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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 steps they are taking to support local authorities to use environmentally friendly materials to repair and maintain roads. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
unstar this property uin HL17535 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to exploring innovative ideas and processes for more environmentally friendly ways of constructing, repairing and maintaining road surfaces. The Department for Transport is aware of a number of initiatives, both here in England and overseas, in which recycled plastic and other waste product materials are added as a binding mix to asphalt.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Live Labs research programme, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and private partners, the Department for Transport announced in January 2019 funding of £1.6 million to Cumbria County Council to extend a trial for the selection and testing of recycled plastic in surfacing and structural treatments on the local road network. This trial will assess the suitability and durability of the plastics additives from minor patching work and pothole repairs through to major resurfacing.</p><p> </p><p>Technological innovation in road maintenance processes can also improve efficiency and reduce waste by recycling existing road material. Highways England is taking such an approach in reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Leeming and the Ripon interchange.</p><p> </p><p>Information on road surface materials can be found in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: volume 2, part of a suite of documents published by Highways England.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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HL17536 more like this
HL17537 more like this
HL17538 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1142462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Plastics more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the suitability and durability of waste or recycled plastic for use as a material in roads. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
unstar this property uin HL17536 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to exploring innovative ideas and processes for more environmentally friendly ways of constructing, repairing and maintaining road surfaces. The Department for Transport is aware of a number of initiatives, both here in England and overseas, in which recycled plastic and other waste product materials are added as a binding mix to asphalt.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Live Labs research programme, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and private partners, the Department for Transport announced in January 2019 funding of £1.6 million to Cumbria County Council to extend a trial for the selection and testing of recycled plastic in surfacing and structural treatments on the local road network. This trial will assess the suitability and durability of the plastics additives from minor patching work and pothole repairs through to major resurfacing.</p><p> </p><p>Technological innovation in road maintenance processes can also improve efficiency and reduce waste by recycling existing road material. Highways England is taking such an approach in reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Leeming and the Ripon interchange.</p><p> </p><p>Information on road surface materials can be found in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: volume 2, part of a suite of documents published by Highways England.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17535 more like this
HL17537 more like this
HL17538 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.85Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1142463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Materials more like this
unstar 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, with regards to the British and European standards that relate to the materials that can be used in road surfaces, what substances are appropriate additives for use in the binding mixture used for such surfaces; and what steps they are taking to support innovation in the range of additives that can be used. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
unstar this property uin HL17537 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to exploring innovative ideas and processes for more environmentally friendly ways of constructing, repairing and maintaining road surfaces. The Department for Transport is aware of a number of initiatives, both here in England and overseas, in which recycled plastic and other waste product materials are added as a binding mix to asphalt.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Live Labs research programme, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and private partners, the Department for Transport announced in January 2019 funding of £1.6 million to Cumbria County Council to extend a trial for the selection and testing of recycled plastic in surfacing and structural treatments on the local road network. This trial will assess the suitability and durability of the plastics additives from minor patching work and pothole repairs through to major resurfacing.</p><p> </p><p>Technological innovation in road maintenance processes can also improve efficiency and reduce waste by recycling existing road material. Highways England is taking such an approach in reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Leeming and the Ripon interchange.</p><p> </p><p>Information on road surface materials can be found in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: volume 2, part of a suite of documents published by Highways England.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17535 more like this
HL17536 more like this
HL17538 more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:02.03Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1142448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17522 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17523 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Breast Cancer: Drugs more like this
unstar 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 are the drugs approved by NICE to treat HER2+ breast cancer; and what assessment they have made of the efficacy of such drugs. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property uin HL17501 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent body responsible for making recommendations for the National Health Service on whether drugs and other treatments represent a clinically and cost effective use of NHS resources.</p><p>NICE has recommended the following drugs for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer: trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab (Herceptin) and a taxane; pertuzumab (Perjeta) with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and docetaxel for treating HER2-positive breast cancer; pertuzumab (Perjeta) for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer; and pertuzumab (Perjeta) for adjuvant treatment of HER2-positive early stage breast cancer.</p><p>NHS commissioners are legally required to fund drugs recommended in NICE technology appraisal guidance. It is for clinicians to decide on the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient based on their clinical judgement and in discussion with the patient.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17502 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:45:03.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:45:03.16Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
1141958
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pertuzumab more like this
unstar 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 advice they provide to clinicians for the use of Pertuzumab rather than Herceptin for the treatment of HER2+ breast cancer. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property uin HL17502 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent body responsible for making recommendations for the National Health Service on whether drugs and other treatments represent a clinically and cost effective use of NHS resources.</p><p>NICE has recommended the following drugs for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer: trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab (Herceptin) and a taxane; pertuzumab (Perjeta) with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and docetaxel for treating HER2-positive breast cancer; pertuzumab (Perjeta) for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer; and pertuzumab (Perjeta) for adjuvant treatment of HER2-positive early stage breast cancer.</p><p>NHS commissioners are legally required to fund drugs recommended in NICE technology appraisal guidance. It is for clinicians to decide on the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient based on their clinical judgement and in discussion with the patient.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17501 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:45:03.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:45:03.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
1141937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
unstar 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 Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), whether any compensation paid to civil servants has been indicated in the Northern Ireland Office accounting records. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
unstar this property uin HL17481 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17482 more like this
HL17483 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.287Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141938
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
unstar 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 Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), whether a decision was made to remove images of the Royal Family in Stormont House; if so, who made that decision; and whether any Northern Ireland Office ministers intend to review that policy. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
unstar this property uin HL17482 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17481 more like this
HL17483 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.357Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141939
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
unstar 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 Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), how levels of any compensation paid to civil servants for alleged offences caused by the display of images of the Royal Family in publicly funded buildings are calculated. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
unstar this property uin HL17483 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17481 more like this
HL17482 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.397Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141573
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Grammar Schools more like this
unstar 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 consideration is given to the effect on the intake of comprehensive secondary schools in the proximity of grammar schools which have successfully applied for satellite expansion under the Selective School Expansion Fund. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
unstar this property uin HL17441 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The department can confirm that none of the 16 successful applications to the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), announced 3 December 2018, applied for a satellite expansion. As we have done for the bids that were successful in round one, we will publish the Fair Access and Partnership Plans for schools that were successful in round two. The department does not intend to publish full SSEF bids as they contain commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>Admission authorities for grammar schools are responsible for setting their selection tests, including determining the pass threshold. The department wants more pupils to be able to attend Good and Outstanding schools, and 98% of grammar schools are Good or Outstanding schools. Where the pass mark is determined by the admission authority to be a disproportionate barrier for entry for disadvantaged pupils in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peers, it could be considered appropriate to set a lower test pass mark for children eligible for pupil premium funding. Equally, grammar school admission authorities may raise their pass mark if they consider this appropriate. The admission authority would have to consider the impact of the changes on the allocation of places and their stated pupil admissions number.</p><p> </p><p>The School Admissions Code requires all admission arrangements to be fair. A selection test is part of a school’s admission arrangements. The majority of schools who select on academic ability or aptitude age weight the results of their selection test. Where a selective school who admits on academic ability or aptitude does not age weight test results and a parent considers this unfair, they may raise an objection to the schools adjudicator, who has previously issued determinations on this particular issue.</p><p> </p><p>The progress 8 scores for all individual secondary schools, including non-selective schools, are available online at the department’s Find and Compare schools website. The department also publishes data on pupil progress 8 scores in non-selective schools in all highly selective areas in “Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)”[1]: Selective and non-selective school performance data (of which one component is Progress 8 scores) is analysed by the department as part of ongoing consideration of school performance across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17442 more like this
HL17443 more like this
HL17444 more like this
HL17445 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Grammar Schools 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 whether they will publish the full bids of successful applications to the Selective School Expansion Fund; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The department can confirm that none of the 16 successful applications to the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), announced 3 December 2018, applied for a satellite expansion. As we have done for the bids that were successful in round one, we will publish the Fair Access and Partnership Plans for schools that were successful in round two. The department does not intend to publish full SSEF bids as they contain commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>Admission authorities for grammar schools are responsible for setting their selection tests, including determining the pass threshold. The department wants more pupils to be able to attend Good and Outstanding schools, and 98% of grammar schools are Good or Outstanding schools. Where the pass mark is determined by the admission authority to be a disproportionate barrier for entry for disadvantaged pupils in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peers, it could be considered appropriate to set a lower test pass mark for children eligible for pupil premium funding. Equally, grammar school admission authorities may raise their pass mark if they consider this appropriate. The admission authority would have to consider the impact of the changes on the allocation of places and their stated pupil admissions number.</p><p> </p><p>The School Admissions Code requires all admission arrangements to be fair. A selection test is part of a school’s admission arrangements. The majority of schools who select on academic ability or aptitude age weight the results of their selection test. Where a selective school who admits on academic ability or aptitude does not age weight test results and a parent considers this unfair, they may raise an objection to the schools adjudicator, who has previously issued determinations on this particular issue.</p><p> </p><p>The progress 8 scores for all individual secondary schools, including non-selective schools, are available online at the department’s Find and Compare schools website. The department also publishes data on pupil progress 8 scores in non-selective schools in all highly selective areas in “Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)”[1]: Selective and non-selective school performance data (of which one component is Progress 8 scores) is analysed by the department as part of ongoing consideration of school performance across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17441 more like this
HL17443 more like this
HL17444 more like this
HL17445 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Eleven Plus more like this
unstar 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 safeguards are in place to prevent selective schools and their local authorities increasing the proportion of pupils passing the 11-plus test by lowering the pass mark in order to increase the numbers of pupils meeting the admission criteria for selective state schools. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
unstar this property uin HL17443 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The department can confirm that none of the 16 successful applications to the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), announced 3 December 2018, applied for a satellite expansion. As we have done for the bids that were successful in round one, we will publish the Fair Access and Partnership Plans for schools that were successful in round two. The department does not intend to publish full SSEF bids as they contain commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>Admission authorities for grammar schools are responsible for setting their selection tests, including determining the pass threshold. The department wants more pupils to be able to attend Good and Outstanding schools, and 98% of grammar schools are Good or Outstanding schools. Where the pass mark is determined by the admission authority to be a disproportionate barrier for entry for disadvantaged pupils in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peers, it could be considered appropriate to set a lower test pass mark for children eligible for pupil premium funding. Equally, grammar school admission authorities may raise their pass mark if they consider this appropriate. The admission authority would have to consider the impact of the changes on the allocation of places and their stated pupil admissions number.</p><p> </p><p>The School Admissions Code requires all admission arrangements to be fair. A selection test is part of a school’s admission arrangements. The majority of schools who select on academic ability or aptitude age weight the results of their selection test. Where a selective school who admits on academic ability or aptitude does not age weight test results and a parent considers this unfair, they may raise an objection to the schools adjudicator, who has previously issued determinations on this particular issue.</p><p> </p><p>The progress 8 scores for all individual secondary schools, including non-selective schools, are available online at the department’s Find and Compare schools website. The department also publishes data on pupil progress 8 scores in non-selective schools in all highly selective areas in “Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)”[1]: Selective and non-selective school performance data (of which one component is Progress 8 scores) is analysed by the department as part of ongoing consideration of school performance across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17441 more like this
HL17442 more like this
HL17444 more like this
HL17445 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.823Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
1241
star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Eleven Plus more like this
unstar 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 what safeguards are in place to ensure that pupils born in the summer are not disadvantaged in the 11-plus tests for entry to selective state schools. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
unstar this property uin HL17444 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The department can confirm that none of the 16 successful applications to the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), announced 3 December 2018, applied for a satellite expansion. As we have done for the bids that were successful in round one, we will publish the Fair Access and Partnership Plans for schools that were successful in round two. The department does not intend to publish full SSEF bids as they contain commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>Admission authorities for grammar schools are responsible for setting their selection tests, including determining the pass threshold. The department wants more pupils to be able to attend Good and Outstanding schools, and 98% of grammar schools are Good or Outstanding schools. Where the pass mark is determined by the admission authority to be a disproportionate barrier for entry for disadvantaged pupils in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peers, it could be considered appropriate to set a lower test pass mark for children eligible for pupil premium funding. Equally, grammar school admission authorities may raise their pass mark if they consider this appropriate. The admission authority would have to consider the impact of the changes on the allocation of places and their stated pupil admissions number.</p><p> </p><p>The School Admissions Code requires all admission arrangements to be fair. A selection test is part of a school’s admission arrangements. The majority of schools who select on academic ability or aptitude age weight the results of their selection test. Where a selective school who admits on academic ability or aptitude does not age weight test results and a parent considers this unfair, they may raise an objection to the schools adjudicator, who has previously issued determinations on this particular issue.</p><p> </p><p>The progress 8 scores for all individual secondary schools, including non-selective schools, are available online at the department’s Find and Compare schools website. The department also publishes data on pupil progress 8 scores in non-selective schools in all highly selective areas in “Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)”[1]: Selective and non-selective school performance data (of which one component is Progress 8 scores) is analysed by the department as part of ongoing consideration of school performance across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17441 more like this
HL17442 more like this
HL17443 more like this
HL17445 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141577
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Secondary Education: Standards more like this
unstar 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 are the progress rates of pupils in non-selective secondary schools in Buckinghamshire, Kent and Lincolnshire compared to pupils in selective schools in those areas; and what assessment they have made of that data. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
unstar this property uin HL17445 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The department can confirm that none of the 16 successful applications to the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), announced 3 December 2018, applied for a satellite expansion. As we have done for the bids that were successful in round one, we will publish the Fair Access and Partnership Plans for schools that were successful in round two. The department does not intend to publish full SSEF bids as they contain commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p>Admission authorities for grammar schools are responsible for setting their selection tests, including determining the pass threshold. The department wants more pupils to be able to attend Good and Outstanding schools, and 98% of grammar schools are Good or Outstanding schools. Where the pass mark is determined by the admission authority to be a disproportionate barrier for entry for disadvantaged pupils in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peers, it could be considered appropriate to set a lower test pass mark for children eligible for pupil premium funding. Equally, grammar school admission authorities may raise their pass mark if they consider this appropriate. The admission authority would have to consider the impact of the changes on the allocation of places and their stated pupil admissions number.</p><p> </p><p>The School Admissions Code requires all admission arrangements to be fair. A selection test is part of a school’s admission arrangements. The majority of schools who select on academic ability or aptitude age weight the results of their selection test. Where a selective school who admits on academic ability or aptitude does not age weight test results and a parent considers this unfair, they may raise an objection to the schools adjudicator, who has previously issued determinations on this particular issue.</p><p> </p><p>The progress 8 scores for all individual secondary schools, including non-selective schools, are available online at the department’s Find and Compare schools website. The department also publishes data on pupil progress 8 scores in non-selective schools in all highly selective areas in “Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)”[1]: Selective and non-selective school performance data (of which one component is Progress 8 scores) is analysed by the department as part of ongoing consideration of school performance across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806276/2018_Revised_National_tables.xlsx</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17441 more like this
HL17442 more like this
HL17443 more like this
HL17444 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:18:52.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
1241
star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141552
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) more like this
unstar 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 when they first became aware that Collateral (UK) Limited was acting without authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); and why that company was allowed to take new client money without advising clients that the firm was not authorised by the FCA. more like this
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Lord Myners 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government monitors the development of the peer to peer (P2P) sector and engages regularly with P2P platforms and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are responsible for the regulation of the sector. This requires platforms to be authorised by the FCA and subject to FCA rules governing, among other areas, how they handle client money and promote themselves to consumers, and capital requirements.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory status of Collateral (UK) Ltd, and the events which led to its register entry appearing to show that it held an interim permission, when it did not, are matters the FCA is investigating as they may involve fraud or misconduct by persons connected with the firm who may have misused the register. In order to avoid prejudicing any proceedings which may arise from the investigation, the FCA are unable to provide further details of how they believe the change to the register came about.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17421 more like this
HL17422 more like this
HL17423 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.027Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141553
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) more like this
unstar 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 whether they or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have investigated the change of name on the FCA register of authorised parties of Regal Pawnbrokers Limited to Collateral (UK) Limited; whether they identified any concerns about that change in respect of Collateral (UK) Limited; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
unstar this property uin HL17421 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government monitors the development of the peer to peer (P2P) sector and engages regularly with P2P platforms and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are responsible for the regulation of the sector. This requires platforms to be authorised by the FCA and subject to FCA rules governing, among other areas, how they handle client money and promote themselves to consumers, and capital requirements.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory status of Collateral (UK) Ltd, and the events which led to its register entry appearing to show that it held an interim permission, when it did not, are matters the FCA is investigating as they may involve fraud or misconduct by persons connected with the firm who may have misused the register. In order to avoid prejudicing any proceedings which may arise from the investigation, the FCA are unable to provide further details of how they believe the change to the register came about.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17420 more like this
HL17422 more like this
HL17423 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141554
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) more like this
unstar 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 whether any action was taken to protect (1) documents of, and (2) client money in, Collateral (UK) Limited when they were made aware that that firm was acting without the authorisation of the Financial Conduct Authority; and if not, why not. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Myners more like this
unstar this property uin HL17422 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government monitors the development of the peer to peer (P2P) sector and engages regularly with P2P platforms and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are responsible for the regulation of the sector. This requires platforms to be authorised by the FCA and subject to FCA rules governing, among other areas, how they handle client money and promote themselves to consumers, and capital requirements.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory status of Collateral (UK) Ltd, and the events which led to its register entry appearing to show that it held an interim permission, when it did not, are matters the FCA is investigating as they may involve fraud or misconduct by persons connected with the firm who may have misused the register. In order to avoid prejudicing any proceedings which may arise from the investigation, the FCA are unable to provide further details of how they believe the change to the register came about.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17420 more like this
HL17421 more like this
HL17423 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.103Z
unstar this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141555
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) more like this
unstar 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 whether they were aware that Collateral (UK) Limited advertised itself as having interim authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) when this was not the case; whether the FCA has taken any action against that firm, its shareholders or directors; and what assessment they have made of whether that firm continued to raise money from investors after the Government were made aware of it falsifying its authorisation. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Myners more like this
unstar this property uin HL17423 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government monitors the development of the peer to peer (P2P) sector and engages regularly with P2P platforms and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are responsible for the regulation of the sector. This requires platforms to be authorised by the FCA and subject to FCA rules governing, among other areas, how they handle client money and promote themselves to consumers, and capital requirements.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory status of Collateral (UK) Ltd, and the events which led to its register entry appearing to show that it held an interim permission, when it did not, are matters the FCA is investigating as they may involve fraud or misconduct by persons connected with the firm who may have misused the register. In order to avoid prejudicing any proceedings which may arise from the investigation, the FCA are unable to provide further details of how they believe the change to the register came about.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17420 more like this
HL17421 more like this
HL17422 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141540
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Overseas Students more like this
unstar 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, further to the International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students to (1) enable the growth of international student numbers, (2) improve their experience of applying for visas, (3) reduce the administrative burden and be cost-effective, and (4) increase the reliability, transparency and accountability of the immigration system. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.</p><p>As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.</p><p>We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17409 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
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: Overseas Students more like this
unstar 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, further to the International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students which would (1) increase the diversity of applicants, (2) be accessible to all applicants, and (3) be simpler for students and sponsors to understand and navigate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17409 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.</p><p>As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.</p><p>We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17408 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Formaldehyde: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Health and Safety Executive will revisit its current work place exposure limits for formaldehyde. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The EU has recently reviewed the occupational exposure limit value for formaldehyde, and in the Phase 3 amendment to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, introduced a new binding occupational exposure limit value (BOELV) of 0.3ppm, which came into force on 11 July 2019. The current GB work place exposure limit (WEL) is 2ppm.</p><p> </p><p>Member States have two years to transpose the new BOELV (i.e. by 11 July 2021). Because of differences in cultural practices; cost of embalming and greater capacity in the facilities available; and the limited use of embalming in other Members States, the UK negotiated an additional 3-year transitional period (until July 2024) for the funeral and embalming sector, during which time an interim BOELV of 0.5ppm will apply. This is to allow the UK funeral and embalming sector to comply with the Directive without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive is currently working to implement the revised exposure limits for formaldehyde.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17390 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Formaldehyde: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of occupational exposure limits and maximum exposure limits for formaldehyde in the UK being higher than those of France, Germany and several other European member states. more like this
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Baroness Crawley 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The EU has recently reviewed the occupational exposure limit value for formaldehyde, and in the Phase 3 amendment to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, introduced a new binding occupational exposure limit value (BOELV) of 0.3ppm, which came into force on 11 July 2019. The current GB work place exposure limit (WEL) is 2ppm.</p><p> </p><p>Member States have two years to transpose the new BOELV (i.e. by 11 July 2021). Because of differences in cultural practices; cost of embalming and greater capacity in the facilities available; and the limited use of embalming in other Members States, the UK negotiated an additional 3-year transitional period (until July 2024) for the funeral and embalming sector, during which time an interim BOELV of 0.5ppm will apply. This is to allow the UK funeral and embalming sector to comply with the Directive without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive is currently working to implement the revised exposure limits for formaldehyde.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17389 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.66Z
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies may have on business rescue support in the UK from April 2020. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
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