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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading UK Research and Innovation: Grants 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the diversity of UK Research and Innovation grant recipients by (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) disability and (d) socio-economic group. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 262366 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) believes that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) – of people and ideas – is crucial for delivering excellence in research and innovation. It has made EDI a priority – as a national research and innovation funder, as an employer, and as an influential voice in wider research and innovation sectors.</p><p> </p><p>The seven Research Councils have historically collected information on applicants for and recipients of funding regarding age, gender, ethnicity, and disability. The councils do not collect information on social-economic group. Neither Innovate UK nor Research England collect diversity data of applicants or those in receipt of funding or loans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Successive UK Governments have supported the principle that funding for basic research should be awarded through competitive processes on the basis of excellence and likely impact - as assessed through peer review. This is widely considered to be a underpinning factor in the success of UK research, and a key enabler of value for money for tax payers money. Consequently, HM Government takes an arms length approach to research funding, in line with the Haldane Principle.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, initial analysis of 2018-19 funding data from the seven research councils by gender shows that:</p><ul><li>71% of funding from research council grants and fellowships in 18/19 were awarded to bids led by men and 27% of funds were allocated to bids led by women. The remainder are bids where gender is undisclosed or not known.</li><li>42% of the funding for Fellowships went to female Fellows, 52% of the funds went to male Fellows and 6% of the funds went to Fellows with undisclosed or unknown gender.</li><li>73% of the funding for research grants were awarded to projects led by male Principle Investigators (PIs), 25% of the funds were awarded to projects led by female PIs and 2% of the funds were awarded to projects with PIs of undisclosed or unknown gender.</li></ul><p><br> UKRI has appointed Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as the UKRI Champion for EDI, and established an External Advisory Group for EDI. The group is working with UKRI to identify and prioritise areas.</p><p> </p><p>UKRI aims to publish a UKRI-wide EDI Strategic Framework in Autumn 2019, which will help UKRI to bring together and scrutinise evidence on what works, develop and prioritise actions, and ensure that EDI is considered and supported in all that UKRI does.</p><p> </p><p>Work is currently underway to improve data collection and analysis capabilities about the people UKRI funds. A detailed cross-UKRI analysis of funding data will be published in Autumn 2019.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:05:02.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:05:02.877Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129164
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Government Chief Scientific Adviser 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the appointment of a Chief Scientific Adviser; and what steps he is taking to ensure effective scientific advice until that appointment is made. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259206 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>Following a recent recruitment campaign, one candidate has been offered the role and we will make an announcement in due-course. In the interim period, we have been drawing on the knowledge and experience of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:28:05.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:28:05.407Z
answering member
4060
label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129246
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Universities: Research 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the future engagement of UK universities with CESAER, LERU, EUA, the Guild, and other European University Associations, in order to maintain levels of collaboration in research, teaching and best practice after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259207 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>As Chair of the High-Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation, I regularly engage with senior representatives from UK universities, academies and businesses to discuss issues of common interest regarding the UK’s exit from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>I continue to support positive discussions with representatives of these organisations on how best to maintain UK collaboration, including with a wide range of European umbrella organisations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN 259208 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.31Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129253
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Universities: Research 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the future engagement of UK universities with European University Associations such as CESAER, LERU, EUA, the Guild, in order to maintain levels of collaboration in research, teaching and best practice. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259208 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>As Chair of the High-Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation, I regularly engage with senior representatives from UK universities, academies and businesses to discuss issues of common interest regarding the UK’s exit from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>I continue to support positive discussions with representatives of these organisations on how best to maintain UK collaboration, including with a wide range of European umbrella organisations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN 259207 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:24.37Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129347
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Civil Service: Recruitment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream entrants were privately educated in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259209 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p><strong> </strong>Fast Stream and Early Talent are committed to removing barriers to the success of diverse talent at the entry stage and beyond. The programmes are crucial pipelines for leadership roles, and our aim is to expand representation to match the relevant eligible populations and ensure we deliver on making Civil Service leadership reflective of the society it serves.</p><p>Below is the information we hold from the years 2013-2018 on the proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream entrants that were privately educated.</p><p> </p><p>This data shows the proportion of successful candidates who were privately educated where the data is available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Independently educated, UK</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>23.50%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>25.20%</p></td><td><p>28.60%</p></td><td><p>n/a*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Independently educated, UK and overseas</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30.4%**</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Data from 2017 is missing due to information being stored on two different systems in that year which we cannot access.</p><p>** In 2018 school type was classified differently with overseas figures included.</p>
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:28:02.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:28:02.847Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129348
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: North East 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Prospering from the energy revolution: An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to create more efficient energy systems and benefit the UK economy from the global uptake published by UK Research and Innovation, what percentage of (a) bids received to date were made by organisations based in the North East and (b) funds allocated to date have been to organisations based in the North East. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259210 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>Through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the Government is investing in strategic innovation challenges that will create transformative opportunities for businesses and sectors across the UK. So far £1.7bn has been allocated to ISCF challenges over two waves of investment. This includes £102.5m for the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge, which will develop world-leading local smart energy systems that deliver cheap and clean energy across power, heating and transport, while creating high value jobs for the future.</p><p> </p><p>To date 5.9% of bids to the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge have been from organisations registered in the North East and 6.0% of allocated funding has been to organisations registered in the North East. The recently launched Offshore Wind Sector Deal will also benefit the UK economy including that of the North East.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T16:35:14.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:35:14.15Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1129359
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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
hansard heading Schools: Mental Health Services 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 the current minimum requirements is for provision of mental health services in schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 259211 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>It is up to schools to decide what support to put in place based on the individual circumstances of their pupils. The statutory Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice sets out the approach that schools should take when a member of staff identifies emerging concerns such as mental health issues. This approach informs the decision as to whether a child needs special education provision, and so applies to children regardless of whether they have a need or disability. The Code is clear that support should not require a specific diagnosis, and should be provided from an early stage, including the involvement of external professionals where appropriate.</p><p>To ensure schools have access to specialist mental health support, the Department is working closely with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to provide new mental health support teams. These will provide a range of support and interventions for groups of schools and colleges. The aim is for the new teams to be established in 20-25% of England by 2023. This will start with 25 trailblazer areas which will be fully operational by the end of this year.</p><p>The Department is also incentivising schools to identify and train a senior mental health lead, who will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a whole school approach to promoting better mental health and wellbeing.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T16:24:17.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:24:17.69Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1127181
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services 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 Health and Social Care, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the assessment and treatment of prisoner mental health. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 255324 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>NHS England is working with partners across the criminal justice and immigration removal system to improve services for offenders and detainees with mental health difficulties.</p><p> </p><p>National Health Service England specialised commissioners and NHS England health and justice (H&amp;J) Commissioners have also been working collaboratively alongside the mental health team in NHS England to develop work to improve mental health of prisoners and to develop and improve the system for transfers and remissions of adult prisoners to mental health hospitals</p><p> </p><p>Mental health summits are being delivered regionally to develop the whole offender mental health pathway, identifying local anomalies, and gaps as well as good practice, and producing locally owned action plans to improve services.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, new service specifications have been published for both low and medium secure hospitals as well as prison mental health services. The prison mental health specification embeds the ‘Standards for Prison Mental Health Services’, developed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to ensure high quality care for all.</p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:46:11.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:46:11.05Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1127183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services 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 Justice, what proportion of prison officers have received training on when to refer a person for mental health support. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 255325 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Over 14,000 staff have already received the new suicide and self-harm reduction training which includes a module on Mental Health Awareness, in addition to the safer custody training already provided across the estate.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) is a mandatory 12 week programme for all new entrant officers to give them the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their role. There are a number of sessions on Mental Health within this training, including: ‘Introduction to Mental Health’, ‘Introduction to Suicide and Self Harm (SASH) Prevention’ and ‘Personality Disorders.’ This training will enable staff to identify any concerns and submit the appropriate referral to healthcare professionals.</p><p> </p><p>The following e-learning training is also available on Civil Service Learning for all staff working in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service:</p><ul><li>Mental Health Conditions and Dementia: Support for Customers</li><li>Mental Health at Work</li><li>Wellbeing, Resilience and Stress</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:40:38.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:40:38.333Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1127184
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Death and Self-harm 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of self-harm and deaths in custody among the prison population. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 255326 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Prisons should be places of safety and reform. We recognise that the current level of suicide and self-harm is too high. With this in mind, the Government is taking unprecedented action, including:</p><ul><li>investing in over 4,700 additional staff since October 2015;</li><li>introducing new suicide and self-harm prevention training, which has already reached over 24,000 staff;</li><li>improving support for prisoners in their early days and weeks and rolling out a ‘key worker’ scheme which ensures each prisoner has dedicated support from a particular prison officer;</li><li>funding the Samaritans to provide their valuable Listeners Scheme for a further three years; and</li><li>improving the ACCT case management process for those identified as at risk of self-harm or suicide.</li></ul><p> </p><p>We are also committed to taking action to improve prisoners’ health. Since April 2018, a new National Partnership Agreement has been in place, marking an even stronger level of co-operation and cohesiveness between agencies that influence the policy, commissioning and delivery of prison health services. The agreement sets out how the partnership (DHSC, NHS England, MoJ, HMPPS and Public Health England) will work together to deliver its three core objectives. It agrees ten key priority areas for 2018-2021, including reducing incidents of self-harm and self-inflicted deaths in the adult secure estate.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England has published a new Service Specification for Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment Services in Prisons in England, which brings greater focus to the treatment of users of psychoactive substances and makes stronger links to mental health.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:11:36.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:11:36.617Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this