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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 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 what sanctions have been applied in the last 12 months for poor quality performance on the Birmingham Cross City line by London Midland. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5871 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text We have applied no sanctions against London Midland in regard to performance on the Birmingham Cross City line; we do not disaggregate performance by the train operators to that level. In the autumn of 2012 London Midland experienced a high number of cancellations, largely due to issues with availability of train crew. As a result, they breached the terms of their Franchise Agreement, and a remedial plan and package of benefits was agreed with the Department. As the Secretary of State for Transport announced to the House on 20 December 2012, this package included passenger benefits of: 500,000 discounted tickets, free travel for season ticket holders (worth up to c.£5.4m), capital investment, and additional driver training investment worth a combined £6.25m more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
42089
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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 is their assessment of European Union regulations requiring black market activities, including prostitution and illegal drug dealing, to be taken into account in the calculation of the United Kingdom gross domestic product. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5890 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name HL5890- ONS letter.pdf more like this
star this property title Reply from the UK Statistics Authority more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
42110
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to meet charities and other interested parties to discuss the issuing of guidance on the implementation of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Perth and North Perthshire more like this
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Pete Wishart more like this
star this property uin 191232 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text Guidance is being produced by the Electoral Commission regarding the operation of the rules for non-party campaigners. The Commission are working with the UK's three charity regulators and other organisations to ensure that the guidance is clear and helpful. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191233 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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1578
star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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1440
star this property label Biography information for Pete Wishart more like this
42111
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to publish guidance to inform charities and other affected organisations about the implementation of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Perth and North Perthshire more like this
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Pete Wishart more like this
star this property uin 191233 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text Guidance is being produced by the Electoral Commission regarding the operation of the rules for non-party campaigners. The Commission are working with the UK's three charity regulators and other organisations to ensure that the guidance is clear and helpful. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191232 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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1578
star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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1440
star this property label Biography information for Pete Wishart more like this
41913
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
star this property uin 191025 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>[holding answer 20 March 2014]</p><p>The Department did not provide specific funding for staff to carry out trade union activities in 2011, 2012 or 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the amount of paid time spent on trade union activities by staff who are union representatives has only been centrally recorded since November 2012. Between November 2012 and September 2013 our central records show that 1,345 paid days were spent by union representatives on such activities. These central records are based on returns submitted by union representatives to account for the time they have spent on their union roles. Information on the amount of paid time spent on trade union activities prior to November 2012 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Since October 2013 the Department has not permitted members of staff elected as union representatives to be granted paid facility time for any trade union activities and in future will only grant paid facility time for such activities in exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Secretary of State. In line with our legal obligations members of staff elected as union representatives are able to request time away from their work to undertake trade union activities but any time off granted for this purpose will be unpaid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4086
star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
40121
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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 are taking to encourage women to apply for senior posts in the Civil Service. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL5590 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>Women comprise over a third of the Senior Civil Service.</p><p>Work commissioned through the Contestable Policy Fund begins in March and will identify and help to remove the blockages faced by women when applying for senior posts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4298
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this
42680
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle websites which charge for free Government services. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
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Julian Smith more like this
star this property uin 902986 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 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We take the issue of misleading websites very seriously. Most people encounter them though advertisements on search result pages, so we are working with Google to help them identify and remove those adverts. We have also made more money available to support the National Trading Standards Board to investigate this issue</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4118
star this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
42670
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total yearly extra cost to schools of educating children whose first language is not English. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL5939 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>We do not collect this data centrally. It is for individual schools to decide how much extra they choose to spend on educating pupils whose first language is not English.</p><p>Through their local funding formulas, local authorities may allocate funding to schools on the basis of the number of pupils in the school who speak English as an additional language and entered the state school system in the past three years. Local authorities allocated £233 million in this way in 2013-14. The funding is not ring-fenced within a school's budget so this figure may not be a reliable indicator of actual spending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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952
star this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
11895
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 153906 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 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
42681
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress he has made on supporting social enterprises in providing public services. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
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Jesse Norman more like this
star this property uin 902990 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 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We are opening up new opportunities whether it be the Transforming Rehabilitation programme or NCS.</p><p>We are making it easier to access finance through social investment, and we are providing practical support, such as through the Mutuals Support Programme. </p><p>We are delighted that public sector mutuals are now delivering over &pound;1bn in contract value.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this