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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker, in the light of the resolutions on Restoration and Renewal passed by both Houses, what are the likely next steps; and what will be the mechanism for Peers to submit suggestions and ideas. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL5466 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Both Houses have decided that the next steps of the Restoration &amp; Renewal Programme should be overseen by a Sponsor Board and Delivery Authority. It is expected that the Commission of each House will therefore immediately focus on establishing those bodies in shadow form. Until the shadow Sponsor Board has been appointed, the Programme will continue to be delivered under the governance of the bicameral Programme Board, which consists of officials from both Houses plus two external members, and acts with authority delegated from the Board and Accounting Officer of each House. Establishing both bodies in substantive form will require primary legislation.</p><p>The Programme Team, supported by its client advisory services consultants, CH2M and BDP, will continue work in the following areas:</p><ul><li>further investigation and documentation of the current physical condition of the Palace of Westminster and its building services;</li><li>further studies on the feasibility of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre as temporary accommodation for the House of Lords;</li><li>design of Richmond House as temporary accommodation for the House of Commons, which is being taken forward as part of the Commons’ Northern Estate Programme;</li><li>development of a client brief for the design of the works to the Palace of Westminster;</li><li>the development of the required Outline Business Cases (OBCs), compliant with HM Treasury’s <em>Green Book</em>; and</li><li>a further round of medium-term mechanical and electrical, public health and conservation work to mitigate the operational risks to Parliament presented by the condition of the building between now and the commencement of the construction phase of the R&amp;R Programme.</li></ul><p>The design phase will require extensive consultation with Members of both Houses, as well as a wide range of other stakeholders including staff, third-party occupants of the Parliamentary Estate, visitors and other members of society throughout the United Kingdom. It is anticipated that this engagement work will be developed and taken forward by the shadow Sponsor Board once it is established later this year.</p><p>In the meantime, members of the Programme Team would be happy to receive suggestions and ideas from Members of both Houses. They can be contacted via <a href="mailto:restorationandrenewal@parliament.uk" target="_blank">restorationandrenewal@parliament.uk</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T16:07:39.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T16:07:39.427Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
823172
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Broadcasting 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 19 July 2017 (HL599) concerning the resource costs of £1,104K to the House of Lords for Parliamentary Broadcasting, what proportion of the total cost of the shared service that sum represents. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL4663 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The £1,104k represents 40% of the total Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit spend, excluding depreciation. This is in line with the agreed 40:60 split of broadcasting costs between the House of Lords and the House of Commons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T14:53:13.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T14:53:13.86Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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499
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
823171
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Broadcasting 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 19 July 2017 (HL599) concerning the resource costs of £1,104K to the House of Lords for Parliamentary Broadcasting, what amount of that sum, if any, is provided to the BBC. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL4662 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>None of the recharged resource costs referred to in HL599 is provided to the BBC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T14:15:35.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T14:15:35.547Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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499
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
829567
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Catering 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps, if any, are being taken to withdraw the use of plastic straws in catering outlets and bars across the Parliamentary estate. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL5070 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 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>House of Lords Catering and Retail Services (CRS) will be trialling the removal of straws from customer-facing areas in the catering outlets and bars managed by CRS. If the trial is successful we envisage a significant reduction in the volume of straws used. CRS are also investigating what alternative straws are available with improved environmental credentials, for example fully biodegradable alternatives or paper straws. CRS envisage that this review, being undertaken in conjunction with colleagues in the House of Commons, will be completed by the end of February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T14:40:57.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T14:40:57.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
834724
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star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he plans to take to engage the devolved parliaments and assemblies in the work of the House. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL5325 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of areas where we currently engage the devolved parliaments and assemblies in the work of the House. For example, the European Union Committee has twice visited Belfast in the course of its work on the impact of Brexit on UK-Irish relations, most recently on 31 January. It also engaged closely with devolved governments and legislatures in its 2017 inquiry into <em>Brexit: devolution</em>, visiting Cardiff and Edinburgh before publishing its report on 19 July 2017.</p><p>Following a recommendation contained in that report, on 12 October 2017 I chaired the first meeting of the Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit, attended by chairs and convenors of committees involved in scrutinising Brexit from the House of Lords, the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales, along with officials from the Northern Ireland Assembly. I then chaired the second meeting of the Forum, again at the House of Lords on 18 January. This engagement is set to continue, with the third meeting of the Forum due to take place in Edinburgh in March. I have also met the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to discuss engagement with the devolved parliaments and assemblies.</p><p>As well as engaging the devolved parliaments and assemblies in our work, staff from across the Administration work formally and informally with their opposite numbers in the devolved parliaments and assemblies, in line with the House Administration’s strategy, to take account of best practice in other organisations. In keeping this two-way engagement, I have ensured that representatives of the devolved parliaments and assemblies have been invited to submit evidence to the current review of Select Committees. In addition, I have also met with a number of colleagues from the devolved parliaments and assemblies as Senior Deputy Speaker and look forward to continuing this work in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T14:39:44.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T14:39:44.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
838118
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how many women are employed in construction works (1) on the House of Lords Estate, and (2) for bicameral projects on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5447 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons and the House of Lords are jointly responsible for the Palace of Westminster. The Strategic Estates department is a bicameral department and is responsible for delivering capital investment across the Parliamentary Estate. As at 14 February the department consisted of 64 (47%) women and 72 (53%) men. These staff work on a bicameral basis and it is not possible to allocate specific figures to those working on each part of the Estate. In addition to these staff, as at 14 February there were 2,620 contractor passes issued to the teams responsible for construction works and maintenance of the Palace and other areas of the Parliamentary Estate. Of these, 312 (11.9%) were issued to women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
825645
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star this property date less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Staff 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how many staff were employed in each of the following services of the House of Lords in 2010 (1) the Library, (2) Catering and Retail Services, and (3) all other offices and departments of the House Administration; what was the cost in each case; and what are the equivalent figures for 2017. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL4886 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The tables below show the average number of whole-time equivalent staff employed for the financial years 2010-11 and 2016-17 and total staffing costs for each period.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Staff numbers in the House of Lords Administration</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>The average number of Whole-Time Equivalent persons (WTE) employed during the year was as follows:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 2016-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Library</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Catering and Retail Services(CRS)¹</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All other offices and departments²</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>338</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total as per published resource accounts</p></td><td><p>441</p></td><td><p>486</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Staff costs in the House of Lords Administration</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>The following shows the staff costs (including social security and pension costs) for the House of Lords Administration:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£000</p></td><td><p>£000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Library</p></td><td><p>1,395</p></td><td><p>1,755</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Catering and Retail Services³</p></td><td><p>3,497</p></td><td><p>4,168</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All other offices and departments⁴</p></td><td><p>16,015</p></td><td><p>18,164</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>20,907</p></td><td><p>24,087</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>¹ Of which 11 WTE relates to variable hours staff in 2016-17. The 2010-11 WTE figure for CRS variable hours staff is unknown as this information was not recorded on the payroll system when payments were entered.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>² Of which 2 WTE relates to Hansard temporary reporters in 2016-17. The 2010-11 WTE figure for Hansard temporary reporters is unknown as this information was not recorded on the payroll system when payments were entered.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>³ Of which £135k in 2010-11 and £276k in 2016-17 relates to CRS variable hours staff.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>⁴ Of which £54k in 2010-11 and £65k in 2016-17 relates to Hansard temporary reporters.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T16:08:34.857Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T16:08:34.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
837302
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how many full members of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK there are; how many peers serve as full members; what percentage of the total number of delegates those peers represent; and what percentage of the total cost of the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords administration. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5378 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>There are 25 full members of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK Parliament; of these, eight are members of the House of Lords, representing 32 per cent of the UK Parliament delegates and 11.8 per cent of all full members of the Assembly (which comprise 68 in total); and 30 per cent of the total cost of the UK Parliament’s contribution to the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords Administration. Information is not held on costs of the Assembly incurred by its other constituent bodies (that is, the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales, the Isle of Man Tynwald, the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
823994
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Parole: Sexual Offences 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, with respect to the advice of Parole Board psychologists and psychiatrists relating to a sex offender being considered for release, what level of risk of offending is considered suitable for release. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4741 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Where the release of a prisoner is at the discretion of the Parole Board, the panel must apply the statutory release test which requires the Board to be ‘satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public that a prisoner should be confined’.</p><p> </p><p>Parole panels comprise one or more members according to the needs and complexity of the case. Some, but not all, Parole Board panels include a psychologist member of the Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>At an oral hearing, the parole panel will hear evidence and witnesses may include a prison psychologist and/or an independent psychologist.</p><p> </p><p>Psychologist members of the Parole Board do not undertake psychological assessment of prisoners nor do they give evidence to the parole panel. They sit in the same capacity as other members of the panel to assess the risk of serious harm to the public. The panel must determine whether the public would be at risk of further serious violent or sexual offending if the prisoner were to be released. Psychologist members have professional knowledge of psychology to assist the panel in considering the psychological assessment that forms part of the broad range of evidence before the panel.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4740 more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T14:43:19.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T14:43:19.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
829589
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fisheries 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, when the review of the Economic Link made by vessels fishing against UK quotas will be completed. more like this
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Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL5090 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Total allowable catches for quota stocks and historical access to the UK’s 6 – 12nm stem from international agreements between coastal states or international bodies which do not generally give rise to any right to compensation for individuals.</p><p> </p><p>Any decision by British fishermen to sell, and to buy, catching ‘rights’ (licences) to or from other fishermen or companies is a commercial one and one for fishermen alone to make. It is not for government to compensate fishermen for these business decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Case law established the rights of those in other Member States to invest in UK quota shares. In particular, Dutch and Spanish entities are involved in fisheries in the Southern North Sea and South West approaches respectively. To ensure that quota allocated to a Member State benefits it, it can impose “economic link” conditions to ensure benefits through, for example, landings and crew composition.</p><p> </p><p>We are reviewing the economic link condition and associated practices as part of the development of our future fisheries management arrangements after our withdrawal from the EU, and have commissioned a research project in order to support this work. The research project will conclude later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Any amendments we make to the economic link conditions will be to ensure that the seafood sector and the wider UK economy derive maximum benefit from those fishing against UK quotas.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL5087 more like this
HL5089 more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T17:51:27.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T17:51:27.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this