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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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 Zoonoses 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 recent assessment she has made of the risk to the UK of (a) rabies, (b) the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm and (c) other zoonotic diseases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p>The quantitative rabies risk assessment carried out prior to harmonisation with the EU pet travel rules in 2012 took into account, amongst other things, a number of variables including a doubling in the number of cats and dogs entering the country. Pets entering on a UK pet passport (i.e. returning from an overseas visit) were not included in this analysis as they must be fully protected against rabies before leaving the UK. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment and are content that the risk remains very low. The risk assessment was published in 2011 and is available here:</p><p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf" target="_blank">http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</a></p><p><br></p><p>In 2010 we carried out an assessment of risk from the tapeworm <em>Echinococcus Multilocularis</em> in readiness for harmonisation and which confirmed continuing risk through the movement of pet dogs. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring</a> As a result, the UK continues to maintain its controls against <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em>. Since 1 January 2012 import controls relating to this tapeworm have been implemented under EU Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011. This Regulation lays down the tapeworm import conditions which pet dogs must comply with when being moved into the UK from other countries. The European Food Safety Authority is currently assessing how the new regulation has been implemented in the free countries (Ireland, Malta, Finland and the UK) and this includes a new assessment of any change in risk. Experts from the UK as well as other Member States have been part of this working group and the opinion will be published in 2016 prior to the review of the legislation required in December 2016. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment as we do for any notifiable disease and will take the EFSA opinion into account when it is finalised.</p><br /><p>Officials from the Department work closely with colleagues from public health and food safety to assess the risk posed to people by zoonotic diseases. While a number of mechanisms exist for this purpose depending on the specific disease, the main cross – Government group that identifies and assesses emerging infection risks to human health (non-food borne disease) is the HAIRS (Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance) group which meets on a monthly basis and includes veterinary experts from the APHA:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.%0d" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
436769
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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
star this property hansard heading Young People: Loneliness more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help prevent loneliness and social isolation among younger people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Loneliness and isolation in younger people may be due to a variety of complex reasons and there is no single solution; prevention and early intervention are key. The Department for Education’s provisions for early years, schools and vulnerable children all play a part in promoting social contact and assisting families to support children more effectively.</p><br /><p>Schools can play a significant role in promoting good mental health and emotional wellbeing, which helps their pupils integrate and get the most out of the education, by supporting children and young people who are facing difficulties. Every state-funded school in England must offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils. In doing so, we expect schools to make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and to provide a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to develop their character.</p><br /><p>When loneliness and isolation leads to mental health difficulties, there is a range of support available to schools. Our Mental Health and Behaviour advice helps teachers to identify and support pupils with mental health needs, including being aware of when children become withdrawn and isolated: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2</a>. Our blueprint for school counselling services provides schools with practical, evidence-based advice on how to deliver high quality school based counselling: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools</a>.</p><br /><p>The government has made children and young people’s mental health support a priority and we are investing an additional £1.4 billion in children and young people’s and perinatal mental health services over the next 5 years. On top of this the Department for Education is also providing funding worth £4.9 million this year, through a dedicated mental health strand within our VCS programme, which includes supporting children and young people with issues such as bereavement. For those children and young people with caring responsibility, who are particularly at risk of isolation, we have changed the law to make it easier for them to get an assessment of their needs for support regardless of the level or type of care they provide.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T12:05:10.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T12:05:10.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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35405
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
436754
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 West Africa: Security more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in building security in Nigeria and the neighbouring countries which are often entered by Boco Haram; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding by the UK and EU for this purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 19432 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent successes achieved by the Nigerian armed forces against Boko Haram and the establishment of the Multinational Joint Taskforce to tackle the group.</p><p>The UK is providing a substantial and increasing package of UK military, intelligence, development and humanitarian support to help Nigeria and the region tackle Boko Haram. This includes training and advice to Nigerian military units deployed against Boko Haram and £5 million to support the Multinational Joint Taskforce. However a security approach alone will not solve the conflict. We are therefore providing £8.2 million in humanitarian support and the Department for International Development are also providing £9 million through its Sahel humanitarian programme to support Nigerian refugees and other vulnerable people in Cameroon and Niger. In addition 60% of the Department for International Development's £222 million 2015/16 development budget for Nigeria is spent in Northern Nigeria.</p><p>The UK works closely with the European Union on their programmes in the region, these include €20.5 million aid for Nigeria programmes to Counter Violent Extremism and on civil-military relations in Nigeria.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T16:33:39.657Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:33:39.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
436817
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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 hansard heading West Africa: Ebola more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government is providing to countries in West Africa to reduce the chances of Ebola returning to areas from which it has been eradicated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 19501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation and other partners to reduce the risk of future outbreaks and prevent them from growing into epidemics.</p><p>The UK has announced a two-year £240 million package of support to Sierra Leone’s long term recovery, which includes boosting capability to respond to future Ebola outbreaks and other emergencies. A key part of this joint strategy with the Government of Sierra Leone is the strengthening of health systems. Another component will boost capacity at district levels, empower youth and communities and support women and girls.. DFID will also support Liberia’s Health Pooled fund with £6 million to help ensure that its health system is resilient to future shocks.</p><p>Beyond Sierra Leone and Liberia, DFID’s Regional Preparedness Programme prevents the transmission and spread of Ebola in at-risk countries in West Africa, focusing on prevention of a fourth country outbreakand strengthening national capacities to contain disease outbreaks.</p><br /><p>At the global level, the UK is supporting urgent reform of the World Health Organisation to ensure that it will respond effectively to future health emergencies and is also supporting their new Contingency Fund for Emergencies. At the Spending Review the Government announced the new Ross Fund to support the global fight against infectious diseases including Malaria and Ebola, which will be jointly administered with the Department of Health.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T17:15:28.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:15:28.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
436813
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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Married People more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 17662, if she will recompense postal applicants for a spousal visa whose application is not determined within eight weeks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 19474 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not intend to recompense all spousal visa applicants whose application was not determined within the 8 week postal service standard. The published service standard timeframes for spousal visa applications commences at the date of receipt, which is taken as the postal date marked on the application package and includes time taken for biometric enrolment.</p><p>Spousal visa applications may be decided outside of normal service standards for a range of reasons including requests for further information from the applicant or when an application is complex. An application will be deemed complex when it falls to be considered under Human Rights consideration beyond the original spousal route applied for. The applicant is normally advised when their application falls outside published service standards.</p> more like this
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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less than 2015-12-16T17:46:44.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:46:44.417Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
436812
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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Married People 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 7 December 2015 to Question 17661, if she will recompense spousal visa applicants using the premium service but not receiving a determination on the day of application; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 19475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>All applicants who choose to use the premium service are offered a refund of the premium service fee if their applications cannot be determined due to unforeseen operational reasons on the day. However, if applicants do not arrive with the correct documentation and further checks are required that cannot be concluded on the day, then no recompense will be offered for the decision not being concluded on the day of the appointment.</p> more like this
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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less than 2015-12-14T17:06:20.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:06:20.297Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
436810
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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
star this property hansard heading Vetting: Dorset more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the range of waiting times is for the return of Disclosure and Barring Service documentation for applications in Dorset. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Michael Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 19309 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) measures its performance against a set of Published Service Standards (PSS). Performance data applying to certificates dispatched to people whose applications were made from a Dorset postcode between 1 December 2014 and 30 November 2015 are contained in the table below. Current performance levels reflect a number of challenges for Dorset Police, including delivering an upgraded IT system. The DBS has agreed a recovery plan with Dorset Police. This will mean additional staff are recruited to enable it to improve its disclosure turnaround times.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Measure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>National Target</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Performance in Dorset</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All within 56 Calendar days</p></td><td><p>95%</p></td><td><p>82.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All within 21 Calendar days</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>75.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All E-Bulk (or electronic applications) within 21 Calendar days</p></td><td><p>88%</p></td><td><p>77.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All Paper within 21 Calendar days</p></td><td><p>82%</p></td><td><p>70.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T16:51:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T16:51:48.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4497
unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
436688
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Vacant Land: Planning Permission more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning refusals for greenfield sites have been overturned on appeal in each year between 2010 to 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 19305 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally by this Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T17:15:20.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:15:20.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
436703
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star 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 Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many remotely piloted aircraft system pilots are employed in the RAF; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p>There are currently 40 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System pilots in the Royal Air Force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T16:27:43.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:27:43.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
438470
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress he has made on reducing the proportion of 16 to 24 year olds not in education, employment or training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Michael Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 902716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <p><em>Figures</em> for those not in education, employment or training (NEET) have fallen to a record low. The <em>proportion</em> of 16 to 24 year olds NEET in England between July and September has fallen compared to the same period last year. These figures show the excellent progress that is being made in providing opportunities for young people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T17:16:52.03Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T17:16:52.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this