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Women and Equalities more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4772 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The full-time gender pay gap is the lowest it has ever been but the Government is committed to eliminating the gender pay gap entirely.</p><p>We introduced ground-breaking legislation last year requiring all large employers to report their gender pay gaps. The best employers will use this information to take action to close their gaps.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
824022
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Councillors: Council Tax more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their guidance to council tax payers in cases where a monitoring officer has not intervened when councillors who have not paid their own council tax take part in the council's annual budget meeting. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4766 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>If a local resident has a concern with the actions of their local monitoring officer, they should use the council’s formal complaints process, so that the council becomes aware of the problem and can take appropriate action. Councils are independent and responsible for their own staff management and disciplinary procedures.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-23T17:47:15.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
823990
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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 Offences against Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 January (HL4538), whether they will now answer the specific questions asked, namely (1) whether they have made any assessment of the finding of the report by Quilliam, Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation – Dissecting Grooming Gangs, published in December 2017, that 84 per cent of child sexual exploitation offenders who operate in gangs or groups are Asian, most of whom are men “of Pakistani (Muslim) origin”, (2) what is their estimate of that percentage, and (3) if different, on what statistics and records they have based their estimate; and if they will not answer those questions, why not. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4738 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Improving our understanding of the scale and nature of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse, including that involving gangs and groups, as highlighted by the Quilliam Foundation, is a priority for this Government. As referred to in the previous answer we have invested a significant amount of funding in a new independent Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse which is drawing on government, academic, law enforcement and civil society sources of information to assess the scale and nature of CSEA.</p><p>With enhanced understanding of the nature and demographics of offending, we will further improve our response. We have not assessed the Quilliam report assessment. We will ensure that the work of the Centre of Expertise, bringing in other partners, considers the wide range of information available, including the Quilliam report.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:06:46.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:06:46.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
824031
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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
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on meeting their targets on work capability assessments for disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4774 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) decision makers have no targets that relate to the number of people placed in the Support Group, Work Related Activity Group or found fit for work following a work capability assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The current contractual agreement between the DWP and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments contains numerous performance targets including throughput, claimant service and work capability assessment report quality, which also contain automatic financial remedies where there is service level failure. There are no targets specifying that certain numbers of people should be allowed or disallowed benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The contractual performance of Centre for Health and Disability Assessments is monitored closely by the DWP. Since Centre for Health and Disability Assessments took on the contract, we have halved work capability assessment waiting times, down from 32 weeks in August 2014 to 16 weeks in March 2017.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T12:57:20.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T12:57:20.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
824032
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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
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recruitment of healthcare professionals by third party providers is sufficient to meet the current volume of work capability assessments for disabled people; and what are the minimum qualifications being sought as part of the recruitment process. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4775 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the commencement of the Health and Disability Assessment Service contract in March 2015 the supplier, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), has increased its number of Healthcare Professionals by over 60%. As a result, CHDA are on course to deliver the contractual volumes for work capability assessments.</p><p> </p><p>All Healthcare Professionals who undertake work capability assessments are registered healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists or occupational therapists, with a minimum of two years broad - based post registration experience.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T12:58:41.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T12:58:41.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
824033
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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
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the quality of Work Capability Assessment assessors. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4776 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>All Healthcare Professionals undertaking Work Capability Assessments are highly-trained practitioners in their own field. They must be registered practitioners who have at least two years post-registration experience. They are subject to a rigorous recruitment process followed by a comprehensive training programme in disability assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, fair and accurate assessments. All Healthcare Professionals are subject to on-going quality audit to ensure they continue to deliver high quality assessments.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T12:59:50.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T12:59:50.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
824008
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 20 December 2017 (HL4048), what have been the annual funding levels per capita per universal credit claimant for delivery of universal support for each year since 2013–14 at constant prices. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL4754 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The per capita payment for Universal Support has remained unchanged since 2013/14 and is £25.66 per hour.</p><p> </p><p>The allocated time for each claimant varies as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Support Offered</p></td><td><p>Rate per hour</p></td><td><p>Time Allocated</p></td><td><p>Payment per Claimant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Assisted Digital Support Live Service</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td><td><p>60mins</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Assisted Digital Support Full Service</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td><td><p>60mins</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Personal Budgeting Support Live Service</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td><td><p>120mins</p></td><td><p>£51.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Personal Budgeting Support Full Service</p></td><td><p>£25.66</p></td><td><p>120mins</p></td><td><p>£51.32</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T12:55:46.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T12:55:46.93Z
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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
824026
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: EU Nationals more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made on the UK’s reliance on EU workers, and the effects of Brexit on industries that rely on these workers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4769 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that following our exit from the EU, we will continue to welcome those with the skills, drive and expertise to make a positive contribution. We are also committed to avoiding labour shortages in key sectors.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to gather evidence on patterns of EU migration and the role of migration in the wider economy, ahead of our exit from the EU. The MAC will build on the significant analysis already underway in government, but we want the MAC’s credible, independent advice to inform our decisions on our future immigration arrangements.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The MAC commission provide a clear channel for business and other employers to express their views, and their findings will be used to inform decisions about the post EU exit immigration arrangements.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T13:13:55.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T13:13:55.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
824030
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard businesses from the possibility of a "no deal" Brexit; and what is their assessment of the survey by the manufacturers' organisation EEF that only about one in three manufacturers have contingency plans for such an event. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4773 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is engaging with businesses in order to understand the challenges and opportunities as we leave the European Union. We understand the importance of clarity for the business community, and are working with a wide range of organisations including EEF to get the right deal for industry and ensure the UK remains the best possible place to do business.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T13:14:58.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T13:14:58.12Z
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4336
star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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824007
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Campylobacter more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the high levels of campylobacter infection which are resistant to antibiotics in UK chickens. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL4753 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The use of antibiotics is a driver of selection of resistance. Therefore, Defra is working with the livestock industry to implement the sector specific targets published in October 2017 to promote reduction in antibiotic use, while encouraging best husbandry practice and responsible use of antibiotics. The UK meat poultry industry has significantly reduced the use of antibiotics including those of critical importance to public health; the British Poultry Council, representing 90% of the meat poultry industry, reported a 72% reduction in the use of fluoroquinolones between 2012 and 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Government monitors resistance levels in <em>Campylobacter</em> in meat poultry at slaughter. Latest results show very low resistance levels to Erythromycin, an antibiotic considered to be a last resort for the treatment of <em>Campylobacter</em> infections in people, and low levels of multidrug resistance.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T15:56:09.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T15:56:09.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this