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Asked on: 05 December 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Government Departments: Data Processing
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Framework for Data Processing by Government provisions in the Data Protection Bill on the Cabinet Office strategy to make better use of data.
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Answered by: Lord Ashton of Hyde
Answered on: 12 December 2017

We have already engaged with the Cabinet Office Better Use of Data team and will continue to do so in the development of the Framework.

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(Hornsey and Wood Green)
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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 10 July 2017
Department of Health
Whittington Hospital
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received representations from members of the public on the future of Professor Malone Lee's Urology Clinic at the Whittington Hospital.
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Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 13 July 2017

A search of the Department’s Ministerial correspondence database has identified 27 items of correspondence from members of the public received since July 2015 about the closure/future of Professor Malone Lee's Urology Clinic at the Whittington Hospital.

This figure represents correspondence received by the Department’s Ministerial correspondence unit only.

Asked on: 06 December 2016
Home Office
Female Genital Mutilation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the statutory mandatory reporting duty in relation to female genital mutilation.
Answered on: 21 December 2016

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. We will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong physical and psychological suffering to women and girls.

Mandatory reporting of FGM came into force in October 2015 and requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers to report known cases in under 18s to the police. Figures are not collated centrally. However, we continue to engage with the police, professional bodies and wider stakeholders to monitor its implementation.

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Asked by Lord Dobbs
Asked on: 25 November 2015
The Lord Chairman of Committees
House of Lords Press Office
Lords
To ask the Chairman of Committees how many peers receive the daily press coverage service of the House of Lords Press and Media Team.
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Answered by: Lord Laming
Answered on: 09 December 2015

63 members of the House of Lords currently receive the House of Lords Press and Media Team’s daily media summary, in addition to 6 Members’ staff and 180 staff of the House of Lords Administration. Any Member who wishes to receive the summary should contact the Press and Media Team (lordspressoffice@parliament.uk).

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Asked by Andrew Percy
(Brigg and Goole)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 23 June 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Prisoners
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the decision of the Palestinian Authority to pay convicted Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 29 June 2015

Palestinian Authority (PA) payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are made at the request of the Israeli Authorities to meet basic living conditions. No UK or EU money is used for payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, or their families. UK funding to the PA is used to pay civil servant salaries only. The UK funds are channelled through a trust fund administered by the World Bank and only named civil servants from a pre-approved list are eligible. The entire process is independently audited, which ensures we know exactly where and how our money is being spent.

Asked on: 06 January 2015
Department of Health
HIV Infection
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation has taken place about the possibility of a reduction in funding for the national HIV prevention programme.
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Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 20 January 2015

We have no plans to reduce funding for the national HIV prevention programme for 2015-16.

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