Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

100138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK (a) military and (b) civilian assets are stationed in Gibraltar; and what their duties are. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 211278 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" rowspan="5"> </td><td colspan="6" rowspan="5"><p>As at 28 October 2014 there were around 155 UK military personnel serving in Gibraltar in Headquarters British Forces Gibraltar, the Royal Naval Gibraltar Squadron, and Windmill Hill Signal Station providing a range of enabling functions. A further 705 Ministry of Defence UK-based and locally employed civilian personnel provide support services to Defence operations, including 95 serving in the Gibraltar Defence Police. Additionally, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment comprises 226 full-time and 166 reserve personnel. The role of these assets collectively is to provide for the security and territorial integrity of Gibraltar and British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, and to enable the maintenance of Gibraltar as a forward mounting base for UK military operations. In addition, personnel from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment deploy on UK military operations.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T17:29:29.7348844Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:29:29.7348844Z
unstar this property answering member
1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1006105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sir Edward Heath more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission a review of Operation Conifer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 190738 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has given careful consideration to a review of Operation Conifer but has concluded that there are no grounds to justify review or intervention by Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:42:49.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:42:49.007Z
unstar this property answering member
1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1006107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sir Edward Heath more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost to the public purse was of Operation Conifer; and what lessons have been learnt as a result of that operation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 190739 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p><br>The Home Office does not hold information on the total cost of Operation Conifer, as this is an operational matter for Wiltshire Police. However, in December 2017 the department provided £1.1 million of Special Grant funding towards the overall cost of the operation.</p><p>Lessons were learnt from the various forms of scrutiny the operation was subject to, including an Independent Scrutiny Panel, two reviews by Operation Hydrant and a review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (as it was then). The findings of the operation were then published in the Summary Closure Report, which can be found at: <a href="https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/media/582/Op-Conifer-Summary-Closure-Report/pdf/Op_Conifer_Summary_Closure_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/media/582/Op-Conifer-Summary-Closure-Report/pdf/Op_Conifer_Summary_Closure_Report.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:44:27.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:44:27.817Z
unstar this property answering member
1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1006108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Migration more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the Government plans to make to the Global Compact for Migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 190740 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is supportive of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, as a step forward in international co-operation to tackle irregular migration and as a framework to help us deliver our commitments under the sustainable development goals.</p><p>We believe that the final document sets out a better international framework for action and co-operation on migration, whilst importantly respecting a State’s sovereign right to determine its own migration policy. The Compact also contains important commitments and actions to help us tackle human trafficking and people smuggling.</p><p>Moreover, our aim is to use the Compact to further our Migration priorities within multilateral fora. This includes: reducing modern slavery; upholding migrant’s human rights; and addressing irregular migration through improved border management and safer and more productive legal migration.</p><p>We remain committed to working closely with European and Global partners to build on the momentum we have gathered thus far to ensure effective implementation of the Compact.</p><p>We look forward to the formal launch of the Compact in Marrakech this December.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:49:22.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:49:22.36Z
unstar this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
101168
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Identity Cards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will bring forward proposals to introduce self-financing photo identity cards on a voluntary basis to establish citizenship status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 212066 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Rt. Hon. Friend to the answer given to him by the then Minister for Immigration, my Hon. Friend the Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Mark Harper), on 28 January 2014, Official Report, columns 480-481W. This Government has no plans to introduce an identity card system for British Citizens. The Biometric Residence Permit is issued to non-EEA nationals staying in the UK for more than six months. These provide evidence of the holders’ immigration status in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-04T15:49:51.0404184Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:49:51.0404184Z
unstar this property answering member
1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1012296
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Music: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 estimate he has made of the amount of teaching time for music in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 194567 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Music is compulsory in the national curriculum for 5 to 14 year olds. At primary school level, data from the Omnibus Survey in 2017 reveals that the average amount of teaching time in primary schools was broadly similar to the amount of time spent teaching history and geography. At secondary schools, the data from the school workforce census in the table below shows that the proportion of time spent teaching music between 2010 and 2017 has remained broadly stable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Proportion (%) of total teaching hours spent on music in years 7-13 in state-funded secondary schools </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.4%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T17:05:59.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:05:59.86Z
unstar this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1012297
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answering body
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 Languages: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 assessment he has made of the quality of language teaching in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 194568 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises the importance of quality language teaching at primary and secondary school. Ofsted are responsible for inspecting maintained schools and academies, including language provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has made languages compulsory at Key Stage 2. Modern foreign languages (MFLs) are compulsory at Key Stage 3, giving pupils skills and knowledge and broadening their horizons. At Key Stage 4, languages are an essential part of the EBacc combination of core academic subjects. The proportion of pupils studying languages has risen from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. Ofsted plans to conduct research into languages at secondary schools and is due to report on this in 2019-20.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, Her Majesty’s former Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, reported that the majority of primary-age pupils in schools visited enjoyed having the chance to learn a foreign language. The report did however note concerns including a lack of allocated time to study languages. The Department is developing greater expertise in secondary school provision of languages, and will use this to encourage improvements in primary provision. Sir Michael’s comments can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmcis-monthly-commentary-may-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmcis-monthly-commentary-may-2016</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is developing a number of initiatives to encourage improved languages provision in schools including an MFL Pedagogy Hub pilot programme, a Mandarin Excellence Programme, and a package of financial incentives to attract the best candidates into MFL teaching.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:44:13.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:44:13.15Z
unstar this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1016393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answering body
Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Visits Committee more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions the Prime Minister has attended the Royal Visits Committee in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 196650 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister is represented by one of her/his Private Secretaries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T16:03:01Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:03:01Z
unstar this property answering member
8
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1016394
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Visits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are by which the Royal Visits Committee recommends a royal visit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 196651 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>There are a range of criteria which the Royal Visits Committee takes into account. These include:</p><p>Government priorities and objectives; timing of previous Royal visits; purpose, costs and benefits for each proposal; security; and the availability of members of the Royal Family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T17:50:48.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:50:48.143Z
unstar this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1016459
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the (a) legislative requirements and (b) timetable required to hold a second referendum on the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 196652 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>An Act of Parliament is required before any UK-wide referendum can be held. It is for Parliament to debate and agree the terms under which any referendum would take place, including provisions for setting the date, franchise and the question that would appear on the ballot paper. Processes to hold any referendum must, in addition, incorporate adequate time to prepare for the poll and a minimum campaigning period. The Electoral Commission recommends that legislation relating to a poll should be clear at least six months before it is required to be implemented or complied with.</p><p>A majority of the electorate voted to leave the EU in June 2016. The British people made their choice and they want their Government to deliver on that choice. <em> </em>It is a matter of Government policy that there will not be a second referendum on our exit from the EU<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-11T17:46:13.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:46:13.577Z
unstar this property answering member
1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this