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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Police: Stun Guns 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 review the use of Tasers by police officers and in particular their use against children and young people. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL5230 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Secretary announced in October 2014 an in-depth review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers, to ensure these powers are being used appropriately and in a transparent way. The review will present options for publishing data on how Taser is being used, who it is being used on and what the outcomes are.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T15:14:00.017Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Police: Ethnic Groups 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, in the light of reductions in the workforce of police forces, what steps they are taking to recruit more police officers and support staff from ethnic minority communities. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL5555 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and I am determined to improve Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>A number of police forces are currently recruiting officers. Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>This Government's reforms have already made improvements, for example we set up the College of Policing which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>As part of this programme the College recently published Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups.</p><p>Also, under this Government innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation while attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% from an ethnic minority background.</p><p>Police Now, an innovative graduate scheme implemented in the Metropolitan Police, received such a high calibre of applicants that it made provisional offers to 79 individuals, up from an anticipated 50. Of these, 16% per cent are from a BME background as compared to the Metropolitan Police’s current BME officer make up of 11%, and the national police BME proportion of 5.2%.</p><p>The Metropolitan Police also introduced its London residency criteria for recruits in August 2014 since when the proportion of BME applicants has risen to approximately 40%, a percentage which now matches the BME population of London.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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227447
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the current driving test and the introduction of a graduated driving licence, in the light of changes to vehicle technology including navigation systems, assisted parking and mobile communications and the over representation of young drivers in serious and fatal accidents. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL5768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Britain has some of the safest roads in the world. However, young drivers are disproportionately involved in collisions.</p><p> </p><p>There is a difficult balance to strike between promoting young drivers safety and their freedom to access work and education.</p><p> </p><p>We won’t rule out further measures, but at present we are focussing our efforts on technological solutions.</p><p> </p><p>We commissioned research into how telematics can reduce accident rates among young drivers and the findings will help to shape future road safety policy. A description of the research requirement has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p><p>We expect phase one to be completed in April 2015. The timing of phase two will be dependent on the first phase.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T13:53:44.67Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T13:53:44.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Driving: Young People 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 progress has been made with the first phase of research into how telematics can reduce accident rates among young drivers; and when the second phase of the research will begin. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL441 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 2015-06-19more like thismore than 2015-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Phase one of the telematics research project has been completed and a written report is currently being finalised for Ministerial consideration. Initiation of phase two research will be dependent upon the findings from phase one.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-06-19T10:59:24.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-19T10:59:24.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Police 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 progress has been made in the review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-19more like thismore than 2015-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>It is vital that we do all we can to ensure the police use of Taser and other use of force are appropriate and proportionate, and for its use to be transparent to the public. That is why the Home Secretary asked the national policing lead Chief Constable David Shaw to work with the Home Office on an in-depth review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers. CC David Shaw is due to update the Home Secretary shortly on the emerging findings of the review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-06-19T13:15:44.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-19T13:15:44.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2171
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: France 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 action they have taken in recent weeks, and what action they intend to take, to respond to the number of displaced people in Calais. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL443 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The large number of displaced people in Calais is, in part, a consequence of the Schengen Area, in which the UK does not participate. The maintenance of law and order on French soil is, of course, a matter for French Government, but it is in the UK's interest to work with them to bolster security at the port.</p><p>The Home Secretary and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve set out a number of commitments in a joint declaration on 20 September 2014 to tackle problems at the port of Calais. This included £12m from the UK Government to help reinforce security.</p><p>We continue to work with the French Government to implement the practical solutions that have been agreed. We are also working to address the wider problem of illegal migration, for example by increasing joint intelligence work with the French to target the organised crime gangs behind people smuggling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T15:47:34.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T15:47:34.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Organs: Donors 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 action they are taking to encourage organ donation. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL1779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-27more like thismore than 2015-07-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We are supporting a number of initiatives to raise awareness and to encourage more people to consent to organ donation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) launched a new United Kingdom wide organ donation and transplantation strategy in July 2013. <em>Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020</em> was developed by NHSBT and the four UK Health Departments. The strategy sets the agenda for increasing organ donation and transplantation rates to world class standards over the next few years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2014 NHSBT ran a successful campaign during National Transplant Week entitled ‘Spell it out’. This encouraged people to tell their friends and family once they have signed up to the Organ Donation Register (ODR). Last year’s campaign achieved higher levels of social media engagement than ever before, and media coverage reached 82% of adults. This year National Transplant Week takes place 7 – 13 September.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In July we also launched a modern ODR system which will enable people to make their wishes about donation much clearer and also link better with social media and donation partners, record more information such as ethnicity and religion and promote organ donation across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department also supports a number of initiatives to raise awareness in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to become donors. Less than 5% of deceased organ donors are BAME, yet patients from BAME communities represent around a quarter of people waiting for a transplant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT also works collaboratively with a number of partners in the private, public and third sectors to promote organ donation, such as Boots Advantage Card. People can also add their name to the ODR via Government-owned channels such as applying for a driving licence and paying car tax online.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-27T14:49:38.03Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-27T14:49:38.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Kent 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 have taken, or propose to take, to support Kent County Council with the increased number of young people seeking asylum in Kent. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2558 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the outstanding work of Kent County Council in caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children, but believes a national response is required. We have offered additional funding to other Local Authorities willing to accept cases from Kent and are working closely with the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Children’s Services to finalise plans for a new scheme to disperse unaccompanied child asylum seekers to the care of other local authorities.</p><p>At the same time we continue to work with French authorities to monitor the pressures of illegal immigration at the UK border and work with port operators to bolster security. Significant investment has been made by the UK and French governments to provide additional security measures in Coquelles, including fencing, extra private security personnel, round-the-clock searching and additional French mobile policing units.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T12:33:47.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T12:33:47.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Police: Stun Guns 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 progress has been made in the review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers, and whether that review will include an assessment of the use of Tasers on men from ethnic minorities. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2559 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Chief Constable David Shaw’s Use of Force Data Review is expected to report to the Home Secretary later this year. The review will present options for collecting, collating and publishing data on how force including Taser is being used by the police, who it is being used on and what the outcomes are. The Government supports the need for transparent and accurate data on how the police are using force. As with sensitive powers like stop and search, the police use of force warrants proper accountability and transparency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T16:37:18.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T16:37:18.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Lyme Disease more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to raise awareness of the challenge of Lyme disease in the light of suggestions that the problem has spread to urban environments. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2622 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE), alongside various stakeholders including local authorities, undertakes a number of local and national initiatives to raise public awareness of the risks posed by ticks and the illnesses they may carry. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and Lyme Disease Action have produced guidance, which is attached, and training modules for general practitioners (GPs), and PHE has a helpline for doctors, as well as running GP training days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T12:23:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T12:23:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name HL2622.pdf more like this
star this property title Lyme Disease Guidance more like this
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