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751969
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Home Office 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 what is the average time taken over the past 12 months for assessing, and reaching decisions on, applications from asylum seekers for section 95 accommodation and subsistence support. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL804 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute can apply for free accommodation and cash support to cover their essential living needs whilst their cases are considered.</p><p>If they have an emergency need for accommodation they can ask to be put in initial accommodation whilst their support applications are being processed and the vast majority of such requests are processed on the same day. We aim to resolve Section 95 applications received from people in Initial Accommodation within 3 days and other applications from people staying in private accommodation within 10 days. All cases are considered on their own merits, in some cases applicants are asked to provide further information before a decision on eligibility can reached. Information on the average length of time between asylum support application and payment is not routinely collected and could only be provided by examination of individual case records, which would result in disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:44:02.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:44:02.163Z
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less than 2017-07-20T15:17:01.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:17:01.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
star this property answering member 1132
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
751968
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken over the past 12 months for issuing decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 accommodation and subsistence support. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL803 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute can apply for free accommodation and cash support to cover their essential living needs whilst their cases are considered.</p><p>If they have an emergency need for accommodation they can ask to be put in initial accommodation whilst their support applications are being processed and the vast majority of such requests are processed on the same day. We aim to resolve Section 95 applications received from people in Initial Accommodation within 3 days and other applications from people staying in private accommodation within 10 days. All cases are considered on their own merits, in some cases applicants are asked to provide further information before a decision on eligibility can reached. Information on the average length of time between asylum support application and payment is not routinely collected and could only be provided by examination of individual case records, which would result in disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:44:02.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:44:02.033Z
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less than 2017-07-20T15:16:52.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:16:52.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
star this property answering member 1132
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
751967
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office 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 to what timescale they aim to issue decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 subsistence only support. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL802 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute can apply for free accommodation and cash support to cover their essential living needs whilst their cases are considered.</p><p>If they have an emergency need for accommodation they can ask to be put in initial accommodation whilst their support applications are being processed and the vast majority of such requests are processed on the same day. We aim to resolve Section 95 applications received from people in Initial Accommodation within 3 days and other applications from people staying in private accommodation within 10 days. All cases are considered on their own merits, in some cases applicants are asked to provide further information before a decision on eligibility can reached. Information on the average length of time between asylum support application and payment is not routinely collected and could only be provided by examination of individual case records, which would result in disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:44:01.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:44:01.897Z
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less than 2017-07-20T15:14:18.827Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:14:18.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
star this property answering member 1132
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
751966
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office 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 to what timescale they aim to issue decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 accommodation and subsistence support. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL801 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute can apply for free accommodation and cash support to cover their essential living needs whilst their cases are considered.</p><p>If they have an emergency need for accommodation they can ask to be put in initial accommodation whilst their support applications are being processed and the vast majority of such requests are processed on the same day. We aim to resolve Section 95 applications received from people in Initial Accommodation within 3 days and other applications from people staying in private accommodation within 10 days. All cases are considered on their own merits, in some cases applicants are asked to provide further information before a decision on eligibility can reached. Information on the average length of time between asylum support application and payment is not routinely collected and could only be provided by examination of individual case records, which would result in disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:44:01.78Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:44:01.78Z
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less than 2017-07-20T14:36:50.94Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:36:50.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
star this property answering member 1132
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hepatitis 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 why the national waiting time criterion for referral to hepatitis C treatment is 18 weeks whereas the national waiting time criterion for referral to specialist services for HIV treatment is two weeks. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
star this property uin HL784 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) are working alongside a coalition of other organisations and patient groups to draft a framework for hepatitis C improvement. This hepatitis C improvement framework will set high level aims for the public health system towards elimination of hepatitis C related liver disease as a significant public health concern.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The hepatitis C improvement framework will be referred to in PHE’s liver disease framework.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Timing for access to care or treatments for all NHS England service specifications or policies is based on an assessment of the evidence for clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and affordability.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T13:53:15.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:53:15.517Z
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less than 2015-07-08T14:59:37.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T14:59:37.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Flags 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 the correct proportions of the Union Flag are, and where they are laid down. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL7726 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 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The correct proportions of the Union Flag on land are 5 : 3. The proportions were established by Garter <del class="ministerial">Principle</del> <ins class="ministerial">Principal</ins>King of Arms in 1938 as the principle adviser to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom with respect to national symbols, ceremonial and heraldry. The present Garter continues to inform and advise government and the Crown on such matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-28T13:50:43.953Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T13:50:43.953Z
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less than 2016-05-03T14:02:59.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T14:02:59.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
528206
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Children 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 assessment they have made of the recent publication <i>HS2 and the railway network: the case for a review</i> by Tony May and Jonathan Tyler, in particular the portions regarding costs and emissions arising from the development of Euston station. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL772 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">As is normal for large projects, the Cabinet Office’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) is conducting assurance of the HS2 programme as it proceeds into its delivery phase. It is standard practice for this to include a small cross Government team, and not unusual for the Cabinet Secretary to take an interest on projects of this scale. ‎</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Headlines from the IPA's work on Phase 2 of High Speed 2 has now been reported in a NAO report on the HS2 project, published on 28 June. The work informs future cost estimates for HS2, as these are developed.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">HS2 has undertaken a general review of the report. This includes points on emissions where HS2 consider reducing the speed of the railway makes minimal impact to the construction carbon footprint, and on costs where comparison with other schemes is not being made on a like for like basis.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">For example the French track has no new stations, it does not go through a dense built-up urban area, it does not have the tunnels that we are building on HS2 to protect the environment,‎ and property prices are very low in comparison to the UK. The net result is that it is cheaper, but we will use joint ventures including continental firms with experience of building high speed rail and this will drive down our costs.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The review did not specifically cover costs or emissions arising from the development of Euston Station. However, HS2 Ltd is committed to minimising the carbon footprint of HS2 as far as practicable and to delivering low carbon long distance journeys supported by low carbon energy. We will do this by, where practicable, avoiding carbon in the design, reducing carbon from construction and operations, using and/or generating low carbon energy and sequestering carbon.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T11:19:25.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T11:19:25.973Z
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less than 2016-07-04T13:17:51.97Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T13:17:51.97Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Anti-doping more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the budget for UK Anti-Doping for each of the last five years; how many specialists it employs; what contractual relationship it has with the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency to act as a secretariat for the International Olympic Committee Pre-Rio Anti-Doping Taskforce; and what assessment they have made of whether UK Anti-Doping has the resources necessary to fulfil its role effectively. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL7337 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The UKAD budget (income and DCMS funding) was £7.2 million in 2011/12; £7.7 million in 2012/13; £7.5 million on 2013/14; and £7.5 million in 2014/15. The 2015/16 total budget is subject to finalised accounts. Its workforce is recruited based on each individual's particular set of skills to help deliver the anti-doping programme effectively. UKAD's role as secretariat to the Pre-Rio Anti-Doping Taskforce is through an agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency. An additional full-time member of staff has been secured to carry out the task-force work so resources will not be diverted from UK Anti-Doping’s core programmes. As the honourable member will know, shocking allegations of doping in British sport emerged over the weekend, and UKAD's role in investigating the matter. The Secretary of State for DCMS has ordered an urgent independent investigation into what action was taken when these allegations were first received and what more needs to be done to ensure that British sport remains clean. We intend to keep both houses fully informed of developments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-08T13:41:52.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-08T13:41:52.643Z
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less than 2016-04-15T11:30:55.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-15T11:30:55.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Olympic Games: Brazil 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 are on track to deliver their manifesto commitment to win more medals in Rio 2016 than in London 2012, and what progress is being made in preparations to deliver that commitment, broken down by sport. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL7182 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>We want our sportsmen and women to win even more medals in Rio than they did in London 2012. That is why we continue to support elite sports funding, and why we secured an excellent settlement in the latest Autumn Statement - that will build on our Olympic and Paralympic success at the London Games 2012, and ensure we compete with the top nations in Tokyo 2020 and beyond.</p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Whilst the ambition of winning more Olympic medals in Rio than London remains possible, the current evidence from UK Sport shows that it is highly probable Great Britain and Northern Ireland will have the best ever Olympic medal haul at an “away” Games.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">UK Sport analysis also indicates that despite an ever more competitive landscape the Paralympic team is set to win more medals than in 2012.</del></p><p> </p><p>UK Sport will publish agreed medal targets for Rio 2016 on a sport by sport basis in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T10:34:31.737Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T10:34:31.737Z
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less than 2016-03-24T12:33:54.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T12:33:54.327Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4284
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924
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan 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
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar 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
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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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