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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Members' Staff: Working Conditions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277112 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43052
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 proportion of initial teacher trainees were service leavers in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13 and (f) the current academic year to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192174 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold this information prior to March 2011. Between 2010 and 2012/13, 0.12% of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees declared themselves as having an armed forces background. ITT census information and performance profiles can be found online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census</a></p>
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43234
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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
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 proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools received a (i) higher and (ii) lower Ofsted inspection result than they had received in their previous inspections in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192215 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>In January this year, the Department for Education published an analysis of Ofsted inspection outcomes for converter academies and maintained schools in the report ‘Performance of converter academies in 2012 to 2013'[1]. It showed that in 2012/13 converter academies previously rated as either ‘good' or 'satisfactory' were more likely to improve their rating than local authority (LA) maintained mainstream schools, and also showed converter academies previously rated as ‘outstanding' were more likely to retain that rating than LA maintained mainstream schools.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/performance-of-converter-academies-in-2012-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/performance-of-converter-academies-in-2012-to-2013</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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
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 proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a higher percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades including English and mathematics than the previous year in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192423 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The requested information is published in the 2012/13 performance tables[1].</p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43524
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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
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 proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a higher percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades than the previous year in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192425 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The requested information is publicly available in the 2010/11[1], 2011/12[2] and 2012/13[3] performance tables.</p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html</a></p><p>[2] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2012/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2012/download_data.html</a></p><p>[3] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2011/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2011/download_data.html</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43525
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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
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 proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a lower percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades including English and mathematics than the previous year in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192424 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The requested information is published in the 2012/13 performance tables[1].</p><p>[1]<a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43529
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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
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 proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools achieved a lower percentage of students achieving five GCSE A* to C grades than the previous year in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192426 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The requested information is publicly available in the 2010/11[1], 2011/12[2] and 2012/13[3] performance tables.</p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/download_data.html</a></p><p>[2] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2012/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2012/download_data.html</a></p><p>[3] <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2011/download_data.html" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/2011/download_data.html</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
42478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
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answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the names are of the free school projects proposed to open in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 that have been cancelled or withdrawn; and what the pre-opening expenditure was for each of those projects. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 191590 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
answer text <p>The revenue funding provided to free schools that opened, or projects that planned to open, in 2011 and 2012 is published online:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-expenditure-for-free-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-expenditure-for-free-schools</a>.</p><p>This publication includes pre-opening expenditure levels. When a project is cancelled or withdrawn, the Department for Education seeks to reclaim as much pre-opening expenditure as possible.</p><p>The publication will be updated shortly to include free schools that opened, or projects that planned to open, in 2013.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 proportion of service leavers (a) applied to and (b) were accepted on initial teacher training in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, (v) 2012-13 and (vi) the current academic year to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answer text <p>In the 24 month period between March 2011 and April 2013, 322 service leavers applied to postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT). 132 of these were successful. This is an average of six successful applicants per month.</p><p>In the current academic year we have introduced the new Troops to Teachers undergraduate route. This is not comparable to previous years as it is a dedicated undergraduate route which is only for service leavers.</p><p>982 service leavers applied to Cohort 1, and the application process ran for 4 months. 41 service leavers joined the programme in January 2014. This is an average of 10 successful applicants per month. We expect a higher acceptance rate for Cohort 2 as we develop this new programme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
44557
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities about highlighting the importance of women in the workplace in discussions on decent work at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193277 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Secretary of State has met the Minister for Women and Equalities on a number of occasions and they have discussed a range of issues. </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
44528
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to designate the New Schools Network as a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193278 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answer text <p>There are no plans to designate the New Schools Network as a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
44536
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to implement the commitments made in the outcome document for UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193275 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer given on 20 March 2014, Official Report, column 688W.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Lewes more like this
answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
28
label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
44537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from civil society organisations on the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193276 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answer text <p>Active engagement with civil society was a key element of preparations and plans for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. A robust programme of consultation and engagement with a wide range of civil society organisations was put in place by the Government Equalities Office, so enabling them to take account of the views and representations of UK Non-Governmental Organisations in the negotiations at the Commission. These have included representations on the following:</p><p>i. a priorities paper on the post-2015 agenda from the UK NGO CSW Alliance;</p><p>ii. a submission from the Gender and Development Network; and,</p><p>iii. statements on Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 framework from faith-based organisations and international civil society organisations.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Lewes more like this
answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
28
label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45793
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social housing tenants who were liable to pay the under-occupancy penalty have moved house since 1 April 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194296 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
previous answer version
4302
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45794
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rhondda of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 347W, on housing benefit: social rented sector, if he will commission a one year evaluation of the effects of the under-occupancy penalty. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194295 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have already commissioned a two year evaluation of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy across Great Britain. The evaluation commenced in April 2013 and is being led by Ipsos-MORI and includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. The final report will be published in late 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department has not published data on the effects of the under-occupancy penalty on the number of social housing tenants who have moved home or fallen into rent arrears. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194297 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>It is still too early in the policy's lifetime to draw any firm conclusions as to its effect, including the number of tenants who have moved home. Rent arrears can have multiple causes and levels tend to fluctuate over time. A longer timeframe than one year is required in order to see whether and, if so, to what extent the removal of the spare room subsidy has impacted on rent arrears levels.</p><p>A consortium led by Ipsos-MORI and which includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research has been commissioned to carry out a two year monitoring of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy measure across Great Britain.</p><p>The Homes and Communities Agency reported in February that the median level of arrears among the larger housing associations had fallen from 4.1% in the second quarter of 2013-14 to 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013-14.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
43055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
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answering dept sort name
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 service leavers have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted on the Troops to Teachers programme to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p>The Troops to Teachers undergraduate programme is a brand new programme, which started in January 2014. It provides a route into teaching for non-graduates with relevant skills and experience. It is a school-based two year programme, at the end of which service leavers will have both a degree and Qualified Teacher Status.</p><p>982 service leavers submitted an initial application to cohort 1 of the new undergraduate Troops to Teachers programme. 332 of these applications went forward to be considered by the initial teacher training provider, which is the normal first stage for initial teacher training applications. 41 service leavers joined the Troops to Teachers programme in January 2014.</p><p>These figures represent only the first cohort of Troops to Teachers trainees. We are looking forward to more service leavers joining the programme this September.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45439
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local government spending on the effectiveness of fire brigades. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193997 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>Fire and rescue authorities are best placed to assess and manage their services and do this through integrated risk management planning. Fire and rescue authorities now attend 46 per cent fewer incidents than ten years ago and they allocate their resources according to local risk<em>.</em></p><p>There is still scope for fire and rescue authorities to make sensible savings, e.g. through reforms to flexible staffing and crewing arrangements, better procurement; shared services, collaboration with emergency services and other organisations on service delivery and estates, sickness management; sharing of senior staff, locally led mergers and operational collaborations, new fire-fighting technology, preventative approaches and working with local businesses.</p><p>In his independent review, Sir Ken Knight concluded that fire and rescue authorities need to transform themselves to reflect the entirely different era of risk and demand they now operate in.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45440
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to change the contribution rates to the Firefighters Pension Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194054 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>The Government response to the consultation on employee contribution rates to apply in the Firefighters' Pension Schemes from 1 April 2014 was published on 6 March alongside the amending regulations. The Government response can be found at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighters-pension-scheme-1992-and-new-firefighters-pension-scheme-2006" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighters-pension-scheme-1992-and-new-firefighters-pension-scheme-2006</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45441
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the current recommended age of retirement for firefighters. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194055 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>An independent review for the Firefighters' Pension Committee in 2013 found that, under current practices, firefighters would be operationally fit at age 60 if they maintain a physically active and healthy lifestyle. One in three members of a firefighters' pension scheme is in the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006, which already has a Normal Pension Age of 60. The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 set the Normal Pension Age for the reformed firefighters' pension scheme to be age 60 from 2015, in line with the recommendation from Lord Hutton's independent report.</p><p>A firefighter with a full career earning £29,000 will be able to retire at age 60 with a pension of £19,000 per annum. Firefighters will be able to retire before the scheme's Normal Pension Age with an actuarial reduction.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45442
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the role of firefighters in responding to the recent floods. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194056 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p> </p><p>More than 1,000 firefighters from across the country assisted with the flood response over December, January and February. We are extremely grateful for the work that they did to reduce water levels and help communities deal with the flooding.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
46138
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate workers posted to the UK by companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194553 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p>Non-EEA nationals posted to the UK branch of their company are already <br>regulated under the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) route, as set out in the <br>Immigration Rules. <br><br>Non-EEA nationals posted to the UK as contractual service suppliers under an <br>international trade agreement are regulated under the Tier 5 (International <br>Agreement) route.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
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label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45785
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits to the UK of international students. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194285 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The Government's International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, included an analysis of the value of international education to the UK. This analysis showed that international students across all parts of the education sector (higher education, further education, English language training, and independent schools) were estimated to contribute £13.6bn to the UK economy in 2011. More recent data indicates that this figure rose to £13.9bn in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>International students also bring indirect economic benefits to the UK, including: strengthening the quality, diversity and reputation of the UK education sector; providing a pipeline of prospective students who may study at higher levels in the UK; and improving overseas business, research, social and cultural links.</p><p> </p><p>The International Education Strategy and the accompanying analytical narrative can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Havant more like this
answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
53
label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45786
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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
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, if he will make an assessment of the effect on higher education providers of charging fees to international students for use of the NHS. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194286 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The Home Office published an impact assessment on its website on the 11 October 2013 entitled ‘Regulating migrant access to health services in the UK', in which it estimates the impact of implementing a health surcharge as outlined in the Immigration Bill. The Home Office predicts that implementing a health surcharge could cause Tier 4 visa grants to fall by approximately 830, which will have an impact on higher education providers of approximately £11 million per year. The surcharge is £200 per annum for most migrants however, to reflect their contribution to UK growth, a concession was factored into the Immigration Bill for students - they will pay £150 per annum rather than the full cost.</p><p> </p><p>BIS will continue to work closely with the Home Office and the higher education sector to monitor the effects of the surcharge on student numbers and to ensure that the impact is manageable.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Havant more like this
answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
53
label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45787
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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
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, if he will make an assessment of the findings of the Oxford Economics report commissioned by the University of Sheffield entitled the Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194284 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The Government welcomes the benefits that international students bring to the UK as highlighted in theOxford Economics report entitled Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013.</p><p> </p><p>In July the same year, we published our International Education Strategy which estimated that in 2011/12 international higher education students contributed £10.2bn to the UK economy through tuition fees and living expenses. The Strategy also recognised the wider benefits that students bring in boosting the local economy where they study, as well as enhancing our cultural life, and broadening the educational experience of the UK students they study alongside. It is because we value this contribution that there is no cap on the number of genuine overseas students who can come to the UK, nor do we have plans to introduce one.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>After completion of study, all students who can secure a skilled job from a licensed sponsor and are paid at least £20,300 are welcome to stay and work in the UK. Those who complete a PhD have up to a year to find a graduate level job and move on to Tier 2 or move on to the graduate entrepreneur or exceptional talent schemes in Tier 1.</p>
answering member constituency Havant more like this
answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
53
label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this