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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star 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 Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit 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 fees estate agents are able to include within administration charges when letting homes. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Letting agents can set their own administration charges when letting homes, but they must publicise a full tariff of their fees prominently in their offices and on their website. Agents that fail to do so can be fined up to £5,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HLWS43), what are (1) the UK obligations to the EU, and (2) the EU obligations to the UK, "that will survive the UK's withdrawal"; and how they intend to resolve those obligations. more like this
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Lord Kinnock more like this
star this property uin HL999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-02more like thismore than 2017-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The terms of the UK’s departure from the EU will depend on negotiations with the EU and other Member States. There is no established precedent for leaving the EU.</p><p>We are focussed on securing the best possible deal for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union.</p><p>The UK is a country that meets its international obligations and we will work with the EU to determine a fair settlement of the UK’s rights and obligations as a departing Member State, in accordance with the law and in the spirit of our continuing partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kinnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Lyme Disease more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit (HPA LBU) was accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation who had access to, and was able to review, all the standard operating procedures of the unit.</p><p> </p><p>The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative in vitro assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin (IgG or IgM) antibodies in human samples against specific antigens/proteins of <em>Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is intended as a confirmatory assay for use in testing human samples which have been previously found to be positive or equivocal using an Enzyme Immunoassay and Immunofluroescent Assay or other appropriate screening method. Positive second-tier results are supportive evidence of infection with <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The diagnosis of Lyme disease should be made based on history and symptoms (such as erythema migrans), and other laboratory data, in addition to the presence of antibodies to <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former HPA’s LBU for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. This technique has also been in use widely across Europe during this period as a diagnostic test using CSF as a sample to support the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Republic of Ireland 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 July (HL9180), what is the process for collecting the Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy (HGV) levy from lorries from the Republic of Ireland; and what assessment they have made of whether, and if so to what extent, lorries from the Republic of Ireland evade the HGV levy. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL9989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Lorry drivers from the Republic of Ireland pay for the HGV Levy in the same ways as users from other countries. The levy can be paid online, at a number of official Point of Sale (PoS) locations, at driver self-serve facilities offered by some operators and through a number of booking agents. The majority of levy purchases are via the HGV Levy website.</p><p> </p><p>The overall compliance rate for foreign vehicles is high, according to figures collected by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in Great Britain, at 95%. The Department for Transport has not produced equivalent compliance rates by country of origin, but there are indications that vehicles from Ireland in Great Britain have a very similar compliance rate compared to vehicles from other countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:16:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:16:55.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
967498
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Sir Edward Heath 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, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into Operation Conifer conducted by the Wiltshire Police into allegations against Sir Edward Heath. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9988 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>I recognise concerns that have been raised by Noble Lords in relation to Operation Conifer, however it is for locally-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to decide how best to hold their forces to account, and PCCs have the powers to commission an inquiry, should they deem it appropriate. The Government has no plans to launch an inquiry into Operation Conifer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Z
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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 Lexden more like this
967497
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax: Families 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 consideration they have given to deferring the date that inheritance tax becomes payable on the home of two blood-related joint owners until the death of the second of those two persons. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9987 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>All individuals benefit from a £325,000 tax free threshold for inheritance tax. On certain assets, inheritance tax can be paid in instalments over a ten-year period. This includes situations where the estate contains a house, provided that the house remains unsold.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T11:50:19.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T11:50:19.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967496
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Correspondence 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, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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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 Lexden more like this
967495
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Maps 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 responsibility, if any, they have for ensuring that comprehensive road maps of cities are available including details of no right turns. more like this
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Lord Lea of Crondall more like this
star this property uin HL9985 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for managing their road networks, including implementing measures such as right turn bans. It is for them to ensure these and other traffic restrictions are properly signed on-street so that drivers are aware of them. Drivers are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules of the road and are not in breach of any restrictions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport has no responsibility for producing road mapping. Commercial mapping companies are responsible for ensuring the maps they produce are accurate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T11:12:01.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T11:12:01.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lea of Crondall more like this
967493
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Offences against Children 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 police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL9984 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not keep a record of how individual police forces are structured. Team structures and deployment of officers within police forces are rightly decisions for Chief Constables, working with their democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p>We recognise the need for police forces to be properly equipped to deal with the changing nature of crime. We have provided significant extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to support policing to respond to changing crimes and threats including against vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Z
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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 Laming more like this