Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1124413
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Fairs: Iraq more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK construction and professional firms they expect to attend the Erbil International Fair in northern Iraq in June. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL15462 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The Construction fair taking place in Erbil in June (26 June – 29 June) is advertised as a ‘Made in Iraq’ fair, so consequently will attract primarily local dealers and contractors, and we are not aware of any UK firms planning to attend.</p><p> </p><p>The Erbil International Trade Fair (30 Sept - 03 Oct) is the biggest international multi-sector trade fair organised in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UK companies that attend the Fair are likely to decide to participate closer to the time, though are more likely to participate as delegates or visitors rather than as exhibitors. In previous years, the local distributors of JLR and JCB have exhibited.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
57532
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enforce the National Minimum Wage, and in particular to protect the employees of agencies and those on zero-hours contracts from exploitation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL5 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
answer text <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>HMRC enforces the National Minimum Wage for all workers. This includes agency workers and those on zero hour contracts. HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline. In addition, HMRC conducts risk-based enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not getting paid the legal minimum wage.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is taking a tougher approach on employers that break National Minimum Wage law and has already made it simpler to name and shame employers that break NMW law. The Government has also increased the financial penalty percentage that employers pay for breaking minimum wage law.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
63795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Domestic Service: Conditions of Employment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to end the abuse and exploitation of domestic workers in the United Kingdom, especially those from overseas; what means they will use to ensure that such workers have contracts of employment and are regularly paid at least the minimum wage; and whether such protection can extend to the employees of foreign diplomats. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
answer text <p> </p><p>The UK already provides comprehensive employment and social protections to domestic workers and as a rule, domestic workers in the UK are entitled to the same employment rights as workers generally – including the National Minimum Wage (unless they are treated as if they are a member of the family), statutory sick pay, paid annual leave, protections from discrimination and unfair dismissals as well as other protections.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to ensuring that domestic workers are able to access their rights. Anyone who believes they are being mistreated by their employer in any way has access to a number of organisations who can help including the police, the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and Employment Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also focused on ensuring that overseas domestic workers are informed about their rights and immigration and borders staff are trained to recognise potential victims of abuse. Overseas domestic workers must have been employed for 12 months before a visa will be granted and must have a signed statement of terms and conditions of employment in line with the National Minimum Wage legislation. Every overseas domestic worker is also provided with a letter informing them of their rights in the UK and where to get help if needed. This letter is provided in a range of languages as well as English.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, all foreign diplomats in the UK are required to respect our laws, including employment regulations. The FCO treats any allegation of mistreatment of staff in diplomatic households very seriously. Any allegations that the law has been broken are investigated by the police and the FCO will take appropriate steps to assist the investigation which may include requesting the withdrawal of diplomatic immunity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
837296
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children in Care more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were taken into care in each of the last three years, because of the destitution of their parents or carers; and in how many such cases the parents or carers were (1) asylum applicants, and (2) rejected asylum applicants. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL5372 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
answer text <p>The numbers of children who started to be looked after with a category of need of ‘Low income’ in each of the last three years can be found in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Children who started to be looked after during the years ending 31 March with a category of need of ‘low income’<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong><strong>[4]</strong></strong></p><p>Years ending 31 March 2015 to 2017</p><p>Coverage: England</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low income</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: SSDA 903</em></p><p> </p><p>This information and related figures can be found in the attached Table C1, which is part of the national statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017’.</p><p> </p><p>Information regarding the asylum status of a parent of a child looked after is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[2] Only the first occasion on which a child started to be looked after in the year has been counted.</p><p>[3] Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements.</p><p>[4] The main category of the eight “need codes” at the time the child started to be looked after rather than necessarily the entire reason they are looked after.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-21T11:33:49.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T11:33:49.657Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
attachment
1
file name HL5372 table 090218.xlsx more like this
title Table C1 more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
838073
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children (1) temporarily, and (2) permanently, excluded from school in England, have been provided with alternative education in each of the last three years; and what was the average proportion of those excluded who were provided with alternative education. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL5418 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
answer text <p>The information regarding exclusions can be found in the National Statistics release ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2015 to 2016’. The information can be found in Table 1 of the national tables, attached.</p><p>The department does not hold statistics showing the alternative provision that pupils moved to when excluded. There are legal duties on schools and local authorities to provide suitable full time education from the sixth day of a fixed-period or permanent exclusion.</p><p>The duties on schools and local authorities to provide alternative provision, and the standards that this should meet, are also set out in statutory guidance attached.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
attachment
1
file name HL5418 - Alternative Provision Statutory guidance for local authorities .pdf more like this
title Alternative Provision Statutory guidance more like this
2
file name HL5418 - Permanent and fixed period exclusions by type of school.xlsx more like this
title Permanent and fixed period exclusions more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-20T17:52:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T17:52:36.263Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1024245
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Social Policy more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the social injustices identified in the statement made by the Prime Minister at the EU Council on 25 November. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL12242 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The government has demonstrated its commitment to tackling social injustices through the Race Disparity Audit, the LGBT Action Plan, the Taylor Review and a number of other actions taken to confront issues such as gender inequality, poverty and low standards of education.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T17:17:32.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:17:32.427Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1140017
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Families more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase family benefits and tax credits in line with the cost of living; and if so, when. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL17252 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>As the Chancellor has made clear, the government has no intention of repeating the current freeze on working-age benefits, including family benefits and tax credits. From April next year, the government expect to resume increases to frozen benefits in line with CPI in the normal way.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:15:21.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:15:21.107Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
767312
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Employment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of workers (1) employed on zero-hours contracts, and (2) working in other forms of insecure temporary employment; and what percentage those workers represent of the total workforce aged 18 to 65. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL1730 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
grouped question UIN HL1731 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-23T15:37:08.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T15:37:08.4Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
attachment
1
file name PQHL1730, 1731 v.02 (1).pdf more like this
title UKSA response more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
767313
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Self-employed more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of workers aged 18 to 65 whom they recognise as self-employed; and what percentage of the total UK workforce those workers represent. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL1731 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
grouped question UIN HL1730 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-23T15:37:08.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T15:37:08.463Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
attachment
1
file name PQHL1730, 1731 v.02 (1).pdf more like this
title UKSA response more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967485
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Philippines: Prosperity Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent or invested by the UK Prosperity Fund in the Philippines in the (1) current, and (2) previous two years; and what impact this has had on increasing employment, establishing minimum wages and conditions, and reducing the need for the emigration of workers. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton remove filter
uin HL9977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund (PF) has spent the following in the Philippines over the last three years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£507,452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£58,099</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (estimated up to Aug 2018)</p></td><td><p>£83,653</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><p><p></strong></p><p>Project activity has covered a number of areas including health, urban development and disaster protection, and includes preparatory work for larger programmes shortly to be approved. It is too early to fully assess impact.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this