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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Situation: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment the Government has made of the strength of the Welsh economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 910124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Welsh economy is continuing to thrive. The employment rate in Wales is up 3.4 percentage points over the last year, over twice as high as the increase in any other part of the UK, with an extra 78,000 people in work. Unemployment also continues to fall. The rate of unemployment in Wales is now half the 2010 level, with 57,000 fewer people unemployed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T13:56:03.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T13:56:03.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1087191
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 China: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on whether Uighur Muslims in Chinese camps have been denied their basic human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 231509 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports that over 1 million Uyghur Muslims have been held in re-education camps, and reports of widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities. Visits to Xinjiang by diplomats from the British Embassy in Beijing have corroborated much of this open source reporting.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials have been raising our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities for some time, and will continue to do so. At the 40<sup>th</sup> session of the UN Human Rights Council which ran from February to March 2019, Lord Ahmad raised our concerns about Xinjiang during his opening address (on 25 February). The UK also raised concerns about Xinjiang during our item 4 statement on 12 March, and we co-sponsored a side event on “Protecting the fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang” on 13 March.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Xinjiang with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during my visit to China on 22 July 2018. The Foreign Secretary also raised our concerns about the region with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on 30 July 2018.</p><p>During China’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 November 2018, the UK made a statement which described our concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in China, including Uyghurs.</p><p>Following the Universal Periodic Review, Lord Ahmad issued a statement where he said: “I am very concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang, including the re-education camps and the widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities, particularly the Uyghurs. The UK and many of our international partners have made clear during China’s UPR that this is a priority issue. We recommended that China should implement CERD recommendations in Xinjiang and allow the UN to monitor implementation.”​</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T10:46:41.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T10:46:41.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1087198
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 China: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the welfare of Uigher Muslims being held in internment camps in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 231510 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports that over 1 million Uyghur Muslims have been held in re-education camps, and reports of widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities. Visits to Xinjiang by diplomats from the British Embassy in Beijing have corroborated much of this open source reporting.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials have been raising our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities for some time, and will continue to do so. At the 40<sup>th</sup> session of the UN Human Rights Council which ran from February to March 2019, Lord Ahmad raised our concerns about Xinjiang during his opening address (on 25 February). The UK also raised concerns about Xinjiang during our item 4 statement on 12 March, and we co-sponsored a side event on “Protecting the fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang” on 13 March.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Xinjiang with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during my visit to China on 22 July 2018. The Foreign Secretary also raised our concerns about the region with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on 30 July 2018.</p><p>During China’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 November 2018, the UK made a statement which described our concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in China, including Uyghurs.</p><p>Following the Universal Periodic Review, Lord Ahmad issued a statement where he said: “I am very concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang, including the re-education camps and the widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities, particularly the Uyghurs. The UK and many of our international partners have made clear during China’s UPR that this is a priority issue. We recommended that China should implement CERD recommendations in Xinjiang and allow the UN to monitor implementation.”</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T10:48:00.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T10:48:00.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1054606
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Surcharges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of visa applicants who have not received an Immigration Surcharge Number as a result of that number being provided to those applicants' legal representatives and not those applicants directly; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 216262 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 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely record the information requested. The Immigration Health Surcharge number is sent to the email address that is provided during the payment process. Customers should ensure that they are receiving information about their application from anybody acting on their behalf, but any customer who requires details of their IHS number can request it via UKVI contact channels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T10:47:34.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T10:47:34.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1052281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Biometrics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of printing IHS numbers on biometric cards for visa applicants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 215209 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) number is not used by the NHS for administrative purposes and there is no advantage in printing it on the biometric residence permit (BRP).</p><p>Surcharge payers can use their BRP to evidence their status as part of the eligibility checks carried out by the NHS. The Home Office shares data with the NHS in England on those who have paid the surcharge, or who are exempt from doing so and are entitled to free NHS care. It also provides checking services for the NHS in other parts of the UK. These services help the NHS establish whether a patient is chargeable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T16:55:08.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:55:08.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1052296
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of shortages of medicines held by (a) pharmacies and (b) suppliers in the last six months; and what effect the UK leaving the EU has had on the (i) price and (ii) availability of medicines in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 215210 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not seen any evidence that suggests there has been any changes to the volume of medicine shortages or price changes as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Our number one priority is to ensure the continued supply of medicines which is why we are working closely with industry and partners in the health system to manage the impact of EU exit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has well established processes to manage and mitigate the small number of business as usual supply problems that may arise at any one time due to manufacturing or distribution issues and this has always been the case. We work closely with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), NHS England and the pharmaceutical industry to prevent medicine shortages, minimise the risks to patients and take appropriate action when shortages do occur.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215211 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T16:08:40.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:08:40.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1052301
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the levels of stock held by wholesalers of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products; and whether there have been (a) shortages and (b) price increases in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 215211 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not seen any evidence that suggests there has been any changes to the volume of medicine shortages or price changes as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Our number one priority is to ensure the continued supply of medicines which is why we are working closely with industry and partners in the health system to manage the impact of EU exit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has well established processes to manage and mitigate the small number of business as usual supply problems that may arise at any one time due to manufacturing or distribution issues and this has always been the case. We work closely with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), NHS England and the pharmaceutical industry to prevent medicine shortages, minimise the risks to patients and take appropriate action when shortages do occur.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215210 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T16:08:40.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:08:40.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1020619
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to pay levels in further education colleges on the ability of such institutions to recruit and retain staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 199887 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Further education (FE) colleges are independent of government and are responsible for setting the pay and conditions of their staff, commensurate with their local workforce planning needs. We recognise that the FE sector faces cost pressures, which is why we are looking closely at funding to make sure that the system can support the delivery of sustainable, high-quality education. We have also been actively engaging with FE providers and representative bodies to understand the specific challenges and opportunities for FE teacher recruitment and retention, to see if there is more support we can offer. The forthcoming Spending Review will present an opportunity for us to make the case for investment in the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T12:17:50.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T12:17:50.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1019354
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the level of bullying in schools; and whether there has been an increase in the level of bullying of BAME children in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 198293 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 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Harassment or bullying of any kind is completely unacceptable and abhorrent in any setting including schools. All schools are legally required to have a behaviour policy with measures to prevent all forms of bullying. Schools have a role in promoting community cohesion and integration and are required to support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to promote fundamental British values. This is a priority for the Government and the Department working with the sector to support them in this role, including, for example, encouraging social mixing across schools.</p><p>Earlier this year an extension was announced to the Department’s anti-bullying grant programme, which is now providing over £2.8 million of funding between September 2016 and March 2020, to four anti-bullying organisations that support schools to tackle bullying. This includes projects targeting bullying of particular groups such as those with special educational need and disabilities and those who are victims of hate related to bullying, along with a project to report bullying online.</p><p>Whilst there is no legal requirement on schools to record and report incidents of bullying the department uses evidence from surveys as an indicator of the prevalence of bullying.</p><p>This includes the Department’s omnibus survey of pupils and their parents/carers. The latest report (September 2018[1]) shows an overall reduction in reports of bullying compared to the previous year, with 37% of pupils surveyed reporting being a victim of bullying at least once in the last year, compared to 45% of pupils the previous year.</p><p>There was an increase in the proportion of pupils who reported being bullied at least once a month in the last year because of their race, nationality or ethnicity (3%, compared to 1% the previous year).</p><p>Other surveys used by the department include Bullying in England - a report based on analysis of the ONS crime survey for England and Wales (published November 2018);[2] and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) 2 (wave 3 published June 2018).[3]</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupils-and-their-parents-or-carers-omnibus-wave-1-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupils-and-their-parents-or-carers-omnibus-wave-1-survey</a>.</p><p>[2].<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bullying-in-england-april-2013-to-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bullying-in-england-april-2013-to-march-2018</a>.</p><p>[3]<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715469/Bullying-Evidence_from_LSYPE2__wave_3.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715469/Bullying-Evidence_from_LSYPE2__wave_3.pdf</a>.</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 2018-12-06T15:43:24.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:43:24.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter
1002661
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Nurseries: Breakfast Clubs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether nurseries receive funding for breakfast clubs as part of the same funding arrangements as (a) infant, (b) junior and (c) secondary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Naz Shah more like this
star this property uin 188864 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education are investing up to £26 million in a breakfast club programme, using funds from Soft Drinks Industry Levy revenues. The funding is for setting up or improving breakfast clubs in primary, secondary, special schools and pupil referral units. Such schools that have a nursery may receive funding for a breakfast club.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:39:55.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:39:55.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naz Shah remove filter