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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2021-06-10more like thismore than 2021-06-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Horse Riding: Safety 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 ensure that there is a connected bridle-ways network for horse riders so that they can avoid roads and the dangers posed by increased traffic. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
uin HL999 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-06-24more like thismore than 2021-06-24
answer text <p>Public rights of way are a local matter and are handled by individual local highway authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to keep a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) to plan improvements to their network, which is usually available on the authority’s website. I would hope local authorities, whenever possible, would look at the needs of all users, including walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. Safety must be a consideration in this process.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities receive most of their rights of way funding from central Government through the Revenue Support Grant to deliver various duties, including ROWIPs. It is not ring-fenced and we cannot say how much authorities should spend on ROWIPs. It is up to local authorities to manage their own budgets and decide how much they should spend on their different duties, and for local people to hold them to account.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
grouped question UIN
HL1000 more like this
HL1001 more like this
HL1002 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-06-24T15:38:53.3Zmore like thismore than 2021-06-24T15:38:53.3Z
answering member
1547
label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
tabling member
4301
label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1470900
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2022-06-15more like thismore than 2022-06-15
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Furs: Imports 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 (1) the value of imported products made from rabbit fur to the UK economy, and (2) the cost of a ban on the importation of such products would have on the UK economy. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
uin HL999 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-06-29more like thismore than 2022-06-29
answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data for 2019 indicates approximate values of £52,911,000 gross imports to the UK for raw furskins, tanned or dressed furskins, and articles of apparel, clothing accessories and other furskin articles. HMRC does not collect data on specific fur-bearing species.</p><p> </p><p>Under existing domestic legislation it is an offence to keep animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur. However, we do permit the import and sale of such products. The Government is committed to exploring potential action in this area in the Action Plan for Animal Welfare. If any action were to be taken on fur, a full assessment of the impact on UK businesses would be conducted.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-06-29T16:38:34.283Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-29T16:38:34.283Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1676516
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-12-07more like thismore than 2023-12-07
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 High Speed 2 Line: Construction more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following the cancellation of the Northern Phase of HS2, whether any damage caused to the countryside and environment by the workings of contractors will be remedied at the expense of the HS2 budget. more like this
tabling member printed
The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
uin HL999 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-12-15more like thismore than 2023-12-15
answer text <p>As part of ensuring an orderly and respectful close-down of the northern phase of HS2, HS2 Ltd will be reviewing those works that have already taken place and considering the best course of action to take on a case-by-case basis. This may mean restoring some sites to their former condition; it may also mean leaving some early environmental enhancement works in place. No sites will be left incomplete, and all close-down activities will be funded from the HS2 budget.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-12-15T11:54:47.917Zmore like thismore than 2023-12-15T11:54:47.917Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
2147
label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
753311
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HLWS43), what are (1) the UK obligations to the EU, and (2) the EU obligations to the UK, "that will survive the UK's withdrawal"; and how they intend to resolve those obligations. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kinnock more like this
uin HL999 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-08-02more like thismore than 2017-08-02
answer text <p>The terms of the UK’s departure from the EU will depend on negotiations with the EU and other Member States. There is no established precedent for leaving the EU.</p><p>We are focussed on securing the best possible deal for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union.</p><p>The UK is a country that meets its international obligations and we will work with the EU to determine a fair settlement of the UK’s rights and obligations as a departing Member State, in accordance with the law and in the spirit of our continuing partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
693
label Biography information for Lord Kinnock more like this
1248998
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Palliative Care: Health Services 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 additional funding they plan to allocate to (1)hospice, and (2) palliative, care services in the next five years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL9989 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-01-15more like thismore than 2021-01-15
answer text <p>The Department recognises that the hospice sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that subsequent social distancing measures have affected some aspects of community fundraising. We regularly assess the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector and through NHS England and NHS Improvement are in regular discussions with stakeholders in the sector about the challenges they face. A range of steps have been taken to support hospices.</p><p>We have provided over £150 million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic. Alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by Her Majesty’s Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan.</p><p>We continue to keep funding for hospices under review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
grouped question UIN
HL9991 more like this
HL9992 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.377Zmore like thismore than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.377Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1659254
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-07more like thismore than 2023-09-07
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Community Health Services: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs in community child health services. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Merron more like this
uin HL9989 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-19more like thismore than 2023-09-19
answer text <p>We are committed to reducing community health care waiting lists for children and young people. That is why the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan sets commitments to grow the community workforce, with increases in training places for district nurses, health visitors, school nurses and allied health professionals, and a renewed focus on retaining existing staff.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-19T13:20:34.54Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-19T13:20:34.54Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
347
label Biography information for Baroness Merron more like this
967499
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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 Large Goods Vehicles: Republic of Ireland 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 Baroness Sugg on 17 July (HL9180), what is the process for collecting the Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy (HGV) levy from lorries from the Republic of Ireland; and what assessment they have made of whether, and if so to what extent, lorries from the Republic of Ireland evade the HGV levy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
uin HL9989 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
answer text <p>Lorry drivers from the Republic of Ireland pay for the HGV Levy in the same ways as users from other countries. The levy can be paid online, at a number of official Point of Sale (PoS) locations, at driver self-serve facilities offered by some operators and through a number of booking agents. The majority of levy purchases are via the HGV Levy website.</p><p> </p><p>The overall compliance rate for foreign vehicles is high, according to figures collected by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in Great Britain, at 95%. The Department for Transport has not produced equivalent compliance rates by country of origin, but there are indications that vehicles from Ireland in Great Britain have a very similar compliance rate compared to vehicles from other countries.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-17T13:16:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:16:55.02Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
565
label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1248997
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Coronavirus: Mortality Rates 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 additional funds they plan to provide for the hospice sector to handle the rising death rate (1) during, and (2) beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL9988 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-12-03more like thismore than 2020-12-03
answer text <p>Hospices have been provided over £150 million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic.</p><p>Alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by HM Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan. Charities, alongside other sectors, can also access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the replacement Job Support Scheme.</p><p>The Department regularly assesses the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector, and through NHS England and NHS Improvement, are in regular discussions with stakeholders in the sector about the challenges they face. We continue to keep funding for hospices under review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-12-03T12:51:36.867Zmore like thismore than 2020-12-03T12:51:36.867Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1659253
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-07more like thismore than 2023-09-07
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce backlogs for elective procedures in child health services. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Merron more like this
uin HL9988 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-13more like thismore than 2023-09-13
answer text <p>Cutting National Health Service waiting lists, including for elective child health services, is one of the Government’s top priorities. To support elective recovery, the Government plans to spend more than £8 billion from 2022/23 to 2024/25 to help drive up and protect elective activity. Steps taken include increasing capacity, seeking alternative capacity in other trusts or the independent sector and engaging with patients to understand their choices.</p><p>We met our target to virtually eliminate long waits of two years or more for elective procedures in July 2022. We also virtually eliminated waits of over 18 months by the end of June 2023, a reduction of over 94% from the peak of 125,000 in September 2021. Our next ambition is to eliminate waits of 65 and 52 weeks.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
grouped question UIN HL9987 more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-13T16:09:06.087Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-13T16:09:06.087Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
347
label Biography information for Baroness Merron more like this
967498
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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 Sir Edward Heath 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, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into Operation Conifer conducted by the Wiltshire Police into allegations against Sir Edward Heath. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lexden more like this
uin HL9988 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
answer text <p>I recognise concerns that have been raised by Noble Lords in relation to Operation Conifer, however it is for locally-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to decide how best to hold their forces to account, and PCCs have the powers to commission an inquiry, should they deem it appropriate. The Government has no plans to launch an inquiry into Operation Conifer.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4202
label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this