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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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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
unstar 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 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 thismore than 2017-06-28T11:11:47.353Z
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star 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
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
unstar 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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star 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
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
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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
unstar 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 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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star 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
732086
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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 assessment they have made of the impact on consumers of the cost of domestic flights on routes on which airlines have a monopoly or near monopoly; and whether they intend to investigate commercial practices whereby administrative charges are imposed on consumers who wish to change their flight details after having purchased fully flexible tickets. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL139 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is not able to get involved in regulating the level of fares set by airlines operating in the UK, or abroad. Since the inception of the Single European Aviation market, any EU airline may establish the fare structure it wishes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made no assessment on the impact of the costs of domestic flights, but has focused on ensuring connectivity to the regions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started work on unfair contract terms with the airlines, in accordance with the CAA’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The work will include a review of the airlines’ terms and conditions with the aim of ensuring the rights and obligations of the consumers and businesses are fair and balanced and consumers are not being penalised by unfair contract terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T11:10:31.46Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T11:10:31.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood 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
unstar 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 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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4336
star 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
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
unstar 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 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
star 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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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
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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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star 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
730978
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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 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 assessment of the likely date for the doubling of the single-track railway between Tisbury, Wiltshire, and Wilton Junction, Salisbury. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail have evaluated this scheme and have not identified it as a priority. The Department for Transport intends to set out the outcomes we want from the rail network in Control Period 6 (CP6 – 2019 to 2024) during the remainder of 2017, starting with the High Level Output Specification (HLOS), which is expected to be published in July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T11:08:47.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T11:08:47.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten 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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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
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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
star 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