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star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Primary Education: Free School Meals 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 Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2015 to Question 226581, what support her Department provides to primary schools to ensure that the free school meals offered by those schools are healthy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 228392 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The new School Food Standards came into force in January 2015 ensuring schools provide heathy meals throughout the week. The Department for Education provides guidance on the standards[1] and funds the implementation support service, including a menu checker service helping schools to provide hot, healthy menu choices for all their pupils. The School Food Plan website also provides a range of support and advice on providing healthy food in schools.[2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/school-meals-healthy-eating-standards" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/school-meals-healthy-eating-standards</a></p><p>[2] <a href="http://whatworkswell.schoolfoodplan.com/" target="_blank">http://whatworkswell.schoolfoodplan.com/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T14:04:50.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T14:04:50.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Primary Education: Free School Meals 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 Education, what support her Department provides to primary schools to ensure that all infants take up the provision of free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 226581 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has provided substantial support to help schools deliver this policy. More than £1 billion of revenue funding is being provided to schools over two years on top of almost £175 million capital funding allocated this year to support them in improving their kitchen and dining facilities. The department has also allocated £22.5 million transitional funding in 2014-15 to help schools with 150 pupils or fewer to implement the policy. All this funding has been provided to ensure that the meals provided are of high quality, and particularly that all schools are able to offer hot meals.</p><p> </p><p>The department has also set up an implementation support service, staffed by school food experts, which schools can contact for advice and support to help them to increase take-up of meals by their infant pupils.</p><p> </p><p>Over 1.6 million infant pupils (85.2% of all infant pupils) took a free school meal on autumn census day in 2014. This is a rise of 1.3 million from the 0.3 million infant pupils who were estimated to have taken a free school meal in the January 2014 school census.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T14:02:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T14:02:35.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4002
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
166804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres 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 Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues to jobcentres on their obligation to provide interpreter services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 216362 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>To meet the Department’s duties under Equality Act 2010 we make suitable provision to communicate with claimants and customers who do not speak English or Welsh (for people residing in Wales), or who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. We have policy and procedures in place for staff to provide an interpreter for claimants and customers where there is a requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has issued internal communications to staff on Interpreting Services and has embedded the policy and procedures into internal guidance. Staff use this guidance to know how to recognise when a customer or claimant is in need of an interpreter and how to make the appropriate arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T13:38:06.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:38:06.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
228472
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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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 Trade Promotion: Turkey 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department plans to take to further develop UK trade with Turkey over the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 228393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government will continue to develop trade with Turkey through Ministerial and high-level engagement including the UK-Turkey Joint Economic Committee (JETCO); High Value Opportunity (HVO) and other campaigns that position UK companies as partners of choice; partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey; and the GREAT campaign.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T15:22:33.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:22:33.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
227461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 New Businesses: Government Assistance 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Start Up loans have been awarded since the introduction of that scheme in each parliamentary constituency; and what the total value of those loans is in each parliamentary constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 227651 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of Start Up Loans awarded in each constituency and the total value of loans made in each constituency is attached.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:40:35.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:40:35.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property file name Start Up Loans by Constituency - number and value.docx more like this
unstar this property title Start up loans by constituency more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 Overseas Trade: Turkey 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support the development of business and skills that will assist the UK in further developing trade links with Turkey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 227479 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supporting the development of trade links with Turkey through Ministerial and high level official engagement including the Joint Economic Committee (JETCO) with Turkey, High Value Opportunity (HVO) campaigns that position UK companies as partners of choice, partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and the GREAT campaign.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T12:05:06.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T12:05:06.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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4002
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Business: Fraud 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 the Home Department, what steps she is taking to strengthen police action against business fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 223602 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Action Fraud is the national reporting point for fraud and cyber crime. It takes reports of crimes from members of the public and businesses online or via its dedicated helpline. These reports are then analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), which looks for links between separate victims of the same scams, and matches information in Action Fraud reports with other data it holds. The NFIB then prepares intelligence packages and sends these to the police force best placed to consider enforcement action. It also carries out work to disrupt the enablers of this criminality, such as having websites used by criminals taken down.<br><br>Both Action Fraud and the NFIB are part of the City of London Police, which is the national lead force for fraud. The Government brought Action Fraud into the City of London Police in April 2014 to strengthen the end-to-end process for reporting and analysis of these crimes. Action Fraud also has two dedicated single points of contact for business, and continues to host open days for industry and attend business events to ensure understanding, share protective advice and foster close relationships. Action Fraud also circulates real-time information on the latest fraud threats via its website, social media channels and though police forces and businesses.<br><br>The Government is also working closely with law enforcement agencies, industry and third sector partners to support individuals and businesses to be better protected. This includes national and local level action to increase their awareness of the risks and adopting safe online behaviours. The Cyber Streetwise awareness campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, helps individuals and businesses understand how to stay safe online. The second phase of the campaign, including a refreshed website and online materials, launched in October last year. The Government’s Cyber Information Sharing Partnership, within CERT-UK, is also enabling industry to share <br>information on online threats including fraud, helping to reduce their vulnerability and the impact of online fraud on UK businesses.<br><br>The Home Office has introduced the Commercial Victimisation Survey to better understand and monitor crime against businesses, including fraud and online crime. Findings from the 2012 and 2013 surveys have been published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/crime-against-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/crime-against-businesses</a></p><p>Findings from the 2014 survey will be published on 23rd April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-02-12T15:23:44.193Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T15:23:44.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter
224416
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading LighterLife 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on VAT liability for (a) franchisees of LighterLife UK and (b) LighterLife UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 225829 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>It is not for the government to comment on a civil matter between the franchisees and LighterLife UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T17:31:01.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T17:31:01.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Interpreters 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 Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to courts on their obligation to provide interpreter services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 216364 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Guidance is available to all court staff which clearly outlines the circumstances under which the Department is obliged to provide interpreter services. The EU Right to Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Proceedings Directive require the criminal courts to take every reasonable step to identify whether a defendant needs interpretation.</p><p> </p><p>The interpreting contract was introduced to tackle the inefficiencies and inconsistencies in the previous system. The contract has delivered significant improvements so far and we now have a system that is robust, sustainable and able to deliver a quality service at an affordable level. As a result of the contract, we have spent £27m less in the first two years it has been running, and it continues to reduce the burden on taxpayers. <br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:54:11.597Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:54:11.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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166751
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Interpreters 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 Health, what guidance his Department issues to the NHS on its obligation to provide interpreter services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 216366 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The provision of language support, including interpretation and translation, is driven by the requirement for all National Health Service organisations to comply with the public sector equality duty. As public sector organisations, NHS bodies have a duty to ensure that all people have equal access to the information and services that they provide.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The provision of interpretation and translation services by NHS bodies is a matter for local determination based on the composition of the communities they serve, and the needs and circumstances of their patients, service users and local populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Section 20 of the Equality Act 2010 also requires those who provide a service to the public or a section of the public to make a ‘reasonable adjustment’ so that disabled people are not placed at a ‘substantial disadvantage’ compared to non-disabled people, this includes communication and provision of information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of their commitment to improving the experience of patients using NHS services, empowering people to be equal partners in their own care and help reduce unacceptable variation in the quality of reasonable adjustments, NHS England is developing an Information Standard for the provision of accessible, personalised information.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:11:52.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:11:52.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois remove filter