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1087549
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading A14: Road Signs and Markings more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Highways Agency is considering the removal of the signs on the A14 to the Naseby battlefield site. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Naseby more like this
uin HL14469 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answer text <p>Highways England has advised that it will not be removing the tourist signs (brown signs) for the Naseby battlefield site on the A14. Highways England had previously advised that these tourist signs would be removed as part of future planned works on the A14, a decision that was driven by the standards relating to tourist signs on the strategic road network.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England reviewed its decision because it appreciates the significance of the site, and the signs on the A14 will remain in place.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-25T14:36:29Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T14:36:29Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
1251
label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
1087518
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Abdul Shakoor more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the case of Abdul Shakoor with the government of Pakistan. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL14444 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answer text <p>We are aware of Mr Shakoor's case who is an 84 year old bookshop owner. We remain deeply concerned about reports of discrimination and abuses against the Ahmadiyya community and other religious minorities in Pakistan. The Government strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including Ahmadiyya Muslims, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan’s human rights record in November 2017, the UK raised concerns about limits on freedoms of expression and religion or belief, particularly for the Christian and Ahmadiyya Muslim communities, as well as the increased misuse of terror legislation to portray religious publications of minority communities as hate material.</p><p>I discussed the treatment of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community and Abdul Shakoor's case with Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister in February 2019 during my visit to Islamabad. I am pleased to report that Abdul Shakoor was released on the 18 March 2019.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee fully the rights of all Pakistani citizens, including religious minorities, and to honour its international obligations.</p><p>​</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-21T15:00:09.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:00:09.027Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1087591
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more 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 Academies more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with the commitment in the Educational Excellence Everywhere White Paper (Cm 9320), published in March 2016, that "we will engage MATs, sponsors, academies, dioceses and the wider schools sector to ensure that the legal framework for academies is fit for the long term". more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
uin HL14504 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The government keeps the legal framework for academies under review to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. The department also engages with stakeholders and listens to proposals from them to improve its effectiveness.</p><p>The department introduced revised versions of the academies model funding agreement in March 2018 and has recently published revised model articles of association for Church of England and Catholic academies.</p><p>In addition, each year, the government reviews the Academies Financial Handbook and the Academies Accounts Direction to ensure that the guidance remains relevant and fit for purpose. This is also an opportunity to respond to criticism such as a lack of disclosure on Related Party Transaction, where from 1 April 2019, the requirements are being substantially amended.</p><p>The Academies Financial Handbook and the Academies Accounts Direction, the Academies Articles of Association for Catholic Academies are attached. The academies model funding agreement, as well as the minority and majority Articles of Association for Church of England Academies will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.</p>
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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file name Academies_Financial_Handbook_2018.pdf more like this
title Academies_Financial_Handbook_2018 more like this
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file name Academies_Accounts_Direction_2017_to_2018.pdf more like this
title Academies_Accounts_Direction_2017_to_2018 more like this
3
file name Model_three_catholic_articles_revised_version.pdf more like this
title Model_three_catholic_articles_revised_version more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T18:01:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T18:01:53.137Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
1241
label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1087590
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more 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 Academies: Admissions more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to updating the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
uin HL14503 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The government has no plans to update the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas.</p><p>The department intends on publishing a review of the amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 as amended later this year.</p><p>The amendments that will be reviewed include regulation 5 which covers the contents of the admission register, regulation 8 which covers deletion from the admission register, and regulation 12 which covers information to be provided to the local authority.</p><p>The regulations apply to all schools in England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
grouped question UIN HL14505 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.88Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
1241
label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1087592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more 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 Academies: Admissions more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the review of the legal framework for academies required under regulation 16 of the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
uin HL14505 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The government has no plans to update the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas.</p><p>The department intends on publishing a review of the amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 as amended later this year.</p><p>The amendments that will be reviewed include regulation 5 which covers the contents of the admission register, regulation 8 which covers deletion from the admission register, and regulation 12 which covers information to be provided to the local authority.</p><p>The regulations apply to all schools in England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
grouped question UIN HL14503 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.94Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
1241
label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1105688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture more like this
house id 2 remove filter
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 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation The future of food and agriculture—Alternative pathways to 2050, published on 4 October 2018; and what assessment they have made of which elements of that report apply to UK agriculture. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
uin HL14868 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answer text <p>Defra has not specifically made an assessment of the report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation: ‘The future of food and agriculture – alternative pathways to 2050’. However, the issues addressed in this report are a priority for Defra. Defra Group’s Strategy sets out our ambition for the UK to be a world-leading food, farming and fishing nation; that we will grow more, sell more, and export more food around the world. It also sets out our ambition is to be the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than that in which we found it.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to changing UK farming for the better as we leave the EU. The Agriculture Bill will help farmers in England to grow high quality food in a more sustainable way, enhancing the environment for future generations.</p><p> </p><p>Defra Research and Development (R&amp;D) also seeks to develop our knowledge in these areas, including research on sustainable intensification, through which farming systems can maintain or increase outputs while enhancing environmental and societal benefits; and breeding to improve the productivity, sustainability and resilience of food production, through our Genetic Improvement Networks.</p><p> </p><p>Together with existing R&amp;D, new cross-cutting measures for innovation, being developed alongside the Agriculture Bill will balance the needs to increase productivity and promote environmental benefit, enabling long term resilience and sustainability.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-09T15:21:38.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:21:38.787Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1934
label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
1105689
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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 Agriculture: Degrees more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many agriculture degrees in England offer modules on agroecology. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
uin HL14869 more like this
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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 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on UK higher education (HE).</p><p>Analysis of HESA’s ‘Student Record 2017/18’ shows that there were 2 HE institutions in England with one or more participants in agroecology[1] modules in the academic year 2017/18. These agroecology modules were all at postgraduate level at either Harper Adams University or Coventry University.</p><p>Module data for HE provided by further education colleges and alternative providers is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Relevant module titles identified in the HESA Student Record were ‘Fundamentals of Agroecology’, ‘Agroecological Techniques and Practices’ and ‘Agroecological Production Systems’.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-05T10:40:18.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:40:18.24Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
1934
label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
1092439
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 March (HL14136 and HL14137), what is the number of individual farmers who are awaiting (1) Countryside, (2) Entry Level, and (3) Higher Level, stewardship payments from (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Byford more like this
uin HL14695 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>A farm business may hold more than one agreement and make multiple claims. As of 17 March 2019:</p><p>1) All eligible Countryside Stewardship 2016 and 2017 claims have received a payment apart from exceptional cases such as those that cannot be paid for legal reasons such as probate.</p><p>There are just over 6,100 2018 claims still due an advance payment. Any claim that has not been paid a 2018 advance payment by the end of March will be issued a bridging payment in early April.</p><p>RPA are on track to complete 95% of 2018 final payments on claims by the end of July.</p><p>2) The information held on Environmental Stewardship claims does not currently separate between Entry and Higher Level agreements.</p><p>All eligible 2016 claims have received a system advance and/or final, or a bridging payment. All eligible 2017 claims received an advance or bridging payment.</p><p>RPA is on track to complete 95% of 2017 final payments by end of July. There are just over 9,500 2018 claims due their advance payment.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
3343
label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1087560
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to setting legally binding targets to meet WHO-recommended limit values for particulate matter across the UK, and if consideration has been given, when the targets will be implemented. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
uin HL14478 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>In the recently published Clean Air Strategy we committed to set a new, ambitious, long term target for PM<sub>2.5 </sub>as well as to publish evidence early in 2019 to examine what action would be needed to meet the World Health Organization’s annual mean guideline limit of 10 µg/m<sup>3</sup>. That work is ongoing and will be published in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T12:25:47.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T12:25:47.01Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4308
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1088582
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure agreements with EU countries to work on reducing levels of air pollution after Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL14542 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The UK remains a signatory to the 1979 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, and will continue to be at the forefront of international action and cooperation to tackle transboundary air pollution alongside the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Air quality targets agreed at an EU level have already been given effect in domestic law to ensure that they continue to have effect in the UK. This includes a continued commitment to the Best Available Technique approach to regulating industrial emissions.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:02:09.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:02:09.753Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this