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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Obesity: Children more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises that through physical education, competitive school sport and encouraging healthy eating, schools can help address the problem of childhood obesity. The PE and sports premium is part of a package of measures to tackle obesity in primary schools. Our research found 96% of schools said that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding. In addition, the introduction of universal infant free school meals will ensure that all infants receive a nutritious school lunch.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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100058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Poverty more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which suggests child poverty reduction targets will not be met, what steps they will take to ensure that those targets are met. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2264 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to our goal of ending child poverty by 2020.</p><p>The ‘2014-17 Child Poverty Strategy’, published in June this year, outlines our plans to tackle the root causes of poverty, by:</p><ol><li>Raising the incomes of poor children’s families by helping them get into work and making work pay.</li><li>Supporting the living standards of low-income families.</li><li>Raising educational outcomes of poor children.</li></ol><p>Work remains the best route out of poverty. That is why the Government is introducing Universal Credit which will lift around 300,000 children out of poverty due to increased entitlements. This Government is also focused on breaking the cycle of poor children going on to become poor adults. That is why the Government has introduced policies - such as the pupil premium, worth £2.5 billion in 2014-15, to support poor children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap between them and their more advantaged peers.</p><p>The Government will publish a response to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
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42964
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to ensure that children from less privileged backgrounds are not disadvantaged at school. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6029 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 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is a top priority for this Government. That is why we have invested in the pupil premium for schools, which has risen from £625 million in 2011-12 to £2.5 billion in 2014-15, giving schools the additional resources they need to raise disadvantaged pupils' attainment, and give them a better start in life.</p><p> </p><p>We have extended eligibility for funding over the last three years, as well as raising the per-pupil funding rate. When the pupil premium was introduced in April 2011, schools received £488 for each pupil who was registered for free school meals or looked after by the local authority for six months or more. From April 2014, the funding will be £1,300 per primary aged pupil, £935 per secondary aged pupil and £1,900 for each pupil who is looked after for one day or more; or who left care through adoption or a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005, or via a Residence Order.</p><p> </p><p>Headteachers are held accountable for the impact of this additional funding in three different ways. Firstly, the performance tables set out the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and the gap between them and their peers. Secondly, Ofsted inspects the achievement of all pupils in a school. Where disadvantaged pupils are making insufficient progress, inspectors are likely to grade a school as requiring improvement and will recommend that the school undertakes a pupil premium review. Thirdly, schools are required to publish online how much pupil premium funding they receive, how they have used this funding and an evaluation of the impact that it has had.</p><p> </p><p>Our EBacc is driving up the number of pupils leaving school with the subjects most prized by employers and universities. Already, our introduction of the EBacc has seen the number of children studying at least 5 of the essential subjects rise.</p><p> </p><p>The free schools programme is another powerful way to ensure greater opportunity for more disadvantaged children. 174 free schools are open, 45% of which were set up in the 30% most deprived areas of the country; communities often poorly served for generations.</p><p> </p><p>Some of our most disadvantaged schools are seeing the improvements brought about by successful academy sponsors. 26.3% of pupils in secondary sponsored academies are eligible for free school meals, well above the national average for secondary schools of 15.1%, yet results in sponsored academies continue to improve faster than in local authority schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-04T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider there to be sufficient resources to tackle online child abuse. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6150 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command of the National <br />Crime Agency (NCA) is the UK's national law enforcement agency committed to <br />tackling the sexual abuse of children in both the online and offline <br />environments - with the principal aim of identifying, locating and safeguarding <br />children and young people from harm. <br /><br />Government funding for the CEOP Command of the NCA was £6.381million in <br />2012/13. The work of the CEOP Command in tackling the proliferation of indecent images of <br />children is of utmost importance and that is why we have protected its budget. <br /><br />In addition, every officer in the NCA, which has over 4000 people, has a legal <br />duty to safeguard children and promote child welfare. The NCA's UK and global <br />reach is extensive, with officers stationed in over 40 countries overseas to <br />ensure our international partners are working alongside us to tackle the abuse <br />of children. <br /><br />Police forces also investigate online child abuse, safeguard the victims and <br />prosecute the perpetrators. The resources allocated to this work in each force <br />is a matter for the Chief Constable and their Police and Crime Commissioner.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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44195
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is being done to help young adults who are unemployed, working part-time or are in jobs for which they are overqualified to use the skills that they possess. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6151 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 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The youth claimant count has fallen for 21 consecutive months and youth unemployment has fallen for the past six months.</p><p> </p><p>For people who are unemployed, our work experience programmes have proved to be effective at helping young people into work. Over 145,000 have started a work experience placement and over 46,000 have started a sector based work academy that provides work experience and pre-employment training. Surveys show that over 40 percent of young people have reported having had a job since going into a work experience placement or on a sector-based work academy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our new Help to Work Scheme will offer further tailored in-depth support for the very long term unemployed, and in-work claimants will receive support to progress within the workplace. Universal Credit will provide support for working-age people who are in or out of work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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1796
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44251
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain the status of religious education teaching in schools; and what assessment they have made of the role of religious education in fostering inter-community relations. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6200 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government firmly believes in the importance of Religious Education (RE). To help maintain progress in improving RE teaching, we are establishing a subject expert group on RE chaired by Dave Francis from RE:ONLINE. By working with schools to clarify the key challenges in teaching RE, the expert group will help to ensure that support and resources are available for high quality RE teaching.In addition, as part of reforms to non-EBacc subjects, Ofqual is considering how it could improve the content and rigour of the Religious Studies GCSE.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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44612
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is being done to reduce the number of cyclist deaths on United Kingdom roads. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6269 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the Noble Lord to my answer of 24 Feb 2014, <em>Official Report, column WA170</em> (HL5360). Since my answer we have launched the THINK! campaign on 24 March 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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45508
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle unauthorised absences of pupils during term-time. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL6373 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>We know from evidence that pupils who have regular attendance at school are four times more likely to achieve five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and maths than those pupils who are persistently absent. This is why the Department for Education reduced the threshold at which pupils are classified as being persistently absent, from 20 to 15 per cent of school missed. This measure enables schools to identify earlier those pupils with troubling attendance patterns, and to do something about them.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, we increased the level of the school attendance penalty fines of £50 and £100 to £60 and £120 respectively; and in 2013 reduced the overall timescales for paying fines from 42 to 28 days. Our reforms are working. In 2012/13, 300,895 pupils were persistently absent, down from 433,130 in 2009/10. This is a fall of almost a third. 130,000 fewer pupils were missing 15% of school in 2012/13 compared to 2010/11.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
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60564
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Older People more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support elderly people who live secluded lives. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL153 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 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department is raising awareness of the issue and helping local health and wellbeing boards and commissioners to get better at measuring the issue in their local communities. This will help them come up with the right targeted solutions, and drive local improvements that really make a difference.</p><p> </p><p>A measure of social isolation will be published this year as part of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework to raise visibility and to support local authorities to address the issue of social isolation in their local communities. This measure will be shared with the Public Health Outcomes Framework.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also working with a number of organisations including the Campaign to End Loneliness and the Royal Voluntary Service to promote ways to tackle loneliness, and the Silverline who provide a helpline offering support to older people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T11:55:28.3887511Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T11:55:28.3887511Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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60565
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reported increase in complaints from university students about the educational services provided by universities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL154 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As independent and autonomous institutions, higher education institutions are responsible for handling student complaints and appeals. Information on the numbers of complaints handled by each institution is not currently collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>We do anticipate that as a result of our higher education reforms students will have higher expectations of their universities and they are right to do so. Evidence from a recent survey of 99 institutions (and 36 students' union representatives) shows that universities are prioritising improvements in the student learning experience, and is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-the-student-learning-experience" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-the-student-learning-experience</a></p><p> </p><p>The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA), which provides a service to higher education students who are not satisfied with an institution's final decision on their complaint, recently published its 2013 Annual Report. This includes data on unresolved student complaints in England and Wales and shows a slight fall in the number of these complaints. The OIA considered 1972 unresolved students complaints in 2013 in comparison with 2012 in the previous year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:48:04.4559355Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:48:04.4559355Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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