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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the recommendation by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate in its <i>Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units </i>that all lawyers working at Rape and Serious Sexual Offences units undergo refresher training is implemented. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that staff have the tools and skills necessary to prosecute effectively is a CPS priority. A detailed CPS/Police Joint National Rape Action Plan was published in June 2014 which identified a programme of training activity to deliver improvements in investigation and prosecution outcomes. This extensive programme, consisting of a range of face to face specialist training, is currently underway. The programme includes refresher training for all specialist prosecutors undertaking rape and serious sexual offence casework which will be delivered during 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T15:21:46.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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450504
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions 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 plan to take in the light of the finding by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate in its <i>Thematic Review of the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Units </i>that there are inconsistencies in the level of care provided to rape and sexual assault victims by Rape and Serious Sexual Offences units. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL5866 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 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is continually committed to improving the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences and the quality of the service the CPS provides to victims of these serious crimes. The Thematic Review acknowledges that the CPS has undertaken a considerable amount of work to prioritise the improvement of rape prosecutions and endorses the use of teams of specialist prosecutors to handle all rape and serious sexual offences cases. Ensuring the best possible service is provided to victims will continue to be at the heart of CPS improvement activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-02-16T15:20:48.87Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T15:20:48.87Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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176253
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Rural Areas 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 which areas they define as the poorest quarter of rural areas for the purposes of eligibility for assistance with the provision of gas. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL4511 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem operates a scheme – the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme (FPNES) which provides support to eligible households in relation to the provision of mains gas. At present, if a household is within the 20% most deprived areas in Great Britain it may be eligible under this scheme. These areas are identified using the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) measured at the lower super output area (LSOA) level. Note that there are separate IMDs for England, Scotland and Wales.</p><p>Ofgem is currently conducting a review of FPNES. We expect the outcome of the review to be published in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-02-05T15:27:05.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T15:27:05.56Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
176254
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning 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 how many nuclear power stations have been fully decommissioned since the nuclear power programme was established; which power stations are currently being decommissioned; on which date the decommissioning commenced; on which date it is anticipated that decommissioning will be concluded; and what is the estimated cost of the decommissioning of each of those stations. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL4512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
star this property answer text <p>No UK nuclear power stations have yet been fully decommissioned. The table below sets out the power stations currently being decommissioned; the date on which decommissioning commenced and is anticipated to be concluded; and the estimated lifetime cost.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Nuclear power station</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Decommissioning start date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Decommissioning end date (expected)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated lifetime cost (£m, discounted)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Berkeley</p></td><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>2079</p></td><td><p>639</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bradwell</p></td><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2092</p></td><td><p>336</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chapelcross</p></td><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2095</p></td><td><p>697</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dungeness A</p></td><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2097</p></td><td><p>567</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hinkley Point A</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2090</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hunterston A</p></td><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>2080</p></td><td><p>650</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oldbury</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2101</p></td><td><p>927</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sizewell A</p></td><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2097</p></td><td><p>764</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Trawsfynydd</p></td><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>2083</p></td><td><p>557</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Calder</p></td><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2115</p></td><td><p>386</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Windscale (Piles 1&amp;2)</p></td><td><p>1957</p></td><td><p>2050</p></td><td><p>895</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Decommissioning is also underway on research reactors at Dounreay, Harwell and Winfrith; these are not normally considered ‘power stations’.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T13:27:12.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T13:27:12.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking: Wales 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 onshore fracking for gas in Wales will become the responsibility of the National Assembly for Wales. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL70 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The Welsh Government already has substantial control of onshore oil and gas activities through planning controls and environmental regulation as these are devolved. Through the relevant planning authorities in Wales, the Welsh Government has the power to take decisions on individual shale projects.</p><p>The Government will implement the St David’s Day Agreement in full which includes devolving licensing functions for onshore oil and gas exploration to Welsh Ministers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:24:13.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:24:13.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning 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 recently announced reduction in the number of employees working on the decommissioning of nuclear power stations and the possible safety implications for those locations. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL73 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>This is a commercial matter for Cavendish Fluor Partnership who were last year appointed by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) as the Magnox Parent Body Organisation to deliver greater effectiveness and efficiency in the decommissioning of the 12 Magnox sites. The Magnox programme is a closure programme and, inevitably, this means that workforce numbers will reduce as the sites are decommissioned.</p><p>The Government sympathises with those directly affected and is assured by the NDA, which has been fully involved in discussions with Magnox on its new organisational structure, that the company will implement its plans in line with industry best practice in order to mitigate the impact of job losses, and with fairness and respect for its staff.</p><p>Nothing will be done to compromise safety and security. The independent regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is also content with the programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T13:47:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T13:47:37.6Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
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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 Welsh Language: Education 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 make available the teaching of the Welsh language in schools in England. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-28more like thismore than 2016-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Primary and secondary schools can choose to teach the Welsh language to pupils if there is sufficient demand. It is possible for a pupil in England to take privately a Welsh language GCSE offered in Wales if an examination centre is willing to accept them. This will include a revised Welsh Second Language GCSE available for first teaching from September 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-28T12:06:03.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-28T12:06:03.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the devolved administrations arising from the new apprenticeship funding model. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The devolved administrations will receive a fair share of the money raised by the levy and it will then be for them to decide how to use it in their own administrations. We are also working with the devolved administrations to ensure that funding for apprenticeships works for employers and learners wherever they are in the UK. The funding policy we announced on 25 October will allow employers in England to use their levy funds to train apprentices from elsewhere in the UK, provided they are working in England. We are aiming to agree reciprocal arrangements with devolved administrations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T14:14:20.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T14:14:20.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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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 Maintained Schools: Asbestos 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 advice they give to state-maintained schools in England concerning the need to strip asbestos from school buildings. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
unstar this property uin HL3052 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The department takes the issue of asbestos in schools seriously, and is committed to supporting schools, local councils and academy trusts to fulfil their duty to manage asbestos safely.</p><p> </p><p>The department’s advice to schools, local councils and academy trusts on management of asbestos is contained in the attached Asbestos Management in Schools guidance also published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asbestos-management-in-schools--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asbestos-management-in-schools--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance provides information on the action duty holders should take in order to prevent pupils and staff being exposed to asbestos. The guidance makes clear that the removal of asbestos should take place only if asbestos containing materials are in poor condition and advises on the risks of unsafe removal. This is in line with the Health and Safety Executive advice that as long as asbestos-containing materials are undamaged, encapsulated and not in locations where they are vulnerable to damage, they should be managed in situ. The guidance also advises on actions that duty holders must take where work is carried out on the premises which might disturb asbestos containing materials (including asbestos removal).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T11:41:33.007Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T11:41:33.007Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name Managing_asbestos_in_your_school.pdf more like this
star this property title Managing Asbestos in Your School more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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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: Pay 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 consultations they have held with teaching unions in Wales on the issue of teachers' pay. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State issued a written ministerial statement and published the ‘School Teachers’ Review Body’ report on 24 July 2018. Department officials wrote to all statutory consultees, including the teaching unions in Wales, to invite them to comment on the report, the government’s response to it, the revised ‘School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions’ document and accompanying pay order. The consultation lasted for six weeks, ending on 3 September 2018. Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC) provided a response and evidence to the consultation on 3 September 2018. The department also invited all statutory consultees to meet Department for Education officials to discuss the report. UCAC did not take up that offer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T13:47:00.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T13:47:00.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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