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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Public Health Funerals 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 Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
166609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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
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 Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 13 of the summary of the National Audit Office report, Universal credit: progress update, published on 26 November 2014, what contingency plans are in place to cover the £2.8 billion additional staff cost necessary to roll-out the current service for universal credit if the digital service is delayed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 216334 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>As the NAO report makes clear, the £2.8bn figure is not a realistic assessment of the costs of running Universal Credit on a completely rolled out basis. Contingency plans are developed on an ongoing basis as part of the programme’s approach to integrated planning and risk management. The plans which cover all key areas of programme development and delivery are regularly assessed and refreshed as part of our ongoing governance of the Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 216337 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:09:40.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
164526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Immigration: Poland 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 Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL3119 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has made no such assessment, nor would it be within the remit of the Department to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
166453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Catering 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 Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 216193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental expenditure on Hospitality from the start of the 2010 financial year up to 31<sup>st</sup> October 2014, the latest date for which information is available, is shown in the graph attached. Expenditure on catering is not specifically identified but expenditure on Working Lunches and Refreshments is held and this information is also included in the graph.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure should be seen in the context of the number of staff employed by the Department, Currently 79,514 (as at 31 October 2014), which works out at a cost per head of £1.45 per year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property file name Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014.PDF more like this
star this property title Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
155537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Wales 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 Justice, if he will ensure that as much of the construction and fitting-out work as possible at the new North Wales prison is carried out by locally-based contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 214292 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Lend Lease has committed to spending £30 million with local businesses and that at least 50% of the entire workforce will be recruited from within a 50 mile radius, with a target of 70%. Under the contractual arrangements in place, Lend Lease are required to report to the MoJ how much of the contract is being spent with companies within a 25 and 50 mile radius of the prison site.</p><p> </p><p>A number of supplier engagement events have been held where local businesses were able to meet constructors. Opportunities have been advertised on Business Wales and Sell2Wales using a dedicated North Wales project page.</p><p> </p><p>The North Wales Prison Employment, Skills and Engagement Committee is being created to focus on enabling the delivery of apprenticeships, training and local employment and work placement days. A Learning and Development Academy for supply chain, SME’s and local businesses and local people is also being set up to improve skills and secure tenders.</p><p> </p><p>To date over £1.1m has been spent with local businesses as part of the early works at the prison site.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 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 what assessment they have made following the conclusions of the Social Security Advisory Committee that the Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 will lead to an increase in homelessness and rough sleeping. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL3200 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Committee suggests there is a direct link between the policy change and an increase in rough sleeping which we do not agree the evidence supports. The causes of rough sleeping are multiple and difficult to disentangle. The Government wishes to deter EEA migrants from coming to the UK if they do not have a firm offer of or realistic chance of securing work and those who come to the UK to look for work should ensure that they have sufficient resources to pay for their accommodation needs, as well as other support that they or their family may need while here.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:25:57.02Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:25:57.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Open Prisons 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 Justice, how many prisoners serving what sentence length are being held in open prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214197 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The below table provides the number of prisoners serving sentences currently and residing in open prisons, by sentence length.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Prisoners serving an immediate custodial sentence in open prisons, 30 September 2014, England and Wales</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sentence length</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30-Sep-14</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than or equal to 6 months</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than 6 months to less than 12 months</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 months to less than 4 years</p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years or more (excluding indeterminate)</p></td><td><p>2,167</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Indeterminate sentences</p></td><td><p>1,038</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Recall</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All sentenced prisoners</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,147</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4" rowspan="2"><p>The figures in these tables have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>This data does not include untried, convicted unsentenced, fine defaulter or non-criminal prisoners.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are two means by which indeterminate sentenced prisoners (ISPs – both those serving life and indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs)) – are considered for transfer to open conditions. The principal means is by way of a positive recommendation from the independent Parole Board, which falls to officials either to accept or reject on behalf of the Secretary of State, under agreed delegated authority. However, ISPs may also apply to progress to open conditions without Parole Board involvement, where they can show exceptional progress in reducing their risk. Each application is determined on its merits under agreed delegated authority from the Secretary of State by officials in the Offender Management and Public Protection Group in the Ministry of Justice.</p><p> </p><p>Determinate sentenced prisoners are assessed for their suitability for open conditions by experienced prison staff with relevant input from offender managers and other professionals within the prison. The assessment will consider the extent to which the prisoner has reduced identified risks and any intelligence or other information that provides evidence of the prisoner’s trustworthiness for conditions of very low security. Determinate sentence prisoners should not generally be moved to open prison if they have more than two years to serve to their earliest release date, unless assessment of a prisoner’s individual risks and needs support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>All offenders located in open conditions have been rigorously risk assessed and their risks have been deemed manageable in open conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The public have understandable concerns about the failure of some prisoners to return from temporary release from open prison. Keeping the public safe is our priority and we will not allow the actions of a small minority of offenders to undermine public confidence in the prison system. The number of temporary release failures remains very low; less that one failure in every 1,000 releases and about five in every 100,000 releases involving alleged offending, but we take each and every incident seriously. The Government has already ordered immediate changes to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners are now no longer eligible for transfer to open conditions if they have previously absconded from open prisons; or if they have failed to return or reoffended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:35:36.047Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:35:36.047Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: LGBT People 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 Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners declaring themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 214231 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of prisoners in England and Wales broken down by sexual orientation as at 26 September 2014 is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table: Headcount of prisoners by Sexual Orientation as at 26 September 2014</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Orientation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Other</p></td><td><p>1779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Heterosexual / Straight</p></td><td><p>63738</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not Asked/Refused to State</p></td><td><p>20117</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>85634</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Transgender Prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate are recorded on administrative systems as their legal gender. In accordance with the Gender Recognition Act of 2004 and the Equality Act 2010, transgender individuals are not identified as being transgender on administrative systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:20:51.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:20:51.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Marriage Guidance 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 Work and Pensions, what recent steps his Department has taken to support husbands and wives with relationship problems to enable families to stay together. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 215885 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This Government attaches a high priority to supporting couple relationships and committed a dedicated fund of £30 million for relationship support over the Spending Review period (2011-2015).</p><p> </p><p>We are funding a range of services through a number of expert providers to deliver relationship support provision, including preventative support targeted at couples at risk of family breakdown; activities to encourage the take-up of relationship support; and counselling for couples who may be experiencing difficulties.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced a Family Test which will mean that all new relevant domestic policies will need to be assessed for their impact on the family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:49:44.89Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:49:44.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Closures 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 Justice, what estimate he has made of savings to the public purse which will accrue from the closure of prisons in the UK in the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 215918 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>We will always have enough prison places for those sent to us by the courts and will aim to deal with the prison population in a way that gives taxpayers the best possible value for money. Unless there is an unexpected and significant drop in the prison population there are no plans to close further prison capacity in England and Wales in the next 3 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:01:59.76Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:01:59.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health: Weather 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 what discussions have taken place internally within the Department of Health regarding the impact of cold homes on the health of older people. more like this
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Baroness Greengross more like this
star this property uin HL2921 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>The impact of cold homes on the health of older people has been discussed internally within the Department (DH) during the development of policy initiatives to prevent major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather. These initiatives include the <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/365756/CWP_2014.pdf" target="_blank">The Cold Weather Plan for England</a></em>, <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keep-warm-keep-well-leaflet-gives-advice-on-staying-healthy-in-cold-weather" target="_blank">Keep Warm Keep Well</a> </em>leaflet and the <em><a href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter" target="_blank">Get Ready For Winter</a></em> campaign hosted by the Met Office.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Further discussions were held at the Annual Cold Weather Plan seminar<strong> – </strong>this stakeholder event brings together colleagues from the DH, Local Government Association, NHS England, Public Health England, academia and the voluntary and community sector to discuss issues around the cold weather plan and how to best support local action. In addition, discussions were held at the Health officials working group – this is a regular meeting attended by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, DH and Public Health England. The aim of this group is to share information on cold weather, fuel poverty and health impacts with a view to ensure the fuel poverty strategy is aligned with health policy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T14:11:48.35Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T14:11:48.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Young People 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 Health, what steps he is taking to improve counselling services in the NHS for people under the age of 25 who have a mental illness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 215904 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Improving access to psychological therapies for adults, children and young people is fundamental to the success of our drive to improve mental health services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department 2014-15 Mandate to NHS England makes clear that ‘everyone who needs it should have timely access to evidence based services’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Mandate sets a clear objective for NHS England to deliver the key objectives of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme, which is available for those aged 18+.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Over £400 million is being invested over the spending review period to make a choice of psychological therapies available for those who need them in all parts of England.</p><p> </p><p>For children and young people, the Department is investing £54 million into the Children and Young people’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) over 2011-15/16, which is designed to improve access to evidence-based psychological therapies and collaboration with children, young people and families.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme is working with 82 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) partnerships and currently covers 60% of the 0-19 population. The Government’s aim is that all of England will be involved by 2018 and this is reflected in the Mandate with NHS England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CYP IAPT programme trains service leaders, supervisors and therapists with a combination of outreach continuing professional development and Postgraduate certificate and Masters Qualifications.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Existing CAMHS therapists are trained to post graduate diploma level in one of four evidence based psychological treatments and approximately 73% of the budget spent to date supports backfill for existing staff to go on courses as well as training costs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T15:35:59.323Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:35:59.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the UK population has taken-up super-fast broadband, excluding cable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 215912 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014, by the end of Q1 2014 over a quarter (26.7%) of broadband connections were superfast. A breakdown between cable and non-cable premises was not given. The same publication reported that as of June 2014 superfast broadband was available to 78% of premises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215926 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.59Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the UK population has access to superfast broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 215926 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014, by the end of Q1 2014 over a quarter (26.7%) of broadband connections were superfast. A breakdown between cable and non-cable premises was not given. The same publication reported that as of June 2014 superfast broadband was available to 78% of premises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215912 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.717Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
166378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Entry Clearances 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 the Home Department, whether it is necessary for applicants for a visa to visit the UK to show that they have booked a return air ticket when they apply for the visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Antrim more like this
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Sammy Wilson more like this
star this property uin 216141 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Applicants must satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer that they are genuinely visiting the UK for a period of less than six months, and intend to leave the UK at the end of their proposed visit. To support their visa application, applicants may wish to submit documents setting out accommodation and return travel bookings. However, applicants are advised not to make any payments for accommodation or travel until they have received a visa. <br><br>Guidance on the types of supporting documents that applicants can provide as part of their visa application is available on the UK Visas and Immigration page of gov.uk: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:45:09.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:45:09.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sammy Wilson more like this
166571
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Offenders: Mental Illness 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 the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the progress made by crime agencies in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England to sign up to the principles of the Crisis Care Concordat. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
star this property uin 216263 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>As part of the roll-out of the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, published by the Government in February 2014, health, social care and criminal justice partners across England have been invited to develop and sign local Concordat <br>declarations. The relevant Police and Crime Commissioner and Police Force are two of seven essential signatories to each local declaration.<br><br>I share the aim of the Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP, the Minister for Care and Support, that declarations should be in place throughout England by the end of 2014. Progress towards this across all areas of England can be seen at the <br>following webpage: http://www.crisiscareconcordat.org.uk/explore-the-map/<br><br>I understand that there are plans for Crisis Care declarations covering Coventry and the West Midlands to be agreed in early December.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:58:39.473Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:58:39.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
156464
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading In Vitro Fertilisation 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 Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2642), whether they consider that any of the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the "Mitochondrial Donation" consultation document could ever arise from a nuclear gene defect; and if so, what is their assessment of the frequency with which it occurs and how that has been reflected when discussing mitochondrial diseases that may be candidates for pronuclear transfer or spindle-chromosomal complex transfer. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2906 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>As stated in my Written Answer of 17 November 2014 (<em>Official Report</em>, col. WA59) the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the mitochondrial donation consultation document are diseases caused by an inherited mutation in mitochondrial DNA. As such, none of these diseases are caused by a nuclear gene defect. Mitochondrial disorders caused by a nuclear gene defect are distinct from those listed in Annex D.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:42:21.587Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:42:21.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
166561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines 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 Health, what assessment he has made of the potential cost to the NHS of devolving the commissioning of dialysis from a single nationally-prescribed service to clinical commissioning groups; and what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that devolution of commissioning is achieved safely by April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 216321 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Assessments surrounding the transferring of renal dialysis from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are ongoing. The Department of Health launched a public consultation on the recommendations put forward by the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group (PSSAG) to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal services from NHS England to CCGs on 27 November 2014. PSSAG is a Department of Health appointed expert committee which was established in 2013 to provide the Secretary of State with advice and recommendations on specialised services</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This public consultation is specifically asking key stakeholders involved in the provision of renal dialysis what NHS England would need to do to ensure a safe transfer of commissioning responsibilities to CCGs. This consultation is also asking stakeholders specifically whether the current proposed timescales for the transfer of services are feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that they are in dialogue with key stakeholders about both the opportunities and challenges of transferring responsibility for renal services. The head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England recently met stakeholders from renal service representative groups and heard their concerns directly. A new Task and Finish group is being established by NHS England through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group will look specifically at what support CCGs would require to be able to safely and effectively commission services devolved to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The consultation closes on 9 January 2015.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T15:22:31.943Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:22:31.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
166222
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Groceries Code Adjudicator more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what information he holds on the average time taken by the office of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to deal with correspondence received from stakeholders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Mr Mike Weir more like this
star this property uin 216178 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Correspondence from stakeholders is an operation matter for the office of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, which is an independent statutory regulator established by the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not therefore hold the requested information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:52:53.763Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:52:53.763Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
165921
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Water more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to reduce water (a) usage and (b) bills in his Department; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 215956 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DCMS is a tenant of HMRC at 100 Parliament Street and responsibility for water usage rests with them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T14:08:50.763Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T14:08:50.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
166038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Water 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 International Development, what steps she is taking to reduce water (a) usage and (b) bills in her Department; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 215965 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFID has implemented several measures to reduce water usage and bills. We have installed dual flush mechanisms, waterless urinals and have also installed Passive Infrared (PIR) Shut off Valves in all our toilets. We also have a water leak monitoring system at our office in London. DFID meets the industry benchmark of good practice with water usage of between 4cm³ to 6cm³ per FTE. We have reduced total water consumption by 17% since the Greening Government baseline year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T14:43:32.703Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T14:43:32.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
165997
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Thalidomide 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 Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on financial support for victims of thalidomide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 215976 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Departmental officials have regular, ongoing discussions with colleagues in the devolved administrations on the issue of Thalidomide. Following a meeting with the Thalidomide Trust on 23 June 2014, I wrote to Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, on behalf of all four UK Governments, asking if she would meet with the Trust.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:05:01.39Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:05:01.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
166372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Immigration: Married People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that foreign citizens married to a member of the armed forces can include within their qualifying period for British citizenship the time they were living overseas while accompanying their spouse on his or her deployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 216145 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>For spouses and civil partners of British citizens there is discretion in the law to overlook time spent outside the United Kingdom accompanying a spouse or civil partner in Crown or specially &quot;designated&quot; service, which includes <br>service in HM Forces. In these circumstances, time spent overseas is counted as though it were time spent in the UK for the purpose of satisfying the nationality residence requirements. <br><br>For Foreign or Commonwealth members of HM Forces, where discretion would normally be exercised over excess absences occasioned by the service person’s armed forces service, the spouse’s or civil partner’s absences are normally <br>disregarded in line.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:46:41.173Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:46:41.173Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
156461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Malaria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions the Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention has met in the last two years. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL2903 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Full meetings of the Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention occurred in March and August of 2012 and January and December of 2013. The next full meeting is planned for January 2015. There was a sub-group meeting in 2014 to approve the 2014 version of the <em>Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK</em>.</p><p> </p>