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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 National Insurance Contributions 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 recent steps he has taken to simplify the rates of employees' National Insurance contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211325 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a competitive tax regime and has introduced a range of measures to reduce the burden of National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as part of our long term economic plan to back business and create jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Allowance, introduced in April this year, means that around 450,000 employers– one third of all employers – are expected to be taken out of paying employer NICs altogether in 2014-15 and from April 2015, employer NICs for under 21 year olds will be abolished, helping to support jobs for almost 1.5 million young people currently in employment.</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 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Teachers: Training more like this
unstar 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 Education, what steps she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211327 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></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 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Special Educational Needs more like this
unstar 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 Education, what assessment she has made of the quality of specialist education support services for children in (a) England and (b) Plymouth with low incidence needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 211273 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>It is for local authorities to determine the support they arrange, including any specialist education services for children and young people with low incidence needs. The importance of making appropriate provision for children with low incidence needs and local authorities including information about specialist support in their local offer is set out in the new 0-25 special educational needs and disability code of practice. Under Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to keep under review the educational provision, training provision and social care provision made in their area for children and young people who have special educational needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:55:11.2999137Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:55:11.2999137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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1552
star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
100143
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment more like this
unstar 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 Education, how many deaf pupils achieved five A* to C grades in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Plymouth in 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 211272 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The number and proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 with a hearing impairment who achieved 5 or more GCSE A* to C grades (or equivalent) in a) England, b) the South West and c) Plymouth in 2013 can be found in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"> </td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Pupils with a hearing impairment</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of eligible pupils<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Number of pupils achieving 5 or more <br>A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent)</p></td><td><p>Percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more <br>A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>1390</p></td><td><p>1024</p></td><td><p>73.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>65.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plymouth</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>x</p></td><td><p>x</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: National pupil database</p><ol><li>Figures are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4 and do not include those pupils recently arrived from overseas.</li></ol><p>x = Figures not shown due to 1 or 2 pupils not achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). This suppression is to protect pupil confidentiality and consistent with the Department for Education’s statistical policy[1].</p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/standards-for-official-statistics-published-by-the-department-for-education" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/standards-for-official-statistics-published-by-the-department-for-education</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:44:58.688251Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:44:58.688251Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
100249
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Information Commissioner more like this
unstar 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, if he will ensure that the Information Commissioner has sufficient powers to enforce his rulings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 211203 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to making sure that the Information Commissioner has sufficient resource to carry out its statutory duties.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice works closely with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to keep its enforcement powers under review.</p><p> </p><p>Further information about the ICO’s enforcement powers can be found on its website - www.ico.org.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:44:23.3366216Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:44:23.3366216Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
100168
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Hong Kong more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent political unrest in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211374 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We have been monitoring events in Hong Kong closely over recent weeks including, in particular, through regular reports from our posts in Hong Kong and Beijing. We also continue to meet regularly at senior level with both the Chinese authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to discuss the situation. I met Hong Kong Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen on 14 October. <br><br>We have consistently called on all sides to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and in accordance with the law, including in my response to a Westminister Hall Debate on 22 October, in my Written Ministerial Statement of 13 October, and in a Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement on 2 October on the question of constitutional reform. We encourage all parties to engage in dialogue and work towards a consensus that allows a significant step forward for democracy.</p> 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 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100169
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Taiwan 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the UK's trading relationship with Taiwan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211377 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK and Taiwan enjoy a strong trading relationship. In 2013 total bilateral goods trade between the UK and Taiwan was £4.59bn. UK exports of goods to Taiwan increased 7.8% year-on-year to £1.16bn, the second highest level in history. Trade in services have been increasing over the last decade reaching £958m in 2012 (figures for 2013 will be available in November).</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taipei promote the trading relationship through engagement with industry, trade missions and trade visits, for example, the visit of the Lord Mayor of the City of London in January to promote financial services collaboration, and the bilateral trade talks in July.</p> 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 2014-10-27T14:33:31.5834759Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:33:31.5834759Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Senkaku Islands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyu islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211370 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK does not take a position on underlying sovereignty claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, we have a clear interest in maintaining regional peace and stability. We regularly discuss East Asian regional security issues with our international partners.</p> 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 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100210
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Electronic Warfare more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the UK's vulnerability to cyber-terrorism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211388 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre is responsible for assessing a range of terrorist threats facing the UK, including terrorist use of cyber space, and keeps such threats under regular review. The threat from international terrorism, regardless of the methodology employed, is currently assessed as SEVERE, meaning that an attack is highly likely.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:18:41.5588571Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:18:41.5588571Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100309
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Small Businesses: North West more like this
unstar 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many small and medium-sized enterprises have premises in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 211557 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:45:32.757Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:45:32.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ 211557 ONS 364.pdf more like this
unstar this property title ONS Letter to Member - SMEs more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this