave a presumption of conformity to EU requirements will be cited as ‘designated standards’ and will give rise to a presumption of conformity to the relevant requirements in the UK body of retained EU law, as amended. Details of all ‘designated’ standards will be provided on the gov.uk website. </ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">A register of UK approved bodies and the conformity assessment activities for which they have been approved will be made available via the gov.uk website. </ins></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:37.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:37.183Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-02T14:17:09.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:17:09.347Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
previous answer version
135214
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
787
label Biography information for Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this
1144114
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Products: Certification more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) in the event of a no-deal Brexit, manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers based in the UK will be responsible for the conformity to standards of products placed on the UK market where required, and (2) authorised representatives and importers based in an European Economic Area state will be responsible for the conformity to standards of products placed on the EU or UK markets. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this
uin HL17602 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with my noble Friend.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, authorised representatives based in the EEA appointed and mandated before Exit may continue to be authorised representatives for BEIS consumer product safety and metrology purposes, as long as they remain so appointed and mandated by the manufacturer. Any authorised representatives appointed and mandated after Exit must be established in the UK.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">An importer will be the person established in the UK who places a product from outside of the UK on the UK market.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:33.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:33.583Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-02T14:17:52.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:17:52.747Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
previous answer version
135211
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
787
label Biography information for Lord Cope of Berkeley more like this