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star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 20 June (HL697), whether the Student Loans Company records the nationality and country of domicile of individuals taking out student loans for higher education, and, if so, how many people took out loans in each year since 2010, broken down by nationality. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-21more like thismore than 2016-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The Student Loans Company (SLC) records the nationality and domicile of individuals when they apply for student support. Domicile is based on the applicant’s residence in the years prior to starting their course, and is held as a region within the UK or as EU, rather than by individual country of domicile.<p>Eligibility for student support is based on residence. EU nationals, including non-European Economic Area (EEA) family members, are able to apply for a tuition fee loan if they have been resident in the EEA or Switzerland for the three years prior to the first day of the first academic year of their course. In addition, EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for five years (three years up to academic year 2016/17) and are resident in England prior to starting their course can also apply for maintenance support. EEA migrant workers and their family members, including those who are non-EEA nationals, who meet the residency requirements, are able to apply for both tuition fee and maintenance support. Non-EEA nationals may also be eligible for student support if they are granted refugee status, have been granted humanitarian protection, have acquired permanent residence in the UK, or have been in the UK for at least half their lives or for at least 20 years.</p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out SLC Management Information on the number of students paid either a full-time tuition fee or maintenance loan through the English student support system by declared nationality over the last five academic years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>English and EU domiciled students paid full-time tuition fee or maintenance loans, by EU nationality (July 2016)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Country of nationality</strong></p></td><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Academic Year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>460</p></td><td><p>520</p></td><td><p>590</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>710</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgaria</p></td><td><p>2,780</p></td><td><p>3,570</p></td><td><p>4,080</p></td><td><p>4,750</p></td><td><p>4,670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Croatia</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cyprus</p></td><td><p>4,930</p></td><td><p>5,560</p></td><td><p>5,860</p></td><td><p>5,880</p></td><td><p>5,750</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>640</p></td><td><p>770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>700</p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p>960</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>810</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>590</p></td><td><p>680</p></td><td><p>770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>2,700</p></td><td><p>2,720</p></td><td><p>3,120</p></td><td><p>3,580</p></td><td><p>4,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>3,650</p></td><td><p>3,850</p></td><td><p>4,060</p></td><td><p>4,240</p></td><td><p>4,580</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>1,660</p></td><td><p>1,930</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>2,530</p></td><td><p>2,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>790</p></td><td><p>1,270</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,360</p></td><td><p>2,260</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2,110</p></td><td><p>2,430</p></td><td><p>3,010</p></td><td><p>3,950</p></td><td><p>5,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>1,680</p></td><td><p>1,920</p></td><td><p>2,010</p></td><td><p>2,110</p></td><td><p>2,080</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lithuania</p></td><td><p>3,680</p></td><td><p>4,610</p></td><td><p>5,110</p></td><td><p>5,510</p></td><td><p>5,460</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malta</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>2,010</p></td><td><p>2,460</p></td><td><p>3,030</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>6,420</p></td><td><p>6,380</p></td><td><p>6,870</p></td><td><p>7,950</p></td><td><p>9,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>2,330</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>3,170</p></td><td><p>3,890</p></td><td><p>4,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romania</p></td><td><p>2,970</p></td><td><p>4,060</p></td><td><p>6,920</p></td><td><p>7,920</p></td><td><p>8,510</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovakia</p></td><td><p>1,080</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>990</p></td><td><p>1,020</p></td><td><p>1,120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>1,350</p></td><td><p>1,510</p></td><td><p>1,780</p></td><td><p>2,330</p></td><td><p>3,160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>1,410</p></td><td><p>1,630</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EU sub-total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 46,490 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 52,050 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 60,470 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 68,640 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 76,170 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Kingdom</p></td><td><p>862,410</p></td><td><p>911,920</p></td><td><p>935,050</p></td><td><p>972,090</p></td><td><p>974,690</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-EU</p></td><td><p>24,040</p></td><td><p>24,610</p></td><td><p>26,840</p></td><td><p>29,600</p></td><td><p>29,870</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>10,570</p></td><td><p>5,570</p></td><td><p>3,930</p></td><td><p>2,550</p></td><td><p>2,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 943,500 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 994,130 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 1,026,270 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 1,072,860 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 1,082,810 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Source</strong>: SLC Management Information</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Notes</strong>: Nationality is collected during the application process for student support. Where nationality was not available, country of birth was used, if available. Figures have been extracted from the SLC Single Application View (SAV) database, which contains live administrative data on applications. The data are updated as re-assessments and new applications are made following the academic year. Therefore, figures will not necessarily match previously published payment figures, including those contained in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education in England’, which relate to past and specified dates.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-09-21T15:32:19.823Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-21T15:32:19.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich 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
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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
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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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
star 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
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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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
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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
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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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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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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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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42985
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the size of the electorate was (a) the year before and (b) two years after the coming into force of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 192116.pdf more like this
star this property title Size of Electorate - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
42987
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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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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the level of personal debt was in (a) the UK, (b) Stockport Metropolitan Borough, (c) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (d) Denton and Reddish constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 192135 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 192135 ONS108.pdf more like this
star this property title Level of Personal Debt - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
42989
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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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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average earnings of full-time employees in Denton and Reddish constituency were in April (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012 and (e) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 192138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 192138.pdf more like this
star this property title Average Earnings - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
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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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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged (a) 25 years and over and (b) 16 to 24 years old have been unemployed for more than a year in Brigg and Goole constituency since 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 191915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 191915.pdf more like this
star this property title Unemployment - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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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 Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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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 Communities and Local Government, how many applications to dispose of statutory allotments have been (a) submitted, (b) approved and (c) rejected in each local authority area in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191956 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to the Allotments Act 1925, applications for consent to dispose of allotment land are submitted to the Department by local councils (parish councils and principal authorities). The table below shows the breakdown of applications since May 2010.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Granted</em></p></td><td><p><em>Withdrawn</em></p></td><td><p><em>Refused</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2010- March 2011</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15 to date</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>To place this in context, the Secretary of State granted 34 allotment disposals in 2007, granted 22 in 2008 and granted 18 in 2009, whilst only 2 were declined, which is a greater rate than under this Administration.</p><p>I observe that the rt. hon. Member has been quoted in the media attacking such consents. He would have been wiser however to have undertaken a closer examination of the 68 individual consents granted to the local councils since May 2010.</p><p>The table below provides some context to help explain why there was a reasonable case by the representative local bodies for changing the statutory status of the land.</p><p>In January 2014, my Department published <em>Allotment Disposal Guidance: Safeguards and Alternatives</em> replacing the previous guidance from 2002. The new guidance strengthens allotment protection, as the requirement for waiting lists to be taken into account must now be rigorously applied to all that council's waiting lists, not just the waiting list for the site to be disposed of. This aims to ensure that poorly maintained sites are not used to justify disposal. Ministers will be closely monitoring to ensure that this new guidance is followed.</p><p>Notwithstanding, I have taken the opportunity to analyse these previous cases in the table below. The National Allotment Society was consulted in every case, and nine out of ten decisions were consistent with advice from the National Allotment Society (where advice was given); the remaining cases where the advice diverged related to land not actually in use as allotments, requiring a judgement call on whether it was realistic to bring the land back into productive use.</p><p>Having analysed these approvals, I can note that half of the land disposed was not actually in use as allotments. Moreover, in every case where existing allotment plot holders were displaced, evidence from local authorities indicates that alternative plots were made available to them.</p><p>More new plots were proposed to be created and/or vacant sites proposed to be brought back into use than the number of proposed disposals of in-use allotment plots. Consequently, the statutory disposal process overseen by the Secretary of State since May 2010 should have resulted in an <strong>increase</strong> in allotment provision not a reduction. This reflects this Government's commitment both to supporting local communities grow their own food and to protecting important community assets.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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