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1187905
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Media: Coronavirus 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 discuss with social networking companies what steps they are taking to restrict (1) comments by, and (2) the accounts of, users with high numbers of followers which give (1) false information, or (2) advice counter to official medical advice, about COVID-19. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2919 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working very closely with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google in response to Covid-19. This is helping us understand what is happening on their platforms and the steps they are taking so we can effectively tackle misinformation and disinformation together. It also allows social media platforms to be informed where harmful information is identified.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Social media companies have taken a range of steps to limit misinformation and disinformation on their platforms. This has included updating their policies in response to Covid-19, to enable them to take action on false and misleading content where it has the potential to cause harm.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Alongside the removal or downranking of misinformation and disinformation, platforms are also working with Government and the NHS to take action to promote accurate information. Measures have been introduced across almost all major platforms to ensure users see accurate information on Covid-19, including links to NHS and other authoritative sources.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:11:20.137Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:11:20.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1187911
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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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 Students: Food 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 steps they have taken to provide meals to students resident at hostels in the higher education sector who are unable to return to their home countries. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL2925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The government is grateful for the huge amount of work being done across the higher education sector to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our students and institutions.</p><p>There will be many students – international students, along with students estranged from their parents and care leavers, among others – who remain in university-owned, or private university accommodation at present, particularly now government advice is for students to remain in their current residence, and not to return home. Higher education (HE) providers should aim to ensure that sufficient institutional accommodation is available to these students</p><p>In addition, the government has reminded HE providers of their responsibility to support services for students who remain on campus. This includes practical support to ensure students can access sufficient food and medical and cleaning supplies. HE providers have been asked to ensure catering staff are available to support on halls management, even in the event of wider university closure.</p><p>It is particularly important that universities who rely on outsourced staff, such as catering, who maintain the delivery of critical services and infrastructure, take appropriate measures to protect the health, safety and welfare of their staff.</p><p>The government is also working to improve joint continuity planning between HE providers and Local Resilience Forums to consider how to ensure availability of supply of food and medicines.</p><p>We stand ready to support HE providers in any discussion that is needed to ensure they have access to the right resources to care for their students. It is essential that students are reassured that their provider will continue to support them through these difficult and unsettling times.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T14:54:41.763Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T14:54:41.763Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1187925
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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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 Apprentices: Coronavirus 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 they have given to postponing the consultation by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education on changes to the funding recommendation process during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL2939 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked its Chief Executive, Jennifer Coupland, to write to the noble Lady and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses when it is available.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T14:53:58.46Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T14:53:58.46Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
1187969
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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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 Pupil Referral Units: Coronavirus more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all Pupil Referral Units will remain open to maintain the safety of pupils during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL2983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The government has asked providers of alternative provision (AP), including pupil referral units, to work with local authorities to consider the best way to support vulnerable children and those of critical workers who cannot remain safely at home, including by keeping AP settings open where it is safe and feasible to do so. If that isn’t possible our expectation is that local authorities and AP providers will need to assess the safeguarding needs of those children on a case by case basis, working with social workers and other agencies to make appropriate arrangements.</p><p><strong><br></strong>The government has published questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people, which can be found at the link below: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:10:38.157Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:10:38.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1187970
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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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 Schools: Coronavirus 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 steps they are taking to ensure that schools and education authorities can fulfill their duties under the Equality Act 2010 to provide reasonable adjustments and auxiliary aids for pupils with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL2984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The duties under the Equality Act 2010 on local authorities, schools and other education settings are unchanged.</p><p> </p><p>The welfare of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities is a high priority for the department, especially during this period of uncertainty. We are working closely with colleagues across government to ensure that appropriate arrangements, and support, are in place for all of the department’s sectors – from early years and childcare to schools and children’s social care, and for vulnerable groups including children with special educational needs.</p><p> </p><p>Many children and young people with disabilities will fall under the definition of “vulnerable children” when it comes to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, for example because they have special educational needs or they are receiving support from social care. The government has published questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people, which can be found at the link below: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:09:54.597Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:09:54.597Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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1241
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1187908
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Travelling People: Coronavirus 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 steps they are taking to ensure that there is protection from eviction for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL2922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-01more like thismore than 2020-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of all citizens seriously and we are working hard to ensure those most at risk are identified and supported including those in GRT communities who will be receiving support alongside others.</p><p>The Government is also holding regular discussions with community representatives to understand issues faced and are looking into what guidance and support is required for Local authorities, who have a responsibility to look after vulnerable groups.</p><p>We are sending a clear message to landlords that they should do everything possible to avoid evictions – particularly where households are facing hardship as a result of coronavirus.</p><p>Where a person’s main home is on a camp site or caravan park, those sites can stay open.</p><p>We are urgently introducing emergency legislation to protect tenants in social and private accommodation from an eviction process being started and are considering what further action may be appropriate. In the meantime, we are urging the landlords of those on licences to follow the same guidance to work with renters who may be facing hardship as a result of Covid-19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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less than 2020-04-01T11:21:00.42Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-01T11:21:00.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1187909
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Funerals: Coronavirus more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is timely, accessible advice available to religious communities concerning rules relating to (1) funeral services, (2) burials, and (3) cremations, during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL2923 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The government issued guidance on closure of business and venues on 23 March: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance</a>. This sets out that funerals may continue to take place in places of worship and crematoria. On 31 March, Public Health England (PHE) published further guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely, consistent with social distancing principles: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-for-safe-funerals-after-discussions-with-faith-leaders" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-for-safe-funerals-after-discussions-with-faith-leaders</a>. Faith leaders were consulted and worked with PHE to ensure that communities, the funeral industry and the NHS are protected.</p><p>Government is working with partners, including leaders and members of faith and belief communities, to communicate relevant guidance and to understand the issues faith communities are facing at this difficult time. We continue to value the input of our faith and belief communities.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:53:59.63Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:53:59.63Z
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4582
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1187910
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Coronavirus 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 whether they have established a hotline service to (1) advise on faith and secular gatherings, (2) provide information to the public, and (3) receive relevant information from members of the public, during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL2924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has issued guidance on social distancing on 16 March: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-mass-gatherings" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-mass-gatherings</a>. In line with this guidance, large gatherings should not take place. Further guidance was published on 23 March on the closure of businesses and venues, including places of worship: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance</a>.</p><p>The guidance is clear that all places of worship should be closed. This includes for the holding of faith and secular gatherings and solitary prayer. However, services are encouraged to take place with congregations online.</p><p>Government continues to have regular discussions with faith and belief groups to ensure that guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic is communicated clearly and effectively.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:53:34.687Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:53:34.687Z
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4582
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1187940
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus 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 steps they are taking to provide additional support to domestic violence refuges during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to any increase in domestic violence and abuse. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL2954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-07more like thismore than 2020-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government will do everything it can to support refuge service providers to keep these vital services open, up and running.</p><p>My Department has been engaging with domestic abuse service providers on a daily basis to understand the additional challenges they are facing and the support needed to ensure essential provision is kept open and available to victims and their children.</p><p>We have published guidance to assist domestic abuse service providers in service delivery during these unprecedented times. The guidance, in line with current Public Health England advice, sets out the advice for daily service operation within the context of domestic abuse safe accommodation provision</p><p>The guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fcovid-19-guidance-for-domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-provision%2Fcovid-19-guidance-on-isolation-for-domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-settings&amp;data=02%7C01%7CMiranda.Abrey%40communities.gov.uk%7Cb91a7bda36b74461467608d7d56713a8%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C637212510988136146&amp;sdata=vNoQ890vfs4s3OivOcLgsD%2BzojUMqWiciLpL%2B%2FrFk4k%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-provision/covid-19-guidance-on-isolation-for-domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-settings</a></p><p>In addition, we have confirmed that front line domestic abuse workers are key workers for the purposes of their children accessing schools, colleges and other educational establishments.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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less than 2020-04-07T15:53:06.163Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-07T15:53:06.163Z
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4582
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1187943
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Planning Permission: Coronavirus 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 plans they have to postpone the commencement of any new public inquiry into planning applications until constraints imposed in the UK as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL2957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-04-02more like thismore than 2020-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 23 March of further measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus the Planning Inspectorate issued immediate guidance stating that public inquiries into planning applications will not be taking place until the situation changes.</p><p>MHCLG and the Inspectorate are currently working together to explore whether it is feasible to utilise technological solutions to enable any inquiries to proceed whilst ensuring fairness for all parties, especially third parties, given that these are public events.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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less than 2020-04-02T14:53:20.323Zmore like thismore than 2020-04-02T14:53:20.323Z
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4582
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this