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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 remove filter
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
228304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Secondment 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to which other Government departments, for what time periods and at what cost to his Department in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 228207 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The number of staff seconded to other government departments from 2012-2015 are as follows:</p><p>2012 - 37<br>2013 - 80<br>2014 - 94<br>2015 - 103</p><p>We do not hold accurate data for the number of secondments in 2010 and 2011 so have been unable to provide these figures.</p><p>The number of staff seconded to each Government department is detailed below. However, we are not able to disclose where there were fewer than 5 staff members seconded to a department as this could potentially identify them. We also do not have an accurate breakdown by department for 2012.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:19:40.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:19:40.057Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228307
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Embassies: Home Country Nationals 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate is classified as locally-engaged. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 228205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td>Information on the number of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate classified as locally-engaged can be found in the attached document. In addition, numbers of UK Based staff overseas are published in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Annual Accounts and Reports 2013/2014 and can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2</a>. The FCO Annual Accounts and Reports for 2014/2015 will be published later this year.</td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228306
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 (a) total cost and (b) cost per area of expenditure was of the GREAT campaign launch in Los Angeles in February 2015; and who the attendees were at that launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 228204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
answer text <p>The reception cost £85,000 with 35% funded by the private sector. Approx. £37,000 was spent on venue hire, food and drink, £48,000 on event management, logistics and security.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Approximately 500 guests from the creative sector including major studios and film production companies, sponsors, c-suite representative of British businesses with a presence in California as well as potential US investors in the UK, elected officials and media figures as well as more than 30 British Oscar nominees</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </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 2015-03-26T15:26:27.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T15:26:27.14Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
previous answer version
52027
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
386968
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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 Banks: Greece 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, pursuant to his contribution of 29 June 2015, Official Report, column 1221, on Greece, how many UK citizens resident in (a) the UK and (b) Greece hold accounts with Greek banks. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 5140 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the position in relation to British residents in Greece, as part of his statement to House on 29 June.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor updated the House on the situation in Greece on 6 July.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-07T14:35:50.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:35:50.157Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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 Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 training and development is provided to staff in early years settings in (a) the identification of and (b) support for children with speech, language and communication needs. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 7968 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
8156 more like this
8177 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.867Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.867Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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 Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 support is available for early years settings where Ofsted inspections have identified a need to improve provision for children with speech, language and communication needs; and from which sources such support is provided. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 8156 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
7968 more like this
8177 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.947Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391752
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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 Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 legal duties local authorities have to support early years settings in the identification of, and support for, children with speech, language and communication needs. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 8177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
7968 more like this
8156 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:15.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:15.217Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391411
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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 Special Educational Needs 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 special educational needs co-ordinators were employed in each financial year since 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 7967 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that we receive reliable information in future, we have contacted schools in the run up to the November 2015 school workforce census reminding them of their statutory obligations with regard to the appointing of a SEN coordinator. We have highlighted that they must record the identity of the teacher with these responsibilities. We will repeat this message shortly before the census takes place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-09T16:20:26.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T16:20:26.237Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
422835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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 Tickets: Touting 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that fans buying tickets for sporting and cultural events are not disadvantaged by organised gangs of online touts in the secondary ticket market. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith remove filter
uin 901735 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
answer text <p>The Government announced last week that Professor Michael Waterson has been appointed to chair the independent review of consumer protection measures in the secondary ticket market. The review will look into existing protections for consumers and how tickets come to be available on the secondary market.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-22T16:23:30.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T16:23:30.05Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this