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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism 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 Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 May (HL15688), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL16054 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to my previous response.</p><p>The threat level to the UK from international terrorism is kept under constant review by the independent Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, whose judgements about the threat level are made on the basis of the very latest reporting and intelligence. This can change at any time as different information becomes available.</p><p>The current threat level from international terrorism is judged to be SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:08:51.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:08:51.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
1130212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to regulate the credit insurance market to ensure that insurance cover adequately protects the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16073 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The underwriting of insurance risk, including credit risks, is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy. Many of the underlying causes of providers restricting credit insurance cover, wider economic uncertainty and sectoral trends, are outside Government control.</p><p> </p><p>Government is clear that it wants all businesses to thrive now and in the future, and will continue close monitoring of the market and affected sectors. Government is determined to make the UK one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, and has announced multiple measures to support enterprise. Following the Patient Capital Review, we set out a £20 billion action plan at Budget 2017 to finance firms’ growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130213
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the credit insurance cover available to the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16074 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16075 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130214
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to conduct a market study on credit insurance cover and pricing practices. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16075 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 of the availability of credit insurance cover to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the current trading climate. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16076 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16075 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130219
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 is their most recent assessment of the number of (1) cases reported, and (2) deaths, as a result of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to the spread of that virus; and what assistance they are providing to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to increase preparedness in provinces and health zones adjacent to the affected areas and in neighbouring countries. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16080 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As of 9 June, there have been 2,056 Ebola cases in the DRC, 1,962 of which are confirmed and 94 are probable. There have been 1,384 deaths. However, actual numbers are likely to be higher given ongoing difficulty in undertaking response activities and the high proportion of community deaths. A number of factors are contributing to the spread of the virus, ranging from insecurity and access challenges, to community mistrust.</p><p>The Minister for Africa recently announced new UK aid funding to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support their work during this response. IFRC’s appeal includes safe and dignified burials and preparedness in provinces adjacent to the affected areas. Moreover, the UK has been the leading donor for regional preparedness, supporting neighbouring countries to prepare for potential cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130220
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 action they are taking with international partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the Ebola outbreak, to ensure (1) safe and dignified burials, (2) infection prevention and control, (3) community engagement and accountability, including risk communication, (4) psychosocial support, and (5) national society development. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16081 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has supported the response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the DRC from the very start. Our financial support to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) covers the whole range of response activities, including safe and dignified burials, infection prevention and control, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support – particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening. The Secretary of State for International Development has approved the deployment of UK-funded experts into the UN system to help boost these activities. In addition, our funding through IFRC will help to strengthen the capacity of the National Red Cross Society which is composed of networks of local volunteers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Languages: Qualifications 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 plans they have to address regional inequalities in the take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL16084 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The department has several measures in place which aim to help reduce regional variation in the uptake of languages at GCSE and A level. In our £4.8 million Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy pilot programme, one of the nine lead schools is in an Opportunity Area and another is in the Opportunity North East area. The department also launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils. This project targets areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils and focuses on areas of low uptake.</p><p>Our new international school exchange programme is aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas. The department is also piloting a financial incentive to incentivise retention of MFL teachers in 25 local authorities that are most in need.</p><p>The proportion of pupils taking a language at GCSE declined after study of the subject was made non-compulsory at key stage 4 in 2004. 79% of pupils aged 15 in all schools took a language GCSE in 2000, but this had dropped to 43% of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2010. We have introduced the English Baccalaureate performance measure to halt this decline. Since 2010, the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools taking a language GCSE has increased from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. The reformed national curriculum now makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in key stage 2.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Married People: Tax Allowances 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 publication of revised figures on the uptake of the Marriage Allowance by HMRC, whether they have a revised budget for the Marriage Allowance for the 2019/20 financial year; and what the actual expenditure on the Marriage Allowance was in the 2018/19 financial year. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL16091 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Anyone who applies for Marriage Allowance and meets the criteria will receive it. There is no set budget. The estimated cost to the Exchequer of Marriage Allowance in the 2018/19 financial year is £485 million. The cost will be finalised after 2018/19 Self-Assessment returns are submitted in January 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:37.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:37.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Occupational Money Purchase Schemes 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 Baroness Buscombe on 5 June (HL15876), whether they intend to legislate to introduce collective defined contribution schemes by the end of 2019. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
star this property uin HL16094 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Lord to my previous responses. The Government will bring forward legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:47:35.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:47:35.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this