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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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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar 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
star this property uin HL17452 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 2019-08-02more 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141907
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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
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Regiment of Scotland 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 by how much the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17451 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 current strength against workforce requirement for the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland can be found in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Strength and workforce requirement of the battalions of The Royal Regiment of Scotland:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>The Royal Regiment of Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Workforce Requirement</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Regular Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>267</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reserve Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> <strong>Notes/Caveats: </strong></strong></p><p> </p><p>Strength figures have been provided by Defence Statistics, whilst Workforce Requirement is a single service estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Regular battalions will include some Trained Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) (Full Commitment).</p><p> </p><p>Reserve battalions will include Trained FTRS (Home Commitment), FTRS (Full Commitment), Trained Volunteer Reservists and some Regular personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The Highland and Lowland bands are included with the Reserve battalions.</p><p><br>Strength figures have been rounded to the nearest 10; numbers ending in &quot;5&quot; have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1130829
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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 by what date they aim to remove all petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles from the UK’s roads. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16196 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Cars and vans account for the majority of road transport emissions. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission. We will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2018 Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to achieving this, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long term goal is the development and deployment of zero emission technologies for all road vehicles, including HGVs and buses, and zero emission technologies are starting to emerge even for the largest vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1136781
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Academic Health Science Networks 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 what process, during the current development of policy options for Academic Health Science Centres (AHSC), potential new AHSCs can be considered in areas of England currently unrepresented by existing AHSCs. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL16931 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department-designated Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) along with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are all important components of the country’s health research and innovation ecosystem.</p><p>The six current Department-designated AHSCs were made on the basis of an open competition, which was open to eligible National Health Service and University partnerships across England. The recommendations for designation were made to the Department by an international independent panel.</p><p>The remit of the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) has recently been expanded to become the umbrella body across the United Kingdom health innovation eco-system. The AAC has been asked to consider the role of new AHSCs within the health system and to ensure that they complement the innovation landscape, rather than add further complexity to it.</p><p>It is not possible to provide specific details of the scope and nature of the new designation process at this stage given that the AAC is currently actively considering this. However, it is expected that the future designation process would be open to all NHS and University partnerships across England which meet the published specification to apply, including partnerships in areas of England where there is currently no Departmental-AHSC. As with the previous AHSC designation process, any future process will be run via a full and open competition, assessed by an independent expert panel. Rigorous conflict of interest policies will also be in place throughout the process for all involved to ensure any potential conflicts are dealt with appropriately.</p><p>The existing Departmental-AHSC designation will be extended until the end of March 2020 to enable a new designation process to be undertaken. The Department’s expectation is that AHSCs will play an increasingly important role in the health innovation and research landscape over the coming years.</p><p>As currently, the success of any newly designated AHSCs will require close interplay and cooperation between research infrastructure, including NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and the NIHR ARCs, and with the AHSNs and wider innovation landscape.</p><p>As part of annual monitoring of the existing Department-designated AHSCs, examples of innovations arising from them have been reported to have been made available to patients in the NHS. These include:</p><p>- The King’s Health Partners Heart Failure Service, which brings together clinical, research and educational expertise to deliver world class heart care in south London, helping people with heart failure live longer and with better quality of life;</p><p>- University College London Partners AHSC adoption of a Learning Health System to standardise data entry and allowing the widespread trialling of novel tools to detect atrial fibrillation early;</p><p>- The Manchester AHSC working with partners to align research around core health and social care priorities; and supporting the roll out of a single blood test driven decision-aid for patients presenting with chest pain at local emergency departments; and</p><p>- The roll out of the innovative Sleepio app by the Oxford AHSN to support those suffering from insomnia across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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HL16932 more like this
HL16934 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T16:29:08.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:29:08.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
1140645
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 for each Government department, from January to June, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons; and in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses, (b) the House of Lords, and (c) the House of Commons. more like this
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Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
star this property uin HL17328 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Between January and June 2019, 414 Explanatory Memoranda on EU proposals and other documents were submitted for scrutiny.</p><p>During this period there were 37 occasions when the Government supported decisions in the EU Council of Ministers before parliamentary scrutiny procedures had been completed. In compiling these statistics a further 4 overrides were identified which were not included in the previous written answer for the period July-December 2018 (HL13200). They are included in this latest table.</p><p>As with previous six-monthly periods, the largest category of instruments were fast-moving and sensitive Common Foreign and Security Policy/EU restrictive measures proposals where there were 32 such instruments adopted before scrutiny could be completed.</p><p>The figures requested are set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Department</p></td><td><p>(1 &amp; b). House of Lords override</p></td><td><p>(2 &amp; c). House Commons override</p></td><td><p>(a).No. of overrides in both Houses at same time</p></td><td><p>Total no. of overrides</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cabinet Office</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment, Food and Rural Affairs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office*</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>International Trade</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transport</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Treasury</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Office**</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Totals</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*3 overrides occurred between July-December 2018</p><p>**Override occurred between July-December 2018</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
1130589
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Driving under Influence 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 for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16133 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1137927
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electric Scooters: Cycleways 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 Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), whether, pending any relevant legislative changes, they intend to allow drivers of electric scooters to use cycle ways and cycle lanes on roads without requiring them to possess a driving licence for motor vehicles. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17026 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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HL17024 more like this
HL17025 more like this
HL17027 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1131480
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Income 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 Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 May (HL15607), whether the figures given for total take-home pay, child benefit and tax credits for a family of two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, were adjusted for inflation to allow for accurate comparisons between years; and if not, whether they will provide such figures. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16274 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The figures in HL15607 were shown in cash terms. The table below shows the same table in April 2019 prices, adjusted using the Consumer Prices Index and rounded to the nearest £5.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Total take-home pay, Child Benefit, and tax credits in April 2019 prices for a family with two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>£ per annum</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>20,275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>20,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>19,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>20,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>20,670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>20,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>20,185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>20,135</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The table above is true for a family with a particular set of circumstances. On average real household disposable income per person is 6.7% higher than at the start of 2010 – meaning people have more money to spend than they did in 2010. Since unemployment has fallen 48% since 2010, families are also significantly more likely to have at least one person in work now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The government has introduced policies to increase take home pay since 2010 including;</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Work Allowance in Universal Credit by £1000 from April 2019. This would provide up to an additional £630 per year for households with children and for people with disabilities;</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Doubling the amount of free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, saving families using the full 30 hours around £5,000 per year. This is in combination with increasing the amount that working families can claim back in childcare to 85% of their registered childcare costs each month under UC, compared to 70% on the legacy system. For families with two children this could be worth up to £13,000 a year;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Marriage Allowance from £1,190 in 2018-19 to £1,250 in 2019-20. The benefit is therefore worth up to £250 in 2019-20. It will continue to increase each time the Personal Allowance is increased.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Primarolo more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: 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 (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) the Department for International Development, systematically include older women in their (a) work with widows, and (b) wider approach to economic empowerment, across their programmes. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL16691 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Gender equality is a top priority for the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development work together to achieve the best development and diplomatic impact for women and girls, including older women.</p><p> </p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting economic empowerment, as such DFID is enabling the empowerment of older women through social protection programmes, including in Uganda, where UKaid is supporting expanded social protection for older people.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the multiple discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. In Ghana, UKaid is securing lives of dignity for elderly widows banished from their communities due to ‘witchcraft’ accusations and working with traditional authorities to condemn violence, social exclusion and abuse towards widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever UN-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Z
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Business: Billing more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how companies which are too small to have boards will be held accountable for supply chain payment practices under the proposed new powers for the Small Business Commissioner, announced on 19 June. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Under current legislation the Commissioner can consider complaints about payment issues, including payment issues within the supply chain, between small businesses (with fewer than 50 staff) and their larger private sector customers (with more than 50 staff), and make non-binding recommendations.</p><p>We must first consult on the provision of any new powers, given the Commissioner’s powers are underpinned by Primary Legislation. Following the consultation, we will consider representations made to Government carefully – any new powers will require further work post-consultation on the best way to implement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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