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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim schools, including madrassas, there are in England; how they monitor teaching in those schools; and whether they intend to legislate to require all teaching in such schools to be conducted in English. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In England there are 27 publicly-funded schools (i.e. local authority maintained schools and academies, including free schools) having a designated religious character as Muslim; and 148 independent schools registered as having a religious ethos of Muslim or Islam, or having a designated religious character of Muslim or Islam (or both)<strong><em>. </em></strong> The Department for Education does not regulate madrassahs or other out-of-school education settings and does not hold a complete record their numbers.</p><p>The quality of teaching in Muslim schools in England is inspected by Ofsted or one of the independent inspectorates approved by the Secretary of State.</p><p>All publicly funded schools must teach English to pupils up to the age of 16. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching in the vast majority of circumstances. The statutory independent school standards require that pupils acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills. While independent schools are not required to teach in the medium of English, the standards require that where they do not, lessons in written and spoken English are provided.</p><p>The Department has no plans to legislate further to require schools to teach in the medium of English. The Department launched a call for evidence setting out proposals for a new system for regulating out-of-school education settings providing intensive education, but this did not suggest that they should be required to teach in English.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
731044
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have (1) requested access to, (2) been issued an invitation from, and (3) submitted reports to, the new online service for reporting business payment practices and performance established under the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 No 395. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property answer text <p>So far, over 150 businesses have requested access and have been issued an invitation to the payment practices reporting online service. Businesses are able to receive an invitation by emailing a request to <a href="mailto:paymentpracticesreporting@beis.gov.uk" target="_blank">paymentpracticesreporting@beis.gov.uk</a>. Businesses in scope of the requirement must publish payment practices and performance information for their financial year starting on or after 6 April 2017. As of June 2017, no reports have been published, as businesses will start mandatory reporting from October 2017, depending on their financial year dates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T11:11:47.353Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
732060
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much it has cost to repair storm damage to Calshot Harbour on Tristan da Cunha from 1987 to date. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL113 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID invested £16.1m to maintain and repair Calshot Harbour in Tristan da Cunha between 2000 and 2016. Financial information prior to 2000 is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones more like this
731047
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action the Department for International Development (DfID) is taking to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which promulgates freedom of religion and belief; how that action relates to (1) Sustainable Development Goal 16, and (2) DfID’s UK aid strategy objectives, and to the allocation of resources; and what steps they are taking to ensure that DfID's partners and projects do not discriminate on religious grounds. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL55 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) leads the government’s work to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief internationally. DFID works closely with FCO, helping to raise concerns about discriminatory legislation and practices with governments, and funding targeted project work. We are clear that promoting freedom of religion or belief is an important contributor to achieving the UK Aid Strategy’s goals and is directly relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 16 on building peaceful and inclusive societies with access to justice for all and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions. DFID’s Partnership Principles include consideration of freedom of religion or belief alongside other human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:13:57.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:13:57.27Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
732065
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what clearance to structure gauge of classic lines has been allowed for HS2 bridges over such lines. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL118 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Minimum Headroom from network rail (NR) track to the underside of any HS2 bridge structure is 5100mm – as per NR Standard NR/L2/TRK/2049.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T12:59:34.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T12:59:34.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
732061
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what investigations are taking place with a view to reviewing the effects of the suspended aquifers on the lives of residents on Tristan da Cunha. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL114 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Tristan da Cunha Administration is undertaking investigations of the suspended aquifers and the possible impact on the Tristan community. It is considering whether external technical assistance is necessary to assess the situation further. The Administration does not believe there is presently a threat to the Tristan residents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:00:49.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:00:49.473Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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530
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones more like this
731031
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (1) the contribution of the Erasmus Plus programme to the supply chain of modern foreign language (MFL) teachers, and (2) the impact on the future supply chain of MFL teachers if the UK withdraws from the Erasmus Plus programme as a consequence of leaving the EU more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL39 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have no data on numbers of Erasmus+ participants who go on to be modern foreign language (MFL) teachers. At a national level we are retaining and recruiting the teachers we need. We recognise, however, that the situation is challenging in certain subjects including MFL. Therefore we are offering up to £25,000 for MFL bursaries and</p><p>have expanded the prestigious scholarship scheme for 2017/18 entry by introducing scholarships in MFL.</p><p> </p><p>We are funding subject specialism training in languages for non-specialist teachers who already have some language expertise, and for former language teachers returning to the subject. We have reviewed our approach on returners and developed a package of tailored classroom experience which seeks to increase the number of MFL returners and which will be piloted in the north-west and south-east. This will further complement the wider national package of advisor support available to returning MFL teachers.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the value of international exchange and collaboration in education and training, as part of our vision for the UK as a global nation. There may be European programmes – such as Erasmus+ – in which we might want to participate. We will consider this as part of the Brexit negotiation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:43:17.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:43:17.33Z
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4270
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
732084
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-10 of the European Union Agency for Railways for the European Commission, regarding the request for Revised Opinion (ERA/OPI/2015-4 of 15 April 2015) concerning heights in the case of the HS2 Project in the UK; and whether the design of HS2 will comply with this Opinion. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL137 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are aware that European Railway Agency (ERA) have published their opinion on the request for a Revised Opinion (ERA/OPI/2015-4 of 15 April 2015) concerning platform heights in the case of the HS2 Project in the UK. The UK Government’s position remains unaltered; one of the aims of the project is to provide step-free access to HS2 trains ‘from street to seat’. We are continuing to work with the Commission to ensure we have the appropriate technical solutions in place to deliver this aim.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T13:03:33.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T13:03:33.687Z
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4336
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
732100
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those allocated asylum places under the UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons scheme are religious minorities. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL153 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The refugees that we are bringing to the United Kingdom are very vulnerable people. Our prime concern is their safety and protection as they arrive in this country. We believe that one way to protect their privacy and ensure their recovery and integration is to limit the amount of information about them that we make publicly available.</p><p>In resettlement the UK works according to the humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality- which means that we do not take into consideration the ethno-religious origins of people requiring assistance as we resettle solely on the basis of needs, identified by UNHCR. We therefore do not believe it is appropriate to publish a religious and ethnic breakdown of those who have been resettled. Notwithstanding this the Home Office is committed to publishing data on arrivals in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T15:41:22.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T15:41:22.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
731096
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unstar this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what programmes for capital expenditure are in place to assist St Helena to bring the Island’s infrastructure to a standard which is in line with the anticipated tourism based economic development following the introduction of air services to St Helena, including (1) improved methods for road construction, (2) the development of Rupert’s Valley Wharf container handling facilities warehousing, (3) improved telecommunications links, and (4) expansion of the fishing industry. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are two DFID programmes in St Helena which provide capital funding to improve the Island’s infrastructure: i) the St Helena Airport Project and ii) the Core Support to St Helena Capital Programme. These programmes have provided funding to upgrade the road network, for the development of Rupert’s Valley Wharf container handling facilities and support to the fishing industry. In addition DFID has funded some feasibility work related to improved telecommunications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:00:30.643Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:00:30.643Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this