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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European General Court more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be publishing a response to proposals from the European Court of Justice for new rules of procedure that would permit the General Court to take into account, in actions for annulment, confidential information that has not been shown to some of the parties to the proceedings. more like this
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Lord Pannick more like this
unstar this property uin HL291 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government issued an Explanatory Memorandum on the 25 <del class="ministerial">May</del> <ins class="ministerial">April</ins> in which it highlighted these proposals as a matter of particular interest. This is a complex and sensitive issue which Governments across the EU are very carefully considering. We are aware of parliamentary interest in this issue and will continue to update on developments. Under the Treaty on European Union national security remains the sole responsibility of each Member State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T11:56:31.333Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T11:56:31.333Z
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less than 2014-07-23T14:51:10.3290154Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T14:51:10.3290154Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pannick more like this
61553
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Learning Disability: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that people with learning disabilities are not excluded from NHS England's five-year strategic plan for National Health Service commissioners to improve quality of and access to health care, outlined in Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15–2018/19. more like this
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Baroness Hollins more like this
unstar this property uin HL322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government's Mandate to NHS England, sets out our ambitions for the health service, which include an objective that NHS England ensures clinical commissioning groups work with local authorities to ensure that vulnerable people, particularly those with learning disabilities and autism, receive safe, appropriate, high quality care. NHS England sets out how it will achieve the objectives in the Mandate in its 2014-15 – 2016-17 business plan. The Government will hold NHS England to account for its achievement.</p><p> </p><p><em>Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19</em>sets out a framework within which commissioners will need to work with providers and partners in local government to develop five year plans to secure the continuity of sustainable high quality care for all. Building on <em>Everyone Counts</em>, NHS England is beginning a programme of work to consider how to improve quality of and access to health care for people with learning disabilities. Within the framework there is specific reference to <em>Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital. </em>This is a non-negotiable item that NHS England expects to be part of every relationship between commissioners and providers. As part of this, clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and specialised commissioners should work together to implement the core specification which describes the core principles that must be present in all education, health and social care services for children, young people, adults and older people with learning disabilities and/or autism who either display, or are at risk of displaying, behaviour that challenges.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to work to reduce premature mortality amongst people with learning disability, including actions in response to the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T14:01:36.177Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T14:01:36.177Z
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less than 2014-06-26T15:34:49.2071264Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:34:49.2071264Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Earl Baldwin of Bewdley more like this
star this property answering member 3446
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollins more like this
64615
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
unstar this property uin HL698 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
77773
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 Railways: Liverpool more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the relative impact on Liverpool, compared to Leeds and Manchester, if neither HS2 nor the proposed HS3 rail links are connected to the city. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
unstar this property uin HL1070 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The high level assessments of potential options for the route of Phase Two of HS2, including options for serving Liverpool, were published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The potential route of HS3 to introduce improved rail links in the North has not been decided. The plans are at an early stage. The Government has asked Sir David Higgins to produce a Plan for bringing the benefits of high speed rail to the north more quickly, as well as initial proposals for faster east-west connections – including options on route, timescales and cost, and to deliver this in the Autumn. This will start the process by which we can have a proper debate about the future of rail connectivity in the North.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Z
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less than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
star this property answering member 631
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to initiate a review of the sustainability of the student loans system. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
unstar this property uin HL1377 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no current plans to initiate a formal review of the student loans system in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The costs of the loan system are based on projections of graduate repayments over the next 35 years. These projections were revised in 2013-14 following changes to the student loan repayments model but will continue to fluctuate due to numerous macroeconomic variables, and present no immediate pressure on the system. Funding for new student loans is secure for the remainder of the Spending Review period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:43:29.607Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:43:29.607Z
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less than 2014-09-08T08:16:28.5658682Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T08:16:28.5658682Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging energy companies to use income-differentiated tariffs as a means of addressing fuel poverty. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
unstar this property uin HL1757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. <del class="ministerial">As the original impact assessment for the scheme made clear, the scheme grew in part out of a concern about affordability of energy bills and accessibility of appropriate tariffs for those on low incomes. The scheme is now hugely successful.</del> <del class="ministerial">This year the</del> <ins class="ministerial">The </ins>Warm Home<ins class="ministerial">s</ins> Discount will<ins class="ministerial"> increase to</ins> give eligible low-income bill payers £140 money off their energy bills, helping over 2 million people including 1.4 million of Britain’s most vulnerable pensioners.</p><p>There has been consideration of the role of differentiated tariffs as part of the Hills Review of Fuel Poverty, and in the development of Fuel Poverty: Framework for future action and Cutting the cost of keeping warm, the consultation to prepare for a new fuel poverty strategy.</p><p>We continue to monitor the impacts of the Ofgem’s Retail Market Review and wider Government action to ensure consumers are treated fairly in the energy market and are better able to the choose a deal that suits them. We expect to keep the case for further action under review as part of this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Z
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less than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the average claim for tax credit made by people who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
unstar this property uin 198956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td><td><p>£6,800</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td><td><p>£4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p>£3,900</p></td><td><p>£4,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£5,600</p></td><td><p>£7,200</p></td><td><p>£4,500</p></td><td><p>£4,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£6,000</p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">7,600</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>7,500</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,300</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,200</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,400</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,000</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The increase in average tax credit awards in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ in April 2012. This policy removed a number of higher income households from the tax credit population. As higher income households generally have lower tax credits awards, the effect of removing these households increases the average award.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Working Tax Credit: Bolton 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in Bolton North East constituency in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
unstar this property uin 199151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Table 1: Bolton North East constituency Working Tax Credit entitlement</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td><p>Total WTC entitlement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1<del class="ministerial">7</del><ins class="ministerial">6</ins> million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £ million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Passports 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, how many passport (a) applications and (b) renewal applications were received by the Passport Office in each (i) month and (ii) year of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
unstar this property uin 199406 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The following table provides the requested information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T16:15:43.973Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:15:43.973Z
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less than 2014-09-02T15:04:09.5821942Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T15:04:09.5821942Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ-199406 Katy Clark table[1].doc more like this
star this property title Applications for passports and renewals V2 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property file name PQ-199406 Katy Clark table.doc more like this
star this property title Applications for passports and renewals more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 Open Prisons 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 Justice, how many prisoners in an open prison have previously breached a licence condition while released on temporary licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 199722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>Keeping the public safe is our priority. That is why this Government has taken action on both releases on temporary licence (ROTL) and absconds from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We commissioned a fundamental review of ROTL policy and practice last year and, in March, announced a package of measures to ensure that the public was properly protected. We have brought forward some of those measures so that they take effect immediately; particularly with more serious offenders, where the review concluded that an enhanced risk assessment approach should be taken.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government but each incident is taken seriously. Immediate changes have already been ordered to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners will no longer be transferred to open conditions or allowed out on temporary release if they have previously absconded.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">My officials are currently working to provide the information requested. I will write to you in due course. </ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:59:29.377Z
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less than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T13:55:00.1025878Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this