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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 intend to take to protect Palestinian agricultural land following reports that Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze Palestinian cultivated land lots in Beit Jala. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL15583 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>We continue to raise with our Israeli counterparts our concerns about the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land that has been caused by settlement-related activity.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T13:24:04.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:24:04.79Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1125354
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 251971 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1125492
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Knives: Crime 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, further to the findings of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime that rising knife crime is linked to cuts in youth services, what are their plans to introduce a national youth strategy; and who will be responsible for its implementation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Crathorne more like this
uin HL15587 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>No report has yet been issued by the APPG on Knife Crime and statistics published to date are interim ones pending further responses from Local Authorities. We will make a full assessment of those findings once a report is published.</p><p> </p><p>The government recognises that the causes of knife crime are complex and are often tied to local factors and we are committed to taking a multi-agency approach to tackling serious violence.</p><p> </p><p>Last month following the Prime Minister’s summit on serious youth violence, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that the Government will be developing a new Youth Charter, which will set out our vision for young people over the next generation and beyond. We will be working closely across government, and alongside young people themselves, the youth sector, and other partners.</p><p> </p><p>My department will also continue to work closely with the Home Office on the implementation of the Serious Violence Strategy.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:00:01.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:00:01.453Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
3380
label Biography information for Lord Crathorne more like this
1125493
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Disability 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, further to their Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data consultation response, published in January, why the provision of accessibility information “would be too great an implementation burden for bus operators”; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of such information on those with disabilities. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
uin HL15588 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Department for Transport consulted with bus operators, passengers and their representative groups to explore the technical feasibility of requiring operators and/or local transport authorities to provide accessibility data for both vehicles and stops. We came to the conclusion that the industry is not yet ready to meet this challenge and therefore have chosen to focus on only legally requiring the core data types for the Bus Open Data Digital Service.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do consider accessibility information to be of great importance for public transport users, many operators would need to upgrade their systems in order to openly publish accessibility information, and many operators are not currently in a position to do so.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are working with the industry to support the voluntary and open publication of accessibility information and at a later stage in the programme, after the core requirements have been successfully delivered, return to this important data type and consider whether it would be feasible to legally require the industry to openly publish accessibility information about vehicles.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4294
label Biography information for Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
1125495
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration Controls: France 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, in cooperation with the government of France, they will seek to widen the terms of reference of the Joint Coordination and Information Centre from exclusive concern with national security and criminality to include the well-being of displaced people sleeping in northern France and the restriction of violent and brutal police behaviour. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15590 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The opening of the Joint Centre for Information and Coordination (CCIC) forms part of the commitments of the Sandhurst Treaty, signed by the Prime Minister and President Macron in January 2018. The Sandhurst Treaty is a bilateral agreement between the UK and France which reinforces the commitment of both sides to work together on border security issues.</p><p>Under the CCIC, Border Force work closely alongside Police Aux Frontieres in a 24/7 operation to:</p><ul><li>Assist with preventing illegal attempts to cross the shared border</li><li>Facilitate the circulation of information between UK and French agencies to combat cross-border criminality</li><li>Work on the prevention of threats to public order on cross-border infrastructure</li><li>Provide analysis of cross-channel traffic flows</li></ul><p>The CCIC also helps with the identification, prosecution and dismantling of criminal gangs involved in people smuggling and wider cross border crime.</p><p>There are currently no plans to widen the remit and responsibilities of the CCIC, however its performance and remit are regularly reviewed.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125497
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 introduce legislation that requires all electricity used at charging points for electric vehicles to be from renewable sources. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>We want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy. Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation. To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125498
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what, if any, ongoing assessment or review is being conducted of the ability of operators to fulfil their responsibilities and fund decommissioning costs after (1) the issuance of a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence, and (2) the granting of Hydraulic Fracturing Consent. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15593 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is responsible for ensuring that operators are fulfilling their responsibilities under their licence. As such, the OGA has the ability to carry out financial assessments to review an operator’s ability to fund its activities within the licence area, which would include decommissioning of any wells drilled. These financial assessments take place when there is a licence transaction to consider, such as changes of control, or where other approvals are sought such as drilling consent and field development consent.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Secretary of State may withdraw Hydraulic Fracturing Consent if there has been a material change in circumstances and my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State no longer considers it appropriate to remain in force.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125499
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Fracking 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what communications they have had with landowners and local authorities regarding the decommissioning of fracking sites in the event that an operator does not fulfil their obligations. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Department routinely corresponds with a range of stakeholders in relation to the regulatory regime for shale gas extraction, including decommissioning obligations. The Government has always been clear that it expects licensees to fulfil obligations to decommission shale gas sites.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:01:44.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:44.423Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125502
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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 Tax Evasion 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 estimate they have made of the cost to HM Treasury of "cum-ex" tax fraud since 2012; and whether there have been any related prosecutions. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
uin HL15597 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
grouped question UIN HL15598 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1125503
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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 Tax Evasion 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 assessment they have made of the impact of "cum-ex" tax fraud on (1) banks, (2) taxpayers, and (3) HM Treasury. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
uin HL15598 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
grouped question UIN HL15597 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this