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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on legal protections for armed forces personnel and veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 257488 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
star this property answer text <p>As a consequence of the long-standing Law Officers’ Convention, the Attorney General does not confirm whether advice has been provided to Ministerial colleagues on any particular issue, or the content of any advice that has been given. Policy responsibility for this matter lies with the Secretary of State for Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:32:56.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith 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
unstar 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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25277
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
star 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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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
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
unstar 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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25277
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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star 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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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128076
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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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25277
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 (HL15637), how much of the allocation for 2018–19 has been spent on product compliance testing; how many tests were conducted; and what were the results. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15925 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
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards allocated £500k in 2018/19 for local authority trading standards to fund the testing of products that were manufactured or imported into their local authority area.</p><p> </p><p>Test reports are currently being collated and the data analysed to establish the total numbers of samples tested, the product safety legislation that has been tested to and the level of non-compliance. The results of this analysis are expected in the summer and will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15926 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:21:07.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:21:07.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128077
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Office for Product Safety and Standards has spent on testing for compliance using the match test under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 since its formation; how many fabrics have failed the test; and how many have passed. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15926 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
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards allocated £500k in 2018/19 for local authority trading standards to fund the testing of products that were manufactured or imported into their local authority area.</p><p> </p><p>Test reports are currently being collated and the data analysed to establish the total numbers of samples tested, the product safety legislation that has been tested to and the level of non-compliance. The results of this analysis are expected in the summer and will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15925 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:21:07.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:21:07.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128078
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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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25277
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 22 May (HL15636), which scientific evidence from external sources including academic papers and studies they are taking into account; what are the dates of meetings that have taken place to discuss the progress of the review; and whether they have met (1) Professor Richard Hull of the University of Central Lancashire, or (2) Bob Birtles of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, in relation to the review. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15927 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
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation in due course. This will take into account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have not had meetings with Professor Richard Hull or Bob Birtles. Details of ministerial meetings with external bodies are published on the Gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15928 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:22:04.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:22:04.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128079
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL15639), what is the basis for their assertion that the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 ensure the “highest levels of fire safety”; and what assessment they have made of the findings of the (1) 2014 and 2016 consultations on reforming the law, and (2) Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce the fire growth rate, published in the Chemosphere in April 2018. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15928 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
star this property answer text <p>The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are being reviewed to ensure they reflect changed fire safety risks, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns of chemical flame retardants whilst maintaining product safety protections.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will publish its response to the 2016 consultation in due course. This will take into account of the responses received, the views of experts from across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services, as well as a range of evidence from external sources such as academic papers.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have not had meetings with Professor Richard Hull or Bob Birtles. Details of ministerial meetings with external bodies are published on the Gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15927 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:22:04.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:22:04.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1128081
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Greybull Capital more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review into the activities of Greybull Capital, in particular with regard to (1) Monarch Airlines, (2) British Steel, (3) issues of creditor preference, and (4) the completeness and accuracy of public statements made by Greybull Capital, its partners, and employees. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Official Receiver is under a statutory duty to investigate the cause of failure of any company in compulsory liquidation and generally its business, dealings and affairs, which will include any actions taken which have been detrimental to creditors or pension schemes, and will do so in the case of British Steel. He has a duty to report any potential misconduct of directors to my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.</p><p>In the case of British Steel, the Secretary of State has written to the Insolvency Service, specifically requesting that the investigation not only looks at the conduct of the directors immediately prior to and at insolvency, but also at the investments made in the company (noting previous commitments given in this regard) and the potential value transferred out of the company.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:04:07.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:04:07.543Z
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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 Lord Myners more like this
1128082
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Industry: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review of the legislation and regulatory practice governing whistleblowing in regulated industries to investigate (1) the effectiveness of current practices, (2) the adequacy of protections provided to whistleblowers, and (3) the adoption of policies to promote and safeguard whistleblowing. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15931 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
star this property answer text <p>Over recent years, the Government has implemented statutory and non-statutory reforms to improve the whistleblowing framework in all sectors. This includes guidance for whistleblowers on how in practice to make disclosures while preserving their employment protections; and guidance for employers including a non-statutory code of practice.</p><p>We have fulfilled the commitment to keep the Prescribed Persons list up to date – these are individuals and bodies that a whistleblower can approach in order to make a disclosure. Guidance is in place for Prescribed Persons and we review the list annually.</p><p>The most recent reform was a new legislative requirement for most prescribed persons to produce an annual report on whistleblowing disclosures made to them by workers. Relevant prescribed persons were required to publish the first of these reports by the end of September 2018.</p><p>Whilst it is right and proper that Government reviews the whistleblowing framework, we believe that it would be premature to do so now. We need to allow the existing changes that we have introduced to embed and provide the necessary evidence of their impact over time that would support a meaningful review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:04:50.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:04:50.417Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3869
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1128092
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Energy: Prices 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 assessment they have made of the impact of the cost of energy bills on the rate of inflation; and what steps they are taking to improve price competition in the energy sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15941 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
star this property answer text <p>The Office of National Statistics is responsible for publishing data on inflation rates and how household costs may impact inflation. The most recent update was published on 22 May.</p><p> </p><p>The government wants to see a dynamic and innovative energy market. We continue to work with Ofgem to improve competition, which in recent years has increased dramatically. There are now around 60 suppliers in the market compared with only 12 in 2010 offering consumers choice and value for money, so that switching supplier can save customers hundreds on their energy bills each year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:05:12.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:05:12.99Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this