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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Lotteries 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 Whether he plans to increase the annual turnover limit for society lotteries to £100 million per annum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 911079 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The annual sales limit was one of the limits on which the government consulted and that we are considering in our response.</p><p>I am still committed to ensuring that the regulatory framework for lotteries is appropriate and that both society lotteries and the National Lottery are able to thrive.</p><p>My aim is to allow the society lottery sector to continue to grow, while maintaining the balance between society lotteries and the National Lottery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:45.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:45.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman remove filter
1127389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons: Employment 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 What recent estimate she has made of the number of jobs supported by the nuclear defence sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 910985 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We estimate, based on industry and Government statistics, that the Defence Nuclear Enterprise supports at least 30,000 jobs, supporting prosperity across the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:50:12.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:50:12.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1122955
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: India 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 What steps he is taking to increase the UK's proportion of global trade with India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 910520 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Exports to India were up nearly 20% in 2018 on the previous year, totalling over £7.9 billion.</p><p> </p><p>We have a number of initiatives to strengthen our bilateral trade relationship with India, including the Joint Working Group on Trade, which recently met in March.</p><p> </p><p>Only last night I was at the Grant Thornton tracker event with the Confederation of Indian Industry, to celebrate the success of some of the top Indian companies in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T10:37:16.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:37:16.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1121829
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Smoking: Health 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 Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department spent on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2018-19; and what funding has been allocated to such campaigns in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 245755 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Expenditure on smoking cessation advertising media by Public Health England in 2018-19 was £2.5 million. Figures are net (rounded to nearest £10,000) and exclude Value Added Tax.</p><p>Media spend includes expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national press, regional press, out of home (outdoor), cinema and digital. Recruitment advertising and media partnerships are not included.</p><p>The funding allocation for 2019/20 is yet to be agreed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T13:24:41.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T13:24:41.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1109724
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Stem Subjects: Degrees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to encourage more students to study STEM degrees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 241025 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Overall numbers of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are rising. The share of students studying science subjects at English Higher Education providers has increased from 41% in 2010/11 to 45% in 2016/17.</p><p>Despite rising STEM student numbers, we are far from complacent and we know that employer groups continue to point to an unmet demand for higher level STEM skills. This issue seems to be particularly acute in sectors such as manufacturing, construction, engineering, science and technology. We are therefore implementing a number of initiatives across government to increase the numbers of STEM graduates. For example:</p><ul><li>The Department for Education (DfE) is piloting a conversion course scheme to enable graduates to retrain in engineering and computer science.</li><li>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are leading a £90 million investment in 1,000 new PhD places, of which around 85% will be in STEM areas, and 40% will aim to boost collaboration between industry and academia.</li><li>The government is providing funding for the new Institute of Coding, which aims to improve digital skills provision at levels 6 and 7. It will target a skills gap in digital skills and involves collaboration between education providers and industry.</li><li>The DfE is also supporting (with £15 million over 3 years) the New Model in Technology &amp; Engineering, a STEM-focused institution due to take its first full cohort of students in 2020.</li><li>Institutes of Technology are being established to help meet STEM skills needs at levels 4 – 6, working closely with local employers and Local Enterprise Partnerships.</li></ul><p>Effective careers guidance and advice is also key to supporting young people to undertake learning in areas that will give them the skills employers are looking for. The government’s careers strategy sets out a long-term plan to build a world class careers system to achieve this ambition. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p><p>As set out in the Industrial Strategy White Paper, the Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) programme aims to ensure that the local provision of skills, and the delivery of skills policy in local areas, meets and responds to changing employer needs. SAPs analysis will inform Local Industrial Strategies and local post-16 skills provision, so that skills provision better meets labour market needs.</p><p>Degree apprenticeships also allow universities to build partnerships with businesses and employers and to work together to create a skilled workforce. Employers are working in partnership with universities and professional bodies to meet the high-level technical skills that employers and our economy need to prosper.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:39:45.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:39:45.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1109725
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Overseas Students: Universities 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 recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that the UK continues to attract international students to British universities after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 241026 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Ministers within the Department for Education have regular discussions with the Home Office on ways to ensure the UK remains an attractive study destination, and the UK already has a strong offer for overseas students who graduate in the UK. International graduates can remain in the UK to work following their studies by switching to several existing visa routes, including Tier 2 (skilled worker) visas.</p><p>As you will be aware, the Immigration White Paper, published in December 2018, proposes increasing the post-study leave period for international students following completion of studies to 12 months for those completing a PhD, and to 6 months for all full-time postgraduate and undergraduate students at institutions with degree awarding powers. These proposals go beyond recommendations set out in the Migration Advisory Committee’s report and will benefit tens of thousands of international students. During the Home Office’s 12-month engagement programme on the Immigration White Paper, business and stakeholders from a wide range of sectors, including the Higher Education sector, will be able to feed in their views on white paper proposals.</p><p>In addition, the International Education Strategy, published on 16 March 2019, sets out actions to continue to provide a welcoming environment for international students, and includes our ambition to increase the number of international students we host to 600,000 by 2030. One of the actions within the strategy includes considering where processes could be improved to improve the visa experience for international students.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:47:37.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:47:37.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1109727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Universities: Staff 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 he has made of the level of (a) female and (b) BAME representation in top university positions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 241027 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Diversity and equality in higher education is a priority for this government. Higher education institutions are independent bodies and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Like every employer they must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p>Important progress has been made on the number of women in leadership roles in higher education, particularly in the increase in the proportion of female Chairs of Governing Bodies and female Vice-Chancellors. Sector-led gender initiatives, such as the Athena SWAN Charter and the Aurora development scheme, demonstrate the importance the sector attaches to tackling the barriers that hinder women’s progression in higher education careers.</p><p>On 1 February, the government announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education including encouraging higher education providers to make use of tools such as the Race at Work Charter and the Race Equality Charter to drive forward a step-change in the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.</p><p>The government has also consulted on ethnicity pay reporting in order to inform future government policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:06:43.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:06:43.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1109036
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more 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 Police: Emergency Calls more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of legal protections for police emergency drivers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 239935 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government fully recognises the difficult job that police drivers do every day to keep road users and the wider public safe.</p><p>In September 2017, the Home Office announced a review into the law, guidance and practice surrounding both police pursuits and response driving to ensure that officers have the right legal protections. That included working closely with the police representatives, including the Federation, other government departments and groups representing road users and those advocating road safety.</p><p>Following the outcome of the review, a consultation was published in May 2018 inviting comments on reforms to certain aspects of road traffic law, the tests set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988 for the offences of careless and dangerous driving, police guidance and training for both pursuit and response driving.</p><p>The consultation closed in August 2018 and we will shortly announce the next steps.</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 2019-04-05T12:42:11.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:42:11.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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1105886
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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 Shoplifting: Harrow East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Harrow East to prevent shop theft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 238327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>I chair the National Retail Crime Steering Group (NRCSG) which brings together partners including the police, trade bodies and retailers and is overseeing a range of work to tackle retail crime. This includes the collation and dissemination of good practice and developing guidance on the use of Impact Statements for Business, which give victims of business crime the opportunity to set out the impact the crime has had on the business, including, for example, financial loss. The NRCSG also continues to work with retailers to improve the management and response to shop theft using a partnership approach.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:18:48.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:18:48.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman remove filter
1105887
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Community Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of commencing Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow courts to deal more appropriately with low-level offences by repeat offenders through the use of community orders rather than fines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 238328 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to commence Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which allows courts, in certain circumstances, to use community orders for repeat offenders who might otherwise expect to receive fines.</p><p> </p><p>Section 143(2) of that Act requires courts to treat previous convictions as an aggravating factor when sentencing. For shop theft offences, the Sentencing Council’s guideline on theft offences came into force in 2016. This guideline allows for the imposition of community sentences for shop theft in a wide range of circumstances. In cases involving significant persistent offending, the community and custodial thresholds may be crossed even though the offence otherwise warrants a lesser sentence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:40:51.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:40:51.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman remove filter