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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 Students: Care Leavers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide outside term-time to full-time higher education students who are care leavers without a permanent home, particularly over the Christmas holiday period. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL12386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>As autonomous and independent organisations, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) determine what support services they provide to their students. Each institution will be best placed to identify the needs of their particular student body. The government places a high priority on how the particular needs of care leavers are addressed by HEIs. Many already provide all-year-round accommodation and bursaries for care leaver students. The Department for Education’s Guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), on completing 2019/20 access and participation plans, specifically identifies care leavers as a key target group whose needs HEIs should address. This is reflected in the OfS own guidance to the sector.</p><p> </p><p>The government recently launched the Care Leaver Covenant, which provides a way for organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors – including universities – to set out and publicise what support they provide to care leavers. A number of universities have already signed the Covenant, including Leeds, Liverpool John Moores, Huddersfield and Bradford; and we will continue to work closely with the OfS to encourage all universities to sign it.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:47:10.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:47:10.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1027212
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Low Pay more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle low pay for women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 202723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential in employment, to benefit both the individual and the wider economy. Despite accounting for just under half of all employees in the UK, women are more likely to be in low paid work than men.</p><p>The Government has an aspiration to end low pay, and next year it will set out the Low Pay Commission’s remit from 2020 onwards.</p><p>The National Living Wage (NLW) benefits a higher proportion of women than men. In April 2019, the NLW will increase by 4.9% to £8.21. This is an increase to a full-time minimum wage worker’s annual earnings of over £690, making progress on the government’s objective for the NLW to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020.</p><p>We will be publishing a strategy in the Spring on gender equality and economic empowerment that will include consideration of how we can best support low paid women.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1027215
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Serious Violence Taskforce more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what topics were discussed at the most recent meeting of the serious violence taskforce; and if he will publish the minutes of that meeting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 202796 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The most recent meeting of the Serious Violence Taskforce took place on 21 November and the discussion focused on Alternative Provision, Pupil Referral Units and Out of Area Placements. The meeting also considered serious violence hotspots, and a case study response to the issue of coun-ty lines. The minutes from the Serious Violence Taskforce meetings are not published, this is to ensure that open and frank discussion can take place at the meetings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T10:16:08.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T10:16:08.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1027246
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Expenditure more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to programmes aimed at tackling domestic violence in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 202811 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy set out an ambitious programme to make tackling VAWG everybody’s business.</p><p>Over this spending review period, we are providing £100 million of dedicated funding to tackle VAWG. VAWG services are mainly commissioned at a local level by Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities and health commissioners. The Government’s VAWG National Statement of Expectations encourages such decisions to be taken at a local level and driven by local need.</p><p>We created a £17 million 3-year VAWG Service Transformation Fund, which is funding projects across 41 areas in England and Wales to embed local best practice and ensure that early intervention and prevention, not crisis response, is the norm. Details of the funding are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/violence-against-women-and-girls-service-transformation-fund-successful-bids-2017-to-2020</p><p>Through the Police Transformation Fund we are spending £5.8 million to support innovative projects to tackle domestic abuse. More details of the funding are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-transformation-fund-successful-bids-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-transformation-fund-successful-bids-2017-to-2018</a></p><p>We have also announced an £8 million fund to support children affected by domestic abuse, which gives charities, local authorities and other organisations the chance to bid for money for projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse. We will announce successful bids shortly.</p><p>The Home Office also supports the national VAWG Helplines and recently committed funding of up to £1.1m per annum for these services until 2021.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T10:10:49.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T10:10:49.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1027317
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of domestic violence against women and girls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 202755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The most recent Crime Survey of England and Wales shows that the number of women experiencing domestic abuse in the last year is the lowest since the survey began. Police recorded domestic abuse crimes have increased by over 60% in the last three years, demonstrating increased victim confidence to report and better police recording of these crimes.</p><p>We are using the Office for National Statistics domestic abuse statistical bulletin and the 3,200 responses to the domestic abuse consultation to develop an ambitious package of action to transform the Government’s response to domestic abuse, which will include the publication of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in this session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:33:55.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:33:55.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1027365
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Radicalism more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle far right extremism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 202858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Through the 2015 Counter Extremism Strategy the Government is committed to tackling extremism in all its forms and protecting our communities from the serious social harms it causes. This includes defeating far right extremism.</p><p>We have:<br> created a network of more than 240 civil society partners confronting extremism in their communities - including 36 focused on countering far right narratives – through the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme; <br> awarded over 160 grants to fund additional security measures for places of worship across England and Wales since 2016; <br> excluded and refused entry to the UK to known right wing extremists; and <br> supported Local Authorities in tackling far-right extremism.</p><p><br>The Home and Communities Secretaries will also co-chair roundtables on Islamophobia and antisemitism in the new year, with part of the discussions focusing on the impact of the far right on Muslim and Jewish communities</p><p>The independent Commission for Countering Extremism is also supporting the Government to defeat the scourge of extremism.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:03:41.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:03:41.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1027375
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Vetting: Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce waiting times for checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service; and what support is being given to local police forces to help with the workload these checks require of them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 202698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process over 4 million checks every year and operate to published service standards set out here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-business-plan-2018-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-business-plan-2018-2019</a> The Home Office, as the sponsoring Department for the DBS, monitors performance to track attainment of these standards.</p><p>The Home Office has published statutory guidance to assist chief officers of police to provide the correct information for enhanced criminal record certificates. The guidance is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-disclosure-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-disclosure-guidance</a></p><p>The DBS monitor and work closely with local police forces to minimise any delays to applications being processed. All police force disclosure unit performance data is published in line with DBS’ publication scheme. This can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dbs-dataset-5-police-disclosure-unit-performance%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dbs-dataset-5-police-disclosure-unit-performance </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:37:36.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:37:36.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1027399
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime Prevention: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the level of crime in rural areas; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Kirstene Hair more like this
star this property uin 202877 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has ensured that, through the election of police and crime commissioners, communities, including those in rural areas, have a strong voice in determining how police resources are allocated to tackle the crimes that most matter to them. <br> <br>Moreover, we are committed to providing all police forces in England and Wales with the resources they need to do their crucial work. In 2018/19, total police funding increased by over £460 million, including Council Tax precept and funding for national priorities. The proposed funding settlement for 2019/20 enables total policing funding to increase by up to £970 million, including Council Tax precept and funding for national priorities such as counter-terrorism. This is sufficient for the police to both manage financial pressures and invest in key capabilities such as recruiting more detectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T10:19:48.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T10:19:48.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
1027380
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star 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 Patrol Craft: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to base River-class Offshore Patrol Vessels in Scottish ports. . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 202871 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-24more like thismore than 2018-12-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has recently announced Batch 1 Offshore Patrol Vessels will be retained to support Batch 2, so the Royal Navy can continue to play an important role in protecting the whole of the UK’s waters. There are currently no plans for the vessels to be stationed in Scottish ports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-12-24T11:46:40.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-24T11:46:40.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1027384
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star 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: Vehicles more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2018 to Question 200133 on Armed Forces: Vehicles, whether Hexavalent Chromium is still being used in vehicle servicing by his Department; and on what date the decision was made to undertake that research. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 202874 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-24more like thismore than 2018-12-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to managing and reducing hazardous substances and restricted materials throughout the lifetime of equipment to reduce the risk of harm to both human health and the environment. However, Hexavalent Chromium is still used when necessary. The MOD has instigated testing and evaluation of chromate-free paint products since 2012. This research is due to finish in the first quarter of 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-12-24T11:47:33.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-24T11:47:33.697Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this