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1137366
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disadvantaged: Children and Young People more like this
unstar 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 report by Barnardo’s Overcoming Poverty of Hope, published on 8 July; and what steps they intend to take to improve how they (1) listen to, and (2) act upon, the concerns of younger generations. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL16973 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the Overcoming Poverty of Hope report which provides valuable insight into young people’s views and concerns about their own future.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to providing support for young people so that everyone, no matter what their start is in life, is given the best chance of getting into work. The department has a variety of support for young people such as the Youth Obligation Support Programme which provides support tailored to the needs and ambitions of individual 18 to 21 year olds. We have been working with Barnardo’s to develop a pilot specifically for care leavers. The pilot offers enhanced work experience and a personal mentor to support the care leaver throughout the placement, building the skills and confidence needed to start a career.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:41:10.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:41:10.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1137369
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who do not use the internet will be able to apply, and pay, for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16976 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC says that it will work with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will write to all those all those affected, and will use suitable measures such as face to face visits and phone calls to make it as easy as possible for those transitioning to apply for and pay the licence fee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:41:34.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:41:34.857Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137370
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 support they intend to offer to people who are just above the threshold of eligibility for pension credit to afford the additional £154.54 per year to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16977 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC says that it will work with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will be publicising the link between the concession and pension credit. It also says its will be introducing an easy payment system to help those affected spread the cost of the licence fee.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has expressed his disappointment with the BBC decision to restrict the concession to the most narrowly defined review option. He has asked the BBC to do more for the most vulnerable pensioners, including considering measures around the margins of eligibility and those which further promote the 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 2019-07-19T10:44:05.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:44:05.443Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 compatibility of the BBC's decision to change the TV licence concession for people over the age of 75 from June 2020 with the Government's strategy to combat loneliness. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16978 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is a matter for the BBC. Parliament transferred responsibility in passing the Digital Economy Act in 2017. On loneliness, the Government is taking steps to address the effects of isolation and loneliness on the elderly. These include appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness; publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness; and securing £20 million of new grant-funding for projects run by charities and community groups to bring people together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:45:46.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:45:46.037Z
star this property answering member
4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property tabling member
579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Pension Credit more like this
unstar 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 funding they provided to charities that work with older people to support the take-up of Pension Credit in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16979 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to. We work with a wide range of stakeholders, including charities to ensure that accurate information about benefits including Pension Credit is available in the places where people are most likely to go to seek information.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP knows that one of the best ways to reach eligible claimants is through trusted stakeholder organisations working in the community and that is why we have developed and resourced the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Stakeholders and potential claimants alike can use the Pension Credit calculator at gov.uk to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant stakeholders a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the changes introduced on 15 May for mixed age couples to ensure they are able to communicate the most up-to-date information to potential claimants.</p><p> </p><p>DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:57:17.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:57:17.68Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Alternatives to Prosecution more like this
unstar 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 introduced community resolution orders as informal punishments for low-level offences in 2014; who was responsible for their introduction; and whether their use was approved by the Home Secretary. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL16980 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts. One type of OOCD is community resolution. This is a non-statutory disposal that can be administered by police forces when the offender accepts responsibility for the offence, and in most cases, where the victim has agreed that they do not want more formal action taken.</p><p> </p><p>‘Community resolution’ is a nationally recognised term for a disposal which has been in use by police for some years, and prior to 2014. In 2014, following consultation, the Ministry of Justice identified support for community resolution as part of a simplified framework for OOCDs in which all disposals had conditions attached.</p><p> </p><p>The College of Policing hold guidance on the use of community resolutions:</p><p>http://library.college.police.uk/docs/appref/Community-Resolutions-Incorporating-RJ-Final-Aug-2012-2.pdf (this was also summarised as part of a quick reference guide published by Ministry of Justice in 2013: https://www.yjlc.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MoJ-Quick-reference-guides-out-of-court-disposals-2013.pdf).</p><p> </p><p>Individual decisions around the appropriateness of issuing an OOCD are an operational matter for police.</p><p> </p><p>Typically, a Constable, Police Community Support Officer or Police Staff Investigator can decide to issue a community resolution, in accordance with Authorised Professional Practice, gravity matrices and local force policies which inform decision making.</p><p> </p><p>Police and partners have a range of measures in place to ensure appropriate use of Out of Court Disposals. Supervisors are expected to check decision-making of their staff regularly. Out of Court Disposal scrutiny panels are also in place with external representation - these review in detail a selection of cases to determine whether the method of disposal is considered appropriate, based on a review of the information/evidence available to the decision maker at the time.</p><p> </p><p>Government works closely with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) whose Charging and Out of Court Disposals strategy (2017-2021) sets out their position and support for forces around OOCDs. We publish data and pay attention to trends in the use of Out of Court Disposals on an ongoing basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16981 more like this
HL16982 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.017Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3573
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
1137374
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Alternatives to Prosecution more like this
unstar 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 guidance they provide to police forces in England and Wales on the criteria for determining whether a person should be subject to a community resolution order rather than an alternative punishment; and who determines whether or not to use a community resolution order. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL16981 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts. One type of OOCD is community resolution. This is a non-statutory disposal that can be administered by police forces when the offender accepts responsibility for the offence, and in most cases, where the victim has agreed that they do not want more formal action taken.</p><p> </p><p>‘Community resolution’ is a nationally recognised term for a disposal which has been in use by police for some years, and prior to 2014. In 2014, following consultation, the Ministry of Justice identified support for community resolution as part of a simplified framework for OOCDs in which all disposals had conditions attached.</p><p> </p><p>The College of Policing hold guidance on the use of community resolutions:</p><p>http://library.college.police.uk/docs/appref/Community-Resolutions-Incorporating-RJ-Final-Aug-2012-2.pdf (this was also summarised as part of a quick reference guide published by Ministry of Justice in 2013: https://www.yjlc.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MoJ-Quick-reference-guides-out-of-court-disposals-2013.pdf).</p><p> </p><p>Individual decisions around the appropriateness of issuing an OOCD are an operational matter for police.</p><p> </p><p>Typically, a Constable, Police Community Support Officer or Police Staff Investigator can decide to issue a community resolution, in accordance with Authorised Professional Practice, gravity matrices and local force policies which inform decision making.</p><p> </p><p>Police and partners have a range of measures in place to ensure appropriate use of Out of Court Disposals. Supervisors are expected to check decision-making of their staff regularly. Out of Court Disposal scrutiny panels are also in place with external representation - these review in detail a selection of cases to determine whether the method of disposal is considered appropriate, based on a review of the information/evidence available to the decision maker at the time.</p><p> </p><p>Government works closely with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) whose Charging and Out of Court Disposals strategy (2017-2021) sets out their position and support for forces around OOCDs. We publish data and pay attention to trends in the use of Out of Court Disposals on an ongoing basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16980 more like this
HL16982 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.047Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property tabling member
3573
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
1137375
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Alternatives to Prosecution more like this
unstar 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 reports that community resolution orders are being used for more serious offences than originally intended; and what plans they have to prevent such orders being used for anything other than low-level crimes. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL16982 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts. One type of OOCD is community resolution. This is a non-statutory disposal that can be administered by police forces when the offender accepts responsibility for the offence, and in most cases, where the victim has agreed that they do not want more formal action taken.</p><p> </p><p>‘Community resolution’ is a nationally recognised term for a disposal which has been in use by police for some years, and prior to 2014. In 2014, following consultation, the Ministry of Justice identified support for community resolution as part of a simplified framework for OOCDs in which all disposals had conditions attached.</p><p> </p><p>The College of Policing hold guidance on the use of community resolutions:</p><p>http://library.college.police.uk/docs/appref/Community-Resolutions-Incorporating-RJ-Final-Aug-2012-2.pdf (this was also summarised as part of a quick reference guide published by Ministry of Justice in 2013: https://www.yjlc.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MoJ-Quick-reference-guides-out-of-court-disposals-2013.pdf).</p><p> </p><p>Individual decisions around the appropriateness of issuing an OOCD are an operational matter for police.</p><p> </p><p>Typically, a Constable, Police Community Support Officer or Police Staff Investigator can decide to issue a community resolution, in accordance with Authorised Professional Practice, gravity matrices and local force policies which inform decision making.</p><p> </p><p>Police and partners have a range of measures in place to ensure appropriate use of Out of Court Disposals. Supervisors are expected to check decision-making of their staff regularly. Out of Court Disposal scrutiny panels are also in place with external representation - these review in detail a selection of cases to determine whether the method of disposal is considered appropriate, based on a review of the information/evidence available to the decision maker at the time.</p><p> </p><p>Government works closely with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) whose Charging and Out of Court Disposals strategy (2017-2021) sets out their position and support for forces around OOCDs. We publish data and pay attention to trends in the use of Out of Court Disposals on an ongoing basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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HL16980 more like this
HL16981 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:38.08Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3573
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
1137377
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Mayors: Cost Effectiveness more like this
unstar 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 Young of Cookham on 4 July (HL Deb, col 1524), what assessment they have made of (1) the comparative costs of directly elected mayoral systems and traditional systems of local government administration, and (2) whether directly elected mayoral systems represent value for money. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL16984 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s comparative assessment of the models of local governance is that only the mayoral model provides that single point of accountability necessary if significant powers and budgets are to be devolved to an area, and it is for local areas to decide whether such an arrangement would be of benefit and value to their local communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:23:38.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:23:38.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1137379
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: International Assistance more like this
unstar 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 research paper by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies, published in July. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16986 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent Chatham House paper, and note the report’s concerns over alleged Assad regime interference in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including the risk of diverting aid for military and political purposes.</p><p> </p><p>Our aid contribution in Syria is targeted towards those most in need and distributed, impartially, in line with humanitarian principles. On this basis, our partners do work in regime-controlled areas. However, DFID does not work directly with the Assad regime, and our programmes have a range of safeguards in place to mitigate the risks of regime interference and aid diversion.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include independent third-party monitoring of programmes and tight financial controls, which include requiring our partners to record and provide detailed information and evidence about the use of funds. We have a high degree of confidence in these measures, but will continue to keep this position under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Z
star this property answering member
4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this