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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to compensate women born in the 1950s who were adversely affected by changes to the state pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279380 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-12
star this property answer text <p>Successive Governments have made necessary decisions to equalise and increase the State Pension age. State Pension age reform has focused on maintaining the right balance between sustainability of State Pension, equality and fairness between generations in the face of demographic change.</p><p>Even after equalising women’s State Pension age with men’s, women will spend on average around 2 years more in receipt of their state pension because of their longer life expectancy. If we had not equalised State Pension age, women would be expected to spend on average over 40 per cent of their adult lives in retirement.</p><p> </p><p>During the passage of the 2011 Act, the Government listened to the concerns of those affected and this is why we introduced a concession worth over £1 billion in order to limit the impact on those women who would be most affected by the changes. This concession reduced the proposed increase in State Pension age for over 450,000 men and women, and means that no woman will see her pension age change by more than 18 months, relative to the 1995 Act timetable.</p><p> </p><p>For people who simply can’t work, our welfare system will continue to provide a strong safety net, as it does for people of all ages now. Any women experiencing hardship, including problems such as unemployment, disability, and coping with caring responsibilities, can already claim support from the welfare system. The Government is committed to supporting the vulnerable and spends over £50 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The new State Pension is more generous for many women. Over three million women stand to gain an average of £550 extra per year by 2030 as a result of recent State Pension reforms.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-08-12T10:36:40.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-12T10:36:40.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1140856
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to limit a person's pension age rise when age eligibility for the state pension is increased. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 280183 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its review of State Pension age in July 2017. The report can be viewed here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630065/state-pension-age-review-final-report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630065/state-pension-age-review-final-report.pdf</a>.</p><p>The next Government review of State Pension age will be completed within six years of that report.</p><p>The Pensions Act 2014 requires the Government to regularly review State Pension age and report to Parliament, to help to ensure the rules about State Pension age are appropriate having regard to life expectancy and the costs of increasing longevity are shared fairly between the generations, and provide greater clarity around the plans for changing State Pension age in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The changes to State Pension age became law following consultation and extensive debates in Parliament. During the passage of the Pensions Act 2011, Parliament introduced limits to person’s State Pension age rise, worth £1.1 billion, which reduced the proposed increase in State Pension age for over 450,000 men and women, meaning that no woman will see her pension age change by more than 18 months, relative to the original 1995 Act timetable.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-08-12T10:22:41.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-12T10:22:41.367Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1140422
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ethnic Groups more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279050 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-12
star this property answer text <p>​The percentage of United Kingdom-based ethnic minority staff employed at D6 (grade 7 equivalent) in the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (FCO) is 9 per cent. The percentage of United Kingdom-based ethnic minority staff employed in the FCO's senior management structure (SMS) is 7 per cent. Diversity statistics are published in the FCO's Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019. They are given as percentages and are not broken down into separate SMS grades (SMS 1 (grade 5 equivalent), SMS 2 (grade 3 equivalent), SMS 3 and SMS 4) in order to protect individual staff anonymity.</p><p>The Civil Service-wide percentage for ethnic minority staff in SCS grades is 6.0 per cent (March 2019). The Civil Service-wide percentage for ethnic minority staff at grade 7 is 11.1 per cent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-08-12T09:53:36.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-12T09:53:36.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1141404
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Food Supply more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the worse-case effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on (a) the proportion of food trucks not being able to have smooth border transit, (b) waiting times at borders, (c) the length of time of disruption to food supplies, (d) potential food price rises and (e) the finances of vulnerable people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-12
star this property answer text <p>The government has been planning for a no deal scenario for the past three years and the cross government Border Delivery Group has been working on logistics issues and planning for a range of scenarios. The government has conducted exercises to test systems in preparation for leaving the EU without a deal and Operation Brock has been developed as a contingency plan, in the event that any problems arise at cross-Channel ports, to manage traffic flows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-12T08:54:11.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-12T08:54:11.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141409
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Food Supply more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to undertake a public awareness campaign on the effect on food (a) supply and (b) prices of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281012 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>On the 31st July, the Prime Minister announced a new £138 million public awareness campaign to prepare the public for every aspect of our leaving the EU without an agreement at the end of October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T14:44:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T14:44:20.167Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1140890
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) involvement of civil society in the talks between the US and the Taliban in Afghanistan and (b) rights of women in any agreement that might be reached in those talks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 280276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Talks between the US Government and the Taliban are a positive step towards an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process. Resolution of the conflict will require negotiations between Afghans, including the National Unity Government and the Taliban. We continue to make clear the importance of the involvement of civil society and of women and minorities in the process to shape Afghanistan's future.</p><p>Afghanistan is a focus country in the UK's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and a priority country in our efforts to promote women's meaningful inclusion in peace processes. We encourage the Afghanistan Government to bring women into discussions on peace and to ensure the participation of Afghan women in all levels of decision-making, from the local level to the negotiation table. The UK funds programmes in support of this, including a pilot on local approaches to peace, with an emphasis on women, across four districts and two provinces. We also support the &quot;Open Jirga&quot; television programme which provides a platform for women's representation in politics, including on the critical issue of peace.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T13:53:13.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T13:53:13.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1140889
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for a peace deal in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 280275 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>​Despite continuing challenges, there is the real prospect of a credible peace process for Afghanistan. Concerted Afghan and international efforts continue, with positive signs including US-Taliban talks; the recent intra-Afghan dialogue co-convened by Germany and Qatar; and the consultative Loya Jirga in Kabul. Intra-Afghan negotiations are now needed to find a sustainable settlement which will assure the country's future peace and stability. It is crucial that the democratically elected National Unity Government plays a central role, and that peace efforts are inclusive, including women and minorities. The people of Afghanistan deserve peace after decades of conflict and insecurity. We strongly believe that a political settlement is the only way to achieve lasting peace and stability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T13:51:17.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T13:51:17.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1140570
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Police more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) training, (b) capacity building and (c) assistance (i) the UK Government and (ii) Scotland Yard provides to the Hong Kong Police Force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 279392 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>In recent years, UK law enforcement agencies have provided training and assistance to the Hong Kong Police Force in a number of areas, including illicit finance and traffic policing. UK law enforcement agencies maintain regular engagement with the Hong Kong Police Force in the course of information exchange and joint investigations of serious and organised crime – as they do with counterparts throughout the world. All cooperation with overseas partners – including those in Hong Kong – is conducted under the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) risk management system, which is used across Government to assess human rights risks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T13:47:54.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T13:47:54.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
1141391
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Food Supply more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of food suppliers in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 281002 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s high degree of food security is built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Defra Ministers and officials meet regularly with the food industry to understand the potential impacts of leaving with no deal at the end of October and support contingency planning by the industry. This includes working with Defra’s long established Food Chain Emergency Liaison Group (FCELG). The FCELG membership is drawn from across the agri-food chain industry sectors from farm to fork.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T12:20:44.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T12:20:44.843Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1141050
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Radicalism more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance is in place for schools on the circumstances when they should provide information to the police on domestic extremists. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 280462 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not provide specific guidance to schools on circumstances where they should provide information directly to the police on domestic extremists. However, the Department has published advice on the Prevent duty, which explains what schools can do to protect children and young people from the risk of radicalisation.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Prevent duty, a school may make a ‘Prevent referral’ as a result of concerns about extremism and for further multi-agency support. The means by which a referral can be made is determined locally and is either via the local authority or directly to the police. Guidance on Prevent referrals is available from these agencies. More information on the Department’s guidance is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office has also developed an online ‘Prevent referral’ package, which explains when to make referrals and what to include, featuring examples from the education sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also has a dedicated telephone helpline and email address that schools can use if they have an extremism-related concern that they are uncertain how to manage. This will include advice on whether concerns need to be shared further, including to the police. More guidance on this matter and information on the telephone helpline is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-extremism-in-schools-and-childrens-services/preventing-extremism-in-the-education-and-childrens-services-sectors" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-extremism-in-schools-and-childrens-services/preventing-extremism-in-the-education-and-childrens-services-sectors</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T10:18:58.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T10:18:58.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this