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100074
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 what is their forecast annual cost for administering the Azure card payment scheme in the coming year. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2280 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 what is their response to the conclusion of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that "section 4 is not the solution for people who have been refused but cannot be returned" as stated in their report <i>Asylum</i> (7th Report of session 2013–14, HC 71). more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2281 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100076
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Free Movement of People: Republic of Ireland 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 role the free movement of people between the United Kingdom and Ireland, however defined, plays in the Anglo-Irish agreement and in the documents which underpin it. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL2282 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Free movement of people between the United Kingdom and Ireland within the Common Travel Area has existed since 1923 and therefore predates both the Anglo-Irish Agreement and the subsequent British-Irish Agreement. The free movement of people between the two jurisdictions is not provided for by either Agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:18:32.4759546Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:18:32.4759546Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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121
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
100927
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Streatham Station 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 what plans they have to make funding available under the Access for All programme to make Streatham overground station accessible; whether matched funding has been promised; and if so, by whom. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL2395 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Access for All funding will be made available to provide Streatham station with an accessible route to each platform by April 2018. There is £50,000 in match funding available from Lambeth Borough Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:03.2037004Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:03.2037004Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
92753
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Charity Commission 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 what is the annual budget for the Charity Commission; and whether it has been increased as a result of the Government's Big Society policy. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL1989 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Charity Commission is a regulator of the charitable sector. The Commission’s annual budget has been reduced over the last five years, as it has increasingly focused on its core regulatory functions. Its annual budget was £21.4m in 2014/15.</p><p> </p><p>On 22 October the Prime Minister announced additional funding of £8m over three years to boost its ability to tackle abuse.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:32:42.6187704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:32:42.6187704Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4159
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
93402
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services 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 what action they will take to ensure that NHS England ensures parity of esteem as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the NHS Mandate for 2013 to 2015 and the Refreshed Mandate for 2014 to 2015. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2068 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government holds the National Health Service to account for achieving parity of esteem as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, through setting objectives in the NHS England Mandate for 2013-15 and the refreshed Mandate for 2014-15. In addition to measuring progress on specific objectives in the Mandate, outcomes for mental health patients are monitored through the NHS Outcomes Framework, which forms an essential part of the way in which the Secretary of State holds NHS England to account.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our recently published five-year plan,<em> Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> sets out action the Government is taking to provide better access to mental health services within the next year, including the first ever national waiting time standards for mental health services. It also sets out our vision for further progress by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>£40 million in additional funding has been identified to enable change in the current financial year, and a further £80 million will be freed up for 2015-16 to support implementation of waiting times in mental health services.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:13:50.9745053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:13:50.9745053Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
93407
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties 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 whether, following the introduction of paperless processing of vehicle excise duty, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will continue to issue written notices to vehicle owners when their licences are due to expire. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL2073 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will continue to issue printed renewal reminders which will be sent to vehicle keepers before the vehicle excise duty is due to expire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:29:35.1265275Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:29:35.1265275Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
93421
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Mechanical Engineering 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 many people graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from United Kingdom universities in each of the last three years; and how many of those graduates are now employed within that sector in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2087 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:30:11.4262625Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:30:11.4262625Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
93429
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases 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 whether the agreement in the former Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council on increased pay for nurses caring for persons with viral haemorrhagic diseases such as Marburg fever and ebola is still in force. more like this
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Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
star this property uin HL2095 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The Whitley Council allowance for “<em>nursing patients with infectious communicable diseases</em>” ended when Agenda for Change (AfC) started in December 2004.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is because AfC pay bands are related to the National Health Service job evaluation scheme. AfC was designed to ensure equal pay for staff carrying out work rated as ‘equivalent’ or ‘of equal value’. Factors which determined the need for Whitley allowances are measured in AfC by job evaluation. This determines the pay band which feeds through to pay.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions relating to the banding of NHS staff, including nurses and midwives, are matters for the NHS organisation concerned as the employer. They are best placed to determine the content of individual jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2507
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
93692
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants 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 whether they plan to institute checks on United Kingdom civil servants to determine whether any of them support the creation of an Islamic State in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2121 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All Civil Servants are subject to recruitment checks (including of unspent criminal records) and the provisions of the <em>Civil Service Code. </em>Line managers are expected to report concerns about staff, including for example, expressions of support for extremist views, actions or incidents.</p><p>Civil Servants in sensitive roles are subject to national security vetting. The information supplied as part of the vetting process is checked against records held by the Security Service and the police.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:33:29.9195468Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:33:29.9195468Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this