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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees 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 Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
600515
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star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Higher Education: Disability 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, in the light of the recent changes to the Disabled Students Allowance, what guidance has been issued to the Higher Education sector on the provision of support for disabled students. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL2268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Student Finance England issued guidance on Disabled Students’ Allowances for the academic year 2016/17 in February 2016.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has been working with the Higher Education sector to develop guidance on good practice in inclusive provision for disabled students, which will be issued shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T11:50:18.17Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T11:50:18.17Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
628237
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Universities: Freedom of Speech 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, in the light of the attempt by protesters to disrupt a talk by an Israeli speaker at University College London on 27 October, what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL2972 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Open and robust debate is how students should challenge those they disagree with. There is no place for students that use intimidation or violence to attempt to shut down the free and open exchange of ideas.</p><p>Universities have a legal duty to secure freedom of speech for their members, students, employees and visiting speakers, and must have clearly set out policies for how they will ensure that this can happen. Universities also have a clear responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive environment and no staff or student should ever feel threatened or intimidated. It is also essential that they have clear policies and procedures to ensure that all students and staff can live and work without discrimination, intimidation or harassment. We expect universities to demonstrate how they will act swiftly to investigate and address hate crime, including anti-Semitic related incidents, reported to them.</p><p>We have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), in their role as regulator, to engage with University College London (UCL) to ensure that their policies and procedures for events with external speakers are fit for purpose and were implemented appropriately in this instance. UCL have issued a statement on 11 November 2016 regarding the incident, which sets out that they have launched an immediate investigation.</p><p>In September 2015 we asked Universities UK (UUK) to set up a Harassment Taskforce. The Taskforce has recently published a report which sets out that universities should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and hate crime. The report has been attached to this answer. We must now ensure that the work of the Taskforce goes on to make a real difference to students across the country. The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has asked UUK to survey progress in six months and make sure universities are doing all they can to protect the safety and security of their students. We hope that the new guidelines for universities issued alongside the UUK Taskforce report will help universities in effectively tackling incidents such as these.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Changing-the-Culture.pdf more like this
unstar this property title UUK_Changing_The_Culture more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Mobile Phones 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, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5826), what messaging applications are specifically approved for use on Cabinet Office-issued official smartphones issued to Ministers and Civil Servants; whether they will publish the acceptable use guidelines and departmental records management policy; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL6602 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The departmental records policy, which is in line with the requirements set out in the Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice and the Civil Service Code, is currently subject to its annual review and, in the interests of transparency, will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>In the interests of departmental security, the Cabinet Office does not publish details of applications that are authorised for use on Government smartphones.</p><p> </p><p>Guidelines on use of social media have been published on GOV.UK and can be found at the following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-media-guidance-for-civil-servants/social-media-guidance-for-civil-servants</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T15:38:33.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:38:33.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Higher 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, in the light of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education guidance on <i>Academic credit arrangements in higher education in England</i>, published in August 2008, how many universities have a published framework for credit transfer between institutions in England. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL4813 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Unfortunately, the Government is not able to provide this information as we do not gather this data. The QAA <em>Higher Education </em><em>Credit Arrangements for England</em> offers universities guidance that is not compulsory, so data is not collected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T16:31:51.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T16:31:51.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Higher Education: Disability 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, in the light of changes to departmental responsibility for the Disabled Students Allowance, where the minimum standards for disability adjustment that Higher Education Institutions must undertake are published. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL2267 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>As independent, autonomous bodies, higher education institutions are responsible for ensuring they comply with the Equality Act 2010’s provisions in respect of disabled students.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on the Act’s requirements is available from the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and guidance on managing reasonable adjustments in higher education under the Act is available from the Equality Challenge Unit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T11:49:56.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T11:49:56.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Faith Schools: Admissions 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, further to the proposal to drop the 50 per cent cap on religious selection in faith schools, what consideration they have given to the finding of the Education Policy Institute, in its report <i>Faith Schools, Pupil Performance and Social Selection</i>, published in December, that the average faith school admits fewer pupils from poor backgrounds than the average non-faith school. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL4078 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The EPI report fails to recognise the fact that the government’s proposals are about creating more good school places for more parents in more parts of the country by giving them more choice. Our proposals to expand the number of good school places available to parents will help more young people have the chance to go as far as their talents will take them.</p><p>Faith schools are among the highest performing schools in the country, with more primary and secondary faith schools judged good or outstanding than their non-faith counterparts[1]. Faith schools are popular with parents and the removal of the 50% faith cap will enable the establishment of even more good schools.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<em>Ofsted official statistics: Maintained schools and academies inspections and outcomes as at 31 March 2016</em> shows faith schools are more likely to be <em>good</em> or <em>outstanding</em> as compared to non-faith schools (89% as compared to 86% at primary; 81% as compared to 75% at secondary).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-21T17:20:27.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-21T17:20:27.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Degrees 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, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 3 August (HL1378), how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers for degree-awarding powers between 2013 and 2016 inclusive; and what is the current status of each application. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>During this period, 24 institutions have applied for degree-awarding powers. Of those applications, 9 awards have been made and 13 applications are either currently undergoing scrutiny or awaiting final decision from the Privy Council following advice from the Quality Assurance Agency. There were also 2 applications that did not proceed to full scrutiny, as referred to in the earlier answer, HL 1378.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Oxford University: Antisemitism 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, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 November (HL2972), whether they will ask the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in its role as regulator, to engage with the University of Oxford to ensure that their policies and procedures were implemented appropriately following reports of anti-Semitic incidents involving students which led to the resignation of a student club chairman in February. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL3397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government condemns antisemitism wherever it occurs, including on university campuses. Universities and student societies need to be robust in tackling these kinds of issues. Universities are autonomous and have processes for dealing with concerns and complaints where they are raised, unless there are regulatory issues to be addressed.</p><p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) holds ongoing discussions (both formal and informal) with institutions, including the University of Oxford, on a regular basis. As the regulator, HEFCE has established procedures for following on up concerns raised about universities. No concerns have been raised with HEFCE about the implementation by the University of Oxford of its policies and procedures on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 19 March (HL5704), whether they plan to review the Coalition Government’s policy and to seek funding from the drinks industry to fund the Department for Transport’s drink driving campaigns. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL2944 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Sources of funding for campaign spend are kept under review but we currently have no plans to introduce a levy on the drinks industry to fund the drink drive campaign.</p><br /><p>Instead our aim is to develop partnerships with brands who can provide incentives to help drivers avoid alcohol if they are driving, or to help those people who are drinking get home safely without driving. To date we have secured the following partnerships so far for our 2015 campaign:</p><br /><p>- Coca Cola, who will be running their designated driver campaign, rewarding designated drivers with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on coke drinks in thousands of venues during the festive season.</p><p>- Budweiser who also promote and celebrate the important role of designated driver.</p><p>- Johnnie Walker, who ask drivers to take a pledge to never drink and drive, in return for discounted safe journeys home.</p><br /><p>These initiatives are all completely funded by the partner and add significant value to the campaign.</p><br /><p>We will continue to seek further partnerships with commercial brands who can extend the reach and impact of our campaigns.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T11:36:50.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T11:36:50.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this