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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, which of the Directors in his Department has responsibility for the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
unstar this property uin 33250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The department takes its ongoing responsibilities under the Armed Forces Covenant very seriously. Pete Searle, the Strategy Director for Working Age Benefits, is DWP’s Armed Forces Advocate responsible for ensuring that the needs of service personnel, their families and veterans are properly catered for by the Department. This means ensuring that these groups are not disadvantaged as a result of military service, and providing special treatment where appropriate.</p><p>Every Jobcentre district has an “Armed Forces Champion” to provide a level of expertise for Jobcentres on Armed Forces matters. This is backed up by guidance covering the special rules that are in place, such as ex-service personnel having early access to the Work Programme, and information on any particular challenges they may face, such as the impact on employment prospects of frequent changes in locations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 32736 more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T15:18:04.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T15:18:04.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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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 Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2016 to Question 27540, under whose jurisdiction objections citing provisions relating to the Armed Forces Covenant excluding those relating to service premium admission would fall. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
unstar this property uin 28355 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 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The School Admissions Code contains a range of statutory provisions relating to school admission arrangements and to the wider admissions process. The code includes provisions to ensure that children of UK service personnel are not disadvantaged when applying for a school place. The role of the Schools Adjudicator is to consider objections about admission arrangements only. Some of the provisions in the code, therefore, do not fall within the adjudicator’s jurisdiction. There is no body which has jurisdiction to consider objections relating to these other provisions, but admission authorities must comply with all the statutory provisions in the code and, where they fail to do so, the Secretary of State has powers under section 496 and 497 of the Education Act 1996 to require them to comply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2016-03-03T10:51:15.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-03T10:51:15.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
453162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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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 Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cases the Schools Adjudicator has investigated in connection with the provisions of the Armed Forces Covenant since 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
unstar this property uin 27540 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 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Armed Forces Covenant, the School Admissions Code (the code) contains various provisions to ensure that children of UK service personnel are not disadvantaged when applying for a school place. Admission authorities are required to comply with the code. Objections citing provisions relating to the Armed Forces Covenant would not be within the Office of the School Adjudicator’s jurisdiction (excluding those relating to service premium admission).</p><p>The Office of the School’s Adjudicator has not received any objections relating to this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T14:28:27.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T14:28:27.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
77089
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, with reference to the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2013, what steps his Department has taken to improve the sharing of service facilities with civilians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 205164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department shares facilities with civilians where feasible (with defence needs taking priority) and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T15:46:39.9653911Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T15:46:39.9653911Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
90980
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, with reference to the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2013, page 7, what progress has been made on the introduction of pupil information profiles to help with the transfer of key information when service children move from one school to another; and whether he plans to introduce that programme on a nationwide basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 208504 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Pupil Information Profile was developed by North Yorkshire County Council with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), schools and the Department for Education (DfE) and its devolved equivalents using funding from the MOD’s Education Fund.</p><p>The Pupil Information Profile is a standard document used to assist the transfer of pupil information when a Service child moves schools. The document contains key information, such as their educational background, learning requirements and next learning steps.</p><p>The MOD has promoted its use in a number of ways. For example through discussions with the various education forums within the Devolved Administrations. By informing the military community of the Pupil Information Profile through articles in the Families Federations magazines and by its use in MOD schools overseas.</p><p>Whether to role the Pupil Information Profile out on a national basis is a matter for the DfE (and its devolved equivalents).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T16:44:53.4799762Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:44:53.4799762Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, with reference to the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2013, page 67, what progress has been made on the review of public transport issues affecting service families living in remote areas; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 208502 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Since the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2012, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has systematically been reviewing the public transport arrangements in place for all locations where there is Defence housing. Where the location of Service family accommodation does not have reasonable access to essential amenities, including public transport, this is reflected in reduced charges for accommodation. Furthermore, when setting charges in the future we plan to look in more detail at the location of Service accommodation based on the Department for Transport’s (DfT) accessibility indicators, which also consider travel time to health and education services and food stores, and also modern requirements such broadband speed. <br><br>Separately, the MOD is working with DfT and The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to improve transport links at Defence sites. Work has been undertaken to highlight the importance of considering the needs of service personnel and their families in setting local transport provisions in line with the commitment that those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public or commercial services.<br><br>In 2013, DfT Engagement Teams who are responsible for engaging with local authorities on transport matters in England met with authorities to highlight the importance of supporting the Armed Forces Covenant. Engagement meetings with local authorities across England were used to raise awareness of the many armed forces establishments located in isolated areas and the lack of choice military families have over the location of their Service accommodation which means that some families face transport difficulties and also struggle to maintain employment as a result of their mobility. <br><br>Similarly, DCLG published advice on provisions for locations where there is Defence housing in their Guidance on Travel Plans, Transport Assessments and Statements in decision-taking. This publication contains guidance for local authorities on the special consideration owed to service personnel and their families particularly in setting local transport strategies and plans that should consider the particular requirements of any Armed Forces families in their area.<br><br>The MOD will continue to monitor the issue through the Families Federations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T15:13:51.2850229Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T15:13:51.2850229Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
90979
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, with reference to the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2013, page 25, when his Department plans to publish the initial findings of its study of the causes of death of veterans of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 208503 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence hopes to publish the first report on deaths amongst veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts in 2015-16. The work to link the cohort of over 500,000 personnel records with the deaths register held by the Health and Social Care Information Service (HSCIC) is in the early stages and a release schedule for the results is still being finalised but we hope that the information will be available for publication in the next financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T15:12:25.8341867Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T15:12:25.8341867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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19640
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
90981
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, with reference to the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2013, page 13, what progress has been made on the Partner Employment Project; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 208498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The mobile nature of Service life can create a particular difficulty for working partners who often give up their own jobs to accompany Service personnel. The Partner Employment Project (PEP), as part of the New Employment Model (NEM) programme, is focused on addressing the barriers that hinder spousal employment.<br><br>The PEP continues to support the delivery of two LIBOR-funded programmes which provide, respectively, employability and business start-up workshops: the LifeWorks for Families programme run by the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and the ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’ Business Start-Up programme run by the University of Wolverhampton. These two-year programmes started in October 2013 and I am pleased to say that over 200 spouses have already benefited. Demand is such that this year both programmes are delivering extra bespoke workshops in Germany and Cyprus. RBLI are also delivering a course in Belgium to support serving personnel serving in NATO, as well as developing a remotely accessed programme to enable them to reach more spouses flexibly. <br><br>Childcare provision is another key issue. Although not formally part of the PEP, a childcare study has been conducted by the MOD’s Director of Children and Young People which reviews what childcare support Service personnel currently access, identifies best practice, and considers how best to use the £20 million LIBOR funds allocated to the MOD to improve childcare infrastructure. The findings of the study are currently being considered and will be shared later in the autumn.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T16:50:27.6305117Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:50:27.6305117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, which organisations and projects have received funding from the £35 million transferred to his Department from HM Treasury derived from Libor fines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 30096 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
star this property answer text <p>All £35 million of LIBOR funding has been allocated to projects which support the Armed Forces Community. For details of the organisations and projects which benefited from this money, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 2 June 2015 to Question 428 to the hon. Member for St Helens North (Mr McGinn). http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-05-28/428/</p><p> </p><p>Organisations that have received LIBOR funds are required to provide a monthly report of progress; these are reviewed and monitored by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Armed Forces Covenant Team and, where appropriate, action taken to ensure that the project is on track. At the end of each project, recipients of LIBOR funding also complete a close of project report and an assessment is conducted against the original terms and conditions. This enables the MOD to confirm the closure and record lessons learnt for future grants. Where appropriate, the MOD Armed Forces Covenant Team have engaged with projects on a one-to-one basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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29945 more like this
30097 more like this
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less than 2016-03-10T16:00:32.803Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-10T16:00:32.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 2 June 2015 HOC 428.docx more like this
star this property title Armed Forces Covenant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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 Defence, which local authorities applied for the (a) Covenant Fund Grant and (b) the Community Covenant Grant Scheme; how much each of those local authorities received from each of those schemes; which local authorities applied for the Covenant Fund in the 2015-16 round; and how much was awarded to each such applicant to that round. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Northampton South more like this
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David Mackintosh more like this
unstar this property uin 64316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The new Local Authorities grant programme aims to distribute £4 million in Financial Years 2016-17 and 2017-18. The programme supports Local Authorities in their delivery of their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant. Local Authorities have been able to apply to the Covenant Fund since July 2016. Decisions will be made by the Covenant Fund National Panel on 23 March 2017 as to the first year's funding, and published on the Armed Forces Covenant website. Until the grant awards have been made it would be inappropriate to say which Local Authorities submitted applications. In addition, Local Authorities are also eligible to bid for smaller grants of up to £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T16:40:25.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T16:40:25.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mackintosh more like this