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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 much inward investment the UK Trade Office in Raleigh, North Carolina is expected to generate in (1) 2017–18, and (2) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1994 more like this
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star this property answer text The British Government Office in Raleigh, North Carolina will contribute to inward investment objectives in support of the Department for International Trade’s targets for the South East United States. These targets are set by sector. North Carolina has one of the fastest growing economies in the United States. Our office there will allow us to explore opportunities for collaboration with the many institutions and businesses located in Raleigh’s Research Triangle Park. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T15:26:16.993Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T15:26:16.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2501
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
592947
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Baltic States: Sovereignty more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to mark the centenary of the independence of the Baltic states, and in particular the role played by the Royal Navy in protecting Estonia and its neighbours from the Soviet Navy. more like this
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property uin HL2073 more like this
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star this property answer text Preparations are underway for the centenary celebrations in the Baltic States. The Royal Navy played a significant role in the war for independence in Estonia and Latvia and we hope the Senior Service will be able to feature in the 2018 and 2019 celebrations. The British Army and Royal Air Force will also be involved in marking these celebrations. The UK Government will be represented at centenary events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:40:46.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:40:46.297Z
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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 Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
592951
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 hansard heading Academies: Capital Investment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the announcement of successful bids for the pilot scheme for capital loans to multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Blunkett more like this
star this property uin HL2077 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will notify multi-academy trusts (MATs) who have applied for the MAT capital loan pilot of their outcomes shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:25:39.227Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:25:39.227Z
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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 Blunkett more like this
592916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability: Employment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the recent report <i>Realising Aspirations for All</i> by the charity Sense. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL2042 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We welcome the Sense report, Realising Aspirations for All and its findings. We want all disabled and people with a long term health condition to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations.</p><p>We will soon publish a Green Paper on work and health and conduct a consultation to understand how every individual can have the opportunity to work and share in the economic and health benefits that work brings, regardless of their health condition or disability. We will engage with Sense and other key stakeholders as part of the Green Paper consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:56:57.043Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:56:57.043Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3744
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
592898
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 hansard heading Schools: Admissions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to allowing the parents of children born prematurely to nominate their child’s due date, rather than the actual date of birth, when applying for school places. more like this
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Baroness Humphreys more like this
star this property uin HL2024 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have announced our intention to support summer born children by allowing them to delay entry to the reception year until they are five and for those children to remain with that cohort as they progress through school.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this work we are giving careful consideration to how we can best implement any new arrangements we might put in place, and how we can best support premature children into school.</p><p> </p><p>We want to support these children in the best way we can, however, it is important that we take the time to consider the wider impact of any policy changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:24:30.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:24:30.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4300
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Humphreys more like this
592935
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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Mothers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support structure they have put in place for women who are returning to the workforce after they have had children. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2061 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are helping women to return to the workforce after they have had children through the support provided by Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of parents, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. The Flexible Support Fund allows Work Coaches to address barriers to employment and support parents into work. This can be used in a variety of ways including paying for travel and childcare to allow parents to undertake training, attend interviews or start work.</p><p> </p><p>We are also putting in place a new package of government support that will make childcare more affordable and more accessible. This will build on the support already offered and will mean more parents have choice, security and peace of mind when it comes to being in work and supporting their family.</p><p> </p><p>Parents on Universal Credit have been offered more generous support from 11 April 2016, where they are able to claim up to 85% of childcare costs, compared to 70% previously. This is up to a monthly limit of £646 for one child or £1,108 for two or more children, up to the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>The Government currently offers 15 hours of free childcare for all three and four year olds and some of the most disadvantaged two year olds in England. From September 2017, this free childcare offer will be doubled for working parents of three and four year olds in England from 15 to 30 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p>We are also introducing Tax-Free Childcare, which will be available to around two million households to help pay for childcare costs from early 2017. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the Government will pay £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged up to 12. Parents of disabled children will receive extra support worth up to £4,000 per year per child, until their child is 17.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
592936
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 hansard heading Schools: Registration more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help the Local Government Association prevent children being taught in illegal schools. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2062 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are determined to keep children safe in and out of school and have made it very clear that it is an offence to operate an unregistered independent school. In January 2016, we announced funding for Ofsted to establish a dedicated team of specialist inspectors to investigate such settings and since that time, there has been a significant escalation of Ofsted investigations.</p><p>The Department for Education and Ofsted are working closely with local authorities to identify and tackle illegal schools, and close collaboration has resulted in the closure of many such settings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:24:57.82Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:24:57.82Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
592941
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 hansard heading Faith Schools: Admissions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent polling of the views of parents on religious selection in state-funded schools. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2067 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are consulting on proposals to enable more high quality providers of schools to establish new schools and we are keen to hear the views of parents as part of the consultation. Many faith schools are successful and popular with parents and we want to provide sufficient high quality places to meet demand. We will take account of all the responses received when considering the government’s response to the consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:23:58.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:23:58.047Z
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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 Tonge more like this
592934
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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Prices more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the claim by the Intergenerational Foundation that high house prices increased segregation in society. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2060 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We accept that our failure for many years not to build enough homes has serious consequences. House prices have risen faster then incomes; while renters are paying, on average 50 per cent of their income in rent which makes saving for a deposit all the more difficult. This means that the dream of home ownership is further away for younger people today when compared to previous generations.</p><p>This Government is committed to solving the housing crisis by every means possible. That means taking action to ensure that we build more homes in this country. We have doubled the housing budget to almost £20 billion over the next five years, including £8 billion to deliver over 400,000 affordable homes by 2021.</p><p>We have also taken steps to help people on the path to home ownership. Our Help to Buy: Equity Loan has helped over 91,000 households to buy a new-build home since the scheme was introduced in 2013. 81 per cent of these sales have gone to first-time buyers.</p><p>But we recognise the need to go further. That’s why we launched the £3 billion Home Building Fund that will help deliver 225,000 badly-needed new homes on sites throughout England. Further measures will be included in a Housing White Paper later this autumn.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:47:03.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:47:03.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
592915
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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the research commissioned by the Department for Education in 2010 into the development of government guidance on governance arrangements in children’s services: <i>Research governance in children’s services: the scope for new advice</i>. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL2041 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This report highlighted the importance of governance and ethical consideration in children’s services research. The report suggested that at the time of the research, local practice was variable, but there were, and still are, a number of accepted research governance arrangements in place for local authorities and other research organisations to seek guidance and approval, including the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), the Social Research Association, the NSPCC, and university ethics boards. The Department for Education has concluded that these arrangements are the best route for local authorities and external research organisations to obtain external guidance on research governance and ethics.</p><p>Following publication of the report, the Department, in consultation with the ADCS Research Group, has developed ethics guidance and an ethics checklist for its own funded research and evaluation. This is based on the Government Social Research Professional Guidance, which sets out the principles that should be used when conducting social research for the Government. It states that those conducting, commissioning or managing Government social research have a responsibility to ensure that research is conducted using appropriate methods and that the rights and interests of all those involved in the research process are protected. Research should be conducted in a manner that:</p><ul><li><p>ensures valid, informed consent is obtained before individuals participate in research (for children under 16, parents/legal guardians as well as the children themselves must be approached for consent to participate);</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>takes reasonable steps to identify and remove barriers to participation;</p></li><li><p>avoids personal and social harm; and</p></li><li><p>protects the confidentiality of information about research participants and their identities.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:58:42.093Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:58:42.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3744
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this