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1130815
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 steps they are taking to ensure that modules which promote freedom of religion or belief and religious tolerance are included in all future Department for International Development capacity building programmes in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16182 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>All DFID programmes in Pakistan, including capacity building programmes, support the poorest and most excluded people and communities regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. The promotion of Freedom of Religious belief and religious tolerance is an important aspect of this approach. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects, including people from religious minorities. We regularly raise the importance of religious tolerance at senior levels with the Government of Pakistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:28:36.977Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130816
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Eritrea: National Service 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 assessment they have made of the call by the Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans for the EU to cease funding aid projects in Eritrea that involve the use of national service conscripts; and whether any UK aid is directed through those programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is broadly supportive of the EU’s efforts to engage with Eritrea, and to create opportunities for greater engagement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including through increasing development assistance where possible. We share concerns about human rights, particularly regarding Eritrea’s use of national service. However, it is clear that key elements of development cooperation in Eritrea, including recent cooperation on road building, will not be taken forward without the use of national service labour. We have therefore pressed the EU for enhanced efforts to ensure safeguards are in place. The EU has confirmed that the project implementer will monitor and assess whether workers are receiving an appropriate salary, and that basic health and safety standards are applied. Alongside those immediate measures, we, and the EU, will continue to encourage reform of the Eritrean national service system.</p><p> </p><p>Around 15% of all EU development funds, including those used for projects in Eritrea, are attributable to UK ODA. We are also providing a €3m direct contribution to the Horn of Africa programmes of the EU Trust Fund for Africa, whose programming includes the EU’s €20m road building project in Eritrea.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 reports that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Emergency Response and Assessment Team has predicted that the repatriation of the Rohingya would be an easy process; what assessment they have made of the (1) dangers faced by, and (2) rights to full citizenship of, the Rohingya during their repatriation; and what steps are being taken to bring justice to those responsible for crimes against the Rohingya. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome ASEAN's engagement on this issue through their Humanitarian Assistance Centre. However, we remain deeply concerned that the conditions for safe, voluntary and dignified returns in line with UNHCR principles are not in place. The UK has been clear, as has the UN Security Council, that before repatriations start, Myanmar must create the conditions in Rakhine to allow the Rohingya to return safely, voluntarily and with dignity. Refugees must have full access and independent information about conditions in areas of return and arrangements for repatriation.</p><p>We have publicly called for the removal of restrictions that withhold citizenship from individuals who are not from a community recognised by the Myanmar authorities as a 'national race', such as the Rohingya. The UK has supported the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission's to reform the 1982 Citizenship Law and urges the Myanmar government to fully implement them.</p><p>The UK co-sponsored the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which set up the Fact Finding Mission in March 2017. This has since found that there may be sufficient grounds for prosecuting senior Myanmar military officials for crimes against humanity. The UK also to secure a resolution which established a mechanism to collect and preserve evidence of atrocities for future prosecutions. We continue to press the Myanmar authorities to ensure its domestic accountability process is independent, credible and results in prosecutions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Schools 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 support they will provide to the government of Pakistan to help incentivise parents from marginalised religious minorities to send their children to school, following reports that many such parents view school as a waste of time owing to the lack of opportunities in higher education. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16185 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>DFID education programmes support a range of interventions to improve equity and inclusion in education, targeting the most marginalised communities, including religious minorities. This includes providing secondary and higher education scholarships to help incentivise parents from marginalised communities to send their children to school. In Punjab, scholarships have been provided to over 50,000 girls from poor families that reside in the most remote and marginalized districts of Punjab, some with a significant population of minority groups. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects. This includes more than 3,800 people from religious minorities. The programme aims to provide training to a further 5,000 people from religious minorities by 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:30:27.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:30:27.787Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130819
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Skipton-Colne Railway Line 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 Vere of Norbiton on 5 June (HL15955), what is the estimated cost of the study by the CH2MC consortium comprising Jacobs, CPC Project Services LLP, GHD, Poise and Gardiner &amp; Theobald; whether its geographical scope in terms of (1) timetabling, (2) programme, (3) capital costs, and (4) benefits for all works necessary, extends from at least east of Leeds to the west of the West Coast Main Line; what is the scope of work of each of the above members of the consortium; when is the consortium expected to report; and whether that report will be published. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL16186 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The work commissioned to date on transpennine rail freight demand and the review of the costs of creating a freight and passenger route via Skipton-Colne has an estimated cost of around £100,000. The anticipated broad division of that work is that project management will be lead by CPC; cost challenge will be lead by Jacobs, GHD and Gardiner and Theobald; and work on freight demand will be led by Jacobs, GHD and MDS Transmodal (subcontractor).</p><p> </p><p>The geographical scope of the work will cover at least the area indicated by the noble Lord as its purpose is to assess whether reinstatement of a rail route via Skipton-Colne is part of the right long term solution for transpennine rail traffic. The work is expected to report later this year.</p><p> </p><p>As indicated in response to a question from Lord Greaves (HL13163), we will publish the results of feasibility work on the Skipton-Colne scheme when this next phase is complete and we understand the full picture.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:32:03.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:32:03.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1130820
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Opiates: Prescriptions 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 plans they have, if any, to ensure that individuals prescribed opioid medication for chronic pain have their prescriptions reviewed on an annual basis. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Carlisle more like this
star this property uin HL16187 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) ethical guidance <em>Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices (2013)</em> sets out that with all prescriptions, it is expected that clinicians make sure that suitable arrangements are in place for monitoring, follow-up and review, taking account of the patients’ needs and any risks arising from the medicines.</p><p>A copy of the GMC guidance is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:16:33.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:16:33.257Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property file name prescribing-guidance_pdf-59055247.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Prescribing_guidance more like this
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4307
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Carlisle more like this
1130821
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Construction 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 when a Strategic Environmental Assessment will be undertaken in relation to the choice of a preferred corridor of land for the construction of the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16188 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The preferred route for the Oxford to Cambridge expressway, anticipated to be announced in autumn 2020, will be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment. A Strategic Environmental Assessment will not be required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:32:21.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:32:21.007Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1130822
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Construction 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 when a Habitats Regulation Assessment will be undertaken in respect of the ancient woodland, wildlife and conservation areas which will be affected by the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16189 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>A Habitats Regulations Assessment will be completed if a preferred route has the potential to cause a significant effect on habitats specified in legislation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:25:57.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:25:57.683Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1130823
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Construction 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 when they plan to carry out an assessment of the effect of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge expressway on flood risks and watercourses. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16190 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Highways England is in the process of identifying potential routes within the preferred corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge expressway for a non-statutory public consultation in the autumn. This work will include an assessment of environmental impacts, including flood risks and watercourses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T13:59:52.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T13:59:52.76Z
star this property answering member
4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1130824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Construction 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 effect of the one million extra homes planned for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc on traffic in that area; and whether they will recalculate any estimates of faster journey time that would result from the Oxford to Cambridge expressway as a result of any such increased traffic. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Expressway traffic model estimates the predicted traffic demand and volume up to 2045. It takes into account planned development based on planning applications and permissions, and allocated development in Local Plans. Traffic speeds and journey times are calculated accordingly. The impact of any new housing developments in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc on the transport network will be considered as part of the appropriate planning process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:31:17.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:31:17.31Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1130825
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pensioners: Social Security Benefits 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 are (1) the benefits, and (2) the concessions, provided exclusively to people of pensionable age; and what are the costs of each to the Exchequer. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16192 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>In total, DWP expenditure to people of pensionable age in 2017/18 was £123.8bn and this includes benefits payable to pensioners but not exclusive to that group such as: Disability Living Allowance; Personal Independence Payment; Christmas Bonus; and Cold Weather Payments. Exclusive pensioner benefits are listed below :</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Pensioner benefit expenditure 2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Attendance Allowance</p></td><td><p>£5.74bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pension Credit</p></td><td><p>£5.57bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Pension (bSP and nSP combined)</p></td><td><p>£97.38bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Winter Fuel Payments</p></td><td><p>£2.1bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free TV Licences</p></td><td><p>£655m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:57:04.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:57:04.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130826
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Conflict Resolution 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 encourage international partners to establish dialogue with (1) Libya, (2) Syria, (3) Yemen, and (4) the Gulf States, to search for peaceful resolutions to national and international conflicts. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains committed to supporting the UN-led efforts to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, including those in Libya, Yemen and Syria, and encourages all our international partners to do likewise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:50:38.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:50:38.233Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid 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 whether they intend to require verification of how UK aid to Pakistan is used, in particular to establish whether non-Muslims receive a fair share of aid; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16194 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. Our programmes target the most marginalised, some of whom are likely to be from religious minority groups; and some UK projects in Pakistan specifically aim to tackle the drivers underpinning intolerance and discrimination, through promoting greater understanding between communities.</p><p>DFID Pakistan uses a range of approaches to monitor and evaluate our programmes. Every programme within the portfolio is required to develop a comprehensive monitoring plan to enable assessment and verification of how our aid is used and see whether the programme is achieving planned results and impact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:31:11.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:31:11.583Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130828
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 assistance they provide to encourage operators of public service vehicles, including taxis, to switch to electrically powered vehicles, in order to meet their de-carbonisation targets. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16195 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 the Government has provided almost £150 million to bus operators and local authorities to support the purchase of the cleanest buses. In February 2019 the winners of the £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme were announced, providing funding to support the purchase of 263 zero emission buses and supporting infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to run the £50m Plug-in Taxi Grant Scheme, which offers up to £7,500 on the price of eligible ultra-low emission taxis. We have also awarded just over £20m in funding across 27 local authorities to install over 900 chargepoints dedicated to ultra-low emission taxis and private hire vehicles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:54:31.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:54:31.307Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1130830
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Africa 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 assessment they made of the letter, published in The Observer on 9 June, from 70 senior leaders from universities and research institutes across the UK warning that “visa refusals for African cultural, development and academic leaders ... [are] undermining 'Global Britain’s' reputation as well as efforts to tackle global challenges"; and what steps they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16197 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>All visa applications are considered on their individual merits and on the basis of the evidence available, in line with the immigration rules. We welcome international academics and recognise their contribution to the UK’s world-leading education sector.</p><p>When we are informed of large academic events, UKVI strategic engagement teams can assist event organisers and attendees with the visa application process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:01:49.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:01:49.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1130831
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Politics and Government 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 ensure that action on Cameroon is included in the work of the Commonwealth. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16198 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Commonwealth is well placed to support Cameroon as part of efforts to address the situation in the Anglophone regions of that country. I recently exchanged letters with the Commonwealth Secretary General to encourage greater engagement with Cameroon to ensure the values of the Commonwealth Charter are respected. We remain in regular contact with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other Commonwealth member states on these issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:51:03.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:51:03.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1130833
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Election Offences: Prosecutions 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 Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 21 December 2017 (HL3975), 16 March 2018 (HL6045), 20 November 2018 (HL11393 and HL11394), and 17 May (HL15556), what has been the total number of criminal charges for electoral abuse in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) elsewhere in the UK, since 2010. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL16200 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office holds data for the outcomes of crimes recorded by police forces in England and Wales.</p><p>Since 2010 there have been 231 known recorded charges for the Home Office criminal offence codes which cover crimes related to electoral abuse. <br>This does not include offences of tampering with nomination or ballot papers which cannot be separately identified in the data held centrally.</p><p>As policing is a devolved matter, data for Scotland and Northern Ireland are not held by the Home Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:10:18.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:10:18.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1130834
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading By-elections: Peterborough 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 Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 21 December 2017 (HL3975), 16 March 2018 (HL6045), 20 November 2018 (HL11393 and HL11394), and 17 May (HL15556), what assessment they have made of whether there was any abuse of the electoral system in the conduct of the by-election for Peterborough on 6 June; and if there was any such abuse, what assessment they have made of whether this is part of a wider pattern of abuse of the electoral system. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL16201 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>We take the security and integrity of our democratic processes very seriously.</p><p>The running of polls is a matter for independent returning officers, not the Government. The Electoral Commission engage with the returning officers, electoral staff and registered parties providing assistance in disseminating information and advice to individuals delivering or participating in elections.</p><p>We have processes in place to defend against electoral fraud. There is ongoing work with electoral administrators to ensure our elections remain secure and robust, both now and in the future. Measures like voter ID are the latest in our efforts to respect, protect and promote our democracy.</p><p>Where abuse of the electoral system is alleged, it is for the Electoral Commission or Police to investigate such claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1130837
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading AWACS: Procurement 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 how robust in terms of (1) price, and (2) delivery, the approved business case is for the procurement of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL16204 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>All Ministry of Defence (MOD) business cases undergo rigorous assessment in accordance with Joint Service Publication 655, which includes assessments of both cost and deliverability. An outline business case to replace the existing capability delivered by the E-3D Sentry fleet was submitted to the MOD Investment Approval Committee in December 2018. This was subject to approval by MOD Head Office and HM Treasury.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:22:19.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:22:19.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1130838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children 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 what steps they intend to take to prevent the illegal supply of puberty-blocking drugs to British children and adolescents by Dr Helena Webberley, who was recently suspended from the Medical Register by the General Medical Council and who is advertising services from Spain. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL16205 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>It is unacceptable if patients are being put at risk by a service that deliberately places itself beyond the jurisdiction of United Kingdom regulators.</p><p>The Department is working closely with the Care Quality Commission and relevant professional regulators to explore how it can close the loopholes that allow a small number of online organisations to operate without the necessary oversight.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:30:40.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:30:40.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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621
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1130839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Paedophilia: Social Media 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 what steps they are taking, or intend to take, to address the number of paedophiles operating on Twitter and other social media platforms. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL16206 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out plans for tackling online harms and keeping children safe online, including from child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), in the Online Harms White Paper. The White Paper sets out our plans for world-leading legislation to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online and hold companies to account for tackling a wide range of online harms.</p><p>This includes an overarching statutory duty of care on companies: this will place a legal responsibility on companies in scope to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services. This will be overseen and enforced by an independent regulator.</p><p>The regulator will issue codes of practice that set out what companies should do to fulfil their new duty of care. Reflecting the threat to national security or the physical safety of children, the regulator will require companies to take particularly robust action to tackle terrorist or CSEA content. The Government will publish interim codes of practice providing guidance about tackling terrorist activity and online CSEA later this year</p><p>In addition, the Home Secretary has been clear with industry that they should be proactive in combatting child sexual exploitation. The Home Secretary set out five key demands of industry at his speech at the NSPCC on 3 September, including stopping online grooming and live-streaming of abuse.</p><p>As part of this commitment to protect children from online harms, in November the Home Secretary co-hosted the Microsoft-led Hackathon in the US, where he met with leading industry stakeholders to identify robust ways to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse on the internet. A prototype tool was developed at the Hackathon that can be used to automatically flag potential conversations taking place between online groomers and children, which will be licensed free of charge to technology companies worldwide. In June the Home Secretary also announced an additional £300,000 to take forward new technological innovations to target livestreaming of child abuse.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:09:47.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:09:47.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1130840
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise 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 Vere of Norbiton on 22 May (HL15602), whether they would drop a stated qualifying condition for a bidder for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise without informing other registered bidders; and if not, why they cannot answer the question put on the grounds of it being a live competition. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16207 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department evaluates tenders for the West Coast Partnership in accordance with the processes set out in the Invitation to Tender. This is done to ensure the Department meets its obligations to treat all bidders fairly and equally. The Department does not comment on live competitions in compliance with its contractual and legal obligations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:35:01.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:35:01.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1130842
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15640), whether they have reviewed the decision-making processes in investment institutions which hold equity investments in both the offeror and the offeree in a takeover situation but on behalf of different clients and where a particular outcome might favour one group of clients over another . more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16209 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Asset managers act as agents of investors in their funds. They are required to manage their funds in the best interests of all of their fund investors and to appropriately avoid, manage and disclose conflicts of interests that could, and do arise between different investor groups. This is a requirement of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).</p><p> </p><p>Asset managers should have policies, procedures and governance in place to effectively manage any conflicts arising from their stewardship obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has recently published a Policy Statement (PS 19/13) ‘Proposals to promote shareholder engagement: Feedback to CP 19/7 and final rules.’ This sets out final rules to implement requirements of the Revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). SRD II introduced new requirements to improve shareholder engagement and increase transparency around stewardship. The rules came into effect on 10 June 2019 requiring asset managers to disclose and make publicly available their policies on how they engage with the companies they invest in. They also require asset managers to provide certain information to institutional investors, including occupational pension schemes. The new rules are designed to foster stewardship, and better stewardship should lead to better decision making in relation to mergers and acquisitions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:42:37.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:42:37.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1130843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Arcadia Group: Pensions 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 why the Pensions Regulator has allowed the owners of Arcadia Group to phase their contribution to address that company’s pension deficit over a period of time instead of a single up-front payment; whether the Pensions Regulator is using financial advisers to determine whether Arcadia’s business plan will eventually cover the deficit; and if so, who are those advisers. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16210 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The pensions framework established by Parliament in the Pensions Act 2004 sets out that ongoing employers may address the funding of their scheme deficits over a reasonable period of time. This responsibility falls on the company rather than its owners, other than where The Pensions Regulator has used its anti-avoidance powers. This approach of spreading funding of deficits was established to balance the needs of schemes with those of their sponsoring employers.</p><p> </p><p>The Arcadia trustees and the Arcadia group took an approach which was similar to many other schemes and employers in establishing recovery plans to address their schemes’ deficits over a number of years. In response to a request to vary those recovery plan payments, made in conjunction with the Arcadia Group’s Company Voluntary Arrangements proposals, The Pensions Regulator, working alongside the trustees and the Pension Protection Fund, has negotiated robustly to secure an enhanced package of support for the pension schemes in connection with a successful Company Voluntary Arrangement, worth significantly more than would be received if the Company Voluntary Arrangement is not successful and Arcadia Group Ltd becomes insolvent. This represents appropriate protection, in challenging circumstances, and is equitable in the context of the wider Company Voluntary Arrangements process.</p><p> </p><p>In assessing the turnaround plan presented by Arcadia, The Pensions Regulator has been informed by the analysis carried out by professional advisers to the trustees. The Pensions Regulator has considerable expertise in restructuring situations and this includes people in its regulatory teams with a background working in big chartered accountancy firms and restructuring operations in banks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:44:23.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:44:23.837Z
star this property answering member
3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1130844
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund 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 they are investigating, or intend to investigate, the (1) management of, (2) investment valuations used by, and (3) relationships between managers and businesses invested in, the GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for the financial services industry in the UK. The FCA will not normally make public the fact that it is or is not investigating a particular matter, in order to protect the effectiveness of any investigation it carries out. The FCA has been made aware of this Parliamentary Question.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:56:34.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:56:34.497Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this