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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
unstar this property uin HL17452 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1145239
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 how many export licences they have granted which approved the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2019. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL17766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing data is published as Official Statistics on GOV.UK. The data currently provides details of licences up to 31 March 2019 and this shows that 50 licence applications for military items have been approved. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Information about the period 1 April to 30 June will be published on 15 October 2019 and data covering the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 will be published in January 2020.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing decisions about transfers to Saudi Arabia of items which may be used in the conflict in Yemen have been subject to judicial review. Under the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019 my Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade was remitted to reconsider these decisions. Until such time the Government will not grant new licences to export items to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for possible use in Yemen. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Z
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less than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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135494
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1144079
unstar 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 Children in Care: EU Nationals 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 how many looked-after children are non-UK EU nationals. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
unstar this property uin HL17567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The department does not hold information on the nationality of looked-after children in England. However, estimates suggest that there may be around 5,000 children in care who are non-UK EU nationals.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">We recognise that looked-after children who are non-UK EU nationals will require support with immigration issues. It is important that local authorities offer the necessary support by addressing these issues early as part of any assessment and care plan. In doing so, local authorities can seek legal advice about the appropriate action based on the circumstances of the individual looked-after child.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Legislation will also be introduced to bring immigration matters for separated migrant children into the scope of legal aid, meaning that this group will get support in securing their immigration rights. Legal aid may also be available through the Exceptional Case Funding scheme where a failure to provide legal aid would breach, or risk breaching, European Court of Human Rights law rights or enforceable EU law rights.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Ensuring that looked-after children are supported to obtain a status under the European Union Settlement Scheme is a core element in the delivery of the scheme.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Local authorities are expected to make applications on behalf of all eligible looked-after children for whom they have parental responsibility and to raise awareness of the scheme and offer support as required for looked-after children for whom they do not hold parental responsibility.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Guidance has been issued to local authorities to help them with these responsibilities.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Z
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less than 2019-10-07T15:46:41.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:46:41.497Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4150
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
1144179
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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 Students: Loans 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 how many students who have overpaid their student loans since 2009–10 have yet to be refunded. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
unstar this property uin HL17667 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Z
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less than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1145220
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Prisons 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 how many times the courts in England and Wales used prison as a place of safety in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Prison may be used as a ‘place of safety’ if the court is satisfied that an individual should be kept in custody for his/her own protection. This is set out under the Bail Act 1976.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Specifically, for individuals with serious mental illness, the Mental Health Act 1983 sets out that a person may be remanded in custody for between 7 and 28 days awaiting available treatment and detention in hospital.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice does not hold data on either of the circumstances set out. The decision to remand is taken by the individual sentencing court, and reasons for remand are not recorded centrally.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is clear that those suffering from a mental disorder of a nature or degree that warrants treatment and detention in hospital (i.e. a severe mental disorder) should be able to access that treatment as quickly as possible. Our forthcoming response to the independent review of the Mental Health Act will address the recommendation in that context around prison as a ‘place of safety’.</ins><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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135188
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
1145221
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Prisoners: Females 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 how many women currently in prison are aged (1) under 21, (2) 21–30, (3) 31–35, (4) 36–40, (5) 41–50, (6) 51–60, and (7) over 60, years old. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17748 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:</ins><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Age</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Under 21</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">115</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">21-30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,011</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">31-35</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">696</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">36-40</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">690</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41-50</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">784</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">51-60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">366</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Over 60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">108</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:47:00.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:47:00.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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135181
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
1145219
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Pre-sentence Reports: Females 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 how many women sentenced in (1) the magistrates courts, and (2) the Crown Courts, in England and Wales did not have a pre-sentence report prepared for them in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17746 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:</ins><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Age</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Under 21</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">115</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">21-30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,011</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">31-35</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">696</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">36-40</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">690</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41-50</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">784</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">51-60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">366</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Over 60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">108</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:26:55.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:26:55.53Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:46:47.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:46:47.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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135196
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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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 Bradley more like this
1144161
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers 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 how many carers registered with the Department of Work and Pensions are (1) over 18 years, (2) 13–18 years, and (3) under 13 years old, in each (a) London borough, and (b) English local authority area. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
unstar this property uin HL17649 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department does not hold information on carers unless they claim a benefit related to their role as a carer, such as Carer’s Allowance (CA). Carers may be receiving broader support through other DWP benefits, or through other sources, in addition to or instead of CA.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Carer’s Allowance is a benefit available to those carers providing support to a disabled or seriously ill family member or friend for 35 hours or more a week. To be eligible for CA, the carer must also care for someone claiming Disability Living Allowance (middle or highest care rate), Personal Independence Payment (daily living component) or Attendance Allowance, must earn no more than £123 a week after tax, national insurance and expenses, and be aged 16 or over.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The attached table shows the number of CA claimants in each London Borough and English Local Authority area (ranked by total number of CA claimants) as of February 2019 (the latest data available). This includes those who are in receipt of CA and those who are entitled to but do not receive CA. The data is available publicly at stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:41:17.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:41:17.633Z
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less than 2019-09-27T10:03:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-27T10:03:50.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property file name HL17649 attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title Table of CA Claimants more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this
1144173
unstar 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 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 Private Rented Housing: Older People more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenants over the age of 60 currently live in private rental accommodation; whether this proportion of older people in private rental accommodation is increasing, and if so, how rapidly; and what plans they have, if any, to take action to increase security for older tenants, including repealing section 21 of the Housing Act to prevent landlords from being able to evict tenants at short notice without giving a reason. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
unstar this property uin HL17661 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del><ins class="ministerial">The latest English Housing Survey for 2017-18 estimates that there are 379,000 households where the Household Reference Person is 65 years and older, the age range for which data is collated by the annual English Housing Survey. The proportion of people aged 65 or over in the private rented sector has remained broadly stable at 8-9 per cent since 2014/15.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We know that security of tenure is a concern for many in the private rented sector, including older renters. That is why the Government announced in April that it proposes to create new rules around ending a tenancy by reviewing. Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. These proposals are currently subject to consultation until 12 October and accompanied by a package of court reforms to make the system faster and simpler. The Government’s proposed measures will provide greater certainty for tenants and make the housing market fit for the 21st century.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:42.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:42.237Z
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less than 2019-10-02T11:45:48.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T11:45:48.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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135498
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1144072
unstar 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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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to secure the support of Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We maintain that the best solution for all the people of Hong Kong, including the British national (overseas) passport holders that live there, is full respect for the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework which is set out in the Joint Declaration.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Joint Declaration remains fully valid. It is a legally binding international treaty registered with the UN. Its objectives clearly apply to both signatories – The People's Republic of China and the UK. It remains in force, and remains acutely relevant to the conduct of life in Hong Kong. We expect China to abide by its obligations and to uphold the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Whilst we will continue to raise the situation in Hong Kong with a wide range of international partners, it is for individual countries to decide their own policy on citizenship issues.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this