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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading GCSE: Blackpool more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>GCSE attainment figures for the academic year 2014/15 are not yet available. Figures for the 2013/14 academic year were published in January 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Attainment at constituency and local authority level are only published for all state funded schools including academies and city technical colleges. Further school type breakdowns below national level are not published.</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication including constituency figures can be found in the GCSE statistics series on GOV.UK.[1] Figures for Blackpool South parliamentary constituency in 2009/10 were published in the In Your Area website.[2]</p><p> </p><p>Figures for the number of pupils in state-funded schools in Blackpool South constituency who achieved five or more A* - C grades including English and mathematics GCSEs in the academic years 2013/14 and 2009/10 can be found in the following table, with figures for Blackpool local authority and England as comparators.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Achievements at GCSE and equivalent for pupils<sup>1</sup> at the end of key stage 4 <del class="ministerial">in Blackpool local authority and in England</del><ins class="ministerial">by parliamentary constiuency of school location</ins></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Years: 2009/10 to 2013/14 (revised)<sup>2,3,4</sup></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Coverage: England, state-funded schools (including academies and CTCs)</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Warning: 2013/14 figures not comparable to earlier years</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td colspan="3"> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"> </td><td rowspan="2"> </td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of eligible pupils<sup>1</sup></p></td><td colspan="2"> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Number achieving 5+ A*-C grades inc. <br />English and mathematics GCSEs</p></td><td><p>% achieving 5+ A*-C grades inc. <br />English and mathematics GCSEs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Blackpool South</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">601</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">253</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">42.1</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Blackpool LA</p></td><td><p>1,440</p></td><td><p>633</p></td><td><p>44.0</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>National</p></td><td><p>556,002</p></td><td><p>315,873</p></td><td><p>56.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Blackpool South</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">605</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">263</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">43.5</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Blackpool LA</p></td><td><p>1,607</p></td><td><p>768</p></td><td><p>47.8</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>National</p></td><td><p>575,970</p></td><td><p>318,720</p></td><td><p>55.3</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><em>Source: National pupil database (2009/10) and key stage 4 attainment data (2013/14)</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br />1. Pupils at the end of key stage 4 in each academic year.</p><p>2. Figures for 2009/10 are based on final data. Figures for 2013/14 are based on revised data.</p><p>3. New 2014 methodology applied to 2013/14 data (see SFR main text).</p><p>4. In 2013/14, two major reforms were implemented which affect the calculation of key stage 4 performance measures data: Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of Vocational Education recommendations and an early entry policy to only count a pupil’s first attempt at a qualification. Consequently, <del class="ministerial">I</del><ins class="ministerial">i</ins>t is not possible to directly compare 2013/14 figures with earlier years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2014</a></p><p>[2] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/inyourarea/index.shtml" target="_blank">www.education.gov.uk/inyourarea/index.shtml</a></p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unexplained Wealth Orders more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office does not comment on particular cases. The SFO investigates and prosecutes only the most serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption cases.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">The decision to commence an investigation is that of the Director alone. Government cannot interfere with the operational independence of investigative or prosecutorial agencies. As new tools, it is important that courts and law enforcement establishes the use and process to ensure that they deliver the correct objectives.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Three UWOs have been applied for, and all granted, since the UWO power came into force in January. The UWOs concern two assets under one investigation in relation to an Azerbaijan national. As new tools, it is important that courts and law enforcement establishes the use and process to ensure that they deliver the correct objectives. </ins></p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government's view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU. ‘The best of both worlds’, published on 22 February, sets out how membership of the EU enhances our ability to co-operate with other EU Member States to combat crime and terrorism and keep all parts of the United Kingdom safe, including Northern Ireland.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The paper is available at:</del></p><p><del class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-best-of-both-worlds-the-united-kingdoms-special-status-in-a-reformed-european-union" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-best-of-both-worlds-the-united-kingdoms-special-status-in-a-reformed-european-union</a><strong>.</strong></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Government Ministers have regular discussions with Ministers from the Government of Ireland on a range of issues, including co-operation on security and other matters.</ins></p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Freezing of Assets: Russia more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office is responsible for the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The powers in the Proceeds of Crime Act may be exercised by law enforcement agencies such as the NCA, SFO, constables and HMRC. <ins class="ministerial">It is Home Office policy not to comment on individual cases. </ins></p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Exports: Swindon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Data relating to the geographical area including Swindon are published as per below:</p><p> </p><p>a) <strong>Swindon Growth Hub</strong> - These figures cover trade in goods only for 2015. The Swindon Growth Hub is defined as an area that incorporates all of SN and BA postcodes – see attached spreadsheet, taken from the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/FreedomofInformation.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/FreedomofInformation.aspx</a></p><p>Source: HM Revenue and Customs.</p><p> </p><p>b) <strong>HMRC Regional Trade Statistics database</strong> – These figures cover trade in goods only since 1996. Data are available for the Government Region South West and all other Government Regions:</p><p><a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/RTS/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/RTS/Pages/default.aspx</a></p><p>Source: HM Revenue and Customs.</p><p> </p><p>c) <strong>ONS Regionalised Estimates of UK Services Exports</strong> – These are experimental statistics covering trade in services during 2011-2014. These data are on a different basis than the HMRC data in (a) and (b) above. Data are available for the Government Region South West and all other Government Regions – see attached spreadsheet, taken from the link below:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2011to2014/relateddata" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2011to2014/relateddata</a></p><p>Source: Office for National Statistics</p>
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unstar this property file name 31006 - Copy of HMRC Swindon Growth Hub.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property file name 31006 - Copy of ONS Regionalised Estimates of UK Services Exports.xls more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Exports: EU Countries more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information asked for is available from the sources listed below. Data is made available by value (£, current prices<ins class="ministerial">, not constant prices</ins>) of which proportions can be calculated.</p><p> </p><p>i) Data on the value of UK goods exports to EU countries are available from the ‘Build Your Own Tables’ tool in HMRC’s Overseas Trade Statistics database. Manufacturing goods are defined as Standard Industrial Trade Classification (SITC) codes 5-8. <a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/BuildYourOwnTables/Pages/Table.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/BuildYourOwnTables/Pages/Table.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>ii) Data on the value of UK services exports to selected EU countries and the EU as a bloc, by type of service, are available from the ONS Pink Book 2014, 2015 and 2016 publications</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/adhocs/006656balanceofpaymentsannualgeographicaldatatables/2015updateddetailedgeographictradedata.xls" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/adhocs/006656balanceofpaymentsannualgeographicaldatatables/2015updateddetailedgeographictradedata.xls</a> (Table 9 - Data for 2015)</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/datasets/9geographicalbreakdownofthecurrentaccountthepinkbook2016/thepinkbook/pinkbook2016chapter9.xls" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/datasets/9geographicalbreakdownofthecurrentaccountthepinkbook2016/thepinkbook/pinkbook2016chapter9.xls</a> (Table 9.10 - Data for 2014)</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160106022154/http:/www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/bop/united-kingdom-balance-of-payments/2015/rft-chapter-09.xls" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160106022154/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/bop/united-kingdom-balance-of-payments/2015/rft-chapter-09.xls</a> (Table 9.10 - Data for 2013)</p><p>iii) Data on the value of goods exports from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions to EU countries are available from the ‘Build Your Own Tables’ tool in HMRC’s Regional Trade Statistics database. Manufacturing goods are defined as Standard Industrial Trade Classification (SITC) codes 5-8 <a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/BuildYourOwnTables/Pages/Table.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/BuildYourOwnTables/Pages/Table.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>iv) Data on the value of services exports from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions to EU countries, by type of service, are available from the ONS’s International Trade in Services (ITIS) experimental statistics release. This covers all services sectors, except banking, travel and transport: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2015" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2015</a> For previous years’ data please see the following: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2011to2015" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/estimatingthevalueofserviceexportsabroadfromdifferentpartsoftheuk/2011to2015</a></p><p> </p><p>Note: HMRC and ONS data are not directly comparable, as HMRC trade in goods data are calculated on the basis of goods crossing the customs border, whereas ONS trade in services data are based on a change in ownership.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Export Hub is invited to locations across the UK, and has so far visited 23<ins class="ministerial">1</ins><del class="ministerial">5</del> sites. Any Member of Parliament is able to request for the Export Hub to visit their constituency.</p><p>The logistics for managing the Export Hub is contracted through an external company.</p><p>Many cross-party MPs have spoken highly of the work of the Export Hub at the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Monthly MPs Briefings which the DIT Ministerial team hosts.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Consumers more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As part of our commitment to hear from every sector and region in the UK, Ministers and officials in the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and across government, have spoken to a range of civil society organisations, including consumer groups. Ministers and officials from DExEU <ins class="ministerial">and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy</ins> have met organisations including Which?, Money Saving Expert, the British Retail Consortium and Citizens Advice, and as part of our programme of cross-Whitehall engagement, we have plans to host a roundtable with consumer groups. We will draw on their expertise, understand their perspectives and work with them to test and validate positions as we prepare to leave the European Union.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free Movement of People more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>From the very beginning the Prime Minister has been clear that safeguarding the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU was her first priority for negotiations. The best way to guarantee those rights, both for UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, is through the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p>On 27 February, the House of Commons supported a proposal by Alberto Costa MP which requires the Government to seek a joint UK/EU commitment to preserve the citizens’ rights section of the Withdrawal Agreement, whatever the outcome of negotiations.</p><p><del class="ministerial">The Secretary of State Steve Barclay has now written to the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, on ring-fencing the Citizens’ Rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement. This letter has also been copied to Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator and shared with the Secretary-General. Copies of the letter have been placed in the libraries of both Houses and it has been published online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions" target="_blank">gov.uk</a>.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State Steve Barclay has now written to the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, on ring-fencing the Citizens’ Rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement. This letter has also been shared with Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator and the Secretary General of the European Council. Copies of the letter have been placed in the libraries of both Houses and it has been published online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/costa-amendment-letter-to-the-eu-institutions" target="_blank">gov.uk</a>.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Davey more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Welsh Language more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The DWP has 40 published forms on gov.uk. <del class="ministerial">O</del><ins class="ministerial">o</ins>f<del class="ministerial"> those </del><ins class="ministerial">which 27 are </ins><ins class="ministerial"></ins>covered by the Welsh Language Act<del class="ministerial">,</del><ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <ins class="ministerial">Of these 9</ins> <del class="ministerial">22</del> are <ins class="ministerial">currently</ins> available in Welsh and the rest will be by January 2016.</p><br /> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this