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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Aid Scheme: Housing 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 impact of legal aid fees for housing cases not being increased for 20 years on the number of solicitors' firms providing advice and representation; for what reason they has been no increase in such fees; whether they intend to increase those fees; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL15374 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2019 the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was published. This included an evidence based assessment of the impact of changes to civil fees made as part of The Legal Aid Reform Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The PIR found that for the vast majority of England and Wales there is sufficient coverage of legal provision. This is regularly monitored by the LAA and action is taken where gaps in services are identified or where demand is greater than the available supply.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting that wherever you are in England and Wales, legal advice for housing remains available through the telephone gateway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:41:17.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:41:17.017Z
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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 Beecham remove filter
1124856
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Torture more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a judge-led inquiry into allegations of UK involvement in torture overseas. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL15531 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Further to the Prime Minister’s Written Statement of 22 November 2018 (HCWS1100), the Government continues to give serious consideration to the examination of detainee issues and whether any more lessons can be learned and, if so, how. This includes the question of whether or not there should be a further judge-led inquiry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:28:30.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:28:30.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham remove filter
1128066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 21 May (HL Deb, col 1863), what consideration they have given to providing (1) separate waiting facilities for the parties, and (2) facilities to enable the giving of evidence by screen or video link, for court cases relating to domestic abuse. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL15915 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>From context we have assumed the honourable member is asking about the family courts.</p><p> </p><p>(1) In family courts, vulnerable parties and witnesses may request the use of a separate entrance and waiting area. Where dedicated separate entrances or waiting areas are not available, court staff will make alternative arrangements wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>(2) In the family court over 300 protective screens have been provided over the last two years to ensure that vulnerable parties and witnesses can be shielded from an alleged abuser in the courtroom. Video links may also be used either from a secure location within the court building or from a remote location. Use of these facilities must be approved by the Judge. Use of telephone hearings for without notice Family Law Act injunction hearings is being encouraged to avoid the need for victims of domestic abuse to attend court.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined that the family courts should never be used to further or perpetrate abuse. The Government announced on 21 May 2019 the establishment of an expert panel to gather evidence of how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences. Once formed, it is intended that the panel will report within three months.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:23:08.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:23:08.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1131446
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that households with people over the age of 75 entitled to, but not in receipt of, pension credit exercise their entitlement to that benefit and continue to receive free TV licences. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL16240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government agreed with the BBC at the 2015 funding settlement that responsibility for the over 75s licence fee concession transfers to the BBC from June 2020. The BBC has decided to restrict the concession to those over 75 in receipt of Pension Credit, and has outlined a number of measures to keep those affected informed and encourage take up of Pension Credit. These measures include running outreach events and a public information campaign, and working with older people’s groups, charities and voluntary organisations. The Secretary of State told the House on 11 June that he will discuss with the BBC further measures the BBC can implement to help older pensioners, including promoting take up of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-21T11:57:10.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T11:57:10.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1133032
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include tendering contracts for prisons and probation services to American providers in any post-Brexit trade agreement with the government of the US. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL16450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been consistently clear that it is committed to negotiating an ambitious free trade agreement with the US that maintains our high standards for businesses, workers and consumers.</p><p> </p><p>It is too early to say exactly what would be covered in any future UK-US deal. However, we will continue to ensure that decisions about how public services and outcomes are delivered for UK citizens are made by UK governments, not our trade partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:40:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:40:09.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham remove filter
1134296
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Housing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have awarded contracts to Serco for the provision of housing to asylum seekers; and what measures they intend to put in place to ensure that the quality of the service delivered under those contracts is up to a good standard. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL16581 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office awarded the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts (AASC) to providers following an open, fair and extensive procurement exercise.</p><p>There is a rigorous contract compliance regime in place to ensure that the required performance standards expected of all providers, as defined in the contracts, are met. Instances of non-conformance of the performance indica-tors may lead to a financial deduction from monthly invoices</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:08:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:08:36.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham remove filter
1136745
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate and sustainable funding to prevent homelessness in the long term. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL16895 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy. This sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period. This year, Rough Sleeping Initiative investment totals £46 million and has been allocated to 246 areas – providing funding for an estimated 750 additional staff and over 2,600 bed spaces.</p><p>The Chancellor has said that there will be a Spending Review this year, and the Government will be looking at long term funding for homelessness and rough sleeping services as part of that. We have made very clear that homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for the Government. We are working with other Government departments to assess what more can be done to combat rough sleeping and wider homelessness. This work is being overseen by the Ministerial Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce which includes HM Treasury and will play an important part of our preparations for the forthcoming Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:30:45.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:30:45.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4181
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1144086
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any estimated overspend of council funding special needs education; and what steps they are taking to provide financial support to protect the service. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17574 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:51.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:51.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1144087
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Summary 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 what proportion of defendants sent summary offence notices under the single justice procedure fail to enter a plea; what is their assessment of the reasons for the level of such failures; and what steps they are taking to address that issue. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Current response rates vary dependant on the individual prosecutors, with an average of 72% of defendants failing to enter a plea. Whilst an individual is at liberty to not enter a plea without reason, Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is actively working with prosecution authorities and our partners in the Criminal Justice System to understand the reasons why defendents do not respond and to improve engagement rates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:28:07.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:28:07.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4181
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1144088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Eastwood Park Prison 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 action they will take following the report of the Chief Inspector of Prison Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Eastwood Park; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for the failure to prevent the conditions disclosed in the report arising. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17576 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ recent report on HMP/YOI Eastwood Park was published on 28th August 2019. HMPPS take all recommendations made by the HM Chief Inspector seriously. A<br>detailed action plan has been produced to address the recommendations in the report. The action plan has been published on the prison finder website and has been provided for my noble Lord</p><p>We are aware of the deterioration of unit 2 due to leaking showers as highlighted in the report. Bids for funding have been submitted to the Ministry of Justice’s Projects Team to address the issues. In<br>the meantime, the Prison Governor continues to meet monthly with Gov Facility Services Limited and the Service Delivery Manager to assess conditions across the prison and ensure those areas<br>needing remedial works are addressed promptly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:22:16.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:22:16.773Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham remove filter