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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the British steel industry is paying more for electricity than its counterparts in Europe; what is the average megawatt price for steel producers in the UK; and how it compares with the cost of electricity for steel producers in France. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL16324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Between 2005 and 2010, industrial electricity prices rose by 64 per cent. Including taxes, industrial electricity prices rose from 4.77 pence per kWh in 2005 to 7.84 pence per kWh in 2010.</p><p>The steel sector has received more than £295 million in compensation since 2013 to make energy costs more competitive, including over £53 million during 2018. In addition, between 2017 and 2019, the Government has introduced policies that provide eligible steel producers with an 85% reduction in renewable energy policy costs in their electricity bills. Last year we announced the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund worth up to £315 million to support businesses with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future and to cut their bills through increased energy efficiency.</p><p>Between 2010 and 2017, industrial electricity prices (including taxes) have risen from 7.84 to 9.79 pence per kWh, an increase of 25%.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:58:41.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:58:41.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1134294
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their Official Development Assistance, they support campaigns for legislative change in other countries where such change would permit actions in those countries which are criminal offences in the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16579 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID is championing Sustainable Development Goal 16, which focuses on ‘peace, justice and inclusion’. We are supporting the strengthening of rule of law in a range of countries. For example, DFID’s Rule of Law Expertise UK (ROLE UK) programme is a collaboration with the UK legal sector to make its expertise, provided on a pro bono basis, available to strengthen legal and judicial systems in developing countries. While much of ROLE UK’s work is in the area of human rights, it does not engage in advocacy around legislative changes. DFID and its partners always work within the law of the countries in which we are operating.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:41:06.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:41:06.783Z
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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
1134296
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Housing 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 why they have awarded contracts to Serco for the provision of housing to asylum seekers; and what measures they intend to put in place to ensure that the quality of the service delivered under those contracts is up to a good standard. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL16581 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office awarded the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts (AASC) to providers following an open, fair and extensive procurement exercise.</p><p>There is a rigorous contract compliance regime in place to ensure that the required performance standards expected of all providers, as defined in the contracts, are met. Instances of non-conformance of the performance indica-tors may lead to a financial deduction from monthly invoices</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:08:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:08:36.263Z
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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 Beecham more like this
1134297
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line 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, following the report that the Secretary of State for Transport has asked the new Chair of HS2 Allan Cook to undertake a review of the project "to make sure that the costs and budget are right and that it is deliverable", what independent advice Mr Cook will seek as part of that review; whether his report will include comments on whether the project can be delivered within the current Government financial envelope for HS2; if not, what reductions in scope would be necessary to stay within that envelope; when they expect Mr Cook to deliver his report; and whether that report will be published. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL16582 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is the role of the Chair and the Board of HS2 Ltd to keep the entire programme under ongoing scrutiny. The Chair is currently carrying out an assessment in this regard and has regular discussions with the Department about its progress.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:51:59.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:51:59.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1134298
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland 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 steps, if any, they are taking to encourage inward investment in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16583 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Northern Ireland has proven itself to be a top destination for foreign direct investment, with over 900 international companies investing in Northern Ireland. Last year saw an increase of foreign direct investment into Northern Ireland, with 35 new projects creating over 200 new jobs across Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland continues to be a great place to invest and do business. We are working hard to restore a stable, devolved government which can work with the UK Government to maximise Northern Ireland’s attractiveness to overseas investors.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:53:41.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:53:41.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1134299
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence 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 specific offences they categorise as violent crime; and what are the criteria for such categorisation. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16584 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The scope of the Serious Violence Strategy is concerned with homicide, knife crime, and gun crime and areas of criminality where serious violence or its threat is inherent, such as in gangs and county lines drug dealing. It also includes emerging crime threats faced in some areas of the country such as the use of corrosive substances as a weapon.</p><p>Serious violence also extends to other forms of serious assault. We know that a significant proportion of violence is linked to either domestic abuse or alcohol, but these two important elements are not driving the increases we are seeing in violent crime. The strategy also does not address specifically sexual abuse, modern slavery or violence against women and girls. They may all involve forms of serious violence but there are already specific strategies addressing those important issues, and so they are not included within the scope of the Serious Violence Strategy.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1134301
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Training 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 funding they plan to provide for police training in each of the next three financial years. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16586 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor announced at the Spring Statement that he intends to launch a spending review this year, to be concluded alongside an Autumn Budget, which will set police budgets for the period.</p><p>The Home Secretary has been clear that he will prioritise funding for the police at the next spending review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:08:08.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:08:08.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1134302
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Offences against Children 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 under what circumstances in cases involving historical abuse victims are entitled to legal representation. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16587 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government’s first ever cross-government Victims Strategy outlines our commitments to victims of crime.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases. Victims of crime are not separately represented in criminal trials.</p><p> </p><p>Victims of historic sexual abuse have access to an independent sexual violence adviser (ISVA). The ISVA’s role is to ensure the victim receives the right support before, during and after legal proceedings. As part of proceedings, a victim may be called to give evidence as a witness for the prosecution. ISVAs will work alongside the Court-Based Witness Service to support the victim to give their best evidence and participate in the court process.</p><p> </p><p>In April this year, the Ministry of Justice awarded £8m in funding to rape support centres to provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence and historic sexual abuse, including the provision of ISVA services. We also provided a grant of £11.2m to Citizens Advice for the delivery of the Court-Based Witness Service.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:59:30.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:59:30.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1134304
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Packaging more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement and incentives they are providing to supermarkets (1) to reduce the number of single-use and other containers, and (2) to provide facilities for customers to bring and use their own multi-use containers. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL16589 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Packaging has an important and positive role to play in reducing product damage and food waste. The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations require producers to ensure that the packaging they use is the minimum to ensure safety and hygiene and to meet consumer expectations. If anyone receives a product they believe to be over packaged, they should report it to Trading Standards who are responsible for enforcing these regulations.</p><p>The Government is working with retailers and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to encourage their efforts to reduce waste and to explore the introduction of plastic free supermarket initiatives in which fresh food is sold loose, giving consumers the choice. WRAP has published a technical report on the evidence for providing fresh produce loose and we are working with Morrisons to evaluate its current trial of selling produce loose, to assess the impact on food waste.</p><p>In April last year, WRAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched their world-leading UK Plastics Pact, with support from the Government, and all the major supermarkets have signed up to it. The Pact brings these organisations together with four key targets for 2025 that aim to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated. They include action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single use plastic packaging items. Our proposed reforms will support supermarkets in achieving those targets.</p><p>Earlier this year, the Government launched a suite of consultations to overhaul the waste system. This included proposals to replace existing packaging waste regulations with Extended Producer Responsibility to ensure packaging producers pay the full costs of disposing of the packaging they use. Consultations were also launched on introducing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and increasing consistency in recycling collection, as well as introducing a tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content. These consultations have now closed and a summary of responses will be published in due course.</p><p>These reforms support delivery of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published last year, which sets out our plans to reduce plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy. This builds on the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:01:36.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:01:36.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1134305
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Recruitment more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have been recruited via the fast track direct entry scheme in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL16590 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to see police ranks opened up with flexible entry and exit paths, encourage diversity of experience and backgrounds amongst police leaders and develop a culture of challenge, particularly in the senior ranks.</p><p>National figures show that 88 Inspectors and Superintendents have joined police forces through the Direct Entry scheme since 2014. The number of recruits each year is as follows:</p><p>Direct Entry Inspector Scheme<br>• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2016. <br>• 21 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2017. <br>• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2018.</p><p>Direct Entry Superintendent Scheme<br>• 9 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2014. <br>• 6 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2015 <br>• 8 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2016. <br>• 6 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2017. <br>• 4 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2018.</p><p><br>Information on which forces recruited Direct Entry Superintendents or Inspectors is not held centrally by the Home Office.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16591 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:13:14.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:13:14.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this