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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 how many people they expect to find jobs as a result of the Disability Confident campaign. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL724 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Disability Confident campaign makes the business case for recruiting and retaining more disabled people and aims to increase the number of employers taking positive action to be more disability confident. We are not able to measure the number of disabled people moving into employment as a direct result of it, but the campaign is an important contributor towards our commitment to halve the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 recent High Court ruling regarding delays in Personal Independence Payments. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL725 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 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Court rejected two of the three legal grounds brought by the claimants, finding that their human rights had not been breached and not awarding damages.</p><p> </p><p>Where the Court found that the historic delay for the two claimants was unlawful, they also ruled that they are not “test cases” and it would be inappropriate to make wider findings.</p><p> </p><p>The Court accepted that the Government had made significant improvements to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process and there are now no inherent failings in the system.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these improvements, the average time taken for a claimant to be assessed by an assessment provider has fallen by more than three quarters since June 2014. In April 2015, the average new claimant was waiting 5 weeks for their PIP assessment – well within the 16 week target set by the Secretary of State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
385303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers regarding where their money is invested and how rights attached to it are being exercised; and when they plan to consider how secondary legislation could be used to ensure greater transparency for pension savers. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL786 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring greater transparency for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>From April this year, workplace schemes are required to report on the value delivered by costs and charges in their scheme for the first time. Building on this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority ran a joint Call for Evidence ‘Transaction Cost Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’, considering how transaction costs could be disclosed in a standardised way. This is the first phase of work required to meet duties under Section 44 of the Pensions Act 2014 to require transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others; and transaction costs and administration charges to be published. The Government is currently considering responses to the Call for Evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Transparency is not just about costs and charges. Earlier this year the Government consulted on changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes Investment Regulations requiring trustees to report how they take financial and non-financial factors into account when investing, and their schemes stewardship policy. The Government is currently considering responses to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to consult on any secondary legislation required following these exercises later this year, and will consider what further proposals may be needed to ensure greater transparency for pension savers including consideration both of its duties under the Pensions Act 2014 and the remarks made in debates on 7 January.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
384478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea 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 any role played by the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in (1) sponsoring and aiding international terrorism; and (2) the abduction and attempted assassination of refugee North Korean activists; and what consideration they are giving to revising their travel advice for North Korea based upon these assessments. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL689 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice for North Korea reflects our latest assessment of the threat from terrorism to British nationals in North Korea. We keep our travel advice under constant review.</p><p>We do not consider that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) poses a terrorist threat, nor are we aware of any recent incidents of the DPRK abducting or physically harming North Korean refugees. It is unlikely the DPRK would issue visas to any North Korean refugees considering visiting the DPRK, but anyone who has previously held North Korean nationality should take into account that the DPRK may still regard them as North Korean nationals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T11:43:01Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:43:01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
384479
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea: Overseas Aid 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 in which locations in North Korea the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea allows the United Kingdom to implement or fund projects. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL690 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no formal agreement between the UK and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) regarding project activity. The UK supports projects delivered by a range of international non-governmental organisations who work in co-ordination with the DPRK government. In recent years, UK funding has contributed to projects taking place in: Pyongyang; North Hwanghae Province; North Pyongyan Province; and Kangwon Province.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:23:39.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:23:39.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
384480
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea: Diplomatic Relations 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 to what extent the British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is allowed to travel freely within that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL691 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) permits travel by diplomatic missions and international organisations, including our Embassy, to the following areas of the country: Pyongyang; Sinanju; Wonsan; Mount Kumgang; Sariwon; Songrim; Kwail County; and Haeju. Any diplomatic mission or international organisation wishing to undertake travel is required to notify the DPRK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs beforehand.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:24:03.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:24:03.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
384483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Russia 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 policies they are pursuing to reduce current tensions with Russia. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL694 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that we must maintain dialogue with Russia, to avoid misunderstanding and escalation. The Prime Minister, my right Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), was clear in his phone call with President Putin last month that although we continue to have deep differences over issues such as Ukraine, the UK and Russia share mutual interests on certain global security dossiers such as Syria, combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and working towards a nuclear deal with Iran. We will look to work together on such matters whilst maintaining our firm position that Russia’s aggressive and destabilising actions in Ukraine are unacceptable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T11:48:34.433Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:48:34.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
384484
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Embassies: Flags more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any change of policy by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the flying of flags by British embassies. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL695 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s long-standing policy to fly the Union flag, national flags and the flags of Overseas Territories (on relevant days). The Union flag always takes priority and is flown from the FCO’s main flag pole at all times. It is never substituted by another flag.</p><p><br>At our overseas posts the Union flag always takes precedence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T11:39:22.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:39:22.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
384485
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the full estimated costs of holding the planned referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union; and whether there is a difference in the estimated costs depending on when the referendum is held. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL696 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>At this stage we are undertaking further analysis to establish the potential cost to the Consolidated Fund. This may include any variance of cost on different dates. Electoral Commission data shows that the last such UK-wide poll - the 2011 Parliamentary Voting System referendum - cost approximately £75million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:00:51.71Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:00:51.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Conflict Resolution: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to report on progress in implementing the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and if so, when such a report will be published. more like this
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Baroness Helic 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text The third UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, covering the period 2014-17, was published in June 2014. In December 2014 we presented an Implementation Plan to Parliament, which set out our goals for action on this important issue in our priority countries: Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Somalia and Syria. The National Action Plan, jointly owned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence, demonstrates our intention to put women and girls at the centre of all our efforts to prevent and resolve conflict; to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls; and to promote peace and stability internationally. We will report to Parliament on progress in implementing the National Action Plan in the autumn. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:03:11.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:03:11.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this