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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to the British economy of the EU Working Time Directive in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 8197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Balance of Competence Review, published in July 2014, said that costs would dramatically rise if the flexibility afforded by the individual opt-out were no longer available. Respondents to the Balance of Competence Review’s Call for Evidence felt that the ECJ judgments surrounding on-call working, accrual and carry-over of annual leave as well as payment for annual leave posed further significant costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938572
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Vocational Education more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to put technical courses on parity with academic courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163059 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 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The government is transforming technical education to create a high quality system that meets the skills needs of businesses and is held in the same high esteem as our academic option. 15 prestigious technical routes will set a clear path to skilled employment through reformed apprenticeships and the new flagship T Level programmes. T Levels are a central part of the greatest shake-up of technical education for 70 years and builds on the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education, chaired by Lord Sainsbury. They will provide a distinctive and rigorous technical alternative to A levels.</p><p>They are, however, just one strand of our ambitious new technical education offer. We also intend to undertake a review of qualifications at Level 3 and below so that those we fund serve a genuine and useful purpose, are of high quality and enable students to progress to meaningful outcomes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Home Department, whether he has made an estimate of the average salary of a person who has been granted a Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 239922 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 Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is designed for internationally recognised leaders and promising future leaders in the digital technology, science and research, arts, humanities and culture sectors. There is no minimum salary requirement for applying for a visa on this route and the Home Office does not collect salary data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 125560 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route demonstrates our commitment to continuing to attract top international talent in the digital technology, science and arts sectors. On 11 January we doubled the number of places available to applicants from 1000, to 2000, and are confident that this is sufficient to meet demand at this time. We will continue to monitor take up of the route.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:33:21.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:33:21.57Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what assessment she has made of the quality of education at university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 17358 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>University technical colleges (UTCs) harness students’ talents, offering them technical learning alongside GCSEs and A levels, and providing them with knowledge and skills which employers value. The programme is still at an early stage. The best UTCs, such as UTC Reading, are providing excellent education, which is reflected in their exam results.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what steps she has taken to encourage applications to university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 18899 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Like all academies, each university technical college (UTC) is responsible for publicising their school and encouraging applications. Officials from the Department for Education and the Baker Dearing Educational Trust provide UTCs with advice to support pupil recruitment, drawing on the best practice from UTCs and other new schools. Statutory guidance to schools on careers guidance is clear that they should allow UTCs to engage with their pupils on their premises. This guidance can be found at GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>. This careers guidance should ensure pupils have information about their full range of education and training options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to promote University Technical Colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163057 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.</p><p>There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools with atypical ages of admission within reasonable travelling distance, which includes UTCs, to make sure they are aware of the choices available to them. Early indications suggest that these letters have had a positive impact on awareness of UTCs and supported their recruitment.</p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to the Careers Guidance legislation also requires maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for providers of technical education, such as UTCs, to visit schools to talk to students in Years 8-13, to inform them of their offer.</p><p> </p><p>UTCs are sponsored by employers and they are essential to marketing efforts by UTCs to promote their offer. Employers can demonstrate to pupils how attending the UTC can lead to a successful career. Employers taking a sustained and embedded role in supporting the UTC programme is crucial to their success.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 Transport: Thames Valley more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links in the Thames Valley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 216493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December. The M4 Junction 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 between Reading and Heathrow continues to be progressed. This month the Highways Agency is conducting a public consultation on the proposals, including exhibitions at 11 locations in the Thames Valley.</p><p> </p><p>Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Thames Valley branch lines, including the Slough to Windsor line, is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Reading and Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length.</p><p> </p><p>In July the Government announced £94.6m to support local transport projects across Berkshire as part of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, in addition to the £36.9m integrated transport block funding announced in March for the six Berkshire local authorities, covering the period 2015/16 to 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 Transport: Berkshire more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links between Windsor and (a) Reading and (b) London since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227398 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The electrification on the Windsor Branch forms part of the wider Great Western electrification scheme. We are working closely with Network Rail and the ORR to ensure delivery of these benefits as set out in the Rail Investment Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Further investment has seen the modernisation of Reading Station area which is planned to be completed this Easter at a cost of £895m.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>In addition, The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December 2014. The M4 Junctions 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 from east of Heathrow to west of Reading continues to be progressed. The Highways Agency intends to submit a Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the scheme at the end of March. Subject to planning consent and the final business case, construction could start in late 2016. The Highways Agency is also delivering a £2.5 million pinch point scheme to relieve traffic congestion at the M4/A329 (M) junction.</p><p> </p><p>On 29 January the Government also announced a £10.2m expansion of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). We understand the LEP intends to use around £7.5m of that additional funding for 4 new local transport schemes, taking the total funding for local transport improvements as part of the Growth Deal to over £100m, supporting delivery of 20 transport projects across Berkshire.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T14:00:52.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T14:00:52.15Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 Transport: Berkshire more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and Reading. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 208388 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 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 27 March, the Government and Transport for London announced that Crossrail services will be extended to serve Reading from 2019. Once Crossrail services begin across the whole line in 2019, passengers travelling to London from Windsor, Reading and other Thames Valley stations will be able to travel to more destinations across London without the need to change at Paddington. Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Slough to Windsor route is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to progress the M4 Junction 3–12 smart motorway project, the next step for which is formal public consultation in the autumn. The Highways Agency is also taking forward a £2.5 million pinch point scheme to increase capacity at the M4/A329 (M) junction.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 July the Government agreed the £96.9m Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This includes £94.6m to support local transport improvements across the whole of Berkshire, including in and between Windsor and Reading.</p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this