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42964
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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
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star 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
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unstar 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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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
42951
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked departments to end the system of check-off for trade union subscriptions for civil servants. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6016 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The deduction of Trade Union subscriptions from payroll through check-off is a matter delegated to individual Departments in the Civil Service. </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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore 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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4159
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
42945
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar 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 ensure that the passports of everyone arriving in and leaving the United Kingdom are properly checked. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
star this property uin HL6010 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Border Force is, through its Operating Mandate, required to undertake checks on the passports of all passengers who enter the United Kingdom at the Primary Control Points. Border Force undertakes electronic checks on most outbound passengers and physically checks passports on a strictly targeted basis. The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority work closely with air carriers in the UK to ensure that proper checks are in place. The Government is further committed to introducing exit checks on all modes by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach 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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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2235
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
42935
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their plans to introduce new electrified railway lines between Manchester and Liverpool in December, whether they have taken into account the availability of electric trains as part of their negotiations to procure rolling stock. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6000 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 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>As announced today (27 March) the Department for Transport has granted a Direct Award to Northern for 22 months and is working with them to ensure rolling stock is available for a phased rollout of electric services between Liverpool and Manchester from the December 2014 timetable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department takes account of availability of electric rolling stock in its decisions and the stock for this route will be modern, cascaded stock from other routes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
42924
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when Lord Wills will receive a response to his email to the Cabinet Office of 6 November 2013 (Cabinet Office reference IR317467) about Freedom of Information requests. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL5989 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I apologise for the delay. The Noble Lord has received a reply.</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 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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260
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
42916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL5981 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
42912
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent finding in the Demos report, Introducing Generation Citizen, that 84 per cent of 14- to 17-year-olds intend to vote when they attain the age of 18, how they intend to ensure that such intentions to vote translate into first-time voting behaviour amongst young people; and what steps they are taking to ensure that education establishments are committed to registering all 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5977 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The new key stage 4 citizenship programme to be taught from September 2014 requires that pupils should be taught about “the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond.”</p><p> </p><p>The government has also made available £4.2 million funding to all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain and 5 national organisations. Electoral registration officers have been encouraged to support the delivery of Rock Enrol! in their area, a learning resource which not only provides an opportunity for young people to register to vote, but enables them to discuss the importance of doing so.</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 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
42899
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 20 January (HC Deb, col 49W), when Ministers announced that it was their intention that "2014–15 would be the last year of separate funding for local welfare provision from the Department for Work and Pensions". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5964 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5962 more like this
HL5963 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
42670
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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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25277
unstar 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 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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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
42669
star 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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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many schools in England is English not the first language of a majority of pupils. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL5938 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number and proportion of pupils whose first language is other than English is published as part of the Department for Education's annual statistical release ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics'. The latest release of this publication is for January 2013 and is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>The underlying data (school level schools pupils) contains information for individual schools, including the proportion of pupils whose first language is other than English.</p><p> </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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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this