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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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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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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
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 more like this
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
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
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 more like this
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
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
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
76879
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Children more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases involving adults and children jointly charged, the child co-defendants were tried together with the adults in (a) an adult magistrates' court and (b) a Crown Court. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 204969 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>The vast majority of children and young people have their cases heard by specially trained magistrates in the Youth Court.</p><p> </p><p>Where a trial may involve both youth and adult co-defendants criminal courts must consider whether it is in the interests of justice to keep the defendants together and deal with them in the adult magistrates’ court or the Crown Court. In reaching this decision courts must take into account factors such as age, maturity, culpability, inconvenience to witnesses or injustice to the case as a whole, including whether there are benefits in the same tribunal sentencing all offenders.</p><p> </p><p>Overall crime is down and fewer young people are offending. Proven offending by under-18s has reduced by 44 percent since 2010/11, while the number of first time entrants to the system has fallen by 39 percent over the same period. The number of young people dealt with in the criminal courts has also fallen, reducing by 51% between 2010 and 2013.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS do not centrally collate data on the number of young people and adults jointly charged and subsequently tried together.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 shows the number of cases where a child or young person has been tried in (a) the adult magistrates’ court. A child or young person may only be tried in the adult magistrates’ courts where they are a co-defendant with an adult and the court has decided that it is in the interests of justice to keep the defendants together.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Young people aged 10-17 tried at adult magistrates' courts, England and Wales, 2010-2013</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of young people tried at adult magistrates' courts<sup>(1), (2), (3) &amp; (5)</sup></p></td><td><p>10,401</p></td><td><p>10,667</p></td><td><p>5,463</p></td><td><p>5,702</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2 shows the number of cases where there was at least one youth defendant and at least one adult defendant from 2009/10 to 2013/14 in (b) the Crown Court.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2: Young people aged 10-17 tried at the Crown Court, England and Wales, 2009 - 2013</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of young people tried at the Crown Court <sup>(4) &amp; (5)</sup></p></td><td><p>3,002</p></td><td><p>2,787</p></td><td><p>2,367</p></td><td><p>1,847</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are considering the recommendations made by the recent inquiry by Parliamentarians, chaired by Lord Carlile, including the recommendation concerning where cases involving children and young people are heard.</p><p>_______________________________________</p><p>(1) Excludes cases that were discontinued, where the charge was withdrawn, where the defendant failed to appear, and committals for trial to the Crown Court.</p><p>(2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p><p>(3) A child or young person may only be tried in the adult magistrates’ courts where they are a co-defendant with an adult and the court has decided that it is in the interests of justice to keep the defendants together.</p><p>(4) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p><p>(5) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and can be subject to change over time. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:10:46.2795173Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:10:46.2795173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
76903
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children in the child protection system entered the youth justice system in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 204951 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>The ‘child protection system' can be taken to encompass a wide framework of referral, assessment, investigation and care processes. Information is not held centrally on the number of children subject to such processes who have entered the youth justice system.</p><p> </p><p>Young people entering the youth justice system will receive a full assessment of their needs by a youth justice practitioner, which will include establishing their care status and history and evaluation of other factors affecting their offending behaviour, in order to inform effective interventions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T16:51:12.6643946Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
76695
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Nationwide Building Society: Cheshire Building Society more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merger or amalgamation of Nationwide and Cheshire Building Society; and what effect such a move will have on the shareholders of that institution. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 204784 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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Nationwide Building Society and Cheshire Building Society merged on 15 December 2008. Information about Nationwide's plans to integrate its regional building society brands into the ‘Nationwide' brand is available from the Nationwide website, www.nationwide.co.uk. This is a business decision for Nationwide, and it is accountable to its members in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T14:07:24.4472247Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T14:07:24.4472247Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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10165
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4135
star this property label Biography information for David Morris 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
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 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
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 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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they 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
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 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