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Cabinet Office more like this
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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 Staff more like this
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unstar 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 and what proportion of employees in his Department and the Office of the Prime Minister identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 227953 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>The Cabinet Office publishes diversity data on its website, including a breakdown of those who declare an ethnic minority background: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/about/equality-and-diversity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/about/equality-and-diversity</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:41:31.127Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227910
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Home Office more like this
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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 ICT more like this
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unstar 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, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 227828 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>Home Office information technology policy precludes the downloading of unauthorised applications to Home Office-issued equipment and in most cases, such equipment is modified to prevent the downloading of any applications at all. A limited number of approved communications staff (such as press office) have access to social media or news sites via downloaded applications on mobile devices and while this is subject to standard rules governing appropriate use of Home Office technology, there are no restrictions on which news sites may be accessed in this manner.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
227908
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-17more 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 Police: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, with reference to the debate on police widows pensions of 25 February, Official Report, columns 126-133WH, what steps she is taking to ensure all police widowers receive life-long pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 227749 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>The Chancellor announced in the Budget on 18 March that the Government will ensure that all widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers and firefighters who are killed on duty will no longer lose their survivor benefits if they remarry, cohabit, or form a civil partnership.</p><p>The Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government will set out further details in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
227907
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Asylum more like this
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unstar 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 recent steps she has taken to improve the efficiency of the asylum system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
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Andrew Jones more like this
star this property uin 227768 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>The Home Office have a number of Asylum Improvement projects underway. We are reviewing asylum processes to provide a better experience for our customers such as moving administrative tasks from the asylum interview into the screening process or revising decision letters to make them more user-friendly for customers. <br><br>We are also implementing a number of pilot initiatives to modernise our case working processes including exploring the use of Summary Notes within our asylum interviews. At the same time we are looking to invest in technology to automatically obtain a transcript of an asylum interview. This should improve the efficiency of our interviewing process and reduce the need for our customers to have lengthy interviews regarding their claim whilst we are also looking to expand on the use of video conferencing equipment to build greater flexibility into the asylum case working process and to realise potential savings. We are seeking to digitalise our work where possible, removing the need for paper-based files so our work can be moved around the country to meet service demands. <br><br>We have also made improvements to our decision making processing times. We aim to decide all straightforward asylum claims within six months. We recognise that asylum cases are often complex and require our full and thorough consideration, meaning that some decisions will take longer than six months. Those cases that do take longer than six months are actively managed to ensure they are concluded as promptly as possible. <br><br>We have significantly improved our suite of guidance on considering asylum claims, including key instructions on asylum interviews and assessing credibility. We have streamlined processes by reducing the volume of paperwork required and cutting duplication in the asylum process, including improvements to the way in which decisions are explained to applicants in correspondence to make it easier to understand. These changes are designed to support caseworkers to improve decision quality and efficiency to ensure we grant protection where it is needed whilst refusing unfounded claims more quickly, whilst also ensuring a more customer focused approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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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 Sanitary Protection: Taxation more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will propose at an EU level (a) a review of the EU's classification of women's sanitary products as luxury items and (b) an end to the 5 per cent tax rate on such items. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
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Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property uin 227738 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>Female sanitary products are not classified as luxury items. Indeed, a reduced rate of VAT of 5 per cent currently applies to female sanitary products. This has been in place since 2001 and is the lowest rate possible under EU law.</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 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
227700
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Post Offices more like this
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unstar 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, with reference to his Department's announcement of 27 November 2013 on Post Office branch modernisation, how many Post Offices have benefited to date from the dedicated fund to support smaller community branches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
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Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
star this property uin 227769 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 /> <p>Since the landmark £20 million Post Office Community Fund started accepting applications in June 2014 more than 340 Community post offices have applied for funding. More than 250 of these proposals have been approved to date and of these more than 85 have been completed, bringing significant benefits to communities, customers and subpostmasters across the UK. The fund remains open for applications and the Government encourages eligible branches to apply for investment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227707
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more 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 Corporation Tax more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is a lower corporation tax limit for clubs, voluntary organisations and charities below which such organisations are not required to submit corporation tax returns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
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Mr Andrew Turner more like this
star this property uin 227983 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 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Where the corporation tax liability of a club or an unincorporated organisation does not exceed £100, and where that club or organisation is run exclusively for the benefit of its members, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will not generally require that club or organisation to complete corporation tax returns. HMRC review such treatment every 5 years. This treatment does not apply to companies which are wholly owned by, or subsidiaries of, charities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises that asking a charity to formally claim tax relief every year would be administratively burdensome and therefore they do not require every charity to file a tax return every year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, they do require every charity to file a tax return once every few years so that they can check that the charity is claiming any tax exemptions and reliefs in accordance with the law. In addition, charities have an obligation to complete a tax return where they have reason to believe that they should be paying tax on some of their income or gains.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If HMRC send a notice to a charity to file a tax return, the charity must complete it and submit it within the time limits given on the forms or they may face a penalty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Football: Qatar more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to FIFA on reducing deaths among workers constructing stadia and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 227864 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The British Government takes the issue of migrant workers rights seriously and we would expect FIFA to do the same.</p><p> </p><p>We are encouraged by the steps taken by the Qatari Government in response to concerns about the rights of migrant workers and continue to support efforts where we can. The Qatari Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy has responsibility for those working on 2022 World Cup infrastructure and has ensured that a Workers Charter is incorporated into all infrastructure contracts to protect workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T09:54:23.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T09:54:23.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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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 Absent Parents more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will update her guidance to schools on the release of reports and other information on the educational progress of pupils to non-resident parents; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 227792 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 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has no plans to issue guidance to schools on this matter. The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I 1437) require maintained schools to keep curricular and educational records for each pupil, disclose these records to parents and pupils, and report, at least annually, to all parents on their child’s progress and attainment.</p><p> </p><p>Section 576 Education Act 1996 (applicable to The Pupil Information Regulations) provides that the definition of ‘parent’ includes all natural parents, whether they are married or not, and any person who has care of a child, irrespective of whether they are a natural parent or have parental responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The exception applies in circumstances where there is a court order limiting an individual’s exercise of his or her parental responsibility which expressly amends their entitlement to receive such information.</p><p> </p><p>If a parent feels that they are not receiving the statutory information to which they are entitled, under education law, from the school, they can complain formally to the school by following its complaint procedure.</p><p> </p><p>These statutory duties do not apply to mainstream Academies or Free Schools. As an independent public body, an Academy or Free School is directly responsible, under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), for the collation, retention, storage and security of all information that they produce and hold. In an Academy or Free School, a pupil has the right to a copy of their own educational information under the DPA. In certain circumstances, requests for this information may be made by a parent on behalf of their child.</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 2015-03-20T10:00:11.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:00:11.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more 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 Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost per hour of childcare was (a) in a nursery and (b) with a child minder in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) City of York local authority area and (iii) England in 2010 and each subsequent year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 227993 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 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not record childcare costs for parents at constituency or local authority level. Furthermore, the Department does not record day care or child minder costs on an annual basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Childcare and Early Years Providers survey (2010) indicated that the average hourly fee charged by full day care providers for three-year-olds was £3.60. The same survey conducted in 2013 indicated a figure of £3.90 for three and four-year-olds. The average hourly child minder fee for children of any age was £3.80 in 2010 and £4.10 in 2013. These surveys are available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2010" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2010</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Family and Childcare Trust also conduct annual childcare cost surveys; these are available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/childcare-costs-surveys" target="_blank">http://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/childcare-costs-surveys</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T10:33:06.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:33:06.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this