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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star 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 Pornography: Internet 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 whether they have commissioned research into online pornography use and its effect on attitudes and behaviours towards women and girls; and if so, when that research will be published. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL17518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has commissioned research exploring legal pornography use and its influence on harmful behaviours and attitudes towards women and girls. The research is currently in the fieldwork phase and will be published in autumn 2019.</p><p><br>There are a number of existing pieces of research on the impact of pornography on young people and views towards age verification. S26(b) of the Digital Economy Act provides the regulator with the ability to carry out, commission or support research which it considers appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:54:16.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:54:16.073Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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3610
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
1142445
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Pornography: Internet 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 statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 20 July (HL Deb, cols 883–4), on what date the age verification requirements to protect children from accessing online pornography will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL17519 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Once the appropriate remedial actions have been undertaken to correct a procedural error announced on 20th June, we will announce further details on timings for commencement of age verification for online pornography, giving stakeholders sufficient time to prepare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:54:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:54:38.1Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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3610
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
1142450
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Mobile Phones: Rural Areas 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 action they are taking to improve mobile signal connectivity in rural areas. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17524 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is a priority for the Government, and we want the UK to have high-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to consider their proposal for a Shared Rural Network. Their proposal is still being developed and my department looks forward to hearing more about the industry’s potential solution to the issue of rural mobile coverage.</p><p> </p><p>My department also welcomes the current proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage, which aims to deliver two MNOs to 90% geographic mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142455
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 World Anti-doping Agency 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 the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athletes Commission's aim to seek increased athlete representation on the decision-making bodies of the World Anti-Doping Agency, including the Foundation Board and the Executive Committee. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17529 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The athlete community is a pivotal stakeholder group in anti-doping and should be appropriately considered, in line with good governance practices.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes recent steps by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to improve its governance practices – notably the recommendations made by the WADA Governance Working Group – that were subsequently adopted by the WADA Foundation Board in November 2018, which provide for one seat as a minimum for athlete representation in all of WADA's Standing Committees. Furthermore, the Government welcomes the commitment made by WADA for there to be an open discussion to determine at which existing and/or new levels within WADA athlete representation could be strengthened.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:12:20.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:12:20.367Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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924
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142456
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Youth Sport Trust: 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 how much (1) lottery, and (2) government funding, the Youth Sports Trust has received in each of the last ten years, broken down by the purpose to which that funding was awarded. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17530 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Youth Sport Trust has received both exchequer and lottery funding over the past ten years, from Sport England as well as a number of government departments. This information is published in the Youth Sport Trust’s Annual Reports and Accounts, which are publicly available through Companies House (company number 04180163) and the Charity Commission (charity number 1086915), including on their websites.</p><p> </p><p>A breakdown of all Sport England’s funding, including the project title, can be found on Sport England’s website here: <a href="https://www.sportengland.org/funding/what-have-we-funded/" target="_blank">https://www.sportengland.org/funding/what-have-we-funded/</a> <strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:12:43.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:12:43.633Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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924
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142458
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Sports Competitors: Gender Recognition 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, if any, to commission research as to whether male performance advantage in competitive sport is retained after gender transition; and if so, what options they recommend, in regard to the funding of men and women’s sport, to include the transgender community in competitive sport and ensure fairness for all competitors. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17532 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to commission research into male performance advantage in competitive sport after gender transition. We consider this would be a matter for the respective International Federations and/or the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:13:03.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:13:03.767Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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924
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142459
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Sports Competitors: 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 definition they use of (1) a woman, and (2) a man, when awarding funding to elite athletes; and whether that definition includes the level of testosterone of an athlete over a period of one year before competition. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17533 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>It is for sports to determine their own rules in terms of eligibility of athletes to compete. UK Sport funds athletes nominated to a World Class Programme by their respective sports. As long as athletes are eligible to compete, as determined by the sport’s governing body, UK Sport would not discriminate in respect of the investment based on gender.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:13:18.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:13:18.317Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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924
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142476
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Digital Technology: Innovation 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 incentivise more innovative digital projects in the UK. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL17550 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy set out our commitment to becoming the world’s most innovative economy, ensuring the UK is the best place for researchers and innovators throughout Britain. We are already delivering record increases in public sector R&amp;D investment — an extra £7bn committed by 2021/21 — with a target to reach 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D across the whole economy by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>The government is supporting organisations that promote digital innovation. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is incentivising innovation, including in digital projects, by bringing together world-class UK research with business investment to develop new technologies. The Digital Catapult, an advanced digital technology innovation centre, receives funding to drive the early adoption of digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive. It provides physical and digital facilities for experimentation and brings small companies, corporates, researchers and investors together through innovation programmes.</p><p> </p><p>We are also helping innovative companies to access funding to expand and develop new projects. This includes the £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme, delivered through the British Business Bank, which will support innovative UK companies to access the long-term investment they need to grow and expand worldwide.</p><p> </p><p>The Industrial Strategy also supports the development of projects in specific sectors through Sector Deals: long term partnerships between industry and the government. These have included commitments to develop several digital projects to improve productivity in sectors ranging from Rail to Creative Industries to Tourism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:11:54.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:11:54.357Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1142430
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Nurses 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 pension provision for GP practice nurses and, in particular, the impact of their exclusion from the NHS pension scheme until 1997. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-07more like thismore than 2019-08-07
star this property answer text <p>Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme was extended to general practitioner (GP) practice nurses from September 1997, following an agreement reached with organisations representing nurses and GPs. Prior to this date, GP practice nurses were excluded because eligibility was originally limited to those directly employed by a National Health Service body. GP practice nurses are employed directly by self-employed GPs, rather than the NHS.</p><p>The pressure on NHS Pension Scheme costs, which are met mutually across all members and their employers, meant that practice nurses could not be offered retrospective membership for employment before 1997. This was accepted by staff representatives at the time of the agreement, and remains the current position.</p><p>However, GP practice nurses and their employers can make voluntary extra contributions to purchase units of ‘Additional Pension’ and so boost their NHS retirement pensions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T11:43:50.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T11:43:50.453Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142432
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Pensions 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, if any, to compensate senior NHS staff who have inadvertently exceeded the tapered annual pensions allowance. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>For the majority of people, their pension contributions are tax-free. This makes pensions tax relief one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. The reforms to the lifetime and annual allowance made in the previous two parliaments are expected to save over £6 billion per year and are necessary to deliver a fair system and protect public finances. Less than 1% of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>While there are no plans to compensate senior National Health Service staff who exceed their tax-free pension savings allowances, the Scheme Pays facility is there to assist NHS Pension Scheme members who breach the annual allowance, and allows them to settle their lifetime and annual allowance charges without making an upfront payment. The Scheme Pays facility was recently extended to cover tax charges of any amount and those arising from the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Government has launched a full public consultation setting out proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible for clinicians, to give them more control over their pension growth and tax liabilities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T15:06:30.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T15:06:30.857Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this