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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Unemployment: Nottinghamshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of youth employment in Nottinghamshire since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 265574 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>There were 64,800 people aged 16-24 in employment across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in 2010, and 71,000 in 2018.</p><p>The number of young people claiming unemployment-related benefits across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Authorities has fallen by 65.8% in the last six years and stands at 3,696 as at February 2019.</p><p>And, the overall level of employment across the East Midlands is now 2.343 million, an increase of just under a quarter of a million since 2010.</p><p>Across the UK, around 6.0 million (86.4%) 16-24 year olds are in full-time education (FTE) or work.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:45:53.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:45:53.15Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1132439
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses: East Midlands more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to boost the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the East Midlands. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 265575 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>Small and medium sized enterprises in the East Midlands can access business advice through their local Growth Hubs. Led and governed by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Growth Hubs provide a free, impartial, ‘single point of contact’ to help businesses in the area identify and access the right support for them at the right time no matter their size or sector. The LEPs which cover the East Midlands have self-reported that in FY2017-2018 their Growth Hubs supported over 12,000 businesses and helped over 300 individuals start a business</p><p> </p><p>Since its creation in 2012, the Government-backed Start Up Loans company has made 3,573 loans worth over £25.5m to the East Midlands region. In the Mansfield constituency, 66 loans have been made worth £503,200[1].</p><p> </p><p>April 2019’s increase in the National Living Wage (NLW) means that 157,000 workers in the East Midlands have received an inflation-beating pay rise of 4.9%. The latest estimates suggest that 5,000 workers in Mansfield are receiving the NLW and National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Industrial Strategy is creating an economy that works for everyone; setting out a long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the United Kingdom. Nationally, the Government is providing up to £18.6 million to Be the Business to increase firm level productivity by supporting SMEs to make simple changes and learn from each other.</p><p> </p><p>And the £9 million Business Basics Programme is testing innovative ways of encouraging SMEs to take-up proven technology and business practices that can boost productivity. A total of £2 million has been allocated to projects from the first round of the Business Basics Fund and we are expecting to allocate a further £2 million of funding in Autumn 2019.</p><p> </p><p>[1] At May 2019</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T11:53:14.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T11:53:14.123Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1132879
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Public Bodies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual cost to the public purse of the 406 agencies and other public bodies listed on the gov.uk website is. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 266186 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>The Public Bodies 2018/19 report, published on 22 March 2019, sets out the gross resource expenditure of<br>the 301 arm’s length bodies which include all executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies as well<br>as non-ministerial departments, the latter of which are not included in the 406 bodies listed on gov.uk. As of<br>31 March 2018, the gross resource expenditure was £203.8 billion. Further information on how this cost is<br>broken down per organisation across services provided, running costs of the organisation and other costs<br>can be obtained from the organisations directly</p><p>The annual cost to the public purse of the other public bodies listed on the gov.uk website is not held<br>centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T15:46:05.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:46:05.5Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1134098
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading T-levels more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that businesses understand the value of the new T Level qualifications before their implementation in 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 268544 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>With longer hours and meaningful industry placements, T levels will provide employers with the future skilled workforce they need to thrive. We have placed employers at the heart of T level development and implementation. We have extended the remit of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to promote awareness of T levels and industry placements with a wide range of employers – the NAS has worked with and gained the interest of nearly 10,000 employers in 2018/19. The NAS also work with business representative networks and recently held a T levels Twitter panel with myself and the Federation of Small Businesses.</p><p>In addition, T level panel members, responsible for developing T level content, have become strong advocates for T levels. Many of these members are now part of the T level Ambassadors Network - a network of business advocates endorsing T levels on a regional and national basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:31:40.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:31:40.98Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1134099
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Vocational Education: East Midlands more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote technical and vocational education and training in the East Midlands. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 268545 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>Since the publication of the Wolf Review in 2011, the department has implemented an extensive programme of reforms to strengthen technical and applied qualifications. This includes taking forward the recommendations from Lord Sainsbury’s panel on technical education (TE), which will create a world-class technical and vocational education system, offering a real choice of high-quality training.</p><p>Our apprenticeships marketing campaign, Fire It Up, aims to change the way people think about apprenticeships, by showing them as an aspirational choice for those with energy and passion and encouraging everyone to consider them. In addition, the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge project is a free service provided through the Department for Education, and works with schools to ensure that teachers have the knowledge, support and resources to enable them to promote apprenticeships to their students.</p><p>Alongside apprenticeships, new T levels will raise the prestige of TE and provide students with a high-quality, technical alternative to A levels. We are working closely with the providers selected to deliver T levels in 2020 (including Derby College) to ensure they are ready for first teaching, and have provided them with marketing materials which can be adapted for local use. A communications campaign will launch later this year to raise awareness of T levels, where they can lead and how they fit in with other post-16 choices.</p><p>We have announced the first 12 Institutes of Technology (IoTs) that will be set up across the country to deliver higher TE and training with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. Backed by £170 million of government funding for investing in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, one of the new IoTs is led by the University of Lincoln in partnership with local further education colleges and employers.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:26:43.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:26:43.277Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1135880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Numeracy: Nottinghamshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the level of numeracy in Nottinghamshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 271589 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>The Department is investing to improve Mathematics education from early years through to age 18, so that young people have the right skills for employment, further education and everyday life.</p><p>In early years, the Department is investing £20 million in the Professional Development Programme. This will provide training on language, literacy and numeracy education for pre-reception early years staff in disadvantaged areas, including around 45 settings in Nottinghamshire.</p><p>Since 2014, the Department has funded a network of 35 Maths Hubs across England, including two lead schools in Nottinghamshire (George Spencer Academy and Minster School). The Hubs have sought to improve Mathematics teaching from early years through to post-16. Maths Hubs deliver the £76 million Teaching for Mastery programme, which adapts Mathematics pedagogy from top performing east-Asian jurisdictions to English schools. The programme is funded to reach a total of 11,000 primary and secondary schools across England by 2022. This includes establishing a Mastery Readiness Pogramme for schools in greatest need.</p><p>To further support the transition between primary and secondary school, schools in Nottinghamshire have also received approximately £1.1 million in additional funding to raise levels of literacy and numeracy of Year 7 pupils. Students on a 16 to 18 study programme who have yet to achieve a GCSE grade 4 or above in Mathematics are required to continue to study the subject.</p><p>The Department is funding the £16 million Advanced Mathematics Support Programme to improve and increase provision of, and participation in, AS and A level Mathematics, further Mathematics, and level 3 core Mathematics qualifications, through a range of support to help schools and colleges improve advanced Mathematics teaching.</p><p>In 2018, 77% of pupils in Nottinghamshire local authority met the expected standard for Mathematics at Key Stage 2, which is 1% higher than the England average and up from 70% in 2016 when new tests were introduced.</p><p>At GCSE level, 71.8% of Nottinghamshire local authority’s pupils achieved a grade 9 to 4 at GCSE Mathematics in 2018, which is slightly higher than the figure for 2017. 75.3% of 19 year olds held a GCSE 9 to 4 or other level 2 qualification in 2018, compared to the national average of 75.6%. 23% of academic students took Mathematics A level at the end of Key Stage 5.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T15:01:45.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:01:45.5Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1135881
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidences there were of the use of synthetic cannabinoids in prisons in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 271590 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Drug testing is an essential element of the HMPPS drug strategy and provides us with robust evidence on the prevalence of drug misuse. It can be used in support of security measures, to identify and signpost into drug treatment, monitor treatment compliance and act as an incentive to engage in treatment and drug free living.</p><p>HMPPS continues to explore new methodologies to develop our mandatory and voluntary drug testing frameworks enabling us to be responsive to the changing patterns of drug misuse in prisons. This includes the misuse of prescribed medication, and the dynamic market in psychoactive substances.</p><p>Data and information on drug testing is routinely published as part of the normal publication schedule which can be found here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/annual-hm-prison-and-probation-service-digest-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/annual-hm-prison-and-probation-service-digest-2017-to-2018</a>. Data on drug tests in 2018-19 will be published in due course in line with the normal publication schedule.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:16:23.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:16:23.833Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1136552
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Pollinators: Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have taken to support the National Pollinator Strategy on (i) roads (ii) railway lines. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 272930 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Highways England recognise the critical role of pollinators and support the National Pollinator Strategy through their Biodiversity Plan. Highways England’s delivery of 3500 hectares of wildflower rich grassland is in progress and will support a wide range of pollinating insects.</p><p> </p><p>Further details of how Highways England will support the National Pollinator Strategy are available on:</p><p><em> </em></p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441300/N150146_-_Highways_England_Biodiversity_Plan3lo.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441300/N150146_-_Highways_England_Biodiversity_Plan3lo.pdf</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Network Rail has been working on a range of initiatives across the country aimed at protecting pollinators, such as the Green Transport Corridors Project in Cumbria and South Yorkshire, where locations were identified for pollinator habitat creation and enhancement.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T13:16:39.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:16:39.437Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1136554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Big Lottery Fund: Mansfield more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Big Lottery funding was allocated to Mansfield constituency in each of the last two years for which data are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 272931 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>Applicants for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund) often name their main office as their project delivery location. A high proportion of charities are based in cities and towns, in this instance Nottingham or Sheffield, or have their main office in London, but deliver activity and services to a much wider area. This means figures often don’t reflect the spread of activity and the overall offer of services and projects funded by The National Lottery Community Fund within a particular area.</p><p> </p><p>We have included figures for the last five years as this better reflects the investment in the area over this time frame.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Mansfield Constituency</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total funding allocated</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£447,825</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£2,332,098</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£4,794,236*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£160,237</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£446,709</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>*2016-17 also includes £4,524,800 from Building Better Opportunities which is a matched fund between the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T13:51:43.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:51:43.093Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1136556
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Cold Weather Payments: Mansfield more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Mansfield constituency received cold weather payments in each of the last two winter periods. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield remove filter
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 272932 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answer text <p>The Cold Weather Payment scheme is administered at weather station level rather than any other standard GB geography such as constituency level. The coverage area for each weather station is determined by the Met Office which assesses the most appropriate weather station for each postcode area. Cold weather payments are triggered when the average temperature recorded at the weather station has been recorded as, or is forecast to be, 0<sup>o</sup>C or below over seven consecutive days, during the Cold Weather season (November to March).</p><p> </p><p>The constituency of Mansfield covers all or part of the following postcode areas: NG17-21.</p><p> </p><p>The above postcode areas are covered by the weather station Nottingham Watnall. Qualifying individuals living in this area will have received a payment in respect of a seven-day period of Cold Weather, as shown in <strong>Table 1</strong>.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Table 1 Estimated number of Cold Weather Payment recipients</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Weather station</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham Watnall</p></td><td><p>168,000</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Nottingham Watnall weather station covers the following postcode areas, in <strong>Table 2</strong>, which include constituencies other than Mansfield. We estimate that 168,000 payments, to 168,000 recipients, were made in this area as a whole, in respect of one trigger in 2017/18. We are not able to break this figure down to a lower level. There were no cold weather triggers in Nottingham Watnall in 2018/19.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Table 2 Postcode sectors mapped to Weather Stations</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Weather station</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Postcode Sectors Covered</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham Watnall</p></td><td><p>CV13, DE1-3, DE5-7, DE11-15, DE21-24, DE55-56, DE65, DE72-75, LE1-9, LE11-14, LE16-19, LE65, LE67, NG1-22, NG25, NG31-34.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><ol><li>The number of recipients and payments given here is an estimate as information on the exact number is not readily available. These figures are produced by determining the volume of eligible recipients in each weather station area at the start of the winter season and using these figures throughout the winter to estimate payments and expenditure based on the actual triggers recorded.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The number of payments made is not necessarily the total number of individuals benefitting from a Cold Weather Payment. Any individuals making a joint claim for one of the qualifying benefits, such as a couple living together, will receive one payment between them rather than one payment each. Furthermore, if a weather station triggers more than once throughout a cold weather season then the recipients will receive more than one payment.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Estimates of Cold Weather Payments are published weekly during the Cold Weather season. The latest published estimates can be found at the link below:</li></ol><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/social-fund-cold-weather-payments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/social-fund-cold-weather-payments</a></p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:13:03.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:13:03.303Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this