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227687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Technology and Innovation Centres: South West 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of siting the new Energy Systems Catapult project in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227988 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
answering member
1578
label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
228305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Trade Promotion 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, Innovation and Skills, what the total cost was of the GREAT campaign launch in Shanghai; what the cost was of each element of that launch; and if he will publish a list of attendees at that launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
517924
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Directors: Disclosure of Information 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, Innovation and Skills, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 36710 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
1135503
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was (a) of his Department's legal team and (b) in legal fees to the appellant for his Department's defence of the 2017 High Court case on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Gethins more like this
uin 270751 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>Department for International Trade indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
question first answered
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4434
label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138849
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Members' Staff: Working Conditions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277112 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138927
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Rail Accident Investigation Branch: Zero Hours Contracts 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, how many of the investigations undertaken by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch since 2010 have involved people working under a zero hours contract. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 277205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Transport has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1138961
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Pension Credit: Telephone Services 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 calls were made to the pension credit claim line in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston and Surbiton more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Edward Davey more like this
uin 277103 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
188
label Biography information for Sir Edward Davey more like this
227700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Post Offices 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, 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
tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
uin 227769 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227704
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Staff 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, 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
tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
tabling member printed
Gloria De Piero more like this
uin 227953 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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
answering member constituency Horsham more like this
answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:41:31.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:41:31.127Z
answering member
115
label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
tabling member
3915
label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227729
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Sanitary Protection: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Dinenage more like this
uin 227738 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
227730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading King Richard III more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, who has been invited to represent the Church of England at the service at Leicester Cathedral for the reburial of King Richard III. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227784 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd &amp; Rt Hon Justin Welby &amp; Mrs Welby will be representing the Church of England at the reburial service for King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral on the 26 March. The local diocese will be represented by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens alongside other senior clergy from across the country, local dignitaries, ecumenical guests and representatives of other faiths.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T12:48:20.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:48:20.77Z
answering member
93
label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227801
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading ICT 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 227825 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>Core Defra staff are not authorised to download and use any news applications on their work-provided phones and tablets.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
227803
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Staff 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of employees in her Department 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
tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
tabling member printed
Gloria De Piero more like this
uin 227959 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>The table below shows the number and proportion of core Defra employees in each ethnicity category as at 28 February 2015. This includes people who have declared their ethnicity status only.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>Asian</p></td><td><p>Black</p></td><td><p>Mixed</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No. of staff</p></td><td><p>1237</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1478</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>83.7%</p></td><td><p>6.2%</p></td><td><p>8.0%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>0.5%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3915
label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227907
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum 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 the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to improve the efficiency of the asylum system. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Jones more like this
uin 227768 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
227908
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Police: Pensions 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 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
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 227749 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
227910
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading ICT 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 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
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 227828 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
227963
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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 he has made of his Department's performance in meeting its targets on the length of time for decisions to be made on the payment of the under-occupancy by (a) vulnerable and disabled and (b) other people. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 227746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 March 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-03-11/227213" target="_blank">227213</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
227688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Zero Hours Contracts 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, (a) how many people and (b) what proportion of the workforce were employed on zero hours contracts in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) City of York local authority area, (iii) England and (iv) the UK in 2010 and each subsequent year; and what the average number of hours worked each week by such people was in each such year. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading East more like this
answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:32:33.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:32:33.597Z
answering member
1556
label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ 227990 ONS 107.pdf more like this
title ONS Letter to Member - Zero Hour Contracts more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Adult Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the level of funding his Department will provide to further education colleges for the provision of adult education in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227789 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The total budget for post 19 Further Education for 2015/16 is £3,741,472,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not have any budgets beyond 2015-16 as these will be agreed in the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:58:46.407Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Blackpool 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 Communities and Local Government, how many households in Blackpool South constituency were on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) May 2010 and (b) February 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227928 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Statistics on the numbers of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in each local authority district, including Blackpool, are published in the Department's live table 600, which is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies</a><br><br>These statistics are not available by parliamentary constituency.<br><br>In the Blackpool local authority area, housing waiting lists under the last Labour Government rose from 4,159 in April 1997 to 6,769 in April 2010. Under this Government, they have fallen to 4,843 as of April 2014.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:38:59.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:38:59.703Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
227707
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Corporation Tax more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andrew Turner more like this
uin 227983 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
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>
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T08:32:31.01Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
1426
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
227723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the European Commission and his counterparts from other EU member states on the taxation of e-cigarettes. more like this
tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Garnier more like this
uin 227745 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There are not been any ministerial level discussions with the European Commission or other EU member states on the taxation of e-cigarettes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:52:21.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:52:21.293Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4074
label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
227724
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on proposals for EU-level harmonised taxation on e-cigarettes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Garnier more like this
uin 227748 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There are no proposals for EU-level harmonised tax treatment of e-cigarettes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:51:27.367Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:51:27.367Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4074
label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
227735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Blackpool 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 Communities and Local Government, how many families were recorded as living in overcrowded conditions in Blackpool South constituency in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227930 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The social housing reforms in the Localism Act have given local authorities and social landlords the tools they need to tackle overcrowding; while retaining the reasonable preference provisions in the allocation legislation which ensure that overcrowded families continue to get priority for social housing. HomeSwap Direct is there to make it easier for overcrowded social tenants to swap with those who want to downsize. The removal of the spare room subsidy also encourages the more effective use of social housing, by addressing the under-occupation of family homes.</p><p> </p><p>Our Affordable Homes Programme is on track to deliver 170,000 new affordable homes between 2011 and 2015, with £19.5 billion of public and private funding. A further £38 billion public and private investment will help ensure 275,000 new affordable homes are provided between 2015 and 2020.</p><p> </p><p><br><br>Data on occupancy at the local authority level from the 2011 Census is published at:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls</a></p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
227736
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Affordable Housing: Blackpool 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 Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built (a) for rent and (b) for purchase in Blackpool South constituency in each year from 2010 to 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 227929 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>From April 2010 to September 2014, 400 affordable homes have been delivered in Blackpool.<br><br>Statistics on total additional affordable housing provided in England and in each local authority district , including Blackpool, are published in the Department’s live table 1008, which is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply<br><br></a>They include both newly built housing and acquisitions and do not show separate figures for rent and purchase.</p><p>These statistics are not available by parliamentary constituency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:35:56.5Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:35:56.5Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
227743
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Football: Qatar more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 227864 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
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
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T09:54:23.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T09:54:23.937Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
227759
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Universities Air Squadron 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 Defence, what progress is being made by the RAF on recruitment to the Northern Ireland University Air Squadron. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 227862 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Following confirmation earlier this month that the Royal Air Force would establish a Northern Ireland University Air Squadron at Aldergrove, two squadron staff posts are in the process of being established and expect to be recruited in time for the next academic year of 2015-16. There will be 24 student places from September 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:57:07.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:57:07.937Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
227765
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading HMS Victory 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 226869, for what reasons the Answer stated that approval for the Maritime Heritage Foundation to manage the site of HMS Victory 1744 has not been removed, when in his letter of 27 February 2015 to Lord Lingfield he stated that he had decided to withdraw that approval. more like this
tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Kevan Jones more like this
uin 227989 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The letter of 27 February 2015 from my right Hon. Friend, the Defence Secretary, to Lord Lingfield concerns the withdrawal of the approval to recover at risk surface artefacts from the site of HMS Victory 1744, not the Maritime Heritage Foundation's management of the wreck site itself. The letter also made clear that the related issues raised in a Judicial Review application, that has now been withdrawn, are being considered by officials; it would therefore be inappropriate to comment until this process is concluded.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:38:15.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:38:15.713Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
1438
label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
227766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Tornado Aircraft 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 Defence, with reference to paragraph 3 of Annex F of MAA RA 1210, how and when he expects the validity of Tornado GR4 ALARP statement to be decided by the appropriate court. more like this
tabling member constituency Moray more like this
tabling member printed
Angus Robertson more like this
uin 227978 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There are no current or pending court proceedings in which the validity of the Tornado GR4 As Low As Reasonably Practicable statement would be decided.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:52:38.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:52:38.563Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
1433
label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
227767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Reserve Forces 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 Defence, whether any recent study has been made of the value for money and operation of the Reserve Forces and Cadets' Associations. more like this
tabling member constituency North Warwickshire more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Byles more like this
uin 227987 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>An internal review of the Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations was undertaken between August and December 2014. The review was initiated in order to consider what Defence requires of the Associations and to propose any change to outputs, processes, structure or staffing that would better meet Defence needs. The recommendations resulting from the review are currently being considered as part of wider business as usual in the Ministry of Defence.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Canterbury more like this
answering member printed Mr Julian Brazier more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:50:13.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:50:13.063Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Sir Julian Brazier more like this
tabling member
4112
label Biography information for Dan Byles more like this
227770
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Absent Parents 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, 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
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227792 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
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>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:00:11.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:00:11.93Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227777
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Children: Day Care 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 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
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227993 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
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>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:33:06.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:33:06.3Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Schools: Admissions 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, if she will amend the School Admissions Code to allow schools to take into account the length of time a child has been on a waiting list in instances when that length of time has been longer than one year and that child matches that school's admissions criteria. more like this
tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Fuller more like this
uin 227943 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The Department for Education currently has no plans to amend the School Admissions Code in this respect.</p><p> </p><p>It is government policy that all school places must be allocated in accordance with each school's oversubscription criteria. Such criteria are determined following consultation with the local community and reflect local needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:44:22.657Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:44:22.657Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
3912
label Biography information for Richard Fuller more like this
227782
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Free Schools 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, whether her Department plans to update the data contained in its publications of Capital funding for open free schools and Revenue expenditure for free schools before the dissolution of Parliament. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 227867 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The department has no plans to update the data before the end of March.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes capital funding once construction contracts are finalised and data checked, and update GOV.UK following that at this link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-funding-for-open-free-schools#history" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-funding-for-open-free-schools#history</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Revenue funding data for free schools that opened in September 2014 will be published in due course. Project Development Grant (PDG) and Post Opening Grant (POG) revenue funding data for free schools that opened up until September 2013 has been published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-expenditure-for-free-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-expenditure-for-free-schools</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:41:02.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:41:02.91Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
227783
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Teachers 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, how many specialist teachers of (a) art, (b) history, (c) English, (d) physical education and (e) drama taught mathematics in state secondary schools in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13 and (v) 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 227868 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The information requested could only be produced at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:42:24.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:42:24.707Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
227784
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Schools: Admissions 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, how many planning areas in England are in need of additional primary school places by September 2015; in how many of those planning areas there has never been an application to open a primary or all-through mainstream free school; and how many of these planning areas have no open primary or all-through mainstream free schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 227869 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The Department collects information from local authorities on the number of school places in state-funded primary and secondary schools as part of the annual School Capacity Collection. Out of a total of 2,444 primary planning areas across England, there were 584 primary planning areas where the local authority forecast for 2015/16 (from May 2014) was greater than the capacity as reported at May 2014. This comparison of forecasts and capacities does not take into account the number of additional places that have been or will be created after May 2014, through targeted basic need projects, new free schools, and places being provided through local authority projects.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the early stages of the free school policy, proposer groups were not obliged to provide a specific site for their proposed school so we are unable to ascertain the number of planning areas in need of additional primary school places in 2015 where there has never been a primary or all-through free school application.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As at May 2014, 573 of the 584 planning areas in need of additional school places by September 2015 did not have an open primary free school or all-through primary free school. Ten of these planning areas had a primary-phase free school open in September 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Every free school has been opened in response to either the need to provide extra school places, the need to provide parents with greater choice or the need to provide more high quality school places. Almost three quarters of free schools have opened in areas with a forecast need for more places and 94 per cent of free schools approved since January 2014 plan to open in areas with a need for more school places.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T12:52:57.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:52:57.277Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
227790
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Electricity: Prices 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the average industrial electricity price is in the (a) UK and (b) US. more like this
tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr John Redwood more like this
uin 227743 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Estimates of average annual industrial electricity prices for IEA countries, including the UK and USA, are shown in Table 5.3.1 of DECC’s publication Quarterly Energy Prices (QEP).</p><p>The table is available at the following web link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388200/qep_531.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388200/qep_531.xls</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:51:18.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:51:18.457Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
14
label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
227792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Natural Gas: Prices 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the current average industrial gas price is in the (a) UK and (b) US. more like this
tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr John Redwood more like this
uin 227735 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Estimates of average annual industrial gas prices for IEA countries, including the UK and USA, are shown in Table 5.7.1 of DECC’s publication Quarterly Energy Prices (QEP).</p><p>The table is available at the following web link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388202/qep_571.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388202/qep_571.xls</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:50:56.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:50:56.293Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
14
label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
227799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farmers required to submit single farm payment applications online on concerns related to poor broadband speeds and access in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227790 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has received a number of representations from farmers and industry associations regarding the online submission for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims.</p><p> </p><p>From Monday 23 March, farmers and their agents can use established forms and processes to complete their claims by the deadline. The RPA will input the data into the core system. All agents will soon have received maps of their clients’ land and those dealing with the most complex cases will be offered additional support. The RPA is also working to give them direct access to the system. If farmers or agents need help they should contact the Rural Payments Agency helpline on 0300 0200 301.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:38:25.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:38:25.837Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227800
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons farmers are currently unable to register online for the new single farm payment application. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>All farmers and landowners are able to register to use the Rural Payments service using either GOV.UK Verify or through the Rural Payments Agency helpline (0300 0200 301). As of 18 March 2015 72,070 had done so. This represents 84% of anticipated claimants. We are encouraging any farmers who have not yet registered to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:41:17.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:41:17.93Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227825
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Homeopathy 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 Health, what meetings Ministers of his Department have held with external organisations to discuss the efficacy of homeopathy in healthcare since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 227793 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>There have been no ministerial meetings with external organisations to discuss the efficacy of homeopathy in health care since 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:24:29.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:24:29.38Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
227826
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Astrology 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 Health, what representations he has received since 2010 on the efficacy of astrology in healthcare. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 227794 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has not received any representations since 2010 on the efficacy of astrology in healthcare.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:48:13.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:48:13.377Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
227827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Devon 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 Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with NHS England on potential intervention measures to address financial problems in the NHS in Devon; what criteria will be used to decide on the timing of the application of such measures; and whether he expects the application of such measures to be affected by the timing of the general election. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227795 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>This is a matter for the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Devon is one of eleven financially challenged health economies to be provided with support from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority to develop and strengthen their strategic plans. The report of this joint work was published in December 2014 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing in each of the local health economies. This includes the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. The timescales for these processes will be different in each of the 11 areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We hold meetings with NHS England on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues, including NHS services in the South West of England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN 227754 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.88Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
attachment
1
file name Making local health economies work better for patients.pdf more like this
title Joint report of strategic plans more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227845
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Devon 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 Health, if he will publish the final report by PwC on the financial challenge facing the NHS in Devon, which was completed in August 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227753 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and NHS England jointly commissioned work to support the 11 local health economies (LHEs) that were identified as being financially challenged, including Devon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are advised that consultancy firms (in Devon’s case, Pricewaterhouse Coopers) were not commissioned to produce a report as described in the question, but to support the LHEs with the development and strengthening of their strategic plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing, and a number of steps have to be taken in each of the LHEs. These include the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. It would not be appropriate to release information ahead of these steps.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:23:04.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:23:04.26Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Devon 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 Health, what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with NHS England on the increasing financial deficit in NHS organisations in Devon. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227754 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>This is a matter for the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Devon is one of eleven financially challenged health economies to be provided with support from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority to develop and strengthen their strategic plans. The report of this joint work was published in December 2014 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing in each of the local health economies. This includes the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. The timescales for these processes will be different in each of the 11 areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We hold meetings with NHS England on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues, including NHS services in the South West of England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN 227795 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.977Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
attachment
1
file name Making local health economies work better for patients.pdf more like this
title Joint report of strategic plans more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227859
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Cancer 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 Health, what the average waiting time was for cancer test results (a) at York Hospital and (b) in England in 2009-10 and each subsequent year. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Information is collected on waiting times from referral to test, but not from test to test result and is published online at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancer-waiting-times/" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancer-waiting-times/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The collection includes all waits for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures, but it is not possible to identify which were for suspected cancer.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T13:52:20.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:52:20.763Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227860
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading York Hospital 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 Health, what the average waiting time was for elective inpatient or day-case treatment at York Hospital (a) overall and (b) in each speciality in 2009-10 and each subsequent year. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227992 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20