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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL4606 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword 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 the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL4607 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword 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 which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL4611 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 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
887304
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-04-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Peru 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, following the lifting in 2014 of the Schengen visa requirement for visitors from Peru and of the introduction by Peru in 2016 of biometric passports which comply with international security and control standards, whether the forthcoming Home Office review of visa requirements will restore the pre-1996 visa exemption for visitors to the UK from Peru. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL7101 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 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not participate in the Border and Immigration aspects of the Schengen Acquis and has no current plans to change the visa requirements for citizens of Peru.</p><p> </p><p>Visas are a key part of the UK’s border and national security system. The UK keeps visa regimes under regular review. A visa regime does not set a higher bar, it merely changes where a decision about entry is made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T13:42:17.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T13:42:17.883Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
802501
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 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 were represented at the 6th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva in November; and if so, by whom. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL3963 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government was represented at the 6th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva on 27-29 November by officials from the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Trade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T13:36:14.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T13:36:14.82Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
637271
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star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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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 Teachers: Migrant Workers 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, in the light of figures showing that 85 per cent of modern foreign language assistants in British schools are non-UK EU nationals, what steps they are taking to continue to attract them and to safeguard their residency status following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL3196 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 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, has been clear that she wants to protect the status of EU nationals already living here, and the only circumstances in which that would not be possible is if British citizens’ rights in European member states were not protected in return. The Government is considering the options for our future immigration system very carefully. As part of that it is important that we understand the effect on the different sectors of the economy and the labour market, including on modern foreign language teachers and assistants, from any changes that we make.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:42:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:42:24.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
637274
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Exports 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 assist small and medium-sized enterprises with language skills in order to help build export growth in preparation for, and following, the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL3199 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 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the importance of language skills to the export success of our country. The Government’s new GREAT website (<a href="http://www.GREAT.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.GREAT.gov.uk</a>) contains a wide variety of material for both new and experienced exporters, including information on addressing language and cultural issues when pursuing international business opportunities.</p><p>The country guides available on the website (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/exporting-country-guides" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/exporting-country-guides</a>) make specific reference to legal and cultural issues that a UK business needs to consider when doing business overseas. These guides will be updated on a regular basis, when necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:24:58.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:24:58.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
417494
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rights of Accused more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the current United Kingdom law with the European Union Directives on the right to information in criminal proceedings, and on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL2090 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 2015-09-22more like thismore than 2015-09-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The UK Government opted into these Directives, on 22 October 2010 and on 8 March 2010 respectively, and in transposing them into domestic law undertook careful analysis of the state of the existing law and whether any new measures were required to ensure compliance. As a result of this assessment, in England and Wales transposition included several new legislative measures, subsequently approved by Parliament, and the Devolved Administrations made similar arrangements. A full transposition table was provided to the European Commission as is normal practice. As with all Directives, the Government keeps compliance under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2015-09-22T09:41:30.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T09:41:30.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
637765
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Interpreters more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to guarantee the residency status of non-UK EU nationals currently working as public service interpreters in the criminal justice system and the NHS, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL3279 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 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has been clear that she wants to protect the status of EU nationals already living and working in the UK after the UK leaves the EU, and the only circumstances in which that wouldn’t be possible is if British citizens’ rights in other EU Member States were not protected in return.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T16:26:20.253Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T16:26:20.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
637767
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Interpreters 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 discussions have been held between the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office about the eligibility of public service interpreters for a criminal records check at enhanced disclosure level; and what has been the outcome of those discussions. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL3280 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 2016-12-22more like thismore than 2016-12-22
star this property answer text <p>An individual who is seeking to work with children or vulnerable adults may be eligible for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, eligibility for which is set out in Part V of the Police Act 1997. Eligibility takes into account the activities and circumstances under which the person is performing the role, and not necessarily the profession.</p><p>Interpreters in certain public service positions may already be eligible for enhanced checks, for example those working within prisons or those working in certain roles with children or vulnerable adults. It is for an employer to satisfy themselves that the relevant position is eligible under the current legal provisions. Detailed guidance on eligibility is provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-12-22T12:36:19.85Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-22T12:36:19.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this