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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Aids more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the potential internal production of the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on the identification of innovation opportunities, particularly for the manufacturing industry and small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL900 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL957 more like this
HL958 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.5797184Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.5797184Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76616
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Aids 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they intend to take in order to ensure that the potential internal production of the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 will not lead to a reduction in the quality of the report. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL958 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL900 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL957 more like this
HL959 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.455811Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.455811Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76615
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Aids 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of producing internally at the Department of Health the report required under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on the quality of research into areas of innovative assistive technology and the adoption of such technology; and what measures they intend to take prevent a decrease in both research into and adoption of such technology. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL957 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p><em>The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.</em></p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology, and this contract expired in June 2014. The annual cost was £72,268 (figure for final year). The contract was funded by the Department's Policy Research Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has to deliver change in a climate of continuing fiscal challenge and constraint on public spending, and the approach to reporting on assistive technology research and development is aligned with this. The Department does not therefore plan to invite tenders for production of Section 22 reports from 2014-15 and will produce future reports on a smaller scale and of sufficient quality to meet the statutory requirement. This will be done in-house at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government will continue to meet the statutory requirement, no formal consultation on Section 22 has been undertaken or planned.</p><p> </p><p>Reports produced under Section 22, together with other sources of information about Government-funded assistive technology research (including published outputs, project databases, trial registers, websites and other information published by research funders and organisations carrying out research) will continue to make information available that can be used to support the identification of innovation opportunities and the identification and adoption of technology.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL897 more like this
HL898 more like this
HL899 more like this
HL900 more like this
HL901 more like this
HL902 more like this
HL958 more like this
HL959 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.3559414Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:49:08.3559414Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76647
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Transport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to improve or increase transport services at night to ensure the safety and security of passengers from offensive behaviour and disorder, with particular reference to the safety of women. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL989 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>We want to see more and more people using public transport - one of the key ways of encouraging this is to make sure it is a safe option. The transport industry, local authorities, the police and others are already investing in, and undertaking, wide-ranging initiatives to improve the personal security of public transport passengers and staff and to keep our public transport systems as low crime environments.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is not readily able to increase passenger services in commercial transport markets. For example, decisions about bus services outside London are largely a matter for the private sector. Equally, it is difficult to see that any such increase would have a positive effect on matters of personal security.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T13:32:11.9474396Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T13:32:11.9474396Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76646
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostitution more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support harm reduction and support services to improve conditions for sex workers on the street. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL988 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>We are committed to tackling the harm and exploitation that can be associated with prostitution, and believe that people who want to leave prostitution should be given every opportunity to find routes out.<br><br>Local areas and police forces are in the best position to identify and respond to issues around prostitution in their area. We have supported them by reviewing effective practice in terms of policing, exiting, minimising harm, holistic support and general multi agency working. The review is available on the GOV.uk website. The Home Office has also supported the establishment of a National ‘Ugly Mugs’ Scheme to help protect people involved in prostitution from violent and abusive individuals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:47:46.1852408Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:47:46.1852408Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76645
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Schools: Mental Health Services more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that children and teenagers receive adequate mental health care and support in schools, with particular reference to school nursing and pastoral provision. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL987 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Schools have a duty to promote pupils' mental and physical development and are held to account by Ofsted for doing so. The new 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice, which was put before Parliament on 11th June 2014, makes it clear that schools should look to identify any underlying mental health needs that pupils have. To support this on the 16 June the Department for Education issued new information and advice for schools and teachers on pupils' mental health and behaviour. This advice helps school staff identify those pupils who may have emerging problems and provides guidance on appropriate routes of ensuring specialist support where necessary.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The curriculum gives schools the freedom to address any specific pastoral issues that pupils may have, and teachers can raise awareness of mental health issues in PSHE lessons. Additionally, many schools provide targeted assessment and support. A survey conducted by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2012 estimated between 60-85% of English secondary schools provide access to counselling, delivering up to 70,000 sessions a year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>School nurses are in an ideal position to promote and maintain the health of children and young people. On 31 March the Department of Health and Public Health England published the Promoting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of children and young people pathway. This provides a structured framework for school nurses, clarifying roles and responsibilities and giving information to enhance partnership working across agencies to support the emotional health of children and young people and to ensure early support is offered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T17:07:53.5836558Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T17:07:53.5836558Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76644
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Film more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that film makers take into account the potential psychological effect of filming rape scenes on female actors. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL986 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Under Section 1.28 of the Ofcom broadcasting code, due care must be taken over the physical and emotional welfare and the dignity of people under eighteen, and they must not be caused unnecessary distress or anxiety by their involvement in programmes, or by the broadcast of those programmes.</p><p> </p><p>For adults, employers are under a common law duty of care to take steps reasonably necessary to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all their employees, as well as complying with relevant health and safety law. There is specific guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive in respect of the legal duties owed by employers for audio-visual productions, which includes conducting risk assessments and taking control measures in respect of identified risks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:19:36.9595351Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:19:36.9595351Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76643
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadcasting Programmes more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy in relation to television programmes in the United Kingdom depicting rape as a form of torture. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL985 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 2.3 of Ofcom's broadcasting code states that: “…broadcasters must ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by the context…such material may include, but is not limited to, offensive language, violence, sex, sexual violence, humiliation, distress, violation of human dignity, discriminatory treatment or language (for example on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion, beliefs and sexual orientation)”.</p><p>In respect of ‘adult sex material' – which contains images and/or language of a strong sexual nature, and which is broadcast primarily for the purposes of sexual arousal – this must not be broadcast at any time, other than on access-restricted services between 22.00 and 05.30. The most extreme material, equivalent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) R-18 rating must not be broadcast at any time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:21:14.8578946Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:21:14.8578946Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76642
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadcasting Programmes more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulation exists of television programmes seeking to depict sexual violence against women as entertainment. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL984 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Section 2.3 of Ofcom's broadcasting code states that: “…broadcasters must ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by the context…such material may include, but is not limited to, offensive language, violence, sex, sexual violence, humiliation, distress, violation of human dignity, discriminatory treatment or language (for example on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion, beliefs and sexual orientation)”.</p><p>In respect of ‘adult sex material' – which contains images and/or language of a strong sexual nature, and which is broadcast primarily for the purposes of sexual arousal – this must not be broadcast at any time, other than on access-restricted services between 22.00 and 05.30. The most extreme material, equivalent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) R-18 rating must not be broadcast at any time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL985 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:21:16.1086728Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:21:16.1086728Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1138
star this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76641
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be responsible for providing the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom with information on and assistance with access to any social, welfare or housing benefits and services to which they are entitled. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL982 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this