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228305
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the total cost was of the GREAT campaign launch in Shanghai; what the cost was of each element of that launch; and if he will publish a list of attendees at that launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228206 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228286
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Non-domestic Rates: Lancashire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops likely to be affected by the planned reduction in business rates in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Stephenson more like this
uin 228218 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the 2014 Autumn Statement an extra £650 million of support for 2015-16 business rate bills, bringing the total support of 2013 and 2014 Autumn Statement polices to £1.4 billion. This help includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>doubling small business rate relief for a further year. In England, this means an estimated 400,000 properties will pay no rates at all, while a further 200,000 properties will benefit from tapered relief;</li><li>a 2% cap on the increase of the small business rates multiplier. This is a continuation of the 2% cap introduced in 2014-15 as part of Autumn Statement 2013 measures;</li><li>increasing the temporary discount for shops, pubs and restaurants with rateable values below £50,000 from £1,000 to £1,500 for 2015-16, benefitting an estimated 200,000 properties in England; and</li><li>extending the existing transitional relief scheme for two years for properties with a rateable value up to and including £50,000.</li></ul><p> </p><p>These measures are in addition to previous Autumn Statement measures that continue into 2015-16, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a 50 per cent discount for 18 months to new occupants of vacant shops;</li><li>allowing businesses to keep their small business rate relief for a year where they take on an additional property;</li><li>business rates relief for empty new builds; and</li><li>allowing businesses to pay their business rate bills over 12 months, in order to assist with their cash flow.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Central Government also now funds 50% of any additional local discounts granted.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on a constituency basis, but Pendle constituency lies entirely within the boundary of Pendle Borough Council. Table 1 (attached) shows the estimated number of properties in 2015-16 within the boundary of Pendle Borough Council that benefit from business rates measures extended in this year’s Autumn Statement. Table 2 (attached) presents the same information for properties within Lancashire County Council.</p>
answering member constituency Keighley more like this
answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:51:49.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:51:49.573Z
answering member
4043
label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
attachment
1
file name 228218 Stephenson.docx more like this
title Table 1 and Table 2 more like this
tabling member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
228288
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the £600 million announced in Budget 2015 to support the delivery of the change of use of 700Mhz spectrum includes provision to assist and compensate users of existing equipment in the programme making and special events sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Peter Luff more like this
uin 228235 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text Up to £600m will be made available to support the change of use of 700 MHz spectrum. This money is intended to cover all the costs of the programme. If any provision were to be made for users of existing equipment in the programme making and special events sector, it would be from within this budget. more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T12:07:20.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T12:07:20.547Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
tabling member
268
label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff more like this
228099
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Local Press: Tax Allowances more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance he plans to provide through tax support to (a) local newspapers in general, (b) the York Press, Yorkshire Post and Northern Echo and (c) other local newspapers; what his timetable is for introducing such support; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 228263 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text The Government will consult on whether to introduce a business rates relief for all local newspapers in England to help them adapt to new technology and changing circumstances. Officials are now working on this and would welcome views from the sector and all interested parties to inform their work. The consultation will be published as soon as is practically possible. more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T12:09:41.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T12:09:41.2Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
228342
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Childbirth more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many babies were born to women in prison in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
tabling member printed
Sadiq Khan more like this
uin 228258 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text Information on the number of women who have given birth in prison is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. To provide this information, a manual search of every female prisoner’s record would be required. more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T14:55:28.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:55:28.597Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
1577
label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
228307
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Embassies: Home Country Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate is classified as locally-engaged. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td>Information on the number of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate classified as locally-engaged can be found in the attached document. In addition, numbers of UK Based staff overseas are published in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Annual Accounts and Reports 2013/2014 and can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2</a>. The FCO Annual Accounts and Reports for 2014/2015 will be published later this year.</td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228123
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children: Suicide more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to reduce the incidence of suicide. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 228146 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>Where schools have immediate concerns about the risk of suicide, their safeguarding role is set out in our statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education. This emphasises that schools should have a designated senior lead, with responsibility for the handling of safeguarding concerns, in place. Where schools have immediate concerns about the risk of suicide, an immediate referral should be made to children’s social care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schools can also play an important role in identifying mental health issues early and ensuring that pupils get support to prevent problems from escalating. One in ten children has a diagnosable mental health disorder and the Government is committed to improving support for these young people. The Department for Education is taking action to tackle the stigma around mental health, promote positive wellbeing, and to ensure pupils have the support and knowledge that they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to support schools, the Department is publishing new guidance for both primary and secondary schools. This guidance is produced in conjunction with the Personal Social Health and Economic Education Association (PSHE). This will help them to provide age-appropriate teaching on a range of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and self-harm. We are also updating the Mental Health and Behaviour guidance for schools, first published in June 2014<a title="" href="http://3dcpri-papp09/new_parliamentaryquestion/228146-%20Jim%20Shannon/Draft/228146%20-%20QA%20-%20200315.docx#_ftn1" target="_blank">[1]</a>. This is to ensure that current advice and guidance on supporting pupils mental health needs is reflected. The guidance helps schools to identify and support those with more severe needs and to make appropriate referrals to specialist mental health services. The ‘Future in Mind’ report, published on 17 March 2015<a title="" href="http://3dcpri-papp09/new_parliamentaryquestion/228146-%20Jim%20Shannon/Draft/228146%20-%20QA%20-%20200315.docx#_ftn2" target="_blank">[2]</a>, set out a clear set of ambitions for improving access to specialist mental health support for children and young people. Later this year we will be piloting joint training for points of contact in specialist mental health services and schools across 15 Clinical Commissioning Group areas; this will improve knowledge and referrals, so that pupils get the support they need more quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Many schools already provide pupils with access to counselling services, providing children and young people with safe environments where they can discuss problems and receive support. The Department is publishing new guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deliver good quality school-based counselling services to support their pupils.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department knows that children and young people who are persistently bullied are more likely to suffer from poor mental health and emotional wellbeing. It is for this reason that we have made tackling bullying in schools a top priority. All schools must have a behaviour policy with measures to tackle bullying. Schools are held to account for their effectiveness by Ofsted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a title="" href="http://3dcpri-papp09/new_parliamentaryquestion/228146-%20Jim%20Shannon/Draft/228146%20-%20QA%20-%20200315.docx#_ftnref1" target="_blank">[1]</a> <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2</a>.</p><p><a title="" href="http://3dcpri-papp09/new_parliamentaryquestion/228146-%20Jim%20Shannon/Draft/228146%20-%20QA%20-%20200315.docx#_ftnref2" target="_blank">[2]</a> <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-mental-health-services-for-young-people" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-mental-health-services-for-young-people</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:14:53.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:14:53.097Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
228142
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Burma more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the recent crackdown on protesting students in Burma for the credibility of Burma's reform process; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
tabling member printed
Valerie Vaz more like this
uin 228033 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>We have made clear our concern about the use of force by police in Letpadan on 10 March and the use of irregular security groups in Rangoon on 5 March. These events undermined an otherwise disciplined approach to the policing of student protests over several weeks, and demonstrated the need for further policing reform. <br><br>More broadly, Burma is moving from decades of authoritarian government to a more democratic system. Such a complicated transition will of course not be quick or easy and will require significant reform in all of its institutions, not least the police. The UK will continue to engage as appropriate to encourage this reform.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:32:12.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:32:12.55Z
answering member
1408
label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
tabling member
4076
label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
228086
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the local economic benefits arising from the small business rate relief scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 228090 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>We have doubled the level of small business rate relief since October 2010. For 2015-16, this means an estimated 400,000 properties are paying no rates at all, while a further 200,000 properties are benefitting from tapered relief.</p><p> </p><p>Small businesses will also benefit from other measures in our £1.4 billion package of support for 2015-16 bills, including the 2% cap on the increase of the small business rates multiplier for two years and the £1,500 discount for shops, pubs and restaurants with rateable values below £50,000. They will also benefit from wider support for small businesses.</p><p> </p><p>Business rates are a proportionately higher fixed cost for small businesses as compared to large. The doubling of Small Business Rate Relief therefore provides targeted support to reduce small businesses’ tax burden.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Keighley more like this
answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T14:36:52.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:36:52.557Z
answering member
4043
label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
228349
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Health and Safety Executive more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 226915, which specific issues have been discussed by which Ministers on which dates in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Meg Munn more like this
uin 228247 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>We do not disclose details of meetings between Ministers and Officials.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
grouped question UIN
227851 more like this
227852 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:54:48.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:54:48.33Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
1448
label Biography information for Meg Munn more like this