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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752466
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number represents. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish data on the Universal Credit Advances in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752465
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many claimants of universal credit have had to wait for more than six weeks for the first payment of universal credit; and what is the average waiting time. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment.</p><p> </p><p>The policy intention is that claimants receive the first payment 5 weeks after their date of entitlement (6 weeks if waiting days are served). The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement, and the UC pay date will be 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period. This mirrors the world of work and allows for a 1 month period in which to gather information about a claimants’ earnings. Advances and budgeting support are available to support claimants during this period. Advances can provide up to 50% of a claimants indicative award straight away.</p><p> </p><p>The latest internal data, for week ending 19 June, suggests some 80% of cases were paid in full at the end of the first assessment period. For the 20% of cases who were not paid in full we estimate around a third have not signed up to their claimant commitment so cannot be paid until they have. The other two thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Many of these claimants receive a part-payment where elements of the claim have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL910 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752408
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UN agencies have operated impartially and neutrally in responding to the needs of religious minorities facing persecution and genocide in Northern Iraq and Syria; and on what evidence they base that assessment. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL854 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL855 more like this
HL856 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752421
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the current status of the programme for the purchase and deployment of the F-35 jet fighter plane. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL867 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have taken delivery of 11 F-35B aircraft and expect to have 14 by the end of 2017. The UK programme remains on track, and within time and cost approvals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T14:49:49.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T14:49:49.703Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
752419
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the current strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland as at 1 May 2017 is shown below. There are 500 personnel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland who are not currently on Regimental Duty within it and therefore not included.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Battalion</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>540</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>630</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5 SCOTS Balaklava Company</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>450</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Caveats:</p><p> </p><p>Figures are for Trade Trained Regular Personnel for the Regular batallions (1 SCOTS-5 SCOTS).</p><p> </p><p>6 SCOTS and 7 SCOTS are Army Reserve batallions and include both Trained and Untrained Future Reserve 2020 personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures include all Arms/Services attached to the battalions.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:57:19.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:57:19.127Z
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2000
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627
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752422
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the individual cost of the remaining F-35 fighter jets which they intend to acquire. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of an F-35 aircraft is published when the Joint Programme Office (JPO) lets a contract. The cost of aircraft to be procured in future contracts is still to be negotiated. I am witholding information relating to cost estimates as its disclosure would prejudice commercial interests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:37:43.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:37:43.307Z
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2000
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627
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752467
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what percentage of school children aged 14 to 16 went on an exchange trip from England to (1) Germany, and (2) France, in 2014; and whether they have made any comparative estimate of the number of such exchange trips made by French school children to Germany in that year. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold this information. It is for schools to decide whether they engage in school exchange trips and the Department does not collect data on the number of participants in such trips.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:01:57.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:01:57.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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752430
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what proportion of children who are eligible to receive 30 hours of free childcare are currently registered to begin receiving that childcare from September. more like this
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Baroness Grender more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of eligible children fluctuates by term and by parental employment, and we cannot estimate with precision how many children are eligible at any specific time.</p><p>As of 18 July, successful parent applications for 30 hours have generated 145,463 valid 30 hours eligibility codes through the service. The demand for the service continues to grow daily with over 2,000 30 hours codes generated per day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:28:47.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:28:47.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Grender more like this
752439
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that schools (1) are aware of, and (2) adhere to, the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 which places a duty of care on schools to ensure that children with health needs are safe and not excluded during the time they spend in school and on school activities. more like this
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We know how important it is that children with medical conditions are supported to enjoy a full education, including having full access to school activities. That is why we introduced the provisions in the Children and Families Act 2014 to require governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions, and have provided statutory guidance outlining schools’ responsibilities in this area.</p><p>We continue to work with Ofsted and other organisations, such as the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance, to help raise awareness of the duty and to ensure that schools are meeting their responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:31:19.333Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:31:19.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill more like this