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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, in the light of the answers on 6 May to written questions tabled by Lord Mendelsohn, what steps he will take to ensure that the replies to written questions answer the question which was put as fully as possible. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. The Ministerial Code says that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime: Nature Conservation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he has taken to improve prosecution of wildlife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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Mr David Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The CPS views wildlife crime offences very seriously and will robustly prosecute cases referred by the police. In order to achieve this, the CPS has thirteen wildlife co-ordinators based in its regional Areas. They are supported by face to face training and legal guidance on wildlife offences, which is available to all prosecutors and to the public.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will discuss with (a) the Whitbourne Independent School and Hub and (b) other projects whose applications for free school status were turned down those applicants' feedback on how the application process can be made easier for small independent schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education welcomes all feedback on its processes and routinely surveys both successful and unsuccessful free school applicants to ensure the application process remains rigorous and fair and that only the strongest applications are approved.</p><p>The Whitbourne Independent School and Hub unsuccessfully applied to the New School Network's development programme, but has not applied to the Department of Education to open a free school. It is welcome to do so.</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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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in which local authorities 30 per cent or more pupils entitled to free school meals are not claiming them; and what steps he is taking to improve the take-up of free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education routinely collects information on pupils who are both eligible for and claiming free school meals. This information is published in the ‘Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, January 2013' Statistical First Release[1]. Identifying pupils who are eligible for but not claiming free school meals is more difficult.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has published a research paper – ‘Pupils not claiming free school meals: 2013'[2] – which presents estimates of the numbers and proportions of pupils who are entitled to receive free school meals but are not claiming. The paper compares registration rates for children aged between four and 15 and highlights regions and local authorities where under-registration rates are high. A table showing under registration rates by local authority can be found in the annex.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has developed a free school meals Eligibility Checking System (ECS). The ECS enables local authorities to check very quickly and determine whether a parent can claim free school meals by linking benefits information from DWP, HMRC and the Home Office. It represents a significant achievement in reducing bureaucracy and cost for local authorities and encouraging more parents to sign up their children for a free school lunch. The ECS has been extended to allow parents to check their own eligibility, and to apply online, for free school meals. The new system reduces the time, stigma and bureaucracy previously associated with applications for free school meals.</p><p> </p><p>Resources are also available from the Children's Food Trust to help schools increase take-up of free school meals.[3]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013</a>.<br>[2] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupils-not-claiming-free-school-meals-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupils-not-claiming-free-school-meals-2013</a>.</p><p>[3]<a href="http://www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk/schools/resources/free-school-meals-matter-toolkit" target="_blank">http://www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk/schools/resources/free-school-meals-matter-toolkit</a></p>
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Field of Birkenhead more like this
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the performance of the School Food Plan in increasing healthy breakfast provision in more deprived areas; and how much had been spent on this programme by April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As part of the school food plan, Magic Breakfast started work in March 2014 to set up breakfast clubs in schools where over 35% of pupils are eligible for free school meals and where there is currently no breakfast provision.</p><p>We are currently tendering for a contract to evaluate the effectiveness of the breakfast clubs. The successful bidder will be announced shortly.</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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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property hansard heading Referendums more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has reviewed the efficacy of the guidance of the Electoral Commission on referendums; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not reviewed the efficacy of guidance produced by the independent Electoral Commission.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlie Elphicke more like this
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government is taking to raise the number of people registered to vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is introducing online registration as of 10<sup>th</sup> June in England and Wales which will make it more convenient to register to vote.</p><p>In addition, five national organisations and every Electoral Registration Officer in Great Britain are sharing £4.2 million funding aimed at maximising the rate of voter registration, as part of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration. These organisations have received funding to find new ways of reaching a range of under registered groups such as young people and encouraging them to register to vote.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business Growth: Basildon and Thurrock more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what support the Government is giving to business growth opportunities in Basildon and Thurrock. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
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Stephen Metcalfe more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Basildon and Thurrock are key economic centres within the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. The LEP submitted its Strategic Economic Plan and Growth Deal at the end of March which is currently being assessed and negotiated.</p><p>The Growth Deal contains proposals for direct business support by extending the Southend Growth Hub announced in its City Deal recently.</p><p>Other funding is also being invested through Regional Growth Fund, Growing Places Fund, and through investment in major transport improvements on the M25 and Dartford Crossing to reduce congestion and enhance connectivity to the ports.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property hansard heading Members of Parliament: Recall more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects to bring forward legislative proposals for the recall of hon. Members by their constituents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to introducing a recall mechanism which is transparent, robust and fair when parliamentary time allows. We reiterated this commitment in our response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's report on recall.</p><p>The Government's legislative programme for the fourth session of Parliament will be announced in the Queen's Speech.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Clegg more like this
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government is taking to raise the number of people registered to vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is introducing online registration as of 10<sup>th</sup> June in England and Wales which will make it more convenient to register to vote.</p><p>In addition, five national organisations and every Electoral Registration Officer in Great Britain are sharing £4.2 million funding aimed at maximising the rate of voter registration, as part of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration. These organisations have received funding to find new ways of reaching a range of under registered groups such as young people and encouraging them to register to vote.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this