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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Children in Care 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of looked-after children that have (a) run away and (b) gone missing from homes and hostels not subject to the children’s homes regulations since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Information on the proportion of looked after children who ‘run away’ from homes and hostels, not subject to children’s home regulations, is not collected and categorised under this definition. The information that is collected is the number of looked after children who go missing from residential homes or hostels not bound by children homes regulations. The definition of ‘missing’ is defined as a looked after child who is not at their placement or a place they are expected to be, such as a school, and their whereabouts is not known.</p><p>The table presents the proportion of the number of children who had been looked after at some point during this year in this same type of placement. As these statistics are experimental statistics and based on data collected for the first time in 2015, the figures are not comparable between years. Some authorities have informed the department that they do not record any incidents as 'away without authorisation' but instead report all incidents as 'missing' information. We estimate that around 1 in 3 local authorities record this data this way. We will continue to assess whether the figures are considered robust enough to be classed as national statistics, rather than experimental.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Number and percentage of children who went missing from residential homes<strong>[1]</strong> not subject to Children's homes regulations<strong>[2]</strong> <strong>[3]</strong> <strong>[4]</strong> </strong><strong>(Years ending 31 March 2015 to 2018)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>All children looked after during the year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Children who had a missing incident during the year<strong>[5]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>4,690</p></td><td><p>1,460</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>4,310</p></td><td><p>1,170</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>3,970</p></td><td><p>840</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The information provided does not mean that the number of children going missing is increasing in the volumes indicated in the table. All figures on the overall number of children who were looked after during the year - who were missing are still classified as experimental statistics. This is the fourth year these statistics have been collected in this way, and local authorities have reported some variation over recent years in how these incidents are recorded.</p><p>For more information, the latest national figures on looked after children who go missing and the number of incidents are published in Table G1 of the statistical release, Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018, which is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p>1. Residential accommodation not subject to the Children’s Homes Regulations, but where some supervisory or advice staff are employed (although they do not have to live on the premises). This placement code includes hostels, foyers, YMCAs. Also includes lodgings, flats and bedsits where supervisory staff or advice workers are specifically employed and available to provide advice and support to the residents.</p><p>2. Missing is defined as a looked after child who is not at their placement or a place they are expected to be (e.g. school) and their whereabouts is not known.</p><p>3. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. See the looked after children statistics guide for more information on rounding.</p><p>4. Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short-term placements.</p><p>5. Includes children who were missing on 1 April, therefore carried over from previous years. Some very young looked after children may go missing with their mothers who may well be looked after themselves.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T17:11:14.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T17:11:14.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1138887
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Grants 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to replace the plug-in car grant to encourage the manufacture and sale of low emission vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 277246 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Our mission is to put the UK at the forefront of the design, manufacture and uptake of zero emission vehicles. We are investing more than £1.5bn between 2015 and 2021 to support this. The plug-in car grant continues to support the purchase of the cleanest vehicles and will remain in place until at least 2020. Our Road to Zero Strategy confirmed that consumer incentives in some form will continue to play a role beyond 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The government recently announced company car tax rates out to 2022-23. To accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all zero emission models will pay no company car tax in 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23 – a significant tax saving for employees and employers.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside other measures in the government’s Road to Zero strategy, including support schemes for the installation of charge points, the UK government’s support package adds up to one of the most comprehensive worldwide. As part of the upcoming spending review, government will be setting out funding and other measures for future years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T12:24:30.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:24:30.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1138886
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 Transport, what discussions he has had with the oil sector on introducing charging points for electric vehicles at (a) service stations and (b) petrol forecourts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has had a number of discussions with representatives of the oil sector about the provision of electric vehicle charge points at service stations and petrol forecourts. We are encouraging the private sector to invest in and operate a self-sustaining public network supported by the right policy framework. Only last week, the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Transport met with automotive industry leaders, where there was a discussion about having the right charging infrastructure in place and a number of new commitments about charging were made to make electric vehicles more convenient than ever to own. The Government’s view is that the market is often better placed to identify the right locations for chargepoints and it is essential that viable commercial models are in place to ensure continued maintenance and improvements to the network. As evidence of this, BP Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric car charge point provider, announced last month that it will install 400 points capable of ultra-fast 150kW charging by 2021 – including 100 at 50 sites by the end of 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T12:03:02.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:03:02.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1138885
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 Transport, how many charging points for electric vehicles there are in England; and how many of those are located in each region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 277244 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Figures on the total number of electric vehicle chargepoints are unavailable. Members of the public and businesses are able to install chargepoints without government support, and information on these are not routinely collected. Chargepoints that do receive government funding can be decommissioned or removed without notifying Government. The charging point platform Zap-map reports that, as at July 16<sup>th</sup>, there are 19,939 publicly available connectors in England, with the numbers in each region as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Region</p></td><td><p>Number of chargepoint connectors</p></td><td><p>Percentage within England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>1,299</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>1,618</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater London</p></td><td><p>6,417</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>1,045</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>1,807</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>3,239</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>1,903</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>1,388</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and the Humber</p></td><td><p>1,223</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:00:56.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:00:56.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1137598
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Music: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what figures he holds on the cost of music lessons for (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils per term for each local authority in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 274610 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally regarding individual schools and how much they spend on music education, as this is delivered within every school's core funding. However, the Government is clear that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to age 14 as part of the national curriculum. In addition, the Government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs cover every local authority area, and focus on assessing and meeting local needs of children, drawing on a range of local, national and regional music and arts provision in each area. The core roles of the hubs are to ensure that every child aged 5-18 can learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument. Their role is also to provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage, to ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people, and to develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.</p><p>Financial allocations to music education hubs by local authority area can be found at: <a href="https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/music-education/music-education-hubs" target="_blank">https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/music-education/music-education-hubs</a>.</p><p>In order to ensure all pupils are able to enjoy a high quality music education, the Department is developing and publishing a non-statutory model music curriculum for Key Stages 1-3. This will expand on the statutory programmes of study and act as a benchmark for all schools.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:30:24.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:30:24.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1136334
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to (a) monitor and (b) evaluate the support for newly recognised refugees under the new asylum advice and accommodation contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Accommodation and support services will continue for 28 days from when an asylum seeker has been granted asylum. During this period the Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) Provider, Migrant Help, will assist newly recognised refugees to access local housing and benefit services through their dedicated ‘Move-On’ service. Within one working day of notification of the decision by the Home Office, Migrant Help will contact newly recognised refugees to help prepare them for their new lives in the UK.</p><p>This improved service includes: providing information on the length of ‘grace period’ and next steps on support, accommodation and employment; booking an appointment with the local Department of Work and Pensions office for a ‘work focussed interview’; signposting Service Users to the relevant Local Authority housing team; and providing information on, and signposting Service Users to, relevant public services, local support networks and voluntary sector organisations.</p><p>As part of the AIRE contracts, this service, will include clearly defined performance standards measured through a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set within a wider Performance Management Regime (PMR). These KPIs will be monitored formally at Contract Management meetings between the providers and representatives of UK Visas and Immigration and will be supported by a rigorous contract compliance regime that will ensure that the required performance standards are met.</p><p>The Home Office and its Provider remains committed to working in partnership with local government and civil society to evaluate, develop and improve services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:31:59.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:31:59.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1136338
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Asylum: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that children who make an asylum application in the UK are not incorrectly identified as adults. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Age assessment is a highly complex and challenging area of work. There is no single method or combination of methods which can accurately predict age. The Home Office’s approach reflects our commitment to promote and safeguard the welfare of all children. A key part of this is identifying adults who are seeking to pass themselves off as children and ensuring that children are correctly identified at the earliest opportunity.</p><p>Where clear and credible documentary evidence of age is not available, criteria including physical appearance and demeanour are used as part of the process to assess whether a person is under 18. In these circumstances, the Home Office will treat a person claiming to be a child as an adult only where their physical appearance and demeanour very strongly suggest they are 25 years of age or over.</p><p>When there is doubt about an individual’s claim to be a child, Home Office policy is to refer them to the relevant local authority to carry out a careful “Merton compliant” age assessment, which must be carried out by two social workers and must adhere to guidelines set out by the Courts.</p><p>The Home Office keeps its policies and processes under review and we remain committed to striking the right balance between ensuring that children who claim asylum are appropriately supported and maintaining the integrity of the asylum system by preventing adults being treated as children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:29:33.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:29:33.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4598
unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1136936
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Children: Disadvantaged more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support the 2.3 million children estimated by the Children's Commissioner to be growing up with a vulnerable family background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 273477 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The government has recently published its own analysis on the review of children in need showing the scale of children needing social care support: 1.6 million children between 2012-13 and 2017-18. Whilst official statistics show that the number of children in need of help and protection has remained broadly stable since 2010, we welcome the Commissioner’s report and its contribution to a developing evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>Across government, we are taking action to address childhood vulnerability, whether this is through reforming children’s social care, prioritising mental health or better protecting victims of domestic abuse. The government has also committed £920 million to the second phase of the Troubled Families Programme, which aims to achieve significant and sustained improvement for up to 400,000 families with multiple, high-cost problems.</p><p> </p><p>We have established a What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care to develop the evidence base on what works to support vulnerable children and families. We are also investing a further £84 million over the next 5 years through the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme, which will support up to 20 local authorities with high or rising demand for children’s social care services to improve the support offered to vulnerable children and their families.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:10:37.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:10:37.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1136337
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to announce additional details of the integrated programme to resettle an additional 5,000 refugees from 2020-2021. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We continue to engage with colleagues in central government to ensure that all those we resettle are aware of, and receive, the support they are entitled to. This includes regular dialogue with DWP concerning how to support refugees, both through formal meeting structures, and informally as specific issues arise.</p><p>It is right that the UK continues to offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees, for whom resettlement is the only durable solution. We continue to engage with international and domestic delivery partners and stakeholders as we prepare to transition to the new resettlement scheme in 2020 and work through detailed policy of the new scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 272264 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:02:45.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:02:45.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1136335
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of that Department's policies on resettled refugees; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford remove filter
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 272264 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We continue to engage with colleagues in central government to ensure that all those we resettle are aware of, and receive, the support they are entitled to. This includes regular dialogue with DWP concerning how to support refugees, both through formal meeting structures, and informally as specific issues arise.</p><p>It is right that the UK continues to offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees, for whom resettlement is the only durable solution. We continue to engage with international and domestic delivery partners and stakeholders as we prepare to transition to the new resettlement scheme in 2020 and work through detailed policy of the new scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 272266 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:02:45.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:02:45.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4598
unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this