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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that every school has an adequate library with qualified staff. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL956 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL957 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.807Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4564
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753269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion of, schools in the UK have a library; and how they assess the quality of such libraries and their staff. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL956 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4564
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753266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, (2) adults, and (3) working families, living in poverty across the United Kingdom; and what long-term plan they have to prevent such poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL954 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL955 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird remove filter
753267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Buscombe on 13 July (HL Deb, cols 1296–98), what emphasis they place on the prevention of poverty; and how they are working to ensure that the prevention of poverty is prioritised by every Department. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL955 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL954 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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747363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to authorise a moratorium on fracking in England until all available evidence relating to its environmental, economic and social impacts has been independently reviewed and assessed. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>A moratorium on hydraulic fracturing was previously imposed in the UK after the detection of two small tremors related to shale gas development in Lancashire in 2011. The Government asked the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering to conduct an independent review of the scientific and engineering evidence on the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, which concluded that “The health, safety and environmental risks associated with hydraulic fracturing as a means to extract shale gas can be managed effectively in the UK as long as operational best practices are implemented and enforced through regulation”. The Government lifted the moratorium in December 2012 and supports the safe and environmentally sound exploration of shale gas to determine the potential of the UK’s resources.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T10:47:51.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T10:47:51.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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753265
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be learned from the reports of the Scottish Government's Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality in the light of persistent poverty levels in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL953 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality was appointed in 2015 to offer advice to the Scottish Government on the action it could take to tackle poverty in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, the UK Government has taken note of the Advisor’s two publications: <em>Shifting the Curve</em> (and its most recent progress report) and <em>The Life Chances of Young People</em>.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government remains committed to tackling the root causes of child poverty and disadvantage, and has set out a framework for continued action in <em>Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families</em>, published on 4 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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753270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in providing local authorities with the means to alleviate rises in business rates as announced in the Budget, particularly in relation to independent bookshops. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL958 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government confirmed local authority allocations for the £300 million discretionary relief in April 2017 enabling councils to design and press on with implementing their own schemes. Many authorities have already issued reduced bills, and we continue to urge other councils to follow suit as quickly as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:45:40.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:45:40.057Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4564
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1129492
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Adult Education 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 what steps they will take to ensure that community adult learning providers are included alongside further education colleges in any future national adult education network, following the recommendation in the independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15977 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15978 more like this
HL15979 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
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1129493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Adult Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how they will support adult learning at entry level and pre-qualification level to help those who want to develop the skills and confidence to progress to higher level qualifications, as recommended in the independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15978 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15977 more like this
HL15979 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.823Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
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1129494
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Adult Education 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 what support they (1) make, and (2) plan to make, available to adult learners who wish to study without the intention of obtaining a qualification. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15979 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15977 more like this
HL15978 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.853Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird remove filter