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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Written Questions by reference to websites. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL1283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply I gave to Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 29 July (WA 304).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
78870
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Law 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 Attorney General, how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within the Law Officers' Departments' responsibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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Mr John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 206649 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>None. The UK has not been subject to infraction proceedings, during this period, which relate directly to matters within the Law Officers’ Departments’ areas of responsibility.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2014-09-01T14:02:07.4502545Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:02:07.4502545Z
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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 John Redwood more like this
78888
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Travellers: Caravan Sites 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory eviction orders to be used by local authorities when unauthorised Traveller encampments take place in public parks; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 206617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-31more like thismore than 2014-07-31
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Our expectation is that local authorities will be proactive in their use of the existing strong enforcement powers that are available to deal with unauthorised encampments and development.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A possession order under Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules can be obtained by both local authorities and private landowners who require the removal of trespassers from property including land.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A local authority can use its powers under sections 77-78 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to direct individuals to remove their vehicles and belongings, and to leave highway land, or any land occupied without the consent of the landowner.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have lifted the previous Administration’s restrictions on the use of Temporary Stop Notices, which give councils more freedom to take early and decisive action against unauthorised sites and encampments. Councils can issue such a notice on both private and public sector land.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In August last year we sent all Council Leaders a summary of the powers available to them to remove illegal and unauthorised sites; at the same time we reminded them of the need to act swiftly, working with other local agencies, including the police.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-07-31T13:05:48.9736379Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-31T13:05:48.9736379Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
78889
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Farms 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, what guidance his Department gives planning authorities on the extent to which they should assess the cumulative effect of intensive chicken units on the environment and local communities in determining planning applications relating to such units. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brecon and Radnorshire more like this
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Roger Williams more like this
star this property uin 206643 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Local authorities across England must have regard to the National Planning Policy Framework. This asks local authorities to assess the needs of the food production industry and resolve any associated planning barriers, but also to recognise the character and beauty of the countryside and prevent unacceptable levels of pollution. Local authorities have to assess each proposal on its facts and merits in the light of the Local Plan, of national planning policies, and all other material considerations, including the views expressed by local people. They can also assess the cumulative impact of numbers of such premises on the area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T14:19:35.3454561Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:19:35.3454561Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Roger Williams more like this
78890
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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Mr John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 206651 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department has never lost an EU infraction case.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T16:12:43.6322927Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T16:12:43.6322927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
78904
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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 EU Law 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 Energy and Climate Change, how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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Mr John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 206655 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not lost any EU infraction proceedings brought against the UK since 2010 relating to matters falling within the Department’s responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T10:23:40.6255715Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T10:23:40.6255715Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
78895
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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 Adoption and Foster Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to improve the support provided to adopters and foster parents; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 206612 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is committed to improving support for adoptive families and foster carers. To improve adoption support, the Department for Education has committed £19.3 million to establish an Adoption Support Fund to make therapeutic support more accessible. This is currently being tested in 10 local authorities. We are piloting personal budgets for adoption support in these local authorities to give parents more choice and control over the support they receive. We have commissioned the British Association of Adoption and Fostering to develop a new tool for assessing families’ support needs. We are supporting local authorities to pilot AdOpt, a therapeutic parenting programme for adopters.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have extended the Pupil Premium, priority school admissions and funded early education for 2-year-olds to children adopted from care. In addition, we have published the Adoption Passport, setting out information about entitlements to support, including adopters’ rights to improved adoption pay and leave from 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to fund the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM). The IRM provides access to an independent body where services have decided not to approve an adopter or foster carer; are proposing changes to or have terminated a foster carer’s approval.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To improve support for foster carers, the department has taken the decision to continue to fund Fosterline which provides confidential, free advice to foster carers. We are funding the development of a new programme for foster carers of babies and very young children and an adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy, an existing evidence based intervention, which will focus on supporting children to return home or find stability in long term care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We continue to support the roll-out of evidence based interventions such as KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kinship Carers Safe and Supported) and MTFC (Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care) to help foster carers gain the confidence and skills to care for those with complex needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department has recently become the government’s first foster-family-friendly employer, giving staff that foster extra support to balance their work and care responsibilities. Other government departments and some local authorities are now actively considering implementing similar policies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have developed training materials for professionals working in fostering and adoption and delivered regional train-the-trainer events to launch them. Some fostering services plan to offer this training to their foster carers too.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:57:51.0452427Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:57:51.0452427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Schools: Sports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress she has made on improving PE and sports provision in primary schools; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is providing more than £450 million of ring-fenced funding for primary PE and sport through the primary PE and sport premium in the three academic years to 2015/16. We are working across government and with PE and sport organisations to support schools to spend the funding effectively and sustainably. We have received positive reports about how schools have been spending the funding in its first year. Schools have provided professional development for teachers, deployed specialist coaches to support new activities, promoted physical activity amongst less active children, and increased the amount of competitive sport played.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education has also created a programme to train primary PE specialists. The first cohort of 120 teachers is due to start working in schools from this September. They will provide expert teaching in their school, and take a lead in promoting PE in their local area. The programme has been extended for another year, increasing the number of PE primary specialists to 240 by September 2015. It is hoped that from September 2015 many more teaching schools in the country will be able to offer this specialist course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further work across government is also improving PE and sport in primary schools. Over 17,000 primary and secondary schools across the country are taking part in the Sainsbury’s School Games. Under Primary Spaces, a National Lottery-funded programme, more than 600 schools have been awarded up to £30,000 to improve outdoor spaces for PE and sporting activities. New facilities will be installed in the first 100 schools this summer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>PE remains a compulsory subject at all four key stages in the new national curriculum, which comes into force from September 2014. There is a greater focus on competitive sport in PE lessons and swimming, and water safety remains compulsory at primary levels.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:02:11.5523514Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:02:11.5523514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Languages: Brighton more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the number of children who are studying a foreign language in the Brighton, Kemptown constituency; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not publish data on the number of children who are studying a foreign language in both primary and secondary schools.</p><p>The table below shows figures for pupils at the end of key stage 4 who were entered for at least one full modern foreign language GCSE in Brighton, Kemptown constituency. There are no equivalent figures for key stage 2.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Number of pupils<sup>1</sup> entered for at least 1 full GCSE Modern Foreign <br>Language <strong>qualification in Brighton, Kemptown constituency</strong></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Year: 2012/13 (final)<sup>2,3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Coverage: England<sup>4</sup>, state-funded schools (including Academies and CTCs)</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>Number of eligible pupils<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Number of pupils entered for at least 1 full <br>GCSE Modern Foreign Language qualification</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>E14000597</p></td><td><p>Brighton, Kemptown</p></td><td><p>556</p></td><td><p>161</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: National Pupil Database (2012/13)</em></p><ol><li>Pupils at the end of key stage 4.</li><li>Figures for 2012/13 figures are based on final data.</li><li>From 2009/10 iGCSEs, accredited at time of publication, have been counted as GCSE equivalents and also as English &amp; mathematics GCSEs.</li><li>The figures in this table do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas.</li></ol><p>Maintained secondary schools are required to teach a modern foreign language to all pupils. Research [1] shows that the vast majority of primary schools across England are already teaching a modern foreign language in class time and, from September, it will become statutory for maintained primary schools to do so.</p><p>[1] CfBT Education Trust Language Trends 2013/14: The state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England (<a href="http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/language-trends-survey-2014.pdf" target="_blank">www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/language-trends-survey-2014.pdf</a>)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:51:26.5137073Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:51:26.5137073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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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 Languages: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage the study of foreign languages in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The new national curriculum introduces the teaching of a foreign language to Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) from September 2014, which will increase the uptake of foreign languages in both primary and, over time, secondary schools. By starting languages earlier, pupils will have longer to develop their skills to a high level before continuing with language learning in secondary school. The English Baccalaureate is already encouraging more young people to take a language at GCSE level. Take up of a modern foreign language by Key Stage 4 pupils in England increased by over 20% between 2012 and 2013.</p><p>The independent Expert Group, chaired by a leading primary headteacher, has provided links to useful resources that specifically support the introduction of a compulsory foreign language at Key Stage 2. These resources are hosted on the website of the Association for Language Learning. We are also making extensive use of social networking, including using high profile headteachers and others to raise the profile of the new curriculum, including for languages, through podcasts, webchats and blogs.</p><p>We are also providing at least £350,000 to support training on the new national curriculum for teachers of modern foreign languages in primary and secondary schools. In addition, we have already allocated £1.9 million to teaching schools to lead curriculum change across and within their teaching school alliances. Some 46 of the projects being supported involve languages.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:52:43.4503284Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:52:43.4503284Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this