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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January (HL4582), to what extent the training for foster carers and support workers commissioned from the Refugee Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking addresses (1) the indicators of modern slavery, and (2) particular risks and needs of children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to update the practice guidance ‘Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked’. The revised statutory guidance ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ will be published this autumn.</p><p>The training for foster carers and support workers that DfE commissioned from the Refugee Council and ECPAT enables those caring for unaccompanied and trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and equips participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants were also provided with access to an e-learning course to help recognise the needs of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions carers and professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.</p><p>Foster carers and support workers attended training courses located in 48 local authorities (see list below). Training was not limited to carers from those authorities.</p><p>The forthcoming safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children will address the need for any additional training required by foster carers and support workers to care for children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation.</p><p>Further to the training which has recently commissioned, the statutory guidance on ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ states that “Everyone involved in the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children should be trained to recognise and understand the particular issues likely to be faced by these children. This includes recognising the indicators of trafficking as a child’s previous history or current experience of being trafficked might not be apparent on entering care.&quot;</p><p>List of local authorities where the training by ECPAT and Refugee Council was located:</p><p>Bolton</p><p>Bournemouth</p><p>Bristol</p><p>Bromley</p><p>Cambridgeshire</p><p>Camden</p><p>Cheshire East</p><p>Cornwall</p><p>Coventry</p><p>Croydon</p><p>Derbyshire</p><p>Devon</p><p>Doncaster</p><p>East Riding</p><p>Essex</p><p>Gloucestershire</p><p>Hampshire</p><p>Haringey</p><p>Harrow</p><p>Hertfordshire</p><p>Kent</p><p>Lambeth</p><p>Lancashire</p><p>Leeds</p><p>Leicester City</p><p>Leicestershire</p><p>Liverpool</p><p>Manchester</p><p>Medway</p><p>Merton</p><p>Middlesbrough</p><p>North Somerset</p><p>North Tyneside</p><p>Northumberland</p><p>Nottingham City</p><p>Oldham</p><p>Sheffield</p><p>Shropshire</p><p>Somerset</p><p>Staffordshire</p><p>Suffolk</p><p>Sunderland</p><p>Thurrock</p><p>Walsall</p><p>Warrington</p><p>West Sussex</p><p>Wiltshire</p><p>Worcestershire</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL764 more like this
HL766 more like this
HL767 more like this
HL768 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
751154
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants at the Department for International Trade have undertaken training in negotiating skills; and how much has been budgeted in 2017–18 for further such training. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL751 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Training on trade policy and trade negotiations is provided predominately by the Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty. The role of the Faculty is to build trade policy and negotiations capability in Departments across Her Majesty's Government.</p><p> </p><p>To date over 200 DIT staff have undertaken trade policy training offered by the Trade Faculty or organised directly by DIT.</p><p> </p><p>The Faculty has a training budget of c. £1,600,000 for 2017-18, which will cover training on a range of trade policy topics and negotiations. DIT’s Trade Policy Group has a training budget of c.£900,000 for 2017-18; this budget covers a range of learning and development, including but not limited to trade policy and negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:05:22.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:05:22.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753278
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were of persons charged with smuggling offences along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the last two years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL966 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) records statistics for smuggling offences does not have that level of detail required to answer. Therefore without referencing individual cases it is not possible to identify which ones involved smuggling.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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753269
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion of, schools in the UK have a library; and how they assess the quality of such libraries and their staff. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL957 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL956 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
753955
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-19
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much the Republic of Ireland owes the UK relating to the £338 million loan provided following the financial crisis; and what are the arrangements for repayment. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL1102 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the most recent statutory report which the Treasury provided to Parliament as required by Section 2 of the Loans to Ireland Act 2010. The last report was laid in Parliament on 18 April 2017 and is available in the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p><p>The timetable for repayment set out in this report remains unchanged.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:52:24.89Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:52:24.89Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
752451
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a Government financial guarantee to a capital investment project will lead to the definition of expenditure on that project being classified as public expenditure. more like this
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Lord Lansley more like this
star this property uin HL897 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>If a capital investment project involves both the private sector and the public sector, an assessment is required to determine the level of government intervention in a project. This will also determine whether government is bearing a majority of the risks and rewards associated with the project and therefore incurring public expenditure for the capital investment of the project. The assessment would be made by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) using the national accounts conceptual framework, the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (ESA10)<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> enforceable EU Regulation No. 549/2013 and associated guidance in the Manual on Government Deficit and Debt<sup><sup>[2]</sup></sup> and a guide to the Statistical Treatment of PPPs<sup><sup>[3]</sup></sup> published by Eurostat.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/Annexes/nasa_10_f_esms_an1.pdf</p><p>[2] http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3859598/7203647/KS-GQ-16-001-EN-N.pdf/5cfae6dd-29d8-4487-80ac-37f76cd1f012</p><p>[3] http://www.eib.org/epec/resources/publications/epec_eurostat_guide_ppp</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:22.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:22.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lansley more like this
753274
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what are the sources of funds for the additional £1 billon investment announced for Northern Ireland in June. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL962 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government routinely makes adjustments to public spending throughout the year and will deal with the cost of additional resources for the Northern Ireland Executive within our overall plans in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:33:11.963Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:33:11.963Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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753266
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, (2) adults, and (3) working families, living in poverty across the United Kingdom; and what long-term plan they have to prevent such poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL954 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL955 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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753915
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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 Pupils: Health more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what consultation the Department for Education held with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the decision to cut the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL1061 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Officials from DfE and DCMS work together closely across a number of programmes to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to lead healthy, active lives.</p><p> </p><p>As announced by the Secretary of State on 17 July, £100m of Healthy Pupils Capital Funding will be used to pay for facilities to support PE, after school activities and healthy eating. In addition, the Primary PE and School Sport Premium will be doubled to £320m a year from September 2017. The premium funds additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport in primary schools to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.</p><p> </p><p>The Department allocates around £1.2bn per year of capital funding directly to schools and their responsible bodies for them to invest in maintaining and improving their school buildings and facilities. They can decide how funding is spent, and if they wish they can of course target sports facilities where they are the local priority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1062 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:04:29.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:04:29.27Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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753299
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Health and Safety Executive for 2017–18; how many inspectors it expects to employ in 2017–18; and how many inspectors it employed in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
star this property uin HL987 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HSE’s net budget for 2017-18 is £136 million (which includes planned expenditure of £232 million, offset by planned income of £96 million).</p><p> </p><p>During 2017-18 we are seeking to maintain inspector numbers at or around the level as at 31 March 2017 which is stated below, along with the four previous years.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of HSE inspectors at 31 March</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>31 March 2013</p></td><td><p>31 March 2014</p></td><td><p>31 March 2015</p></td><td><p>31 March 2016</p></td><td><p>31 March 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>1,051</p></td><td><p>1,038</p></td><td><p>1,037</p></td><td><p>988</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:12:54.233Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:12:54.233Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this