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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government How many EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, are on the electoral register in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency; what is the distinction between the G and K markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register; and what are the differences in the eligibility to vote between such EU nationals and UK citizens. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL674 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The G markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register denotes their eligibility to vote at local and Assembly elections. The K marking denotes an EU citizen who has confirmed that they intend to vote in Northern Ireland, rather than their home state, at a specific European Parliamentary election. The K designation only lasts for one year and consequently there are currently no individuals with a K marking on the Northern Ireland register.</p><p> </p><p>UK, Irish and Commonwealth citizens are eligible to register to vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections. Citizens of EU countries other than the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta (the latter of which are Commonwealth as well as EU countries) cannot vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections, although they can register to vote at local government, and Northern Ireland Assembly elections.</p><p> </p><p>The number of EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, on the electoral register are shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>EU nationals on the electoral register (other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast East</strong></p></td><td><p>1943</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast North</strong></p></td><td><p>1617</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast South</strong></p></td><td><p>2857</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast West</strong></p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>597</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Londonderry</strong></p></td><td><p>1044</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>3801</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Foyle</strong></p></td><td><p>636</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lagan Valley</strong></p></td><td><p>1330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid Ulster</strong></p></td><td><p>1919</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newry &amp; Armagh</strong></p></td><td><p>3017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1928</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Down</strong></p></td><td><p>708</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Down</strong></p></td><td><p>1165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Strangford</strong></p></td><td><p>591</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Upper Bann</strong></p></td><td><p>4563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>1114</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>30,525</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training course which could lead to their release, (2) were released following completion of such training courses, and (3) refused to take up a place or dropped out of such courses; and how those figures compare with those for the preceding 12 month period. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost as central records are not kept for all aspects of the management of prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP).</p><p> </p><p>HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Parole Board will continue to work together to improve the progression of IPP prisoners. This group continue to achieve release in high numbers, with 576 first time IPP releases in 2016, the highest figure since the sentence was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS will continue to invest in interventions to assist prisoners to both reduce their risk and demonstrate such progression to the Parole Board. However, it is important to remember that it is not mandatory for IPPs to complete accredited offending behaviour programmes in order to achieve release. Completing an accredited offending behaviour programme is one way in which IPP prisoners may demonstrate that they have reduced their risk of harm and reoffending; other options may include work and employment, education and one to one work with psychologists or prison offender supervisors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:25:18.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many (1) legally qualified staff, and (2) staff without legal qualifications, now working in the Department for Exiting the European Union (a) have been transferred from, or (b) are on secondment from, the Ministry of Justice. more like this
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Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is recruiting the brightest and the best from across the civil service, the wider public sector and the private sector. The Department for Exiting the European Union now has over 450 staff, and is growing fast. The Department for Exiting the European Union obtains its legal advice from the Government Legal Department. We will not be providing a running commentary on particular groups of staff as recruitment is ongoing and numbers are regularly changing. We will ensure we have the right skills to get the best deal for the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T15:55:08.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T15:55:08.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many BAME (1) men, and (2) women, hold senior and chief officer positions in police constabularies in England and Wales; how many such positions there are; and what assessment they have made of the recruitment trends to such positions, in terms of improved access to, and diversity within, senior positions. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police officers employed by each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins. The Home Office does not collect information on the number of posts available.</p><p>Detailed data on the number of officers in post, broken down by rank, gender and ethnicity are collected and published on an annual basis only. The requested data, representing the picture as at 31 March 2016, can be found in the attached Table_D1 accompanying the main release here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2016</a></p><p>Data for previous years can be found in the Open Data Tables, available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539981/open-data-table-police-workforce-ethnicity.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539981/open-data-table-police-workforce-ethnicity.ods</a></p><p>The Government has made it easier than ever before for the public to hold their PCC and chief constable to account over how diverse their force is compared to the local population. Police.uk now gives access to diversity data for officers and police staff, and the profile of BME and female officers by police rank, in comparison to the local force area population. We are in regular discussion with the College of Policing, who are leading work with chief constables and others to improve senior police recruitment.</p><p>The Government’s direct entry schemes at Inspector and Superintendent ranks help to attract the most talented people into policing, bringing in fresh experience, diversity and perspectives. Of the 40 inspectors and superintendents who have started the scheme so far 43% have been women and 13% were from an ethnic minority background. Chief Constable appointments have also been opened up to those with equivalent experience from overseas.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:40:49.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:40:49.75Z
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many EU nationals have been removed from the UK under Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 2004/38 because (1) they did not satisfy the work requirements, or (2) they were homeless. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>I am sorry but the data requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:32:09.083Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:32:09.083Z
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Fishery Protection ships are patrolling UK waters at any one time; and what is the total number in the squadron. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>We are unable to confirm the position at a UK level as fisheries protection is a devolved matter. However, the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron comprises of 3 offshore patrol vessels of which one is currently tasked to meet the contractual commitment to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for the purposes of fisheries enforcement in England.</p><p> </p><p>The number of RN Offshore Patrol Vessels reflects the adoption of a risk based, intelligence led operational model that enables targeted enforcement interventions in the right place at the right time. The requirement for all vessels over 12 metres in length to be fitted with the satellite tracking devices (Vessel Monitoring System) gives a real time picture of where fishing activity is happening enabling the efficient employment of patrol vessels. This information is monitored at the MMO control room in Newcastle.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, when the RN Offshore Patrol Vessels are at sea but conducting other tasks they are still able to provide a presence which has a deterrent effect. This is supplemented by joint working with other agencies such as Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), UK Border Force (UKBF) and the Police to ensure effective and timely intervention where illegal activity is suspected. Radar sweeps can be used by patrol vessels to identify potential targets and the AIS (Automatic Identification System) is also used in fisheries enforcement to detect fishing activity, including where fishing vessels are operating.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:53:20.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:53:20.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many NHS Trusts achieved Improving Quality in Physiological Services accreditation for their paediatric audiology service in each of the last five financial years. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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HL887 more like this
HL890 more like this
HL891 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Special Constables there are in each police force in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of Special Constables in each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis.</p><p>The latest available data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2016’ statistical bulletins.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T13:09:12.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T13:09:12.363Z
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star this property file name ePQ6917 Lord Kennedy Table2.xls more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many academies there are in North-West England. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 566 academies, free schools, studio schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs) in the North West region of England. The breakdown of these is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North West</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>566</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 6,925 academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs in England</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>4,615</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>1,878</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>6,925</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Z
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