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star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education 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, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-23more like thismore than 2014-01-23
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in England received a weekly general, all-purpose, rubbish collection service in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Labour's legacy</em></p><p>The last Labour Government had a policy of actively pushing fortnightly bin collections and hitting hard-working families with new bin charges.Their ‘Household Waste Prevention Policy Side Research Programme' advocated “collection limitations in terms of rubbish bin size or the interval between collections”, and sought to “nationalise this policy among local authorities”. Cutting weekly rubbish collections was not a locally-led initiative, but an explicit Whitehall mission pursued with the zeal of a convert.</p><p>Legislation in 2005 allowed the introduction of bin fines for minor breaches of complex and confusing bin rules; further legislation in 2008 watered down councils' legal duties to collect rubbish. Guidance issued in 2005 advised town halls that councillors should be bullied to stop them opposing the axing of collections or proposing to restore weekly collections. It also recommended that cutting collections should be done after local elections – to avoid the nuisance of democratic opposition. The Government funded the covert imposition of “bin brother” microchips into families' bins. The 2009 Pre-Budget Report made clear that a further wave of bin cuts were being planned. In short, the “Town Hall Talibin” doubled council tax and halved bin collections.</p><p>We disagree. This Government believes that households deserve a frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service in return for the £122 a month in council tax that a typical household pays (Band D), especially given the typical refuse collection service only costs councils £6 to £7 per month to provide.</p><p><em>What we've done</em></p><p>We have taken a series of steps to help households:</p><p> </p><p>· Issued the first ever Whitehall guidance on weekly bin collections, demolishing the myths that fortnightly bin collections are needed to save money or increase recycling;</p><p> </p><p>· Stopped the Audit Commission inspections which marked down councils who do not adopt fortnightly rubbish collections, and rejected the Audit Commission guidance which advocated fortnightly collections (<em>Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge</em> and <em>Waste Management Quick Guide</em>).</p><p> </p><p>· Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</p><p> </p><p>· Scrapped the Whitehall requirement for municipal Annual Efficiency Statements, which allowed a reduction in the frequency of a household rubbish collection service to qualify as a “valid efficiency” and allowed revenue from bin fines to classed as a “cashable efficiency gain”;</p><p> </p><p>· Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</p><p> </p><p>· Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement);</p><p> </p><p>· Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</p><p> </p><p>· Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging' on households bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network' which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· Challenged the incorrect interpretation by some bodies that European Union directives require fortnightly collections, and resisted the imposition of bin taxes by the European Union;</p><p> </p><p>· Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from “Binquisition” inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families' bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Changing building regulations to tackle ‘bin blight'; and</p><p> </p><p>· Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</p><p>In short, this has been a fundamentally different approach from the Labour Government: we are working with families to help them go green, but believe in proper, regular and comprehensive collections for taxpaying households.</p><p>The configuration of services is complex. The table below, based on available estimates from WRAP, provide the most detailed information held on the breakdown of refuse and recycling collections of ‘smelly' rubbish across councils in England.</p><p><em>Weekly collections of smelly rubbish</em></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Councils</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + Separate Weekly Food Waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + Weekly mixed food and garden waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + fortnightly mixed food and garden waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual and no separate food waste collection</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Food Waste + Fortnightly Residual</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly mixed food and garden waste + Fortnightly Residual </em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-11</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>189</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-11</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-12</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>189</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-12</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>182</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-12</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-12</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>179</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Households</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + Separate Weekly Food Waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + Weekly mixed food and garden waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Residual + fortnightly mixed food and garden waste</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly collection and no separate food waste collection</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly Food Waste + Fortnightly Residual</em></p></td><td><p><em>Weekly mixed food and garden waste + Fortnightly Residual </em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-11</p></td><td><p>1,296,296</p></td><td><p>405,719</p></td><td><p>718,292</p></td><td><p>10,480,876</p></td><td><p>1,750,654</p></td><td><p>353,001</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-11</p></td><td><p>1,079,984</p></td><td><p>479,151</p></td><td><p>998,017</p></td><td><p>9,694,524</p></td><td><p>2,197,166</p></td><td><p>542,695</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-12</p></td><td><p>1,141,584</p></td><td><p>441,151</p></td><td><p>998,017</p></td><td><p>9,341,759</p></td><td><p>2,426,531</p></td><td><p>602,695</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-12</p></td><td><p>1,124,040</p></td><td><p>441,151</p></td><td><p>861,447</p></td><td><p>9,064,454</p></td><td><p>2,571,575</p></td><td><p>602,695</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-12</p></td><td><p>1,378,876</p></td><td><p>440,812</p></td><td><p>851,915</p></td><td><p>8,239,673</p></td><td><p>2,896,107</p></td><td><p>747,024</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-12</p></td><td><p>1,386,876</p></td><td><p>440,812</p></td><td><p>747,915</p></td><td><p>7,885,321</p></td><td><p>2,981,513</p></td><td><p>747,024</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Fortnightly collections</em></p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><em>Councils</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fortnightly mixed food and garden waste + Fortnightly Residual</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fortnightly residual and no separate food waste collection</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>Jun-11</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>143</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-11</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>142</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-12</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>144</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-12</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-12</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-12</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>147</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><em>Households</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fortnightly mixed food and garden waste + Fortnightly Residual</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fortnightly residual and no separate food waste collection</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>Jun-11</p></td><td><p>1,668,211</p></td><td><p>5,879,808</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-11</p></td><td><p>1,838,632</p></td><td><p>6,014,336</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-12</p></td><td><p>1,860,532</p></td><td><p>6,032,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-12</p></td><td><p>2,034,102</p></td><td><p>6,145,050</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-12</p></td><td><p>2,170,143</p></td><td><p>6,173,402</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-12</p></td><td><p>2,319,143</p></td><td><p>6,389,348</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: Some councils may have a combination of the categories in the table below and have been counted under each one that they provide.</p><p>This shows that 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish. Had the Government not taken the actions it had, weekly collections would have disappeared in England by 2015. This simple assertion can be illustrated by the extinction of weekly collections in most of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which have devolved Administrations and policies of supporting fortnightly bin collections. Indeed, in Wales, the Labour-led Welsh Government now has a policy of supporting monthly bin collections (Welsh Government, <em>Municipal Sector Plan Part 1</em>, March 2011 and Welsh Government, <em>Cabinet decision, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Additional Funding for Zero Waste Gurnos</em>, February 2012).</p><p>We have stopped the rot, but there is more to do to support weekly bin collections. Many town hall jobsworths, over-zealous NGOs and vested interests in the waste industry remain blindly obsessed with restricting bin collections as a perverse policy goal in itself, and this is reflected in the figures in the table above. Indeed, even Keep Britain Tidy – which one would think would want regular rubbish collections to keep the streets clean – has been taken over by a NGO (Waste Watch) which campaigns for fortnightly bin collections. Bin collections are not viewed as a public service – but as a policy tool to deliver other arbitrary policy goals.</p><p><em>More to do</em></p><p>One option which should be considered is a minimum service standard – for example, the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 already lays down minimum service requirements for recycling, and indeed, the Public Health Act 1875 introduced a duty on local authorities to collect rubbish; this duty was enhanced by the Public Health Act 1936 obliging them to collect household waste weekly which existed until 1974.</p><p>Moving forward, we are open to representations on how best to support frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service; stand up for taxpayers' interests from arbitrary state charges and taxes; and protect the local environment, public health and local amenity from the nuisance of stinking rubbish.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Speaker's Committee on the Electorial Commission more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted by Sheffield City Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission informs me that the confirmation dry run involved matching all entries on the electoral registers against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Customer Information System database. Entries would be marked as green if they matched with DWP, amber if they were a partial match or red if there was no match.</p><p> </p><p>Results for all wards are available on the Commission's website here: <a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>The ward results for Sheffield City Council were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ward</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Green matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amber matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Red matches</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arbourthorne</p></td><td><p>82.3%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>16.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beauchief &amp; Greenhill</p></td><td><p>85.6%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>13.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beighton</p></td><td><p>87.2%</p></td><td><p>0.7%</p></td><td><p>12.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birley</p></td><td><p>87.2%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>11.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Broomhill</p></td><td><p>37.5%</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>59.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burngreave</p></td><td><p>75.7%</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td><td><p>20.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central</p></td><td><p>34.9%</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td><td><p>62.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crookes</p></td><td><p>65.7%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>33.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Darnall</p></td><td><p>77.5%</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td><td><p>19.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dore &amp; Totley</p></td><td><p>86.1%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>12.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Ecclesfield</p></td><td><p>86.2%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>12.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ecclesall</p></td><td><p>81.8%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>17.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Firth Park</p></td><td><p>82.6%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td><td><p>15.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fulwood</p></td><td><p>62.8%</p></td><td><p>1.3%</p></td><td><p>35.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gleadless Valley</p></td><td><p>79.3%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>19.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Graves Park</p></td><td><p>82.9%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>16.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hillsborough</p></td><td><p>81.7%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td><td><p>17.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manor Castle</p></td><td><p>76.5%</p></td><td><p>1.5%</p></td><td><p>22.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mosborough</p></td><td><p>85.6%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>13.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nether Edge</p></td><td><p>69.4%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td><td><p>27.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Richmond</p></td><td><p>86.1%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>12.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Shiregreen &amp; Brightside</p></td><td><p>82.9%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td><td><p>15.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Southey</p></td><td><p>84.8%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>14.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stannington</p></td><td><p>84.9%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td><td><p>13.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stocksbridge &amp; Upper Don</p></td><td><p>85.2%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td><td><p>13.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Walkley</p></td><td><p>69.5%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>28.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Ecclesfield</p></td><td><p>87.9%</p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>11.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Woodhouse</p></td><td><p>86.1%</p></td><td><p>1.3%</p></td><td><p>12.6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter 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 date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect a hydrogen transport system would have on air quality in (a) London and (b) the UK. more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As set out in Driving the Future Today our strategy document published last year, the Government is committed to the move to ultra-low emission vehicles. We recognise the economic opportunities for the UK that this transition provides as well its potential contribution to cutting the emissions from road transport.</p><p> </p><p>The Government's approach to this agenda has been consistently technology neutral and we have been active participants in UKH2Mobility. This is a joint industry-Government project evaluating the potential for hydrogen as a transport fuel and the scope to make the UK an early market for the commercial deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from 2015 onwards. The UKH2Mobility project is ongoing and both Government and industry participants are working together to consider the steps needed to secure the benefits of moving to hydrogen as a transport fuel for the UK. This includes the clear contribution that studies have shown FCEVs can make to improving air quality in the UK. We have undertaken no specific research on the impact of FCEVs on air quality in London.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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196408 more like this
196452 more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to enable hydrogen fuel to compete equally as a viable part of the transport mix. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As set out in Driving the Future Today our strategy document published last year, the Government is committed to the move to ultra-low emission vehicles. We recognise the economic opportunities for the UK that this transition provides as well its potential contribution to cutting the emissions from road transport.</p><p> </p><p>The Government's approach to this agenda has been consistently technology neutral and we have been active participants in UKH2Mobility. This is a joint industry-Government project evaluating the potential for hydrogen as a transport fuel and the scope to make the UK an early market for the commercial deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from 2015 onwards. The UKH2Mobility project is ongoing and both Government and industry participants are working together to consider the steps needed to secure the benefits of moving to hydrogen as a transport fuel for the UK. This includes the clear contribution that studies have shown FCEVs can make to improving air quality in the UK. We have undertaken no specific research on the impact of FCEVs on air quality in London.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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196341 more like this
196452 more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the hydrogen fuelling market; and when he expects to have completed them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As set out in Driving the Future Today our strategy document published last year, the Government is committed to the move to ultra-low emission vehicles. We recognise the economic opportunities for the UK that this transition provides as well its potential contribution to cutting the emissions from road transport.</p><p> </p><p>The Government's approach to this agenda has been consistently technology neutral and we have been active participants in UKH2Mobility. This is a joint industry-Government project evaluating the potential for hydrogen as a transport fuel and the scope to make the UK an early market for the commercial deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from 2015 onwards. The UKH2Mobility project is ongoing and both Government and industry participants are working together to consider the steps needed to secure the benefits of moving to hydrogen as a transport fuel for the UK. This includes the clear contribution that studies have shown FCEVs can make to improving air quality in the UK. We have undertaken no specific research on the impact of FCEVs on air quality in London.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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196341 more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Parkinson's Disease more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve patient choice and reduce avoidable harm for people with advanced Parkinson's. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>From April 2013, NHS England assumed responsibility for commissioning adult specialist neurosciences services, including the majority of services for patients with Parkinson's disease, with some being the responsibility of clinical commissioning groups.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that it does not routinely fund Duodopa (co-careldopa) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Clinicians can submit individual funding requests for this treatment on behalf of their patients as per NHS England's individual funding requests standard operating procedure, which is found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-04.pdf</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that its individual funding request process is monitored against the standard operating procedure to ensure that referring clinicians are informed of outcomes in a timely manner.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Treatments for Parkinson's are largely drug based and there is a choice of therapies available. <em> Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care</em>, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2006, makes it clear that communication with people with Parkinson's disease should be aimed towards empowering them to participate in the judgements and choices about their own care. With regard to decisions about the drugs available for treatment of the disease in its later stages, the guidance states that the patient preference should be taken into account, once they have been informed of the short- and long-term benefits and drawbacks of the different types of drugs available.</p><p> </p><p>To reduce avoidable harm, through the Mandate we have asked NHS England to make measurable progress by 2015 to embed a culture of patient safety in the NHS including through improved reporting of incidents. The NHS Outcomes Framework contains a range of indicators designed to measure progress in this area of care which will be relevant to patients with all conditions, including, Parkinson's disease.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 199571 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:35:35.7356162Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:35:35.7356162Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Parkinson's Disease 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 Health, what steps his Department is taking to prevent unnecessary delays in the prescription of Duodopa for people with Parkinson's. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>From April 2013, NHS England assumed responsibility for commissioning adult specialist neurosciences services, including the majority of services for patients with Parkinson's disease, with some being the responsibility of clinical commissioning groups.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that it does not routinely fund Duodopa (co-careldopa) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Clinicians can submit individual funding requests for this treatment on behalf of their patients as per NHS England's individual funding requests standard operating procedure, which is found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-04.pdf</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that its individual funding request process is monitored against the standard operating procedure to ensure that referring clinicians are informed of outcomes in a timely manner.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Treatments for Parkinson's are largely drug based and there is a choice of therapies available. <em> Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care</em>, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2006, makes it clear that communication with people with Parkinson's disease should be aimed towards empowering them to participate in the judgements and choices about their own care. With regard to decisions about the drugs available for treatment of the disease in its later stages, the guidance states that the patient preference should be taken into account, once they have been informed of the short- and long-term benefits and drawbacks of the different types of drugs available.</p><p> </p><p>To reduce avoidable harm, through the Mandate we have asked NHS England to make measurable progress by 2015 to embed a culture of patient safety in the NHS including through improved reporting of incidents. The NHS Outcomes Framework contains a range of indicators designed to measure progress in this area of care which will be relevant to patients with all conditions, including, Parkinson's disease.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 199567 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:35:35.6418142Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:35:35.6418142Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Continuing Care 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 Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group takes account of evidence from (a) patients, (b) clinicians and (c) patient groups when making decisions on the availability of treatments for progressive conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>NHS England has advised that the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) is an advisory group and not a decision making body. It considers policy and makes recommendations to the Directly Commissioned Services Committee who make the final decisions on NHS England's commissioning position.</p><p> </p><p>The Group's membership includes four Patient and Public Voice members and senior clinicians from NHS England. The policies that are presented to CPAG for consideration are developed by Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) who are made up of patients, clinicians, and key stakeholders including patient groups. These members are involved in the development of policies.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to submission of any documents to CPAG, a two week stakeholder testing phase is undertaken where registered CRG stakeholders including clinicians, patients, and patient groups, as well as industry, have an opportunity to make comments. These are considered as well as the evidence base for the policy by CPAG.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:32:45.2063762Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:32:45.2063762Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Care Act 2014 and the care and support statutory guidance, what guidance his Department gives to local authorities on the action they should take if they receive evidence that self-funders and those with personalised care budgets are not paying social care firms enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Self-funders and people with personal budgets whose care is arranged by their local authority have no obligations under the provisions of the Care Act 2014, draft statutory Care Act guidance or draft regulations on the Care Act, to show that they pay social care providers enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. Social care providers must fulfil their legal obligations as employers which include ensuring that staff salaries conform to the national minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>If a person chooses to request their personal budget as a direct payment to purchase their own care and support, the draft Care Act guidance details what the local authority should do as part of its general monitoring of the direct payment to ensure that the person fulfils their legal obligations as an employer. This includes ensuring that the person is registered as an employer with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and is making the appropriate contributions for PAYE and income tax, and that payments conform to the national minimum wage. Where it is apparent that these obligations are not being met, the local authority should review the care plan and making of the direct payment to ascertain if alternate arrangements need to be made that result in the person no longer being an employer (para 12.46-12.49, p172-73).</p><p>The draft guidance and regulations on the Care Act are currently open for public consultation. The Department is also undertaking a series of engagement events with social care stakeholders to gather feedback on the content of the guidance and regulations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 202967 more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.1627882Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.1627882Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Care Act 2014 and the care and support statutory guidance, whether self-funders and those with personalised care budgets are under an obligation to show that they are paying social care firms enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Self-funders and people with personal budgets whose care is arranged by their local authority have no obligations under the provisions of the Care Act 2014, draft statutory Care Act guidance or draft regulations on the Care Act, to show that they pay social care providers enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. Social care providers must fulfil their legal obligations as employers which include ensuring that staff salaries conform to the national minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>If a person chooses to request their personal budget as a direct payment to purchase their own care and support, the draft Care Act guidance details what the local authority should do as part of its general monitoring of the direct payment to ensure that the person fulfils their legal obligations as an employer. This includes ensuring that the person is registered as an employer with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and is making the appropriate contributions for PAYE and income tax, and that payments conform to the national minimum wage. Where it is apparent that these obligations are not being met, the local authority should review the care plan and making of the direct payment to ascertain if alternate arrangements need to be made that result in the person no longer being an employer (para 12.46-12.49, p172-73).</p><p>The draft guidance and regulations on the Care Act are currently open for public consultation. The Department is also undertaking a series of engagement events with social care stakeholders to gather feedback on the content of the guidance and regulations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.0639181Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.0639181Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Housing: Construction more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses have been completed in each local authority area in each of the last five years; how many such houses are affordable houses built under a section 106 agreement; and what proportion of the total number of houses on each scheme built in that time are houses built under section 106 agreements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 206859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Statistics on house building completions by tenure in each local authority district are published in the Department’s live tables 253 (annual) and 253a (quarterly), which are available at the following link.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-house-building" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-house-building</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the numbers of affordable homes built through section 106 agreements and without Government grant funding are published in Live Table 1000, which is available at the following link.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The estimates exclude affordable homes built through section 106 supported with grant funding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The proportion of the total number of houses on each scheme built that are houses built under section 106 agreements is not centrally collected.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-09-01T14:20:56.4907471Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:20:56.4907471Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Community Infrastructure Levy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have a Community Infrastructure Levy (a) approved and (b) in operation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The following eighteen authorities in England and Wales have had their Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedules approved at examination but are yet to either formerly adopt, or to start charging, the levy:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Barking and Dagenham</p><p> </p><p>Haringey</p><p> </p><p>Hertsmere</p><p> </p><p>Hillingdon</p><p> </p><p>Islington</p><p> </p><p>Lambeth</p><p> </p><p>Lewisham</p><p> </p><p>New Forest</p><p> </p><p>Richmond Upon Thames</p><p> </p><p>Rhondda Cynon Taf</p><p> </p><p>Sedgemoor</p><p> </p><p>Sevenoaks</p><p> </p><p>Surrey Heath</p><p> </p><p>Tandridge</p><p> </p><p>Teignbridge</p><p> </p><p>West Berkshire</p><p> </p><p>West Lancashire</p><p> </p><p>Woking</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following forty-five authorities are currently charging the Community Infrastructure Levy, having passed the independent examination.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Barnet</p><p> </p><p>Bassetlaw</p><p> </p><p>Bedford</p><p> </p><p>Brent</p><p> </p><p>Bristol</p><p> </p><p>Broadland</p><p> </p><p>Caerphilly</p><p> </p><p>Chelmsford</p><p> </p><p>Chorley</p><p> </p><p>City of London</p><p> </p><p>Croydon</p><p> </p><p>Dartford</p><p> </p><p>East Cambridgeshire</p><p> </p><p>Elmbridge</p><p> </p><p>Epsom and Ewell</p><p> </p><p>Exeter</p><p> </p><p>Fareham</p><p> </p><p>Greater London Authority</p><p> </p><p>Harrow</p><p> </p><p>Havant</p><p> </p><p>Huntingdonshire</p><p> </p><p>Merthyr Tydfil</p><p> </p><p>Merton</p><p> </p><p>Newark and Sherwood</p><p> </p><p>Newham</p><p> </p><p>Norwich</p><p> </p><p>Oxford</p><p> </p><p>Plymouth</p><p> </p><p>Poole</p><p> </p><p>Portsmouth</p><p> </p><p>Preston</p><p> </p><p>Purbeck</p><p> </p><p>Redbridge</p><p> </p><p>Shropshire</p><p> </p><p>Southampton</p><p> </p><p>South Norfolk</p><p> </p><p>South Ribble</p><p> </p><p>Sutton</p><p> </p><p>Taunton Deane</p><p> </p><p>Trafford</p><p> </p><p>Waltham Forest</p><p> </p><p>Wandsworth</p><p> </p><p>Waveney</p><p> </p><p>Winchester</p><p> </p><p>Wycombe</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to the 63 authorities listed above, a further 116 authorities have made significant progress towards adopting the levy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Of the 116, 21 authorities have either submitted their levy charging schedules for examination or been scheduled for examination, a further 25 have published a draft charging schedule for consultation and a further 70 have published a preliminary draft charging schedule for consultation.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-09-01T14:23:19.7233394Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:23:19.7233394Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 Academies: Sheffield 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, who the approved Academy sponsors for primary and secondary schools are in Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>A list of all open academies is published online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development</a></p><p> </p><p>This information can be filtered to select open academies in Sheffield and their sponsors.</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 2014-09-01T13:45:27.858136Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T13:45:27.858136Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 Academies: Sheffield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what organisations she has approved to be potential sponsors of future sponsored academies in Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Prior to the creation of Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs), academy sponsors were approved on a national basis. From 1 September 2014, RSCs have been approving sponsors to operate in their region, on behalf of the Secretary of State. However, approval is not broken down beyond regional level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A list of nationally approved sponsors, which includes all sponsors that have been approved in England, is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-sponsor-contact-list" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-sponsor-contact-list</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 2014-10-15T08:49:42.1110244Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T08:49:42.1110244Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-10more like thismore than 2014-10-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Palliative Care 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to work with other government departments and local service providers to support better people at the end of life by use of the DS1500 form. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 210009 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The DS1500 is used to support claims to a range of benefits from people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness by a healthcare professional. In line with our aim to continuously improve the service provided to people who are terminally ill, the Department works with a range of stakeholders, including healthcare professionals and support organisations, such as MacMillan Cancer Support, to identify and introduce improvements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T11:52:39.9138466Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T11:52:39.9138466Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101533
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Housing: Construction 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 Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to promote environmental and sustainable housebuilding following the abolition of the Code for Sustainable Homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 212394 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Housing Standards Review has clearly established the Government’s policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing technical housing standards currently in operation. The Review will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections. The outcome of the Review also means that a number of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes will be consolidated into the Building Regulations, which would require substantial changes to the content of the current Code, as well as reconsideration of its role. So in the light of this, the Government stated in the recent technical consultation that the current Code will be wound down to coincide with the changes incorporating the new standards coming into force, early in the new year. The consultation also set out proposals on the transitional arrangements, and for the handling of legacy developments being built out to current Code requirements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212607 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.842982Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.842982Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101536
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answering body
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 Housing: Construction 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 steps he is taking to assist local authorities build more sustainable homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 212393 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has policies and programmes in place to assist local authorities to build more homes. This includes the £122 million additional borrowing allocated to 22 councils to help them build new affordable homes and support local growth. We will make further announcements of additional borrowing to local councils later in the year. This is only possible thanks to the decisive action we have taken to reduce the deficit left by the last Labour Government. Further details of the actions we have taken recently to support house building, amongst other departmental work, are set out in the written statement made on13 October 2014 (Official Report, Written Ministerial Statements, Column 2WS).</p><p> </p><p>All new homes have to meet Building Regulations’ requirements and in April strengthened energy performance standards came into effect. In the Housing Standards Review, the Government is streamlining the technical standards which apply to new housing development and consolidating as far as possible necessary requirements into Building Regulations to ensure new homes are sustainable. As part of the review, the Government intends to bring forward optional Building Regulations requirements in areas such as accessibility and water efficiency which will enable local authorities to apply higher standards than the Building Regulations national minimum standard where there is a local need, and viability is not compromised.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to sustainable development and local authorities should consider applications for housing development in that context.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212608 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answering body
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 Housing: Sustainable Development more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, if he will prepare and publish a new draft code for sustainable homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 212607 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Housing Standards Review has clearly established the Government’s policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing technical housing standards currently in operation. The Review will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections. The outcome of the Review also means that a number of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes will be consolidated into the Building Regulations, which would require substantial changes to the content of the current Code, as well as reconsideration of its role. So in the light of this, the Government stated in the recent technical consultation that the current Code will be wound down to coincide with the changes incorporating the new standards coming into force, early in the new year. The consultation also set out proposals on the transitional arrangements, and for the handling of legacy developments being built out to current Code requirements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212394 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.7173753Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.7173753Z
unstar this property answering member
1492
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answering body
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 Housing: Sustainable Development more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to enable local authorities to promote sustainable house building. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 212608 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has policies and programmes in place to assist local authorities to build more homes. This includes the £122 million additional borrowing allocated to 22 councils to help them build new affordable homes and support local growth. We will make further announcements of additional borrowing to local councils later in the year. This is only possible thanks to the decisive action we have taken to reduce the deficit left by the last Labour Government. Further details of the actions we have taken recently to support house building, amongst other departmental work, are set out in the written statement made on13 October 2014 (Official Report, Written Ministerial Statements, Column 2WS).</p><p> </p><p>All new homes have to meet Building Regulations’ requirements and in April strengthened energy performance standards came into effect. In the Housing Standards Review, the Government is streamlining the technical standards which apply to new housing development and consolidating as far as possible necessary requirements into Building Regulations to ensure new homes are sustainable. As part of the review, the Government intends to bring forward optional Building Regulations requirements in areas such as accessibility and water efficiency which will enable local authorities to apply higher standards than the Building Regulations national minimum standard where there is a local need, and viability is not compromised.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to sustainable development and local authorities should consider applications for housing development in that context.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 212393 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.1808692Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.1808692Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answering body
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 Housing: Energy more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the consequences on energy efficiency of housing of scrapping the Code for Sustainable Homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 213798 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>The Housing Standards Review has clearly established the Government's policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing technical housing sandards currently in operation. The Review will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections.<br><br>The Government does not anticipate any negative impact on the energy efficiency of housing as a consequence of the Code for Sustainable Homes being wound down. The Code does not affect the existing housing stock, and only affects a proportion of new homes being constructed. The new Building Regulations Part L, brought in from April 2014, already requires an aggregate 6% energy performance above current Code 3 equivalent, and has introduced a mandatory energy efficiency requirement for all new homes. The Housing Standards Review consultation proposes that from the point when the proposals are implemented the energy efficiency requirements in the Regulations will be set at a level equivalent to Code level 4. This is equivalent to a further uplift of 20% on 2010 Part L, across the build mix. Finally, the Government has firmly committed to delivering zero carbon housing from 2016.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:30:27.5608176Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:30:27.5608176Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Palliative Care 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 Work and Pensions, what guidance he issues on the use of the DS1500 to support people at the end of life to die in their preferred place of care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 213797 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>The sole purpose of the DS1500 is to support claims to a range of social security benefits from people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness by a healthcare professional. Guidance for healthcare professionals who complete the DS1500 is available on GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306630/medical-reports-completion-apr-14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306630/medical-reports-completion-apr-14.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T14:12:30.6406269Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T14:12:30.6406269Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Schools: Yorkshire and the Humber 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, which organisations in Yorkshire and Humberside are currently not subject to any temporary or permanent withdrawal of approval for the sponsorship of new or additional schools by the (a) Secretary of State and (b) Regional Schools Commissioner to be academy sponsors for existing (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary schools, (iii) post-16 schools and colleges and (iv) three to 18 schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 214540 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>In the accompanying table there are 76 approved sponsors who are currently sponsoring at least one school in Yorkshire and the Humber Government Office Region. Approval is not broken down by the age-range of schools that they are approved to sponsor.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education continuously assesses the capacity and performance of sponsors to ensure they are in the best position to support the improvement of their schools, and sponsors are matched to schools on a case by case basis.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Approved sponsors with Schools in Yorkshire and Humber Government Office Region</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Abbey Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Airedale Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aston Community Education Trust (ACET)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beckfoot School</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bradfield School</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bradford College Education Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bransholme and District Academies Partnership (Umbrella Trust)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brighter Futures Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Castleford Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CfBT Education Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Craven Education Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>David Ross Education Trust (DRET)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diocese of Bradford, Leeds and Ripon</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diocese of Hallam</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diocese of Sheffield Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diocese of Wakefield (Wakefield Diocese Academy Trust)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diocese of York Educational Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dixons Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>E-ACT</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ebor Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Emmanuel Schools Foundation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Enquire Learning Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Focus-Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greetland Primary Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hartley Brook and Hatfield Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Healing Science Academy Ltd</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hinde House 3-16 School (Academy Trust)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hull Collaborative Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hull College</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Interserve Investments Ltd</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Isle Education Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leaf Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds City College</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mercia Learning Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Moor End Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Navigate Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Carr Collaborative Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Education Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Star Educational Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service (NRCDES)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oasis Community Learning</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ormiston Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ossett Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Outwood Grange Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pioneer Academies Co-operative Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pontefract Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandhill Primary Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>School Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Multi Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Mary’s Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Steel City Schools Partnership</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tapton School Academy trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Central Learning Partnership Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Co-operative Group</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The GORSE Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Hessle Academy Community Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Inspire Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Mirfield Free Grammar &amp; Sixth Form</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Rodillian Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tollbar Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Learning</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>University of Bradford</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>University of Hull</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>U-xplore</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wakefield City Academies Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wellspring Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>White Woods Primary Academy Trust</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whitehill Community Academy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wickersley School and Sports College</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-24T17:46:43.07Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:46:43.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
star this property answering member
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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 Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Department for Transport more like this