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1105461
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to families who have been reunited through refugee family reunion to access the social security system. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 237691 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
answer text <p>Those who have joined a family member in the UK through refugee family reunion are entitled to the same support as any other person. As with anyone else, they will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and whether they require additional support to access DWP services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1105463
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 237692 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1010103
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
uin HL11550 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>Universities are autonomous from government, and consequently control the criteria used to determine admissions. We are aware that the Russell Group, which comprises 24 of the UK’s leading universities, publishes guidance designed to assist applicants in identifying the A level subjects most likely to facilitate entry to one of their member universities. From engagement with the Russell Group, we understand they are currently reviewing their guidance. The department recognises the importance of arts subjects, including music, and students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4171
label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1010125
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Foreign Students: France more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to study in France after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if any, they provide to those who wish to do so. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL11572 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>We have made clear in the recent political agreement (published on 14 November) that the UK remains committed to continued cooperation with the EU on education. In the attached government white paper, ‘The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union[1]’, we also set out our desire to facilitate mobility for students and young people, enabling them to continue to benefit from world leading universities and the cultural experiences the UK and EU Member States – including France – have to offer.</p><p>With the caveat that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”, in principle the UK will continue to benefit from all EU programmes, including Erasmus+, until the end of the current budget plan, and applications should continue as normal. The UK is also open to exploring participation in the successor scheme to the current Erasmus+ Programme. We welcome the attached proposals for the 2021-2027 successor scheme to Erasmus+ (published on 30 May), and are considering these carefully; we will continue to participate in discussions on these proposals while we remain in the EU. Ultimately, UK participation in the successor programme is a matter for negotiations on our future relationship with the EU.</p><p>[1] The white paper can be found via this link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725288/The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725288/The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf</a>.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
attachment
1
file name HL11572_The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf more like this
title HL11572_The_future_relationship_between_UK_and_EU more like this
2
file name HL11572_EC_Proposal_to_Establish_Erasmus.pdf more like this
title HL11572_Proposal_to_Establish_Erasmus more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T14:14:15.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T14:14:15.36Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1019268
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling: Video Games more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to conduct an investigation into the impact loot boxes in video games have on (1) underage gambling, and (2) instances of gambling related harm. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Chadlington more like this
uin HL11957 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>Where gambling facilities are offered, operators must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and have controls in place to prevent underage gambling.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour and longer term lead to gambling related harm, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue. We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission, along with 16 other regulators from Europe and the USA signed a declaration which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3318
label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
1019302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Social Media more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to invest in cyber skills to help improve the digital protection provided to users of social media. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL11991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>Our Digital Charter aims to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. As part of this work, we will publish an Online Harms White Paper in winter 2018/19, which will include a range of proposals including setting out how we will ensure that parents, children and other users develop the skills they need to stay safe online.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to increasing cyber security capacity across all sectors to ensure that the UK has the right level and blend of skills required to maintain our resilience to cyber threats and be the world’s leading digital economy.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T17:58:46.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:46.007Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1020045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading TripAdvisor more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given the proposal made by Lord Beecham on 19 November 2013 (HL Deb, col GC376) to establish a panel to determine whether information identifying the name of a person posting damaging or malicious comments online should be released, particularly in relation to comments about hotel or catering services posted on TripAdvisor. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
uin HL12020 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>The Government is making important progress in tackling online safety issues through the Digital Charter, which is guided by a number of principles and whose core purpose is to make the Internet work for everyone – for citizens, businesses and society as a whole.</p><p> </p><p>Online anonymity is an important part of a free and open internet, providing essential protection for those who need it and allowing for many kinds of self expression and communication that would not otherwise be possible. But being anonymous online does not give anyone the right to abuse others or break the law.</p><p> </p><p>In the Winter, the Government will publish an Online Harms White Paper setting out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures to ensure tech companies take more responsibility for the safety of their users.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T12:55:32.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:55:32.843Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
499
label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
1024226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading City, University of London: Freedom of Expression more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with City, University of London about the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador on 21 November; and whether they have received any representations from the Office for Students about freedom of speech at that University. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Deech more like this
uin HL12225 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>​​Both the Department for Education (DfE) and Office for Students (OfS) were made aware of the decision to defer the planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador. The DfE’s Further Education/Higher Education coordinator has been in contact with the institution.</p><p>​Freedom of speech is a crucial element of higher education and government and OfS are committed to championing it and to promoting open debate and challenge. Universities are autonomous bodies and are responsible for taking their own decisions around how to manage events and mitigate risks; handling of individual cases is not dictated by government or by the OfS. The OfS has powers to intervene if providers are not following their own free speech codes of practice</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3756
label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to universities on the misuse of data protection law and non-cooperation with security requirements in relation to upholding free speech. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Deech more like this
uin HL12226 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The previous Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation held a free speech summit in May, where sector leaders agreed to collectively develop a single piece of guidance. The government has worked alongside sector leaders to set out key principles for universities and student unions managing free speech. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will be publishing guidance in 2019 on how to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is upheld effectively in higher education institutions, whilst acknowledging their other legal duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3756
label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding lawful freedom of speech on university campuses following the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador at City, University of London on 21 November. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Deech more like this
uin HL12227 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The government is deeply committed to protecting freedom of speech within the law. The freedom to express views openly, challenge ideas and engage in robust debate is crucial to the student experience and to democracy. Individuals should never be in a position where they can be stopped from expressing an opinion perfectly lawfully. Institutions are required to balance risks and legal obligations with a view to ensuring freedom of speech wherever reasonably practicable.</p><p>The Joint Committee on Human Rights held an inquiry into freedom of speech in universities earlier this year, which looked in detail and collected evidence in relation to upholding freedom of speech in universities. Drawing on information from the inquiry, which found the current regulatory landscape protecting freedom of speech to be extremely complex, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and key partners in the higher education sector have worked with the Department of Education to develop a single piece of guidance, which will set out key principles. This guidance will enable universities and student unions to understand their obligations for protecting and supporting free speech.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3756
label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this