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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Coalition Governments more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by what date they plan to publish their response to the report of the Constitution Committee on Constitutional implications of coalition government (5th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 130) published in February 2014. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave to Lord Lexden on 23 June 2014 (Official Report) Column Ref: WA113.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T11:48:38.3469237Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T11:48:38.3469237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
63783
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Appeals more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a nationwide appeals system for higher education students in the United Kingdom who wish to appeal on the basis of awarded grades or complain about alleged unfair treatment by university staff. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) operates a national complaints handling scheme for England and Wales, under provisions in the 2004 Higher Education Act. The OIA can review complaints made by students against Higher Education Institutions if they remain unresolved, once a student has completed the institution's own complaints procedures. This may include, for example, complaints from students about unfair treatment by university staff. The service is free of charge to students.</p><p> </p><p>Separate arrangements are in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland.There are, however, some complaints that OIA cannot consider. These relate to concerns about admission to a university and to academic judgement. In the latter case, OIA can look at whether an institution has followed its rules and regulations in making an award to a student.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:28:27.0473898Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
63787
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what quality control and audit procedures are in place to ensure that their advisory committees perform to the highest standards, that they are using up-to-date methodology and science, and that their advice is sound and accepted by the broader scientific community. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>All committees operate according to the guidelines and standards outlined in the </em>Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]). Any advisory committee that is classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) is also subject to <em>formal Cabinet Office procedures including a full triennial review. </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC is underpinned by The Principles of Scientific Advice to Government', published in 2010 (Annex A to CoPSAC), and the ‘Nolan' principles for public life (the “Seven Principles of Public Life” (Annex C).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The principles “provide a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions”. Members are also expected to abide by the Nolan Principles, which include the principles of objectivity and accountability.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any “issues of concern over the application of the Principles, or other guidance” should be raised to the Chief Scientific Adviser. “If the matter of concern cannot be effectively resolved or is especially serious CSAs should approach the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Ministers should approach the GCSA and the Minister for Science. The matter will be examined against a clear set of criteria, which include a breach of the Principles or CoPSAC.”</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:23:07.1810649Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:23:07.1810649Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63788
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their advisory committees, if they need to undertake a review for which they do not have the expertise, are permitted to commission organisations that specialise in that field. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL572 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>There is nothing in the Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]) that prevents a committee from commissioning additional advice from experts, and committees are encouraged to “seek a wide range of advice from the best sources, particularly when there is uncertainty”.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>CoPSAC states “Where a SAC lacks the relevant expertise for a particular project or task (as opposed to the committee's on-going work), the committee can co-opt appropriate experts or establish sub-groups to include such people on an ad hoc, time-limited basis”.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <br /> <p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <br /> <p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:13.261755Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:13.261755Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63789
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how scientists are appointed to their advisory committees; how they ensure that an appropriate range of expertise and experience is represented on those committees; and how they ensure that the best scientists apply for membership of the committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL573 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]) lays out the procedures for appointment to Committees.</p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC indicates that the arrangements for the appointment of Committee members and the lines of accountability should be set out in each Committee's Terms of Reference.</p><p> </p><br /><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63790
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recourse is available to members of the public who wish to complain about the practice and outcome of scientific inquiries conducted by government advisory committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL574 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Members of the public may write to the Chair of the advisory committee. If necessary, complaints can be escalated in writing to the Chief Scientific Advisor for the department in question, or the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:32.2722204Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:32.2722204Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63795
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Service: Conditions of Employment more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to end the abuse and exploitation of domestic workers in the United Kingdom, especially those from overseas; what means they will use to ensure that such workers have contracts of employment and are regularly paid at least the minimum wage; and whether such protection can extend to the employees of foreign diplomats. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK already provides comprehensive employment and social protections to domestic workers and as a rule, domestic workers in the UK are entitled to the same employment rights as workers generally – including the National Minimum Wage (unless they are treated as if they are a member of the family), statutory sick pay, paid annual leave, protections from discrimination and unfair dismissals as well as other protections.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to ensuring that domestic workers are able to access their rights. Anyone who believes they are being mistreated by their employer in any way has access to a number of organisations who can help including the police, the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and Employment Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also focused on ensuring that overseas domestic workers are informed about their rights and immigration and borders staff are trained to recognise potential victims of abuse. Overseas domestic workers must have been employed for 12 months before a visa will be granted and must have a signed statement of terms and conditions of employment in line with the National Minimum Wage legislation. Every overseas domestic worker is also provided with a letter informing them of their rights in the UK and where to get help if needed. This letter is provided in a range of languages as well as English.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, all foreign diplomats in the UK are required to respect our laws, including employment regulations. The FCO treats any allegation of mistreatment of staff in diplomatic households very seriously. Any allegations that the law has been broken are investigated by the police and the FCO will take appropriate steps to assist the investigation which may include requesting the withdrawal of diplomatic immunity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
63775
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar 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 Help to Buy Scheme more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have bought a house with the assistance of the Help to Buy scheme. more like this
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The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property uin HL559 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>This Government is committed to supporting people's aspirations to own their own home. That is why we have introduced schemes like Help to Buy: Equity Loan, Help to Buy: Newbuy and Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee. The latest figures show that so far 35,317 families have bought a house with the assistance of the Help to Buy schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T16:25:01.083975Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:25:01.083975Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
63776
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Science: Education more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to increase the number of students studying science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, in particular female students. more like this
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The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property uin HL560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Recent years have seen record numbers of pupils taking science and mathematics at GCSE and A level, with a rise of more than 30% in the number of students taking separate GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics between 2010 and 2013. There has also been a 15% rise in the number taking mathematics and physics A level, and a 19% rise in the number taking further mathematics A level over the same period. Girls are now as likely as boys to take separate science GCSEs, but more needs to be done, particularly to address the low numbers of girls taking mathematics and physics A level.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has taken action by: reforming the national curriculum and academic and vocational qualifications, to ensure that they enable young people to acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding to progress to further study and employment; recruiting top graduates into teaching by providing bursaries and scholarships in mathematics and the sciences of up to £25,000; supporting schools through professional development and enrichment programmes, such as the Stimulating Physics Network and the establishment of 32 maths hubs; and through the “Your Life” campaign which will change the perceptions of science and mathematics, with a communications campaign targeting 14-16 year olds being launched from September.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T15:12:45.1395978Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:12:45.1395978Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3359
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63779
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Construction more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of new primary and secondary schools were built in academic years 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, and so far in 2013–14. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for ensuring there are sufficient places available within an area. We have allocated over £5 billion of funding to local authorities in this parliament, leading to the creation of 260,000 new school places by May 2013, with many more in the pipeline. <br><br>We do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local authorities to provide these places since 2010. <br><br></p><p>We do, however, hold information on the number of new schools funded through the government's Free School programme, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools and through other centrally managed programmes:<br><br></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Primary</p></td><td><p>Secondary</p></td><td><p>All through</p></td><td><p>Special Educational Needs/ Alternative Provision</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition to the expenditure on new schools, we continue to invest in our existing school estate to renew buildings in poor condition.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T12:35:24.0990221Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T12:35:24.0990221Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this