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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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
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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
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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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
99959
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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 New Businesses: Northern Ireland 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 applications for the Start Up Loans scheme have been received from Northern Ireland; and what is the total value of such loans provided for new businesses in Northern Ireland since the scheme was introduced. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Start Up Loan Company (SULCo) administers the Start Up Loan programme on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). As a commercially independent company, SULCo reports to BIS on the number of Start Up Loans.</p><p>The Start Up Loan programme was extended to include Northeren Ireland in June 2013.</p><p>Figures from 30/09/2014 show there have been 186 Start Up Loans with a value of £893,010 in Northeren Ireland</p><p> </p><p>in the UK, there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
99961
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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 Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland 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 estimate of the number of jobs in the Republic of Ireland associated with direct trade with the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2176 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The most recent official figures available (calculated by the Irish government and estimating the figure at 198,000 jobs) are now 5 years old. We were unable to find an estimate more current than this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In this case, we consider that the time and the associated costs involved in generating an estimate of the number of jobs would be disproportionate to the outcome.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Figure calculated by Cambridge Econometrics analysis based on Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) data. Source : British – Irish Relations - <a href="http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/Publications/Publications_2013/Joint_Economic_Study_Vol1.pdf" target="_blank">Joint Economic Study</a> 2013 Vol.1 Evaluating the value of the economic relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland (PA Consulting Group).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:42:03.4087305Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:42:03.4087305Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
99978
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power: Planning Permission 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 applications for planning permission for land-based wind turbines were refused by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the most recent 12 months for which information is available; and how such decisions are reconciled with (1) their policy of localism, and (2) the United Kingdom's commitment to carbon reduction. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I have interpreted this question as asking about planning applications which have been called-in for decision by the Secretary of State (as opposed to decisions on appeals).</p><p><br></p><p>No planning applications for onshore wind turbines called-in within the last 12 months have been refused.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T13:14:05.3593357Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T13:14:05.3593357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99979
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 26 Frigates 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 considered naming two of the new Type 26 global combat ships after the cities of Plymouth and Portsmouth. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL2194 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Ships' Names and Badges Committee (SNBC) is responsible for considering and assessing possible names for a new ship or class of ship. The Committee considers all names that have been proposed, formally and informally, and presents its recommendations to the Navy Board. The name(s) chosen by the Navy Board are forwarded to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence before being submitted to Her Majesty the Queen for approval. A final decision with regards to this process in respect of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship is not expected until the programme has completed its Assessment Phase and any subsequent investment decisions are complete. The SNBC has noted the proposal to use names HMS PLYMOUTH and HMS PORTSMOUTH.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:49:18.4564808Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:49:18.4564808Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
99982
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Warfare 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 made any provision comparable to that made by the United States towards the creation and retention of a service dedicated to cyber warfare technology; and whether there is a services' cyber commander in post. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL2197 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom’s approach to military cyber operations recognises that the contemporary operating environment now requires commanders at every level to understand cyberspace. The Ministry of Defence is therefore mainstreaming cyber throughout the Department and the Armed Forces to ensure that every part of Defence sees cyberspace as part of their responsibilities. For those elements of Defence that are cyber specialists, the Chief of the Defence Staff has issued direction to the four star commander of the Joint Forces Command appointing him as the Joint Commander for the planning and conduct of Defence’s cyber operations. Responsibility is delegated through the Chief of Defence Intelligence to the Joint Forces Cyber Group, who plan and direct the activities of our Joint Cyber Units. The Senior Responsible Owner for the integration of Cyber across Defence is the two star Director of Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:52:21.3563409Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:52:21.3563409Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
99957
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
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 Local Government: Lighting more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have applied for funding for LED lighting under the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Salix project. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DECC funds the Salix energy efficiency loan scheme in England, with funding decisions on individual energy efficiency projects made by Salix Finance Ltd in accordance with objective criteria.</p><p>According to Salix Finance Ltd, Essex County Council has not made an application at any time to the scheme.</p><p>Salix publishes an annually updated list of organisations in receipt of funding on its website at:</p><p><a href="http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes" target="_blank">www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes</a></p><p> </p><p>Information provided by Salix Finance Ltd is that, from the start of the scheme in 2004 to 31 March 2014, 83 local authorities applied for and received funding for energy efficiency projects that include LED lighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2173 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:34:21.7183518Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:34:21.7183518Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
99958
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
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 Local Government: Lighting 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 Essex County Council has applied for funding for LED lighting under the Salix project from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DECC funds the Salix energy efficiency loan scheme in England, with funding decisions on individual energy efficiency projects made by Salix Finance Ltd in accordance with objective criteria.</p><p>According to Salix Finance Ltd, Essex County Council has not made an application at any time to the scheme.</p><p>Salix publishes an annually updated list of organisations in receipt of funding on its website at:</p><p><a href="http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes" target="_blank">www.salixfinance.co.uk/about-us/successes</a></p><p> </p><p>Information provided by Salix Finance Ltd is that, from the start of the scheme in 2004 to 31 March 2014, 83 local authorities applied for and received funding for energy efficiency projects that include LED lighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2172 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:34:22.4666525Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:34:22.4666525Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
99960
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
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 Fracking 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 objections to fracking they have received in 2014. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The data is not collected in the format requested. We recognise that members of the public have concerns about the potential impact of development of shale gas and oil in the UK. The Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil (OUGO) addresses these concerns with our publicly-available information on the Gov.uk site:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-regulation-and-licensing-of-energy-industries-and-infrastructure/supporting-pages/developing-shale-gas-and-oil-in-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-regulation-and-licensing-of-energy-industries-and-infrastructure/supporting-pages/developing-shale-gas-and-oil-in-the-uk</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:35:42.1333301Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:35:42.1333301Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
100002
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya 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 response to the assassination of the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, and in particular, the recent assasination of Latif Aalam Butt. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2217 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>We remain concerned about the violence faced by the Ahmadiyya and other communities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office closely monitors the situation in Pakistan as documented in the annual Human Rights report and quarterly updates. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised human rights concerns with Prime Minister Sharif during his visit in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this