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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism 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 Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 May (HL15688), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL16054 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to my previous response.</p><p>The threat level to the UK from international terrorism is kept under constant review by the independent Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, whose judgements about the threat level are made on the basis of the very latest reporting and intelligence. This can change at any time as different information becomes available.</p><p>The current threat level from international terrorism is judged to be SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:08:51.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:08:51.923Z
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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 Stone of Blackheath more like this
1130212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to regulate the credit insurance market to ensure that insurance cover adequately protects the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16073 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 underwriting of insurance risk, including credit risks, is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy. Many of the underlying causes of providers restricting credit insurance cover, wider economic uncertainty and sectoral trends, are outside Government control.</p><p> </p><p>Government is clear that it wants all businesses to thrive now and in the future, and will continue close monitoring of the market and affected sectors. Government is determined to make the UK one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, and has announced multiple measures to support enterprise. Following the Patient Capital Review, we set out a £20 billion action plan at Budget 2017 to finance firms’ growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
1130213
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 credit insurance cover available to the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16074 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>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16075 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
1130214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to conduct a market study on credit insurance cover and pricing practices. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16075 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>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 have made of the availability of credit insurance cover to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the current trading climate. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16076 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>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16075 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
1130230
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Married People: Tax Allowances 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 publication of revised figures on the uptake of the Marriage Allowance by HMRC, whether they have a revised budget for the Marriage Allowance for the 2019/20 financial year; and what the actual expenditure on the Marriage Allowance was in the 2018/19 financial year. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL16091 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>Anyone who applies for Marriage Allowance and meets the criteria will receive it. There is no set budget. The estimated cost to the Exchequer of Marriage Allowance in the 2018/19 financial year is £485 million. The cost will be finalised after 2018/19 Self-Assessment returns are submitted in January 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:37.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:37.493Z
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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 Baroness Eaton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Markets 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 reviewed the market liquidity in the subprime sterling bond market in the context of increased bond issuance. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16111 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><em>The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) of the Bank of England was set up to identify, monitor and take action to remove or reduce systemic risks with a view to protecting and enhancing the resilience of the UK financial system as part of the new financial regulatory framework legislated for under The Financial Services Act 2012. The FPC set out its most recent assessment of financial stability risks, including from the sterling bond market, in its March 2019 Policy Summary, in which it noted that post-crisis reforms have made dealers, on which some markets rely, more resilient, reducing the probability that market-making losses could lead to their distress or failure. In addition, the FPC noted that during the more recent period of volatility at the end of 2018, pension funds and insurers had acted as net buyers of sterling corporate bonds. Notwithstanding this, new business models mean that liquidity conditions in corporate debt markets could change quickly in event of stress.</em> <em>However, overall the FPC judged that markets had proved able to function effectively through volatile periods, and the strength of the core financial system, including banks, dealers and insurance companies, would support the functioning of markets on which the economy relied.</em></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:43:32.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:43:32.243Z
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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 Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Lendy: Insolvency 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 will establish an independent review into the FCA’s supervision of Lendy and the actions taken by the FCA once it had raised questions about the firm’s compliance with minimum regulatory standards and disclosure to lenders. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16113 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>There is an ongoing Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation into the circumstances that have led to the administration of Lendy.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that the FCA rules for P2P lending remain relevant for this evolving sector, and the new rules announced by the FCA on 4 June reflect this. These will help to ensure that investors have the information they need to make effective decisions about P2P investments, without imposing additional costs on borrowers.</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 2019-06-19T16:39:39.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:39:39.717Z
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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 Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Mortgages 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 consequences for depositor protection and financial stability from the number of lenders offering residential property mortgage loans at 95 per cent of value or higher; and what options are open to (1) them, (2) the Bank of England, and (3) the Prudential Regulation Authority, to protect depositors and ensure financial stability. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16114 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p><em>The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) of the Bank of England was set up to identify, monitor and take action to remove or reduce systemic risks with a view to protecting and enhancing the resilience of the UK financial system as part of the new financial regulatory framework legislated for under The Financial Services Act 2012. The FPC noted in their November 2018 Financial Stability Report that the share of households with high mortgage debt-servicing ratios (DSRs) is close to historical lows. The FPC has powers of direction to place limits on the proportion of new mortgages that a bank can extend at high LTV ratios, if it judges that this is required to mitigate financial stability risks.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><em> </em><p><em>While the Bank therefore has powers to tackle these risks, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), set up by the Government in 2001, also provides a key role in ensuring financial stability and protecting depositors. The FSCS provides deposit protection of up to £85,000 per person, per authorised firm. The Financial Services Markets Act 2000 gives powers to the regulators, including the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to make the rules in which FSCS carries out its compensation function.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:43:39.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:43:39.46Z
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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 date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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 is the current mean waiting time for Personal Independence Payment appeals; how that differs from the mean waiting time for the previous year; and, if the mean waiting time has risen compared to the previous year, what are the reasons for that rise. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL16119 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 information requested is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Current and comparative mean waiting times<sup>1</sup> for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 18<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>31 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 17</p></td><td><p>25 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time - time taken from appeal receipt to outcome.</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available</p><p>The volume of appeals against decisions on PIP has built up since it was introduced as a new benefit, incrementally over time, from 2013. As the number of appeals has increased, so has the average waiting time for an appeal outcome.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p>Waiting times can fluctuate temporarily and geographically, owing to a number of variable factors, including volumes of benefit decisions made locally, availability of medical/disability members, venue capacity and the complexity of the issue in dispute. Any disparity in waiting times is monitored and investigated locally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this