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star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes 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 Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has prepared an equality statement on its decision to cease grant funding for local welfare provision from 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 221274 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government consultation paper on local welfare provision, published in October, asked a series of questions about equalities impacts. We have been carefully considering these representations and the equality issues, alongside those on the broader draft Local Government Finance Settlement. The Government will publish an equalities statement alongside the final Settlement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T16:04:20.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T16:04:20.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what average weekly sum in council tax is now due from people whose liability for this tax was previously entirely met through council tax benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 194687 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 7 April 2014]</em></p><p>We do not collect this information centrally. These are local schemes, and it is for local authorities to ensure that the effect on specific groups of council tax payers is proportionate and fair.</p><p>Spending on council tax benefit doubled under the last Government, costing taxpayers £4 billion a year – equivalent to almost £180 a year per household. Welfare reform is vital to tackle the budget deficit left by the last Administration. Our reforms to localise council tax support now give councils stronger incentives to support local firms, cut fraud, promote local enterprise and get people into work. We are ending the last Administration's ‘something for nothing' culture and making work pay.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
44501
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change 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 Energy and Climate Change, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to assistance with utility costs to all claimants of universal credit once universal credit has been fully rolled out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 193247 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>There is a range of assistance with energy costs available to low income and vulnerable consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Some policies offer automatic payments. For example, Cold Weather Payments provide £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather to eligible households. The cost of this scheme is not only dependent on who is eligible but also on the number of consecutive days of very cold weather in a given winter.</p><p> </p><p>Other types of assistance are set at a given level of annual support, irrespective of the number of eligible consumers. For example, Affordable Warmth is estimated to deliver energy efficiency and heating measures worth around £350 million. Whilst a consumer needs to be claiming certain types of benefits to be eligible for the scheme, support is capped at a certain target level and therefore extending the scheme's eligibility criteria would not necessarily affect the cost of the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>These examples highlight that the cost of assistance is dependent on a number of factors beyond simply whether a consumer is eligible for support. We estimate 8 million people will be receiving Universal Credit once it has been fully rolled out. However, the cost to the public purse of extending the eligibility of the assistance schemes will depend on which schemes are included (e.g. would Winter Fuel Payments be included?), the way eligibility is implemented (capped versus automatic) and external factors such as the weather.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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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 Unemployment: Young People 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 proportion of young people not in education, employment or training are BME. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212849 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Definitive estimates of participation in education, training and employment for young people aged 16-18 are published by the Department for Education in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June.</p><p>These estimates cannot be broken down by ethnic group. However, local authorities in England collect information on 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) in their area and their ethnic group, which they report to the Department for Education through the National Client Caseload Information System.</p><p>This information shows that, at the end of June 2014, 11.9% of young people NEET were from a non-white ethnic group, compared with 17.7% of the 16-18 cohort as a whole. The ethnicity of 5.4% of young people was not known to their local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:14:22.1243555Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:14:22.1243555Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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: Vocational Guidance 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 discussions she has had with the CBI on careers provision in English schools; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213260 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, has confirmed that she wants to see improvements to the quality of careers advice and guidance available to young people. Ensuring that many more schools and employers work together to provide excellent support is central to this. The Department for Education is consulting to examine what further steps it can take to improve provision. A number of employers and education sector representatives, including the CBI, participated in a roundtable discussion on 28 October 2014 to discuss how we can prepare young people for the world of work more effectively.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T13:22:36.0101149Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T13:22:36.0101149Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 Unemployment: Young People 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 assessment she has made of the reasons for the increasing number of 16 to 18 year olds whose destinations are unknown in her Department's statistics on 16 to 18 year olds not in education, employment or training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213442 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for tracking young people’s participation in education and training. They may record young people as ‘destination not known’ for a number of reasons. It may be that a local authority does not have effective information sharing arrangements with schools and colleges, or because young people have left their last known address and cannot be contacted.</p><p>The Department for Education publishes annual local level data showing the proportion of 16 to 18 year olds whose destination was not known, alongside statistics on 16 to 18 year olds not in education, employment or training. The proportion of 16 to 18 year olds whose destination was not known across England as a whole fell from 10.8% at the end of 2012 to 9.2% at the end of 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T15:27:02.7177563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:27:02.7177563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Education: Children 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 assessment she has made of the access provided to local authorities to registration information from academies, free schools and independent schools in order for them to discharge their obligation to monitor children who may be missing education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 215856 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not made any assessment of information shared between schools and respective local authorities regarding children missing education. All schools (including academies, free schools and independent schools) have a legal duty to make returns to the relevant local authority and agree with that authority the regular interval at which such returns will be made. The school must inform the local authority of any pupil who fails to attend school regularly, or of any pupil who has been absent without the school’s permission for a continuous period of 10 days or more.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In cases where agreement is not reached as to the interval for such returns to be made to the local authority, the Secretary of State may determine the interval that the school then has to comply with.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2014-11-28T12:24:58.16Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-28T12:24:58.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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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: East Ham 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 new school projects are currently being considered for the East Ham Police Station site which has recently been acquired by the Education Funding Agency; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 216369 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The East Ham Police Station site is currently earmarked for the London Design and Engineering (LDE) University Technical College (UTC). However, the Department for Education has not yet entered into a funding agreement with the LDE UTC trust and is in discussion with the trust about the development of the project, including the most suitable site to meet the UTC’s needs. A number of other new school projects are also currently being considered as alternative options for the East Ham Police Station site. A decision will be made in early 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Given the sensitivity of the discussions I am not able to to release the names of the projects at this stage.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T17:32:46.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T17:32:46.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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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: East Ham 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2014 to Question 216369, how many new school projects are currently being considered as alternative options for the East Ham Police Station site. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 217259 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>As the location for the London Design and Engineering (LDE) University Technical College is now under review we are currently considering another three potential schools as alternative options for the East Ham Police Station site. In addition there may be further schools not yet actively being reviewed which might be appropriate for the site. A decision will be made in early 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Given the sensitivity of the discussions I am not able to release the names of the projects at this stage.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T17:27:14.82Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T17:27:14.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to free school meals to all claimants of universal credit once universal credit has been fully rolled out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 193248 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>Our broad estimate of extending entitlement to free school meals to all families in receipt of Universal Credit is that it would cost up to an extra £750 million per year. This is lower than previous estimates because of the implementation of the universal infant free school meals policy from September 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this