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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar 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
64819
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Police Cautions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cautions have been issued for offences of (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) sexual assault, (d) robbery and (e) burglary in (i) each year between 2010 and 2013 and (ii) each month since January 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 203136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of offenders (including young people) cautioned, for offences of rape, sexual assault, robbery and burglary, by months in England and Wales from 2010 to 2013 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. There were no cautions administered for murder.</p><p><del class="ministerial">Simple cautions (previously police cautions) are a non-statutory disposal available to the police to dispose of any offence committed by an adult and designed for dealing with low level, mainly first time offending. The Government does not believe that cautions are appropriate for serious offences. We issued new guidelines on 14 November 2014 following a detailed review of how cautions were being used by police forces, and are strengthening the law to prevent cautions being used for serious offences.</del></p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice issues guidance on the process to be followed by the police and the CPS when they are administering simple cautions for adult offenders. This guidance states that the use of a simple caution for indictable only offences, such as rape, should only be given following authorisation by the CPS. These will be cases where there were exceptional circumstances which would mean that it was not in the public interest to prosecute.</p><p> </p><p>The overall number of simple cautions issued has halved since 2007. The cautioning rate, that is, the number of offenders cautioned as a percentage of offenders who were either cautioned or convicted, in 2013 was 20 per cent; this has declined from a peak of 31 per cent in 2007.</p><p>The Government is clear that serious offences should always be brought to court and to ensure that there is increased public confidence in the justice system last year announced limits on the use of simple cautions. These changes restrict the use of cautions for indictable only offences and certain serious either way offences unless there are exceptional circumstances and a senior police officer, as well as the CPS for certain cases, has agreed that a caution should be administered.</p><p>The MOJ guidance on Adult Simple Cautions was amended in November last year to reflect these changes, and we are currently legislating in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to place statutory restrictions around their use.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:20:18.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:20:18.13Z
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less than 2014-08-28T11:45:56.4853257Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-28T11:45:56.4853257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name Offenders cautioned(1)(2) for selected offences, by month, England and Wales, 2010-2013(3).xls more like this
star this property title Offenders cautioned for selected offences -2010-13 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name Offenders cautioned(1)(2) for selected offences, by month, England and Wales, 2010-2013(3).xls more like this
star this property title Offenders cautioned for selected offences -2010-13 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
64604
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to promote housebuilding. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>This Government has delivered over 445,000 new homes since 2010 and housing starts in the past year are up 31 per cent and the highest since 2007. I refer the noble Lord to my comprehensive Written Ministerial Statement of 10 June 2014, <em>Official Report,</em> Col. WS40, which details the measures that this Government is taking to promote housebuilding and increase housing supply across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to these measures, we are creating new dedicated Housing Zones to support housing development on brownfield sites in London and across the country. £200 million investment each from the government and the Mayor of London will create 50,000 new homes in twenty Housing Zones across London, and a further £200 million of government money will create ten Housing Zones outside London.</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 2014-07-09T12:42:11.3279651Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T12:42:11.3279651Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
64605
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the badgers shot or trapped in the Somerset and Gloucestershire pilot culls were infected with tuberculosis. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL688 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
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The purpose of the structured programme of field observations of controlled shooting and the associated post-mortem examination of carcases was to gather the required evidence to support an assessment of humaneness of controlled shooting, not to test badgers culled for infection with <em>M.bovis</em>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T13:22:01.9909591Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T13:22:01.9909591Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
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64606
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many separate contractors were employed in (1) Somerset, and (2) Gloucestershire in the recent badger culls; and how many people were actively engaged in culling in each county. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL689 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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>During the pilot badger culls of 2013, the number of contractors employed in Somerset was 107, and 95 in Gloucestershire.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As set out in the licences issued by Natural England to each area, the licensees were required to submit details of the persons they wished to be authorised to take or kill badgers. As such, a list of 107 such persons was provided for West Somerset and 95 provided for West Goucestershire. How many of these contractors were deployed or actively engaged in culling operations was and remains an operational matter for the licensees and, as such, this information is not available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T17:20:44.8057832Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T17:20:44.8057832Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
64607
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why it was a requirement that there should be access to only 70 per cent of the land area of the badger culling pilots; and whether that percentage was achieved in each of the two counties involved in the pilots. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL690 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in Guidance to Natural England, applications for culling licences were required to have access for culling to at least 70% of the total land area in the application. This is based on evidence from the Randomised Badger Culling Trial. In issuing a licence to each area in autumn 2012, Natural England confirmed that the applications from West Somerset and Gloucestershire had met this condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T12:37:33.2229203Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T12:37:33.2229203Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
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64608
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lead a concerted international effort to help the governments of Jordan and Lebanon and international humanitarian agencies to cope with refugees and displaced people from Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL691 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK has committed a total of £600 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the Syria crisis, including £292 million to support refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. The UK helped to launch and mobilise international support for UNICEF's ‘No Lost Generation' Initiative and has allocated £50m to provide protection, trauma care and education for children affected by the crisis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T16:39:09.9224072Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T16:39:09.9224072Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
64609
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL692 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to propose the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The COI has fulfilled its mandate and has produced its final report after systematically collecting detailed accounts of appalling human rights violations in a way that has never been done previously.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T10:36:38.6927616Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T10:36:38.6927616Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
64610
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking: Somerset more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when hydraulic fracturing for natural gas begins in the north Somerset coal-field and the Mendip Hills; what safeguards will be enforced to prevent contamination of (1) the Bath hot springs, (2) the Cheddar Gorge caves and underground water-courses, and (3) all other local water supplies; and who will be responsible for such safeguards. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL693 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no current proposals for hydraulic fracturing operations in the areas of Bath or the Cheddar Gorge.</p><p>Planning applications for onshore oil and gas development (including shale gas) must be subject to consultation with the local community and with relevant statutory consultation bodies such as the Environment Agency before the mineral planning authority takes a decision. Any decision must take account of all relevant planning issues. In this context, the National Planning Policy Framework states that, when considering the impact of a proposed development on the significance of a designated heritage asset, local planning authorities should give great weight to the asset's conservation.</p><p>The National Policy Framework also advises that any proposed development on land within or outside a Site of Special Scientific Interest, such as Cheddar Gorge, should not normally be permitted if it is likely to have an adverse effect on the Site (either individually or in combination with other developments).</p><p>I can also confirm that there are other regulatory controls which would need to be satisfied if any application for oil and gas development received planning permission. There are administered by the Environment Agency, the HSE and the Department. These controls will ensure that all prospective threats to the environment, or to safety, are effectively controlled. In particular, the Environment Agency will not permit any activity which might pose a threat to groundwater.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T16:34:44.9810477Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T16:34:44.9810477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
64611
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary school pupils who were (1) permanently excluded, or (2) excluded for one or more fixed periods since 2000, subsequently passed a GCSE in (a) one, (b) two, or (c) three or more subjects. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL694 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>All children, regardless of circumstance or setting deserve a good education. We have taken a range of actions to drive up the quality of education for those children who are educated in alternative provision (AP) following an exclusion, including through the introduction of AP academies and AP free schools.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of permanent and fixed period exclusions since 2000 is published in the “Permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England: 2011 to 2012 academic year” Statistical First Release[1]. Information on fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time in 2003/04. Information for 2012/13 will be published on 31 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-2011-to-2012-academic-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-2011-to-2012-academic-year</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T12:42:54.8228811Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T12:42:54.8228811Z
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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