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100029
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Ministers: Pay 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 Ministers are presently unpaid (1) in the House of Lords, and (2) in the House of Commons. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer my noble friend to the answer I gave to Lord Jopling on 26 September, <em>Official Report</em>, Column WA399 and WA400. For reference, as of November 2014, there are three Ministers who are members of the House of Commons and ten Ministers who are members of the House of Lords who are not in receipt of a ministerial salary.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:04:01.8167189Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:04:01.8167189Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
100032
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria 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 representations they are making to the government of Turkey over the Syrian Kurds currently detained by them at Suruc and who do not wish to be returned to Kobane. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2238 more like this
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star this property answer text Reports from Kobane continue to be deeply concerning. We have not made representations about these specific allegations, but we maintain a close dialogue with Turkey on the evolving crisis in the region. We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 170,000 refugees that have fled the fighting in Kobane in recent weeks, in addition to the 1.4 million refugees already in Turkey. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100035
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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
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Reorganisation 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 the cost to date of the reorganisation of the National Health Service as a result of the reforms in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2241 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I announced in my Written Ministerial Statement of 23 July 2014, columns WS135-136, that the costs of implementing policies in the Health and Social Care Act incurred to 31 March 2014 were £1,316 million. This is the latest available figure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These costs have been more than covered by the savings arising from the Health and Social Care Act, which up to 31 March 2014, were approximately £4.9 billion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:33:57.8617553Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:33:57.8617553Z
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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
100038
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services 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 which prisons in England and Wales will include a new specialist mental health centre as part of their health care provision. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2244 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Justice Secretary has recently announced that he has agreed with the Secretary of State for Health that our officials work together to ensure that any prisoner can have mental health treatment equivalent to the best they would receive in the community.</p><p> </p><p>Officials are currently drawing up options for the scope of this work, including consideration of specialist mental health centres within the prison estate. Until these options have been developed, I am unable to say what form they may take and in which prisons they may operate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:15:37.58569Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:15:37.58569Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
100039
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Exeter 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 the total estimated cost of the works near Cowley Bridge to improve the resilience of the railway by removing three weirs from the River Exe, and what funding the Environment Agency is contributing to the works. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL2245 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail has allocated £13.4million from the geo-environmental resilience programme. Their preferred option involves the removal of three weirs close to Stafford's bridge and Cowley bridge.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency are not providing financial assistance with the scheme, but support the scheme as it complements their Exeter Flood defence scheme and their general approach of returning rivers to their natural states.</p><p> </p><p>Over the coming months, Network Rail will work with the Environment Agency to work out how they deliver the scheme collaboratively.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:52:31.4855409Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:52:31.4855409Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
100042
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading EU Budget 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 will make representations within the European Union that any spending increases will be met through countervailing spending cuts and not by increasing the financial contributions of member states. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2248 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has been consistently clear: at a time when governments across the EU are taking difficult decisions to manage their deficits, the European Commission should not be asking Governments across the EU for more money.</p><p> </p><p>The UK strongly believes in limiting the size of the EU budget and will continue to press for necessary restraint and discipline in order to get the best deal for British taxpayers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:56:36.6603091Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:56:36.6603091Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
100047
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading European Rail Traffic Management System 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 are their latest cost estimates for the installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System in each cab of United Kingdom trains. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2253 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our estimates are based upon information and assessments carried out by industry, who have used data from UK and EU deployments.</p><p> </p><p>The Government uses these estimates as a benchmark only, to be used during the evaluation of those new passenger franchises affected by the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) deployment. As this information is used in commercial competitions, it would not be appropriate to put this in the public domain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100051
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Suicide 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 action they propose to take in relation to the growth in the number of suicides in prisons in the light of the observations of the Prison Service Ombudsman’s description of the deaths as "utterly unacceptable", as reported in <i>The Guardian</i> on 18 October. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2257 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Every death in custody is a tragedy, and the Government is committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons. All prisons are required to have procedures in place to identify, manage and support people who are at risk of harm to themselves. These procedures include the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process, which is a prisoner-centred, flexible care planning system for prisoners identified as at risk of suicide or self-harm. Prisons are also required to ensure that they have procedures in place to learn from deaths in custody to prevent future occurrences.</p><p> </p><p>We are working hard to understand the reasons for the recent rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths, but there is no simple explanation. Additional resources and support are being provided for safer custody work in prisons, and in particular to improve the consistency of the ACCT system. The National Offender Management Service has also put in place additional staff at regional level to support staff in prisons and to share good practice, and created a dedicated learning and knowledge management team at headquarters which is providing further support for safer custody work.</p><p> </p><p>Data on deaths in custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin, available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:47:01.093719Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:47:01.093719Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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4181
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100060
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 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 address Britain’s drinking culture, which Public Health England recently identified as causing a rise in liver disease deaths. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2266 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Alcohol Strategy, set out ambitions whereby ‘we will radically reshape the approach to alcohol and reduce the number of people drinking to excess’. The ambitions include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a change in behaviour so that people think it is not acceptable to drink in ways that could cause harm to themselves and others;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the amount of alcohol-fuelled violent crime;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of adults drinking above the National Health Service guidelines;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of people ‘binge drinking’;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of alcohol-related deaths; and</p><p> </p><p>- a sustained reduction in both the numbers of 11-15 year olds drinking alcohol and the amounts consumed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In November 2012, the Home Office launched a consultation on five key areas with the aim of reducing alcohol-fuelled crime, anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related health harm.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government response, published in July 2013, provided an analysis of the responses and set out the next steps that the Government will take:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted national action, ending sales of the cheapest alcohol by introducing a ban on selling alcohol below the price of duty and VAT, and strengthening the ban on irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a challenge to industry to increase its efforts, building on what has already been achieved through the Public Health Responsibility Deal. This includes tackling high strength products; promoting alcohol responsibly in shops; improving education around drinking; and supporting targeted local action; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- support local action on alcohol-related harm, identifying a number of high harm local alcohol action areas and take action with them to strengthen local partnerships; improve enforcement; and share good practice based on what works locally. The Minister for Crime Prevention announced the twenty successful areas on 13 February 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Z
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2000
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100061
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why an order has been placed for the turreted version of Scout SV before the Critical Design Review has been completed, and when completion of the Review is expected. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Scout Specialist Vehicle programme was subject to a number of assurance reviews and found to have reached a level of maturity sufficient to commit to a production contract. Sub-system critical design reviews are progressing ahead of the system level critical design review, which is contracted to be completed in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2269 more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:16:32.8645085Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:16:32.8645085Z
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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 Moonie more like this