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star this property date less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Niranjan Rasalingam more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Burma on the detention of Niranjan Rasalingam. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 26085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text The British Embassy in Rangoon has provided consular assistance to Mr Rasalingam Niranjan since 1 December 2014 when it was established that Mr Niranjan had been detained. That same month we raised the late notification of Mr Niranjan’s arrest in a Note Verbale and reminded the then Burmese government of their obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. In May 2015 the Ambassador re-stated our interest in the case, raised concerns about Mr Niranjan’s health and the progress of his legal cases. A further Note Verbale was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2016 re-stating our interest in the case and concern about its progress. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T17:55:05.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T17:55:05.04Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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4414
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
450651
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Charities 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 To ask Her Majesty’s Government which literacy charities they have provided with funding over the last five years, and how much funding they have provided in each case. more like this
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Baroness Rebuck more like this
star this property uin HL5952 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>We have undertaken a thorough search of our records in the Department for Education and contacted the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Department for Health and the Ministry of Justice. The list below sets out the results of this search:</p><p>The National Literacy Trust - £1,485,145</p><p>Centre for Literacy in Primary Education - £1,450</p><p>Book Trust - £34,716,302</p><p>The Reading Agency - £2,652,880</p><p>Developments in Literacy Trust UK - £249,995</p><p>The government is committed to improving literacy. We have introduced a new, more rigorous national curriculum which includes greater focus on reading. The national curriculum for English places a greater focus on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays to develop a life-long love of literature. Through reading and writing pupils will have an opportunity to develop intellectually, spiritually and socially, and develop a life-long love of culture.</p><p>Between September 2011 and October 2013, the Department for Education provided £23.7 million in match funding to over 14,000 primary schools, enabling them to buy systematic synthetic phonics products and training. In 2012 we introduced a phonics screening check at age 6 so that teachers can intervene early to help children catch up with their reading.</p><p>In November 2015 we announced the introduction of a year 7 resit test for pupils who did not achieve the expected standard at key stage 2 in reading or maths. Since September 2014 we have required 16-19 year olds not holding good passes in GCSE maths to continue to work towards them. This resulted in 7,500 more students aged 17 and above securing A*-C GCSE Maths last summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T15:21:55.64Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T15:21:55.64Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4332
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Rebuck more like this
450653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Females 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 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of poor literacy skills on women relative to men. more like this
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Baroness Rebuck more like this
star this property uin HL5954 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Skills for Life Survey 2011 showed no notable difference between the levels of literacy of men and women:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Literacy levels by gender (%)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Literacy Level</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Gender</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Female</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry Level 1 or below</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry Level 2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry Level 3</p></td><td><p>/8</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 or above</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unweighted base</p></td><td><p>5824</p></td><td><p>2520</p></td><td><p>3304</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(Skills for Life Survey 2011)</p><p> </p><p>For both women and men, poor literacy is associated with higher rates of unemployment and poorer health and well-being. We do not have evidence to suggest that illiteracy affects women any more than men.</p><p> </p><p>This Government nevertheless understands the importance of English for all adults and has made this subject a priority for support within the adult skills system. An example of this is the Government-funded English and ESOL programmes, which include more female than male learners:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>English and maths participation figures 2014/15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>English </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>ESOL</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Learners</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>668,600</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>131,100</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gender</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>379,700</p></td><td><p>88,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>289,000</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(Statistical First Release – first published January 2014)</p><p> </p><p>We are undertaking a range of research to better understand where Government investment in English and maths has the greatest impact and delivers value for money. This includes: using behavioural insights to identify how to motivate adults to improve their English and maths and encourage learners to keep studying once enrolled on a course, through our partnership with the Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK); longitudinal research into skills gain and skills atrophy of adult English and maths learners; and a comparison of the impact of blended and more traditional classroom learning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T14:12:36.19Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T14:12:36.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4332
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Rebuck more like this
450733
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Tidal Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans she has for supporting the development of tidal energy projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Montgomeryshire more like this
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Glyn Davies more like this
star this property uin 25945 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the potential that tidal energy could play as part of the UK energy mix.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering how best we can support the development of tidal stream energy, following my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State’s autumn speech.</p><p> </p><p>On 10 February the Government announced that it will commission an independent review to assess the strategic case for tidal lagoons and whether they could represent good value for consumers. We anticipate that the review will be completed in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T15:27:26.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T15:27:26.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4041
unstar this property label Biography information for Glyn Davies more like this
450734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what criteria her Department uses to designate technologies as less established for the purpose of Contract for Difference auctions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Montgomeryshire more like this
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Glyn Davies more like this
star this property uin 25946 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-12more like thismore than 2016-02-12
star this property answer text <p>In designating technologies in the less established group, we considered which technologies could have a significant long-term role in the UK energy mix, and where there remains significant potential for future cost reduction.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-02-12T14:21:03.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-12T14:21:03.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4041
unstar this property label Biography information for Glyn Davies more like this
450735
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she plans to publish further details of the next Contract for Difference auction; and which technologies she plans will be eligible for inclusion in that auction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Montgomeryshire more like this
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Glyn Davies more like this
star this property uin 25969 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-12more like thismore than 2016-02-12
star this property answer text <p>As announced by the Secretary of State in her speech in November, the current intention is to hold the next CFD allocation round for ‘less established’ technologies (pot 2) in late 2016.</p><p> </p><p>We will set out details around future rounds in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-02-12T14:21:54.72Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-12T14:21:54.72Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4041
unstar this property label Biography information for Glyn Davies more like this
450656
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of occupational pension schemes registered in the UK as at 1 January 2011 and at 1 January 2016, indicating whether any of those schemes registered as at 1 January 2011 have been absorbed by or taken over by any of the schemes registered as at 1 January 2016. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL5957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Lists of registered occupational pension schemes are not readily available and can only be provided at a disproportionate cost. Information on which registered pension schemes have been absorbed or taken over by other registered pension schemes is not available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-02-17T14:11:37.907Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T14:11:37.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Triesman more like this
450523
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Deployment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the speed at which reservists will be able to fill front-line combat roles. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL5885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
star this property answer text <p>Volunteer Reservists (VR) on the trained strength (26,560 as at 1 December 2015) are required to respond to a mobilisation call-out at 28 days' notice and may then carry out additional training for an operation. The length of time required for this training will depend on the complexity of the operation, which may require familiarisation training on equipment which they will be required to operate, and procedural training to prepare for the environment they will encounter. Further preparations may be required, such as vaccinations, which depend on the environment of the operation and which will affect the length of time between mobilisation and deployment.</p><p> </p><p>For a medium scale intervention operation we would expect the period between mobilisation and deployment for VR to be around 180 days. However, the use of intelligent mobilisation means that willing and available VR are routinely mobilised in around 90 days for specific tasks and this can be significantly shortened in some circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>No estimate has been made of the number of Reservists who would be able to serve at short notice in the event of a major conflict.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5886 more like this
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less than 2016-02-15T16:03:56.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T16:03:56.857Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
450524
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Deployment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of reservists who are able to serve at short notice in the event of a major conflict. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL5886 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
star this property answer text <p>Volunteer Reservists (VR) on the trained strength (26,560 as at 1 December 2015) are required to respond to a mobilisation call-out at 28 days' notice and may then carry out additional training for an operation. The length of time required for this training will depend on the complexity of the operation, which may require familiarisation training on equipment which they will be required to operate, and procedural training to prepare for the environment they will encounter. Further preparations may be required, such as vaccinations, which depend on the environment of the operation and which will affect the length of time between mobilisation and deployment.</p><p> </p><p>For a medium scale intervention operation we would expect the period between mobilisation and deployment for VR to be around 180 days. However, the use of intelligent mobilisation means that willing and available VR are routinely mobilised in around 90 days for specific tasks and this can be significantly shortened in some circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>No estimate has been made of the number of Reservists who would be able to serve at short notice in the event of a major conflict.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5885 more like this
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less than 2016-02-15T16:03:56.92Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T16:03:56.92Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
447195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Literature: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote Welsh literature in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 24016 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
star this property answer text Arts Council England funds organisations nationwide including National Portfolio Organisations offering high quality creative and professional training to writers, particularly aimed at emerging talent and funds and supports individual writers/literature via the Grants for the Arts funding scheme.<p> </p>Literature Wales is the national company for the promotion and development of literature in Wales, and works with the support of the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government. Literature Wales receives an annual revenue grant from the Arts Council of Wales as well as a subsidy from the Arts Council's Lottery Funds<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T16:10:12.677Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T16:10:12.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this