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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 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 Select Committee Reports 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 how many times in the last 10 years no Government response to a Lords Select Committee report was forthcoming eight months or longer after the report’s publication; and what were the subjects of the report or reports in question. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL2730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally; it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 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 Select Committee Reports: Government Responses 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 the Leader of the House whether she has plans to ensure that Government departments (1) abide by their undertaking to provide responses to the reports of select committees within two months of publication, and (2) reply fully to the recommendations set out in those reports. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL3120 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 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
star this property answer text <p>I have recently written to Lords ministers to reiterate the importance of providing timely responses to select committee reports and I am assured that ministers are working hard to ensure the Government respond to reports within two months of their publication. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. Sometimes a later timeframe is agreed with the committee in question when it may be possible to give a fuller response at a later point. In such instances the relevant government department will maintain contact with the relevant select committee chairman and secretariat.</p><p>The Government values the work of the select committees of this House, and understands the importance of proper engagement with them. The House has the opportunity to consider Government responses alongside the report at the point at which it is debated and I recognise the importance of having sufficient time to consider it beforehand. This is an important way that the House holds Government to account for the quality and timeliness of the response.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-22T12:13:59.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-22T12:13:59.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Shops: Non-domestic Rates 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 intend to introduce a business rates relief scheme for bookshops analogous to that provided for public houses. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9176 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government has introduced a range of business rates reforms and measures to support businesses, including bookshops, worth over £10 billion by 2023. This includes, from April 2017, permanently doubling Small Business Rate Relief and raising the threshold for relief meaning that over 600,000 small businesses now pay no business rates at all, and helping all business by switching the measure of inflation, used for the indexation of rates, from Retail Price Index to Consumer Price Index.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T16:40:52.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:40:52.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar 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 Local Government 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 steps they are taking to support and champion England’s traditional counties. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL5107 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>England’s traditional counties date back over a thousand years of English history, but many of the counties have been sidelined by Whitehall in recent decades, whether by the bland municipal restructuring of Edward Heath’s Government in 1972, or by the imposition of artificial regional structures by the last Labour Government based on the EU’s Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (the appropriately-named “NUTS” Regulations).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Yet the tapestry of England’s counties binds our nation together, and is interwoven with our cultural fabric – from our cricket to our ales. So this Government has taken a series of steps to champion our traditional counties:</p><p> </p><p>• We have amended planning regulations to allow local and county flags to be flown without planning permission, and published a plain English guide to flying flags. Previously, flying a county flag on an existing flag pole required a princely sum of £335 to be paid to the council.</p><p>• We have supported the Flag Institute in publishing a new guide for would-be vexillologists to encourage a new wave of county and other local flags to be designed and flown. http://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/british-flags/creating-local-and-community-flags/</p><p>• My Department has flown a range of county flags in Whitehall to mark different county days, including Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Westmorland and Middlesex. We have also flown flags to celebrate other historic localities such as those of the Ridings of Yorkshire and of Wessex – the kingdom which gave birth to the united English nation.</p><p>• We are changing highways regulations to allow traditional county names to appear on boundary road signs. The previous rules prevented unitary councils like Blackpool from having a road sign saying ‘Lancashire’, or Poole saying ‘Dorset’ – since they were not considered to be part of the ‘administrative county’.</p><p>• We have a new online interactive map of England’s different county boundaries. http://communities.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Compare/storytelling_compare/index.html?appid=7b0e661ef66b4a7aacb5a9acf55108ac</p><p>• Ordnance Survey, the Government’s National Mapping Agency, now provides a dataset of current, ceremonial counties (counties retained for the purposes of representing Her Majesty by Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs). http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/help-and-support/products/boundary-line.html</p><p>• I can also announce to the House today that from May a dataset of the traditional, historic counties based on 19th Century boundaries will be available on the OS OpenData portal. These datasets are compatible with the OS Boundary-Line product which is available to all free of charge. Ordnance Survey is also going to provide a viewing map window on their website showing both the historic and ceremonial County boundaries on top of a base map.</p><p>• Later in the year, Ordnance Survey is hoping to publish a paper map of the Historic Counties of England, Scotland and Wales (as defined in the Local Government Act 1888 for England and Wales and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 for Scotland), which will be available to the general public to purchase and proudly display.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are stronger as a nation when we cherish and champion our local and traditional ties. This Government is proud to wave the flag of St George and Union flag alongside our county flags. Whatever one’s class, colour or creed, we should have pride in our English identity within the United Kingdom’s Union that binds us all together.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T15:07:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T15:07:14.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar 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 Housing: Construction 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, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 24 November (HL Deb, col 2050), on what evidence the statement that "we are building more houses than ever before" was based. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL3635 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 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The government’s policies mean that we have delivered nearly 900,000 new homes in England since 2010 and private new build housing starts are at their highest financial year level since 2007/08. Our planning reforms also mean that major planning applications determined on time are at the highest percentage on record. However, we acknowledge that we have not been building enough homes in England for decades and that we have more to do. The Autumn Statement set out £5.3 billion of investment to build more homes. We will set out a further comprehensive package of reform to boost housing supply and halt the decline in housing affordability in a Housing White Paper to be published in January.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T14:42:32.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T14:42:32.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of children who currently drink milk in schools. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL293 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold information centrally on how many children drink milk in schools. The government has no plans to extend eligibility for free school milk to all children in reception classes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL294 more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:45:41.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:45:41.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend eligibility for free school milk to all children in reception classes. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL294 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold information centrally on how many children drink milk in schools. The government has no plans to extend eligibility for free school milk to all children in reception classes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL293 more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:45:41.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:45:41.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Special Educational Needs 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 how many local authorities are denying funding to parents of children with special educational needs who seek places at independent schools with appropriate provision for them. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL8292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>The Children and Families Act 2014 requires local authorities to assess whether children and young people have complex special educational needs requiring an education, health and care (EHC) plan. When drawing up an EHC plan, the child’s parents or (from age 16) the young person has a statutory right to request that a particular institution be named on the EHC plan. If the institution is one of those specified in Section 38(3) of the act, the local authority is under a qualified duty to name the institution, and the institution must admit the child or young person.</p><p> </p><p>Independent special schools may choose to bring themselves in scope of this duty by asking to join the Secretary of State’s approved list (under Section 41 of the act). 155 independent special schools have chosen to do so.</p><p> </p><p>A parent or young person may request a placement in an independent school that is not on the Section 41 list. The local authority is not under the same conditional duty to name the provider, but must have regard to the general principle in Section 9 of the Education Act 1996 that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes, so long as this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and training and does not mean unreasonable public expenditure. The local authority should be satisfied that the institution would admit the child or young person before naming it in a plan, since these providers are not subject to the duty to admit a child or young person even if named in an EHC plan. If a local authority names an independent school, independent special school or special post-16 institution in an EHC plan, then they must secure a place and fund any fees, including any boarding and lodging where relevant.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-06-18T12:02:47.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T12:02:47.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Teachers: Pensions 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 assessment they have made of the ability of maintained and independent schools to afford the increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme announced in October. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11789 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 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>In the schools sector, the department currently proposes to cover the costs of maintained schools, academies, independent special schools and non-maintained special schools. The department will be consulting shortly to form an assessment on the impact these costs will impose on the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Independent Schools Inspectorate 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 alter the procedures and regulations under which the Independent Schools Inspectorate operates. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL905 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on regulations and advice on the approval of independent inspectorates. We intend to commence the relevant provisions of the Education and Skills Act 2008 in September 2014, and introduce the new regulations and advice under those sections. The current approval of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) under the Education Act 2002 will cease to have effect, and as signalled in the consultation we intend to re-approve ISI under the 2008 Act. We will publish a response to the consultation shortly which will also set out the timescales for the implementation of changes.</p><p> </p><p>The 2008 Act also gives a basis in statute to Ofsted's quality assurance role. This role will continue, with Ofsted carrying out monitoring activities and reporting annually to the Secretary of State on the performance of the independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>If, as a result of the revised agreement or for any other reason, ISI makes changes to their structure and operations, we would expect ISI to consult the schools it inspects before changes are introduced.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL906 more like this
HL907 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:52:40.3962936Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:52:40.3962936Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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