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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Special Guardianship Orders 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, how many special guardianship orders have been granted in each year since their inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 216338 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education collect annual figures from local authorities of the number of children who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order. Special Guardianship was introduced as a new permanence option for children that offered greater security than foster care, but without the absolute legal severance from their birth family. Overall, it is good news that thousands of additional children are now living in a permanent family as a result of more SGOs being used.</p><p>The table below shows these figures since 2007 when SGOs first started to be made.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Looked After Children who</p><p>leave care under an SGO***</p></td><td><p>Overall number of children</p><p>who have an SGO[1]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>1,130</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>1,240</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,280</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1,780</p></td><td><p>2,980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,150</p></td><td><p>4,074</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,770</p></td><td><p>4,911</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>3,330</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>***NB – rounded to the nearest 10</p><p>The Department for Education Statistical First Release on ‘Children looked after in England, including adoption’ contains data for the last 5 years. Figures quoted cover financial years 1<sup>st</sup> April – 31<sup>st</sup> March [2].</p><p> </p><p>[1] The Ministry of Justice collect information of all children with a Special Guardianship Order, only figures for the last 3 years are available. Figures quoted cover calendar years – 1<sup>st</sup> January – 31<sup>st</sup> December.</p><p>[2] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T17:18:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T17:18:42.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
166548
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Special Guardianship Orders 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 Education, what research she has commissioned into the efficacy of special guardianship orders; what findings she has made about who are using these orders; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 216339 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has recently published a comprehensive research study investigating local authorities’ responses to special guardianship and the experiences of special guardianship families. A copy of the full report is available online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigating-special-guardianship" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigating-special-guardianship</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:54:35.76Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:54:35.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
166549
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Foster Care 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 Education, how many new foster carers have been recruited in each local authority area in each of the last five years; and what measures her Department takes to monitor recruitment patterns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 216340 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of new foster carer households approved during the year has been collected by Ofsted since 2011-12. The numbers that were recruited in 2011-12 for each local authority area are included in the attached table. Equivalent local authority figures for 2012-13 and 2013-14 are due to be published in January 2015, although national figures are already available for 2012-13. [1] Ofsted did not collect this data prior to 2011-12 and consequently the data for earlier years are not available.</p><p>The Department for Education is supporting local authorities and independent fostering agencies through initiatives to promote recruitment and retention and broaden the range of foster carers, in line with their local assessments of the demand for foster carers.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/fostering-quality-assurance-and-data-forms-2012-13-first-statistical-release" target="_blank">www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/fostering-quality-assurance-and-data-forms-2012-13-first-statistical-release</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T17:11:35.873Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T17:11:35.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property file name 216340 workbook 2.12.14.xls more like this
star this property title Applications_from_prospective_fostering_households more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
170378
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Family Courts 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 her Department's financial commitment is to the Family, Drug and Alcohol Court project; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 218666 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has been a strong supporter of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court model since 2008, and has worked closely with the team to grow the model and secure its sustainability. With regard to further financial commitment, I refer the Hon Member to the reply given to him on 14 July in <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-07-09/204870/" target="_blank">PQ 204870</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:46:54.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:46:54.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
170379
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Rearing 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 Justice, what assessment he has made of the effects of Parental Alienation Syndrome on families; and what plans he has to issue guidance or being forward legislative proposals to deal with those effects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 218667 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The family courts consider the facts of each case with the welfare of the child as paramount. Parental Alienation Syndrome is not recognised as a 'syndrome' by many professionals in this country<strong>. </strong> The courts do, however, recognise that some resident parents are responsible for alienating their children from non-resident parents and can take this into account when considering their decisions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218665 more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T15:52:51.72Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:52:51.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Foster Care 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 Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of foster carers; and what recent estimate she has made of the number of foster carers required. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 218668 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Our evidence at national level suggests that there is no overall shortage of foster carers. However, some local authorities report local difficulties, including shortages of particular types of foster carer such as those able to accommodate sibling groups and children with complex needs and challenging behaviours.</p><p>The Government is investing £750,000, over the period 2013 -15, in an innovative programme to help local authorities and their partners address issues and barriers in recruiting the range of foster carers needed to meet the needs of all looked-after children.</p><p>The Government's wider programme of reform for fostering aims to further support effective recruitment and retention of foster carers through: improving the assessment and approval process for new foster carers, facilitating effective delegation of parenting decisions to foster carers, and awarding £90,000 to Research in Practice to develop training on foster care for social workers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:40:48.453Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:40:48.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Rearing 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 Justice, what assessment he has made of the effects of Parental Alienation Syndrome on family breakdowns; and what plans he has to issue guidance or bring forward legislative proposals to deal with that syndrome and its effects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 218665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The family courts consider the facts of each case with the welfare of the child as paramount. Parental Alienation Syndrome is not recognised as a 'syndrome' by many professionals in this country<strong>. </strong> The courts do, however, recognise that some resident parents are responsible for alienating their children from non-resident parents and can take this into account when considering their decisions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218667 more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T15:52:51.58Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:52:51.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
225155
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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 Runaway 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, how many children have gone missing from (a) residential children's homes and (b) foster care in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 226410 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of children who went missing from children’s homes and foster placements in the year ending 31 March 2013 is published in the ‘Children’s Homes Data Pack’[1]. Analysis for other years has not been undertaken and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childrens-homes-data-pack" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/childrens-homes-data-pack</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T15:55:06.173Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T15:55:06.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
225156
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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 Children: Protection 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 Education, what plans she has to outsource child safeguarding functions from local authorities; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 226411 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Where a local authority is judged to be failing in its provision and delivery of children’s services, the Secretary of State has a discretionary power to intervene under the Education Act 1996, as applied by section 50 of the Children Act 2004. This may include directing the local authority to review its children’s services operations and commissioning procedures, and this may include the delivery of specified functions by another body.</p><p> </p><p>The powers under part 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 and associated regulations are quite different and provide for local authorities to be able to delegate children’s social care functions, including safeguarding functions, to third parties on a voluntary basis. The Department for Education has no plans to instruct any local authorities to delegate their functions under these provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T15:48:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T15:48:50.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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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 Children: Social Services 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, if she will place in the Library a list of all local authority children's services departments in intervention; and what the dates and results were of each such service's last Ofsted inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 2997 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 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>This table lists the 21 authorities currently in Departmental intervention as a result of being found ‘inadequate’ for children’s services provision by Ofsted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Local Authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date of last Ofsted inspection</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Ofsted Inspection</strong></p><p><strong>Result</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>13/03/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Blackpool</p></td><td><p>02/07/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Requires Improvement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buckinghamshire</p></td><td><p>03/06/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Calderdale</p></td><td><p>13/01/2015</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Requires Improvement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cheshire East</p></td><td><p>13/03/2013</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coventry</p></td><td><p>28/01/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cumbria</p></td><td><p>03/03/2015</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Devon</p></td><td><p>24/02/2015</p></td><td><p>Requires Improvement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Doncaster</p></td><td><p>08/10/2012</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Isle of Wight</p></td><td><p>06/09/2014</p></td><td><p>Requires Improvement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kingston Upon Thames</p></td><td><p>03/06/2013</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Knowsley</p></td><td><p>29/04/2014</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>02/06/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medway</p></td><td><p>07/01/2013</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>14/01/2013</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northamptonshire</p></td><td><p>25/02/2013</p></td><td><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rochdale</p></td><td><p>30/09/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Requires Improvement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rotherham</p></td><td><p>16/09/2014</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandwell</p></td><td><p>27/01/2015</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slough</p></td><td><p>19/11/2013</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Somerset</p></td><td><p>20/01/2015</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Inadequate</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>I am happy to also place this information into the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T15:51:02.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T15:51:02.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this