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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
101306
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to take account of the omission of (a) some workers paid below the lower earnings limit and (b) unpaid travel time from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings when using that survey to estimate non-payment of the national minimum wage among homecare workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212198 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is an employer based pay survey and provides the most accurate information available from which we can derive non-compliance estimates. Estimates are based on a sample from pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) data and may not include some workers earning below the lower earnings limit. However, following the introduction of Real Time Information, ASHE now includes the majority of those earning below the lower earnings limit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The HMRC paper “National Minimum Wage compliance in the social care sector” (November 2013) looked at, amongst other things, the issue of unpaid travel time in compliance. It found that unpaid travel time was not the main cause of non-compliance in the sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We take non-compliance in the care sector very seriously, and to proactively tackle non-compliance HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. Individuals should contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC investigates every complaint made.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:11:25.9412637Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:11:25.9412637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
106472
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Developing Countries: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Development, what steps she is taking to put women and girls at the heart of the UK's development programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Leicestershire more like this
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Andrew Bridgen more like this
star this property uin 905899 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Empowering girls and women is a top priority. The Strategic Vision for Girls and Women sets out the ambitious results we will deliver. Significant progress was made at the Girl Summit to tackle Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:48:33.8662056Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:48:33.8662056Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bridgen more like this
92995
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current service life in flight hours is of Typhoon aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 210205 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 23 October 2014 to Question 210204. This can be found at the following link;</p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=210204</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:33:27.8370607Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:33:27.8370607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
106470
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Developing Countries: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Development, what steps her Department is taking to seek international consensus on post-2015 education goals and targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Annette Brooke more like this
star this property uin 905901 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is advocating for a simple, inspiring, and relevant post-2015 development framework, centred on eradicating extreme poverty. We are actively working with international partners to ensure that access to education and quality of learning is at the heart of the post-2015 focus on education.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:49:30.1865796Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:49:30.1865796Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Annette Brooke more like this
100609
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Civil Servants: Languages more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which languages have been studied by civil servants and diplomatic staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Language School; and how many civil servants and diplomatic staff have studied each language. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since the Language Centre opened on 19th September 2013 a total of 45 different languages have been studied there either full or part-time by 813 students. Of those students, 779 are Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff and 34 are from other government departments (OGDs) (including staff from the following departments: Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office, the Department for Business, Innovation &amp; Skills, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, UK Trade and Investment, the Department for International Development, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and the House of Commons). An additional 60 FCO staff have trained at the Institut Francais. Staff across the Civil Service can also access the FCO Language Centre library to continue to develop their own language skills outside formal study and 58 OGD staff have taken advantage of this offer so far.</p><p>It is important to note that when more appropriate, staff from OGDs also receive language training outside of the FCO Language Centre through use of the Civil Service-wide contract with Language Services Direct (the company that run the FCO Language Centre) or at the Institut Francais if French is required. Since September 2014, 113 OGD students have received language training on their own premises via the FCO contract.</p><p>The table below provides a breakdown of the languages that have been taught at the FCO Language Centre:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Albanian</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arabic</p></td><td><p>186</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Azeri</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bosnian</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgarian</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burmese</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cambodian</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Danish</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dari</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dutch</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Farsi</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finnish</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>French</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Georgian</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>German</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greek</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hebrew</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hindi</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Indonesian</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italian</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Japanese</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Korean</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Macedonian</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mandarin</p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norwegian</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pashto</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Polish</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portuguese</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romanian</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Russian</p></td><td><p>84</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Serbian</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sinhalese</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovene</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spanish</p></td><td><p>153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swedish</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tajik</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thai</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tigrinya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkish</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkmen</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Urdu</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uzbek</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnamese</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>813</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:51:51.0127173Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:51:51.0127173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
100610
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Civil Servants: Languages more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to see an increase in the numbers of United Kingdom civil servants capable of fulfilling the language requirements for applications to the European Civil Service; and if so by how many, and by when. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL2341 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is working to increase the number of applicants to the European Civil Service and to increase civil service language training. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) supports all UK applicants, including civil servants, through the EU recruitment process, including advice on how to pass the recruitment tests in a foreign language. The European Fast Stream programme has been re-structured for 2014 and the training updated. As part of this, the language training provided to participants has been revised and tailored to offer more effective preparation for the Commission’s entry exam known as The Concours. There is also language training offered to civil servants through the FCO language centre. Some Government Departments also offer training in-house in different languages.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:54:59.7503661Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:54:59.7503661Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
100611
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Civil Servants: Languages more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how civil servants from all departments with the wish or the potential to benefit from a course at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Language School are identified. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property answer text Full-time language training is available to all staff on appointment to one of the 674 designated ‘speaker’ roles based across the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s network of posts overseas. Appointment is made following an advert, application and selection by interview for a position. All positions (including speaker roles) in the Senior Management Service are also advertised across the Civil Service. A number of positions (including speaker roles) in the delegated grades are also advertised across the Civil Service via ‘Interchange’. All FCO staff (or staff from other governmental departments (OGDs) if on Interchange) and their spouses/partners posted to non-speaker roles in a foreign country also have the option of taking up language training to reach a basic level (Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) – A2 Confidence foreign language proficiency) to help settle into a new posting overseas. FCO staff who wish to develop skills in a foreign language can also attend a rolling programme of part-time lunchtime or evening classes in 12 languages. Where there is space in these classes, OGD staff are offered places based on language learning needs analyses by Departments. Language Services Direct (the company who run the FCO Language Centre) also provide part-time classes to a number of OGDs (the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Cabinet Office, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Department for International Development, Members of Parliament, UK Hydrographic Office) on their own premises or at Language Services Direct premises (HM Revenue and Customs). Language Services Direct also run a bespoke training package for staff from both the FCO and across the Civil Service wishing to apply for positions within EU institutions. A number of OGDs also appoint staff, following their own internal appointment processes, to their own ‘speaker’ roles overseas and are able use the Language Centre for training, or receive training at their own premises from Language Services Direct. To-date over 130 OGD staff have been trained either full-time or part-time at the Centre or at their own premises.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:56:28.9626879Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:56:28.9626879Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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100984
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Church Schools more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the implementation of the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) 2014, requiring the active promotion of protected characteristics as set down in the Equality Act 2010, what provision will be made to enable Christian schools to teach traditional Christian values and views about marriage; and what measures they have taken to ensure that any such provisions are not overridden. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL2440 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 do not require the active promotion of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulations require that schools actively promote principles which encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics. This is a crucial distinction. It is right to respect other people, even if one does not agree with them or their way of life. This is a fundamental part of preparation for life in modern Britain.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is absolutely clear that the changes make no difference to the existing legal obligations that schools have under the Equality Act 2010. All schools are already required to abide by the Act and their obligations are not altered by the changes to the standards. The changes do not fetter the views of individual teachers or censor the discussion of relevant matters. A teacher who, for instance, disagrees with same-sex marriage because of their Christian faith will not be prevented from expressing that view by these changes. Since the changes make no difference to schools’ existing legal obligations under the Equality Act there is no question of the ability of schools to teach traditional Christian values being overridden.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:55:38.8428136Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:55:38.8428136Z
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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 Baroness Eaton more like this
100584
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Afghanistan more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom intends to ensure that at the London Conference on Afghanistan, due to take place on 24–25 November, Afghan women in attendance will be able fully to participate in the Conference’s deliberations. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL2321 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As co-hosts of the London Conference on Afghanistan (LCA), the UK government has agreed the overall invitation list in partnership with the Afghan Government. However, decisions on civil society attendees have been made by Afghanistan civil society themselves (rather than the UK or Afghan Government) through a democratic process in Kabul. At least 45% of these elected, sponsored attendees are Afghan women who are scheduled to contribute fully to the civil society event and its outcomes<em>. </em>The make-up of the official Afghan government delegation is for the Afghans themselves to decide, however we will be encouraging them to ensure that this includes female Afghan representatives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:49:18.4190854Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:49:18.4190854Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Fracking 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the mode of storage and containment of water that has been used for the hydraulic fracking permitted by the Government to date; and whether any sites have been designated for this purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 212768 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Flowback fluids from hydraulic fracturing operations are deemed to be a mining waste and therefore require an environmental permit from the Environment Agency for temporary storage on site. Subsequent treatment and disposal of the fluid at a waste treatment facility is also regulated by the Environment Agency. Waste waters must be stored in sealed tanks on bunded storage areas. The storage of wastewaters in open lagoons, as has sometimes been practised in the US, would not be permitted in this country.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what courses of action are available for people to raise concerns about suspected contamination of water as a result of fracking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Concerns about any suspected contamination incidents, irrespective of source, should be raised with the Environment Agency via its incident hotline, details of which are available on the GOV.UK website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As far as fracking is concerned we have robust regulatory controls in place. Shale gas wells must be designed, built and operated to standards set in the regulations governed by the Health and Safety Executive, and the Environment Agency will not permit the use of substances hazardous to groundwater to be used in hydraulic fracturing where they may enter groundwater and cause pollution. Industry practice, underpinned by regulations, ensures monitoring will be required prior to, during and post-operation of the site.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>As with any activity, the Environment Agency can take enforcement action to prevent or remedy pollution of groundwater caused by the actions of operators.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on NHS staff in terms of (a) wellbeing levels, (b) stress levels, (c) levels of care and compassion, (d) staff absence and (e) productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212522 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has not assessed the effect of mindfulness based interventions on National Health Service staff in respect of wellbeing, stress, levels of care and compassion, absence and productivity, the management of which are the responsibility of individual employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the Francis report (www.midstaffspublicinquiry.com/), the Department has also commissioned NHS Employers to support trusts improve the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of their staff, staff engagement and organisational development. This includes the production of training packages for the management of mental health issues, a behaviour change toolkit and an emotional wellbeing pathway to help NHS staff access support and interventions for themselves and their colleagues.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:11:31.9601187Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:11:31.9601187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Health more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding NHS England makes available for promoting staff wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212439 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In 2014-15, NHS England has allocated £177,027 for promoting its own staff wellbeing as well as an additional £10,000 for flu prevention.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:12:23.1862758Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:12:23.1862758Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101580
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Teachers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of mindfulness-based (a) cognitive therapy teachers and (b) stress reduction teachers in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212428 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not collect this data centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:04:29.3673606Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:04:29.3673606Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101646
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Depression: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the average age of the onset of depression in young people over the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212523 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not collect this information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are aware of a report by the Nuffield Foundation (2013), <em>Social trends and mental health: Introducing the Main Findings</em>, which said that there has been an increase in the proportion of young people reporting frequent feelings of depression or anxiety. This figure doubled between the mid 1980’s and 2005. For boys aged 15/16, rates were found to increase from approximately 1 in 30 to 2 in 30. For girls they increased from approximately 1 in 10 to 2 in 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department, with key partners, is in the process of commissioning a new prevalence survey of children and young people’s mental health to provide an accurate picture of mental health in children and young people.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:07:48.3610701Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:07:48.3610701Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101470
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Entry Clearances: Egypt more like this
star 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, for what reason she has revoked the multi-entry visa of Amr Darrag, the former Egyptian Minister for International Co-operation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 212315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely comment on individual cases. The Home Office has obligations in law to protect this information.<br><br>Before issuing a visa, entry clearance officers overseas must be satisfied a foreign national meets the requirements of the Immigration Rules in the <br>category of entry sought and that they have not brought themselves within scope of the general grounds for refusal. An Entry Clearance Manager has the power under the Immigration Rules to revoke a visa where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:55:13.3325071Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:55:13.3325071Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this
102046
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211725, on mental health services: young people, in which areas there is anecdotal evidence of increasing waiting times. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 212839 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not have systematic evidence of increasing waiting times across the different ‘tiers’ of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Anecdotal evidence for increasing waiting times we are aware of does not link to specific geographical areas or providers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Charity YoungMinds and the <em>CAMHS Benchmarking Report</em> by the NHS Benchmarking Network have both reported increased waiting times for services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>YoungMinds state that lack of access to services and long waiting lists are common issues raised through the YoungMinds Parent’s helpline.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The <em>Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Tier 4 </em>Report identifies a long waiting time for beds in some areas, and as a result NHS England is investing £7 million this financial year to provide up to 50 additional beds in the areas with greatest need.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>We are keen to ensure that children and young people are able to access mental health services as and when they need them. The Children and Adolescent Mental Health Wellbeing Taskforce is focusing on a number of issues which need to be addressed in child and adolescent mental health, including the current complexity faced by children and young people and their parents and carers in understanding and accessing child and adolescent mental health services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October we published a 5 Year Plan <em>Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020</em> which sets out the case for comprehensive access and waiting time standards in mental health for people of all ages. It announces the introduction of standard waiting times for Early Intervention in Psychosis services which will be of benefit to young people, and for the adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Where adult IAPT services are commissioned to provide a service to 16 and 17 year olds, the waiting time standards will apply to all those attending the service, regardless of their age.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:48:10.0351149Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:48:10.0351149Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100446
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Prisoners: Foreign Nationals more like this
star 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, how many foreign national prisoners released without consideration of deportation since 2010 have been (a) subsequently convicted of a crime in the UK, (b) sentenced to prison or community sentence in the UK and (c) been deported. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 211423 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211424 more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:47:04.8199878Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:47:04.8199878Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
100447
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Prisoners: Foreign Nationals more like this
star 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 the (a) name, (b) offence and (c) date of deportation was of the foreign national prisoners released without consideration of deportation since 2010 who were subsequently convicted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 211424 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211423 more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:47:04.9137557Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:47:04.9137557Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he intends to answer Questions 210325, 210324 and 210323 due for answer on 17 October 2014; and what the reasons are for the time taken to reply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 212855 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>It was not possible to answer these questions within the timeframe for the original questions as the information was being assembled from a variety of statistical sources. It is still not ready, but I will write to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available. A copy of the letter will be placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:30:47.8511448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:30:47.8511448Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
101460
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Counter-terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2014, to Question 210147, if she will (a) list which agencies are classified as frontline agencies, (b) provide a breakdown of Government spending by Department and (c) provide a brief explanation of the projects on which the funds were spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 212215 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For question 210147 of 27 October 2014, the following were classed as frontline agencies:<br><br>• National Offenders Management Service<br>• Youth Justice Board<br>• Crown Prosecution Service<br>• The Police<br>• Charity Commission<br>• Higher Education and Further Education<br>• Health<br><br>For national security reasons we do not provide a breakdown on spend by Government department.<br><br>Local authorities are instrumental in preventing people being drawn into terrorism. We focus activity in 30 priority areas identified as highest risk. <br>Each priority area receives funding for a Prevent coordinator and can bid for funding for local projects to address specific risks. An additional seven areas currently receive support from Home Office to undertake Prevent initiatives. Over 180 community-based Prevent projects have been approved since 2011 and have reached over 45,000 people since early 2012. We are currently supporting over 70 projects, all of which focus on the current threat, including Syria and Iraq. Projects include training for frontline staff, courses equipping parents to identify risks and have the confidence to seek support should they need it, and training on the dangers of online extremism.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:57:03.8275612Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:57:03.8275612Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
101585
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Immigration more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014 to Question 207807, whether a date has been set for commencement of section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Dr Julian Huppert more like this
star this property uin 212456 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 65 of the 2014 Act will insert new registration provisions into the British Nationality Act 1981 for people born to British fathers before 1 July <br>2006. <br><br>As my previous answer explained, the 2014 Act is being implemented in phases to ensure the provisions are brought into force in an orderly and effective manner. We have not yet set a commencement date for Section 65.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>