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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Noise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect of aircraft noise on mental health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 257579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Officials from the Department have regular discussions with Public Health England to discuss a range of matters, including issues relating to the effect of aircraft noise on mental health. Recent discussions include engagement in the development of the Government’s Aviation Strategy and PHE officials sit on the Department’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have not had any recent discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:44:42.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:44:42.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1128348
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Noise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he as had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect of aircraft noise on the health of communities under proposed flight paths. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 257580 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Officials from my Department have regular discussions with Public Health England (PHE) to discuss a range of matters, including issues relating to the effect of aircraft noise on the health of communities under proposed flight paths. Recent discussions include engagement in the development of the Government’s Aviation Strategy and PHE officials sit on the Department’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials have not had any recent discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:39:07.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:39:07.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1128388
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Sri Lanka: Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protection for the Muslim community from retaliatory attacks in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 257499 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has made a number of representations to the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the protection of the Muslim community and other minorities in Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks we urged the Sri Lankan government, faith and community leaders to lead an inclusive response to the attacks that brought different communities and faith groups together, and ensured the protection of minorities.</p><p>The Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, visited Sri Lanka on 2-3 May and met with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and a number of faith leaders to underline this message. Lord Ahmad and I have raised the issue of protection for minority groups with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner, and our High Commission in Colombo has continued to raise concerns with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, including following the outbreaks of violence against Muslim communities on 13 May.</p><p>I addressed the House on this matter on 14 May, and our High Commission also joined an EU statement on 16 May calling on political, religious and other community leaders to make every effort to promote understanding and harmony between communities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1128397
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the role of teaching assistants in supporting children with special needs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 257436 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a formal assessment of the role of Teaching Assistants in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to date.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has funded the development of a number of good practice guidance documents through its SEND schools’ workforce contracts, including a guide on the Effective Deployment of Teaching Assistants, available at: <a href="https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html" target="_blank">https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Rapid Evidence Assessment (2017) (available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf</a>) on effective practice for supporting children and young people on SEND support in mainstream schools and colleges also includes an overview of available evidence on a range of specific interventions delivered by teaching assistants.</p><p> </p><p>The Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance report; “Making best use of Teaching Assistants” (available at: <a href="https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants" target="_blank">https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants</a>) offers the latest evidence and makes a number of recommendations to help schools make best use of their teaching assistants.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128398
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Classroom Assistants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants in schools; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 257437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in service in state funded schools in England, in each year since November 2010. This information can be found in the School Workforce Census, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>FTE teaching assistants</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>213,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>219,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>232,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>243,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>255,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>263,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>265,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>262,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128269
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading M20: Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s timescale is for the installation on the M20 smart motorway of emergency refuge areas spaced at no more than 1 mile apart. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 257470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has always been clear that the benefits of smart motorways will not be delivered at the expense of safety, with Highways England setting a strict objective that each scheme should be at least as safe as a traditional motorway.</p><p> </p><p>Operational evidence shows no consistent correlation between the number of vehicles stopping in live lane on smart motorways and the spacing of emergency areas – with a broadly comparable live lane breakdown rate even where emergency areas were three times further apart.</p><p> </p><p>However, to help drivers feel more confident they can find a place to stop in an emergency, Highways England are reducing the maximum spacing of emergency areas on future smart motorway schemes from about every mile and a half (about 90 seconds at 60mph) to around every mile (about every minute at 60mph).</p><p> </p><p>Highways England is committed to improving its emergency areas on the M20 by installing improved signage and conspicuous orange surfacing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:46:12.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:46:12.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1128270
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he has allocated to repair roads in Chatham and Aylesford. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 257532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Local highway authorities are responsible for the maintenance of the local road network in their area. Chatham’s roads are the responsibility of Medway Council, as highway authority, and Aylesford’s roads are the responsibility of Kent County Council, as highway authority.</p><p>The funding provided by the Department for Transport for highway maintenance, including pothole repair, to Medway Council and Kent County Council since 2015 is shown in the table below. The table highlights the Department for Transport allocated Medway Council an additional £1.1m and Kent County Council an additional £12m funding in the 2018/19 financial year to support local highways maintenance services, including the repair of roads.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Funding Stream </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Funding £m </strong> <strong>Medway</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Kent</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>Highways Maintenance Block</p></td><td><p>2.54</p></td><td><p>27.27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)</p></td><td><p>2.47</p></td><td><p>26.38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>Pothole Action Fund</p></td><td><p>0.13</p></td><td><p>1.47</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)</p></td><td><p>2.45</p></td><td><p>26.35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>Pothole Action Fund</p></td><td><p>0.34</p></td><td><p>3.72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>Flood Resilience Fund</p></td><td><p>0.13</p></td><td><p>3.72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)</p></td><td><p>2.47</p></td><td><p>25.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>Pothole Action Fund</p></td><td><p>0.14</p></td><td><p>1.56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>Budget £420 million</p></td><td><p>1.12</p></td><td><p>12.09</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)</p></td><td><p>2.47</p></td><td><p>26.52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>Pothole Action Fund</p></td><td><p>0.07</p></td><td><p>0.79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>Flood Resilience Fund</p></td><td><p>0.07</p></td><td><p>0.79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>14.40</p></td><td><p>156.21</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em> </em></p><p>The Department funds local highway maintenance in England, outside of London, through Highway Maintenance Block Funding (HMBF), worth about a £1 billion a year.</p><p> </p><ul><li>HMBF is paid through a formula based on the assets a local authority is responsible for such as: length of road network; number of bridges and; the number of street lighting columns</li><li>From 2015 – 2021 the Department is providing £6.6 billion for local highway maintenance in England, outside of London.</li><li>In the October Budget, the Chancellor announced he was providing an additional £420 million for local highway maintenance, in England.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T12:10:31.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:10:31.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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3950
unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1128044
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text Whether she has plans to extend the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 910962 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
unstar this property answer text <p>As I have said on many occasions, I voted in support of same sex marriage in England and Wales and I hope that this can be extended to Northern Ireland in the future.</p><p> </p><p>However, marriage is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and an issue I want a restored Executive to resolve.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:10:53.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:10:53.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1128074
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 was (1) the basis, and (2) the supporting evidence, for the proposal contained in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s 2016 consultation on the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations to continue to include children’s mattresses in the scope of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, in the light of the EU ban on the use of brominated and organophosphate chemicals in children’s mattresses. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15923 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been reviewing the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. The 2016 consultation on updating the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations sought views on proposals for clarifying and amending the scope of the regulations. The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Chemicals, including brominated and organophosphate flame retardants used in UK furniture, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:20:19.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:20:19.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128075
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 May (HL15638), what steps they are taking to clarify which of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 should take precedence in circumstances where either might apply, such as in (1) domestic and communal spaces in care homes, or (2) an office room based in a domestic dwelling. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 apply to upholstered furniture which is ordinarily intended for private use in a dwelling.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) is primarily for businesses and other non-domestic premises including communal areas of multi-occupied residential premises – where the communal areas are effectively workplaces and not primarily domestic premises. For care homes where the main use is the provision of residential care, the FSO applies to the entire premises as they are a workplace. It does not apply to people’s private homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:20:45.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:20:45.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this