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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS of NHS mental health patients being treated in non-NHS institutions has been in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 16648 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>NHS England’s specialised commissioning total spend on contracts with independent sector mental health providers is as follows:</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend (£ million)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>478</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>581</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>Note: figures are based on contract values.</p><p>This expenditure relates to a number of different service types including: adult secure services; eating disorder services, gender identity services, child and adolescent mental health in patient services.</p><p><del class="ministerial">Details of local clinical commissioning group spend with independent sector providers is not collected centrally.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The total NHS expenditure on non-NHS providers is collected centrally, and is published on page 47 of the Department’s annual report, available from:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447002/DH_accounts_14-15_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447002/DH_accounts_14-15_web.pdf</a></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This report divides providers by type (i.e. independent sector providers, voluntary organisations) – it does not specify the different types of services provided.</ins></p></ins></p> <br /><p><br /></p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T14:43:09.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T14:43:09.787Z
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less than 2016-01-06T10:24:57.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-06T10:24:57.917Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
427064
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: West Midlands more like this
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 Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has provided to support the arts in the West Midlands in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 15657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">More than £258m Government investment in the arts(Grant in Aid) -which is distributed by Arts Council England - has been provided to theWest Midlands in the last five years, as set out in the table. This compares with just over £253m over the previous five years, from 2005/6 to 2009/10.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">More than £258m Government investment in the arts(Grant in Aid) -which is distributed by Arts Council England - has been provided to theWest Midlands in the last five years, as set out in the table. This compares with just over £253m over the previous five years, from 2005/6 to 2009/10.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>West Midlands Regional arts GIA funding breakdown in £000s:</strong></ins></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2010/11</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2011/12</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2012/13</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2013/14</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2014/15</strong></ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£51,257</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£46,410</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£53,397</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£53,883</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£53,161</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The ArtsCouncil is investing in retaining talent and boosting production capacity outside of London - in Warwickshire, this includes £2.1 million to help the Royal Shakespeare Company modernise its workshops; and £495,000 to theNew Vic Theatre in Staffordshire, towards upgrading the building's infrastructure, mainauditorium and visitor facilities.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T10:39:25.737Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T10:39:25.737Z
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less than 2015-11-20T15:16:18.273Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T15:16:18.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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31116
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
422480
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Children 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 based on closed matters, what was (1) the total number of immigration cases (not including asylum) involving children under 18, and (2) the total civil legal aid spending on those cases in 2012–13. more like this
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Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
star this property uin HL2805 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total number of closed non-asylum immigration cases for 2012/13 where the appellant was recorded as being under 18 cannot be provided by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><br /><p>The table below shows volumes of legal aid claims paid in immigration and asylum matters, and the expenditure on the same covering the last five financial years, where the assisted party was an individual under 18 years of age.</p><br /><p>As this information is based on closed cases only (i.e. where the final bill has been paid) it will not reflect the total number of cases for which legal aid funding has been made available, particularly in more recent years.</p><br /><p>Please note that asylum cases cannot be separately reported on at the Civil Representation level.</p><br /><p>Legal aid is a vital part of our justice system, but we cannot escape the continuing need to reduce the deficit. The Coalition Government reformed legal aid to reduce its cost and ensure the system commands the confidence of the public. The great majority of unaccompanied children are asylum seekers, and therefore will continue to be eligible for legal aid.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="5"><p>Legal Help / Controlled Legal Representation</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Civil Representation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Immigration</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Asylum</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Immigration and Asylum</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>3,907</p></td><td><p>1,917,936</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>9,229</p></td><td><p>8,576,360</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>335,675</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>1,623</p></td><td><p>889,997</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>6,389</p></td><td><p>6,812,981</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>541,146</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>431,192</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>4,130</p></td><td><p>4,962,635</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>490,059</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>486</p></td><td><p>254,747</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>3,490</p></td><td><p>4,094,460</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>690,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p>231</p></td><td><p>104,968</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>4,133</p></td><td><p>4,761,707</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>539,570</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>Legal aid is a vital part of our justice system, but we cannot escape the continuing need to reduce the deficit. The Coalition Government reformed legal aid to reduce its cost and focus it on those who most need legal advice or help. Last year we spent £1.6bn on legal aid, around a quarter of the department’s expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2806 more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T14:45:36.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T14:45:36.18Z
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4183
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2758
star this property label Biography information for Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
422481
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Children 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 how many cases where legal aid advice or representation was granted involved children in (1) immigration, or (2) asylum cases each year for the last five years; and how much was paid out in total and on average in each such year. more like this
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Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
star this property uin HL2806 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total number of closed non-asylum immigration cases for 2012/13 where the appellant was recorded as being under 18 cannot be provided by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><br /><p>The table below shows volumes of legal aid claims paid in immigration and asylum matters, and the expenditure on the same covering the last five financial years, where the assisted party was an individual under 18 years of age.</p><br /><p>As this information is based on closed cases only (i.e. where the final bill has been paid) it will not reflect the total number of cases for which legal aid funding has been made available, particularly in more recent years.</p><br /><p>Please note that asylum cases cannot be separately reported on at the Civil Representation level.</p><br /><p>Legal aid is a vital part of our justice system, but we cannot escape the continuing need to reduce the deficit. The Coalition Government reformed legal aid to reduce its cost and ensure the system commands the confidence of the public. The great majority of unaccompanied children are asylum seekers, and therefore will continue to be eligible for legal aid.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="5"><p>Legal Help / Controlled Legal Representation</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Civil Representation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Immigration</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Asylum</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Immigration and Asylum</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Value (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>3,907</p></td><td><p>1,917,936</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>9,229</p></td><td><p>8,576,360</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>335,675</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>1,623</p></td><td><p>889,997</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>6,389</p></td><td><p>6,812,981</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>541,146</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>431,192</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>4,130</p></td><td><p>4,962,635</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>490,059</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>486</p></td><td><p>254,747</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>3,490</p></td><td><p>4,094,460</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>690,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p>231</p></td><td><p>104,968</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>4,133</p></td><td><p>4,761,707</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>539,570</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>Legal aid is a vital part of our justice system, but we cannot escape the continuing need to reduce the deficit. The Coalition Government reformed legal aid to reduce its cost and focus it on those who most need legal advice or help. Last year we spent £1.6bn on legal aid, around a quarter of the department’s expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2805 more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T14:45:36.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T14:45:36.263Z
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4183
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2758
star this property label Biography information for Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
426025
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas 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 how many visa applications were made by visitors from (1) Pakistan, (2) India, (3) Bangladesh, and (4) China, in each of the last two years, and what was the total success rate for each category in each year. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL3298 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the attached table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="9"><p><strong>Entry clearance visitor visa cases resolved by nationality (including dependants)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Nationality</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Applications</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cases Resolved</strong></p></td><td colspan="5"><p><em>of which:</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>Granted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Refused</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Withdrawn or lapsed</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Pakistan</p></td><td><p>85,749</p></td><td><p><strong>88,901</strong></p></td><td><p>61,578</p></td><td><p><strong>69%</strong></p></td><td><p>27,102</p></td><td><p><strong>30%</strong></p></td><td><p>27315</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Pakistan</p></td><td><p>87,541</p></td><td><p><strong>89,709</strong></p></td><td><p>57,117</p></td><td><p><strong>64%</strong></p></td><td><p>32,332</p></td><td><p><strong>36%</strong></p></td><td><p>32560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>India</p></td><td><p>352,740</p></td><td><p><strong>354,262</strong></p></td><td><p>316,911</p></td><td><p><strong>89%</strong></p></td><td><p>36,510</p></td><td><p><strong>10%</strong></p></td><td><p>37312</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>India</p></td><td><p>352,880</p></td><td><p><strong>354,184</strong></p></td><td><p>319,804</p></td><td><p><strong>90%</strong></p></td><td><p>33,647</p></td><td><p><strong>9%</strong></p></td><td><p>34344</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>25,089</p></td><td><p><strong>25,842</strong></p></td><td><p>18,107</p></td><td><p><strong>70%</strong></p></td><td><p>7,588</p></td><td><p><strong>29%</strong></p></td><td><p>7734</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>24,153</p></td><td><p><strong>24,516</strong></p></td><td><p>16,027</p></td><td><p><strong>65%</strong></p></td><td><p>8,420</p></td><td><p><strong>34%</strong></p></td><td><p>8484</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>China</p></td><td><p>303,746</p></td><td><p><strong>303,668</strong></p></td><td><p>291,826</p></td><td><p><strong>96%</strong></p></td><td><p>11,305</p></td><td><p><strong>4%</strong></p></td><td><p>11821</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>China</p></td><td><p>338,847</p></td><td><p><strong>340,064</strong></p></td><td><p>327,349</p></td><td><p><strong>96%</strong></p></td><td><p>12,250</p></td><td><p><strong>4%</strong></p></td><td><p>12687</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="9"><p>Notes: Data on visa grants and refusals may relate to applications made in an earlier period. For this reason the grant and refusal rates are calculated as proportions of the total resolved cases in each year, not the total applications.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="9" rowspan="2"><p><strong>Source:I</strong>mmigration Statistics April-June 2015, Home Office, tables vi_01_q, and corresponding datasets.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, April-June 2015’, available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T12:02:21.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T12:02:21.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas 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 percentage of visitor visas from (1) Pakistan, (2) India, (3) Bangladesh, and (4) China, were rejected in each of the last two years. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL3299 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="9"><p><strong>Entry clearance visitor visa cases resolved by nationality (including dependants)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Nationality</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Applications</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cases Resolved</strong></p></td><td colspan="5"><p><em>of which:</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>Granted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Refused</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Withdrawn or lapsed</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Pakistan</p></td><td><p>85,749</p></td><td><p><strong>88,901</strong></p></td><td><p>61,578</p></td><td><p><strong>69%</strong></p></td><td><p>27,102</p></td><td><p><strong>30%</strong></p></td><td><p>27315</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Pakistan</p></td><td><p>87,541</p></td><td><p><strong>89,709</strong></p></td><td><p>57,117</p></td><td><p><strong>64%</strong></p></td><td><p>32,332</p></td><td><p><strong>36%</strong></p></td><td><p>32560</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>India</p></td><td><p>352,740</p></td><td><p><strong>354,262</strong></p></td><td><p>316,911</p></td><td><p><strong>89%</strong></p></td><td><p>36,510</p></td><td><p><strong>10%</strong></p></td><td><p>37312</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>India</p></td><td><p>352,880</p></td><td><p><strong>354,184</strong></p></td><td><p>319,804</p></td><td><p><strong>90%</strong></p></td><td><p>33,647</p></td><td><p><strong>9%</strong></p></td><td><p>34344</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>25,089</p></td><td><p><strong>25,842</strong></p></td><td><p>18,107</p></td><td><p><strong>70%</strong></p></td><td><p>7,588</p></td><td><p><strong>29%</strong></p></td><td><p>7734</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>24,153</p></td><td><p><strong>24,516</strong></p></td><td><p>16,027</p></td><td><p><strong>65%</strong></p></td><td><p>8,420</p></td><td><p><strong>34%</strong></p></td><td><p>8484</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong></strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>China</p></td><td><p>303,746</p></td><td><p><strong>303,668</strong></p></td><td><p>291,826</p></td><td><p><strong>96%</strong></p></td><td><p>11,305</p></td><td><p><strong>4%</strong></p></td><td><p>11821</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>China</p></td><td><p>338,847</p></td><td><p><strong>340,064</strong></p></td><td><p>327,349</p></td><td><p><strong>96%</strong></p></td><td><p>12,250</p></td><td><p><strong>4%</strong></p></td><td><p>12687</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="9"><p>Notes: Data on visa grants and refusals may relate to applications made in an earlier period. For this reason the grant and refusal rates are calculated as proportions of the total resolved cases in each year, not the total applications.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="9" rowspan="2"><p><strong>Source:I</strong>mmigration Statistics April-June 2015, Home Office, tables vi_01_q, and corresponding datasets.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, April-June 2015’, available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific steps they are taking to help SMEs to move online. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property answer text <br /><p>As part of our wider support for small businesses, Government has provided funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships to extend the reach of their digital support for small firms. We are also increasing the number of Digital Trade Advisors working around the country to help small businesses expand into new overseas markets.</p><br /><p>Government supports the extensive range of private sector-led activity to help small businesses improve their digital skills. We particularly welcome the work that Go ON UK does to encourage and join up this activity.</p><br /><p>In addition to this, Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme allowed businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help them move to a faster digital market and connect to superfast broadband. The initiative has now allocated all of the £40m available funding since April 2015, with more than 55,000 small businesses across the UK taking up the offer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Construction: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by KPMG <i>Skills to Build?</i>, stating that housebuilding capacity could be restricted by a construction skills shortage; and whether they will take steps to increase the amount of education and training places for construction trades. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no separate assessment of the KPMG report. There are a number of reports that provide a good indication of the skills the construction industry believes it will require between 2015 and 2019, for both housing and wider construction.</p><br /><p>The Government values post-16 education, including construction education and training, highly. We have made substantial progress driving up the quality and rigour of the post-16 offer, and area-based reviews of 16+ provision are providing an opportunity for institutions and localities to restructure provision to achieve maximum impact.</p><br /><p>Initiatives, by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), or flowing from the work of the Construction Leadership Council, are seeking to encourage more young people into construction careers including the launch of the <em>GO-Construct</em> website and work with the National Careers Service and Construction Ambassadors for schools. In addition the CITBhas developed a range of initiatives, working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Armed Forces resettlement service and Local Enterprise Partnerships, to encourage experienced individuals into the sector.</p><br /><p>While CITB returned over £42m last year, supporting 18,500 first, second and third year construction apprentices, it is clear that the sector is not currently offering enough apprenticeships nor opportunities for young people to train. The 17,000 apprenticeships starts in 2015/16 is still some way below the 27,000 offered in 2006. The CITB has developed a number of shared apprenticeships schemes and reformed the grant process to encourage apprenticeship take up. In addition, the Government continues to pay AGE grant, on top of its usual support for the training of young apprentices, to encourage companies to take on their first apprentices.</p><br /> <br /><p>At the summer budget the Chancellor announced a levy on large employers across all sectors to fund apprenticeships. This will link larger employers directly to its skills investment and promote the value, and drive the uptake, of apprenticeships.</p><br /><p>The Chancellor will announce further details of the apprenticeship levy, including the scope and rate, at the Spending Review.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for social policy of (1) the February 2014 report <i>Household Food Security in the UK: A Review of Food Aid</i>; and (2) the 2015 book by Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack, <i>Breadline Britain</i>. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The “Review of Food Aid in the UK” was a short, literature based study designed to improve understanding of food aid provision in the UK, who makes use of it, and why. It was not a complete assessment of food aid as it found a variety of types of food aid, with mostly community-led provision responding to local needs. The report concluded that there is a lack of systematic peer-reviewed research from the UK on the reasons or immediate circumstances leading people to turn to food aid. Research such as the Review of Food Aid in the UK report and other publications provide evidence that informs the formulation of social policy in the UK.</p><br /><p>The Government is committed to tackling poverty and social disadvantage in all its forms in every part of the country. Work remains the most sustainable way out of poverty and means for parents to provide security for their families.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the arrests of the senior editors of <i>Nokta</i>, and of journalists from <i>Bugun</i> and <i>Milliyet</i>. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to monitor these specific cases and regularly underline the importance of freedom of expression and all fundamental freedoms as part of our broader dialogue with the Turkish government. We welcomed the EU Commission’s Annual Progress Report on Turkey, released on 10 November, which highlighted the need for further reforms from Turkey in these areas. Freedom of expression must be respected and all media outlets must be allowed to report freely without intimidation.</p> more like this
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