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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience 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 is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100013
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Asylum: Health Services 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 access young asylum seekers have to health provision, once they reach the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2228 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>They have access to NHS services free of charge while their asylum claims are under consideration.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100037
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 General Practitioners: Dismissal more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioners have been dismissed by primary care trusts, or by the Care Quality Commission, in each year since 2005. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2243 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not centrally collected. Departmental officials are aware that the General Medical Council does collect some demographic data about doctors and this is published in its annual report ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has registered all general practitioner (GP) practices since April 2012. The CQC’s role is to inspect and regulate GP practices, including those practices run by single-handed GPs. The CQC regulates at a provider level and may remove a practice’s registration where care is not meeting the required standard. Actions taken against an individual GP would be the responsibility of NHS England for contractual issues and the General Medical Council for professional issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:18:49.8123222Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:18:49.8123222Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
100057
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Health Services and Social Services 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 response they have given to the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2263 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health has said “The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Health and Adult Social Care in England 2013-14 report highlights examples of excellent care but it also exposes unacceptable levels of variation. It also confirms that the NHS has seen a period of “hard realities and rapid change” following the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. We need to keep building on this to ensure greater cultural change, continuing transparency and a focus on safety to drive up standards of care across the country.”</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:20:34.482949Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:20:34.482949Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100078
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods: Somerset 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 is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100552
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Dementia 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 plans they have to help care for dementia patients in the community. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2289 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Dementia is a key priority for this Government and we are committed to ensuring people with dementia and their carers receive the best possible care in all care settings. That is why in 2012 we launched the first ever Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia to increase diagnosis rates, raise awareness and understanding and double funding for research in dementia by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A number of steps have been taken to help care for dementia patients in the community:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- On 1 April 2014 we put in place a new Dementia Directed Enhanced Service, which has had over 80% take up by general practitioners to reward practices for facilitating timely diagnosis and support for people with dementia.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- In the hospital setting, through the Dementia Commissioning for Quality and Innovation reward (introduced from April 2012), with around 4,000 referrals a month, it is clear that more people with dementia in hospitals are being identified and assessed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- The Dementia Care &amp; Support Compact, the care sector’s own response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, sets out a commitment to support the delivery of the challenge and improve care and support for people with dementia, their carers and families.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health launched pilots for the new Care Certificate on 28 April 2014. Taking place across a range of health and social care settings, the pilots are testing a set of standards designed to help employers to assess not only workers’ skills, but also the knowledge, behaviours and values that are required to deliver compassionate and quality care. The pilots are nearing completion. Subject to evaluation, we plan to introduce the Care Certificate by 1 April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- The Government’s refreshed Mandate to Health Education England, published on 1 May 2014, builds on the existing ambition to have 100,000 National Health Service staff receive Tier 1 training on dementia by setting an ambition for a further 250,000 NHS staff to receive Tier 1 training on dementia by March 2015, with the tools and training opportunities being made available to all staff by the end of 2018.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 70 communities across England have signed up to the national Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process, with an increased ambition to reach 75 by March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- On 7 May 2014 Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society launched a major new campaign with the aim of securing one million people to become dementia friends by March 2015. The campaign is aimed at improving understanding and attitudes about dementia and towards people with the condition. There are currently over 520,000 Dementia Friends.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- We have made available £50 million capital funding for 2013-14 for the NHS and local authorities to work with providers to create better care environments to help people with dementia live well with the condition. The projects are now in the process of being evaluated and we will disseminate the key recommendations by the end of the year.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:22:09.9535567Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:22:09.9535567Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100553
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Sports 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 to increase support for head teachers and school leaders in directing the Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium to combat childhood obesity. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL2290 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>One of the objectives of the PE and sports premium is to improve children’s health outcomes. Schools may use this funding as part of their wider programme to improve the health and well-being of their pupils, and we will ensure that case studies of good practice are available to help them do this. Our research has found that the premium is already having a positive impact in this area; 96% of schools report that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:25:24.7451418Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:25:24.7451418Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
100558
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Defamation: Northern 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 whether the Northern Ireland Law Commission has set a date for the publication of its report on the law of defamation in Northern Ireland; and, if not, whether it will now do so. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL2295 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Law Commission is an independent advisory, non-departmental public body. The Northern Ireland Department of Justice is the Commission’s sponsoring Department. The Noble Lord may wish to contact the Commission or the Northern Ireland Department of Justice directly for information relating to this report.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:32:29.1043975Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:32:29.1043975Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
100573
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Genetically Modified Organisms 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 is the current stage in decision-making on European Parliament and United Kingdom regulations about permitting genetically modified organisms to be used in agriculture in the United Kingdom and other European countries. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2310 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Regulatory decisions on the use of genetically modified (GM) products are taken collectively at EU level. The EU has authorised the marketing of over forty different types of GM crop as imported food or feed products, and GM soya in particular is being widely used in the UK and across the EU as an animal feed ingredient. However only one type of GM crop is approved for commercial planting in the EU, an insect-resistant maize of no practical interest for UK farmers. That authorisation was granted in 1998, since when the EU has struggled to reach decisions on GM cultivation because of different views among the Member States. A proposal is being discussed that should make it easier to reach EU decisions, by giving Member States more national discretion to avoid GM cultivation in their own territory. The European Parliament is now considering the proposal and it could be adopted next year if the Parliament and Council can reach agreement on the specific provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100588
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Missing Persons: 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 children remain missing of those reported missing since 1 July 2007. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL2325 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>This information is held with individual police forces. The National Crime Agency publishes annual statistics on Missing Persons which includes missing children <a href="http://missingpersons.police.uk/" target="_blank">http://missingpersons.police.uk</a>.</p><p>The last published report shows that in 2011/12 there were around 313,000 missing persons incidents. This report also finds that 64% of missing</p><p>incidents involved cases of missing children.</p><p>Data within this report shows that the majority (70%) of missing people return or are located within 16 hours with only 2% missing for longer than a week.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:47:00.6695076Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:47:00.6695076Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
100592
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Doctors' List of Patients 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 (1) what is the average length of a general practitioner practice list; (2) what has been the level of net immigration since 2000; and (3) what is the number of additional general practitioners they estimate to have been required because of that immigration change since 2000. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2329 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Figures for 30 September 2013, the latest date for which published figures are available, showed the average number of patients per general practitioner practice was 7,034.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the level of net immigration for 2000 to 2012 is published by the Office of National Statistics at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/long-term-international-migration/2012/table-2-01a.xls</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Final data, for 2013, will be released on 27 November 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No estimates are made of the number of additional general practitioners needed specifically related to immigration changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:23:07.5264711Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:23:07.5264711Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100593
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Police: Health 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 whether they have plans to introduce fitness tests for all operational police officers, with different attainment levels for officers over 40 years of age. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2330 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Annual fitness testing was introduced on 1 September 2014 for officers required to undertake personal safety training, so that they meet its aerobic demands. There are no plans to alter the standard for any age group.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:21:09.0500155Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:21:09.0500155Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100604
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds started apprenticeships in the academic years 2012–13 and 2013–14 in England. more like this
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Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL2335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts for 16, 17 and 18 year olds in 2012/13 and provisional full year apprenticeship starts for the same ages in 2013/14. Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by age (2012/13 and 2013/14 provisional full year)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age</p></td><td><p>Full year</p></td><td><p>(provisional)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>25,080</p></td><td><p>25,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>35,810</p></td><td><p>38,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>53,430</p></td><td><p>54,140</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><p>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>2) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August.</p><p> </p><p>3) Provisional data are subject to change and should not be directly compared with data from earlier academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:05:23.7910885Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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3144
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
100623
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 NHS: Cost Effectiveness 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 whether the "Nicholson Challenge" still operates within the National Health Service; if so, what efficiency savings have been identified to date; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL2354 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The 2010 Spending Review protected health funding in real terms. However, in order to continue to meet rising demands while improving services, it was estimated that up to £20 billion of efficiency savings would be required over the four years from 2011-12 to 2014-15.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Health Service response to this challenge was organised through the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) initiative, also known colloquially as the ‘Nicholson challenge’ after Sir David Nicholson, who was Chief Executive of the NHS at the time that QIPP originated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The NHS is on track to deliver up to £20 billion efficiency savings, having reported around £15 billion of efficiencies in the first three years, all of which will be reinvested into frontline care.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:11:13.005014Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:11:13.005014Z
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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 Sharkey more like this
100629
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading Care Leavers more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help young care leavers who are not able to stay in foster care to make a successful transition to independence. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL2360 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Care Leaver Strategy, published in October 2013, recognises that care leavers require support on a wide range of issues that affect their lives. It sets out the support that will be provided to all care leavers in relation to staying in education, finding accommodation, accessing benefits, experiencing good physical and mental health and finding work. [1]</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education will publish shortly a report on the progress we have made against the commitments set out in the strategy. This builds on a significant programme of work to improve support for care leavers, which has resulted in important changes such as the development of the Care Leaver Charter and the introduction of Junior ISAs for all children in care.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our continuing work to improve care leavers’ outcomes, the Department introduced a new duty on local authorities to support ‘staying put’ arrangements and have provided funding for local authorities to support this. For the first time, this will provide for children in foster placements to receive support to remain with their foster family until age 21, where this is what both parties want.</p><p> </p><p>Similar arrangements do not currently apply to children in residential care. Further work is needed before introducing a legal duty on local authorities that would require them to extend staying put arrangements to all young people leaving residential care. We are consequently working with the sector to better understand what would be involved and have supported work through the Department’s Children’s Services Innovation Programme to identify how staying put arrangements might work for children in residential care.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to drive innovation in provision for care leavers, for example through funding projects like ‘New Belongings’, which has enabled 9 local authorities to develop a range of new and innovative approaches to supporting care leavers.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/266484/Care_Leaver_Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/266484/Care_Leaver_Strategy.pdf</a></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:34:16.2355701Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:34:16.2355701Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4184
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
100630
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: North West 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 case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England, particularly between East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2361 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England has been assessed in a number of studies including the Northern Hub and Network Rail’s Lancashire and Cumbria and North-West Route Utilisation strategies. The case will be further addressed in respect of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (2019-20<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del>4) and beyond through the Northern Route Study as part of Network Rail’s Long Term Planning Process to inform decisions on the Government’s Rail Investment Strategy for Control Period 6.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Z
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less than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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25208
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: North West 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 to improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester; and what factors were considered when making judgements about which projects to support. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2362 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Plans to improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester including the scheme to install a two-mile loop between Darwen and Sough tunnel (near Entwistle) to facilitate additional services between Blackburn and Manchester and the introduction of improved Burnley – Manchester services using the recently-constructed curve at Todmorden are being promoted by the relevant local authorities. The judgement of which projects to support is a matter for the promoters.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100633
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: North West more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many representations have been made to Ministers at the Department for Transport by Members of Parliament about regional rail link improvements from Manchester to East Lancashire since May 2010 including (1) to Clitheroe, (2) to Burnley, and (3) to Rawtenstall. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2364 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>A number of representations have been made by Members of Parliament since May 2010 concerning rail improvements in the North-West. In addition there has been one Adjournment Debate on improving rail services between Clitheroe, Blackburn and Manchester, one letter regarding improvements to Clitheroe, twelve Parliamentary Questions and six letters concerning the Todmorden curve or services to Burnley, and two Parliamentary Questions concerning the Rawtenstall rail extension project.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:11:51.8764285Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:11:51.8764285Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100654
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation 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, in the list of electricity generating plants that has pre-qualified to bid in to this year’s planned capacity auction, how many gigawatts of existing coal plant are eligible for contracts of over one year and how many gigawatts of new gas capacity have qualified to bid for 15 year contracts; what is the total gigawatt capacity of new plant qualifying for 15 year contracts that is under the current threshold for the application of emissions controls under the European Emissions Trading scheme; and what is the breakdown in terms of fuel type of these smaller pre-qualifying units. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2385 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>In total 67.3GW of capacity has prequalified to participate in the first Capacity Market auction in December this year.</p><p>This is extremely positive and indicates that the auction will be competitive, which will help to keep costs down while providing security of supply for consumers.</p><p>Information relating to the eligibility of each plant that has successfully pre-qualified is publicly available on National Grid’s website as the Delivery Body for the Capacity Market.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:46:25.4594656Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:46:25.4594656Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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4235
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100655
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation 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, in the list of electricity generating plants that have pre-qualified to bid in to this year’s planned capacity auction, of the plants eligible for 15 year contracts, what proportion are new build compared to those subject to substantial refurbishments. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to the eligibility of each plant that has successfully prequalified and is eligible for a 15 year capacity agreement is publicly available on National Grid’s website as the Delivery Body for the Capacity Market.</p><p>It should be noted that E.ON, the owners of Ratcliffe-on-Soar, have publicly stated that they will not seek an agreement in excess of 3 years.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:14:40.7314991Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:14:40.7314991Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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4235
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100657
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation 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, in the rules governing capacity market auctions, what measures have been included to guard against undue market dominance by any of the companies bidding in the capacity market mechanism; and whether OFGEM has a role in overseeing fair competition in the mechanism. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2388 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Capacity Market has been designed to mitigate the risks of gaming. We commissioned expert external advice from Charles River Associates on this issue and implemented the recommendations contained within that report which is available on the DECC website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/252746/CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/252746/CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf</a>.</p><p>Anti-gaming measures include having in place an auction monitor who will ensure that the rules are properly followed by all participants during the auction. If the auction monitor were to find any irregularities, the Secretary of State ultimately has the ability to annul the auction after it has taken place.</p><p>Ofgem has the power to investigate any company bidding into the auction should they consider this necessary.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:48:27.6534581Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:48:27.6534581Z
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3790
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unstar this property file name CRA_Report_on_the_Capacity_Market_Gaming_Risks.pdf more like this
star this property title CRA Report on the Capacity Market Gaming Risks more like this
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4235
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100923
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Accident and Emergency Departments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children under the age of five were taken by their parents to accident and emergency departments for treatment in 2012 and 2013. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2391 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>This information is not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>In the following table, we have provided information concerning the number of accident and emergency attendances<sup>1</sup> (excluding planned attendances) for children aged under five by arrival mode, 2012-13 to 2013-14<sup>2</sup> (provisional data)<sup>3</sup>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Please be aware that data for 2013-14 is provisional and is therefore, subject to change.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Arrival mode</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14 (provisional)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brought in by ambulance (including helicopter/air ambulance)</p></td><td><p>220,277</p></td><td><p>223,571</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1,572,518</p></td><td><p>1,511,042</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not known</p></td><td><p>21,296</p></td><td><p>36,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,814,091</p></td><td><p>1,771,453</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector</p><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre<sup>4 </sup></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><em>Notes:</em></p><p> </p><p>1. HES is not the official source of total A&amp;E activity, this is the NHS England situation reports collection:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, HES permits further analysis of A&amp;E activity as there are a range of data items by which HES can be analysed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. HES figures are available from 2007-08 onwards. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage and changes in National Health Service practice. For example, changes in activity may be due to changes in the provision of care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>3. The data is provisional and may be incomplete or contain errors for which no adjustments have yet been made. Counts produced from provisional data are likely to be lower than those generated for the same period in the final dataset. This shortfall will be most pronounced in the final month of the latest period, i.e. November from the (month 9) April to November extract. It is also probable that clinical data are not complete, which may in particular affect the last two months of any given period. There may also be errors due to coding inconsistencies that have not yet been investigated and corrected.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>4. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England and from some independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. Health and Social Care Information Centre liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:00:01.8095478Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:00:01.8095478Z
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2000
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4289
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100924
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Respiratory System: Diseases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to raise awareness of bronchiolitis among parents with very young children. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2392 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that most commonly affects babies and young children under a year old. Most cases are mild and improve without specific treatment within about two weeks, although some children have severe symptoms and need treatment in hospital.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for parents on bronchiolitis, including the symptoms, causes and potential treatments for the condition, is provided by the NHS Choices website at the following link:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bronchiolitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the British Lung Foundation has produced a free leaflet on bronchiolitis in babies for parents:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>www.blf.org.uk/Publication/Detail/Bronchiolitis-and-your-baby</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>and for clinicians the Clinical Knowledge Summary Service run by National Institute for Health &amp; Care Excellence contains easily accessible information about the usual causes of acute chest signs in children and their management:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>http://cks.nice.org.uk/cough-acute-with-chest-signs-in-children</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:24:09.0273773Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:24:09.0273773Z
star this property answering member
2000
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4289
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100926
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar 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 Nursing and Midwifery Council more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Nursing and Midwifery Council reduces the number of cases that have been awaiting investigation for more than two years. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2394 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is an independent body and responsible for matters concerning the discharge of its statutory duties, including pursuing Fitness to Practise (FtP) investigations against its registrants. Statistical information about NMC FtP cases is not routinely collected or held centrally. However, the NMC advises that as at 30 September 2014, it was dealing with 4271 FtP cases, of these 231 cases were aged over 24 months. This compares with 320 such cases as at 8 October 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 13 October 2014, the Government laid a draft Section 60 Order in Parliament to amend the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, the governing legislative framework of the NMC. This Order contains a number of proposed amendments that subject to approval will give the NMC powers that will help it to carry out its FtP regulatory function more effectively and reduce the time it takes the NMC to deal with FtP cases.<em> </em></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:24:46.2417395Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:24:46.2417395Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100942
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Home Office more like this
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