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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience 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 is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100604
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds started apprenticeships in the academic years 2012–13 and 2013–14 in England. more like this
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Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL2335 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts for 16, 17 and 18 year olds in 2012/13 and provisional full year apprenticeship starts for the same ages in 2013/14. Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by age (2012/13 and 2013/14 provisional full year)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age</p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td><td><p>(provisional)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>25,080</p></td><td><p>25,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>35,810</p></td><td><p>38,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>53,430</p></td><td><p>54,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><p>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>2) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August.</p><p> </p><p>3) Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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3144
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
99959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for the Start Up Loans scheme have been received from Northern Ireland; and what is the total value of such loans provided for new businesses in Northern Ireland since the scheme was introduced. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2174 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Start Up Loan Company (SULCo) administers the Start Up Loan programme on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). As a commercially independent company, SULCo reports to BIS on the number of Start Up Loans.</p><p>The Start Up Loan programme was extended to include Northeren Ireland in June 2013.</p><p>Figures from 30/09/2014 show there have been 186 Start Up Loans with a value of £893,010 in Northeren Ireland</p><p> </p><p>in the UK, there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
99961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland 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 is their estimate of the number of jobs in the Republic of Ireland associated with direct trade with the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The most recent official figures available (calculated by the Irish government and estimating the figure at 198,000 jobs) are now 5 years old. We were unable to find an estimate more current than this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In this case, we consider that the time and the associated costs involved in generating an estimate of the number of jobs would be disproportionate to the outcome.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Figure calculated by Cambridge Econometrics analysis based on Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) data. Source : British – Irish Relations - <a href="http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/Publications/Publications_2013/Joint_Economic_Study_Vol1.pdf" target="_blank">Joint Economic Study</a> 2013 Vol.1 Evaluating the value of the economic relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland (PA Consulting Group).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:42:03.4087305Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:42:03.4087305Z
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4278
star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
100960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges 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 research conducted by Women's Aid on the number of women's refuge spaces for victims of domestic violence; and what plans they have to support the remaining women's refuge centres in dealing with increased demand for their services. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:13.6647764Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:13.6647764Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges: South West 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 research conducted by Women's Aid on the number of bed spaces for victims of domestic violence in the south west of England; and what assessment they have made of the impact on any shortfall on the existing services in Stroud. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2417 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.4929117Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.4929117Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100962
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was allocated to women's refuge centres in (1) May 2010, and (2) September 2014. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2418 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.6362762Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.6362762Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100963
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women's refuge centres were open in (1) May 2010, and (2) September 2014. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.7768604Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.7768604Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100964
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges 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 the names and locations of all women's refuge centres in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.9196327Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.9196327Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100965
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to create a national network of women's refuges for victims of domestic violence. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
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