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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
star this property hansard heading Peers: Correspondence more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL11781 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1015007
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to commemorate the Chinese men recruited to provide front-line support for British soldiers in the World War I. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 195594 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For the past four years of the First World War centenary, we have supported a number of projects that have highlighted the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps. We supported the ‘Unremembered Project’, which recognised the contribution made by labour corps from across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and this included a focus on the Chinese Labour Corps. We also supported the Meridian Society to work in schools and communities to highlight the almost 100,000 men recruited by Britain to provide essential logistical support in Europe. Currently, we are also supporting the <a href="http://ensuringweremember.org.uk/" target="_blank"> ‘Ensuring We Remember</a> ’ campaign, to create a permanent memorial in central London, to be unveiled in 2019. This memorial is backed by the Chinese in Britain Forum and the Chinese embassy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T15:47:25.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:47:25.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1015219
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Finance more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funds for the new powers to bring about change and unlock the potential for the bus industry to achieve more for passengers as set out in the Bus Services Act 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 195687 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State meets with ministers, including HMT ministers, regularly to discuss a range of issues relating to local government. Local authorities in England outside London spend over £1 billion a year on bus services. Over the five year period from 2015-16 to 2019-20 councils will have access to more than £200 billion, after the Autumn 2018 budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T15:45:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:45:57.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1014653
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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 Teachers: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of maintained and independent schools to afford the increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme announced in October. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11789 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>In the schools sector, the department currently proposes to cover the costs of maintained schools, academies, independent special schools and non-maintained special schools. The department will be consulting shortly to form an assessment on the impact these costs will impose on the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014654
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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 Teachers: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from the Independent Schools Council about the forthcoming increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme; and if so, what reply they have given. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11790 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The government has received a number of representations from employer representatives including the Independent Schools Council, to both the Department for Education (DfE) and to Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury), about the proposed increase in employer contributions and the impact this would have on their schools. HM Treasury and the DfE will be responding imminently.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T11:51:40.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T11:51:40.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014655
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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 Teachers: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what were their reasons for increasing the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>A number of factors determine the cost of providing pensions, most significantly by the Superannuation Contributions Adjusted for Past Experience (SCAPE) rate. The SCAPE discount rate is the central measure of the affordability of public service pension schemes; it is based on the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for long-term Growth Domestic Product growth. In light of the material change to the OBR forecast compared to the forecast at Budget 2016, and based on the methodology for setting the SCAPE rate as agreed in 2011, <br> HM Treasury took the decision to set the SCAPE discount rate at 2.4% plus Consumer Price Index from 1 April 2019. This reduction in the SCAPE rate has resulted in an increase to employer contributions in the Teachers Pension Scheme of 7.2 percentage points.[1]</p><p> </p><p>[1] based on an implementation date of 1 September 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:02:10.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:02:10.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1014656
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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
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 325–8), whether they will conduct an inquiry into reports that local councils spent £100 million in four years to prevent parents obtaining support for children with special needs, losing nine out of ten cases. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11792 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The government does not have any plans to conduct such an inquiry.</p><p> </p><p>The government has made fundamental changes to the way the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support system works for families. The system is now more person-centred with significant direction given to local authorities, and other bodies, to engage effectively with families.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities should respond appropriately to any SEND Tribunal appeal. In doing so, they will inevitably incur costs. When families make appeals, the local authority will need to judge how to respond to them and in doing so, must put the interests of the child or young person first.</p><p> </p><p>The government are investing £20 million until March 2020 to improve the quality of local information, advice and support services available to families, and to provide guidance and training to local authorities to help improve the quality of education, health and care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>Parents have the right to ask that an independent school, approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act (2014) and published in a list available to all parents and young people, be named on their EHC plan.</p><p> </p><p>The local authority must, after consultation with the school, name the requested school unless specific criteria apply. These conditions are that the school would be unsuitable for the young person’s needs, incompatible with the efficient education of others or an inefficient use of the local authority’s resources.</p><p> </p><p>Parents may also make representations for a place at an independent school that is not on the Section 41 list and the local authority must consider their request. While not under the same conditional duty to name the provider, the local authority must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes if this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and does not cause unreasonable public expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11793 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1014657
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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 Special Educational Needs: Private Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 325–8), whether they will ensure that all local councils respect the right of parents of children with special needs to nominate a local independent school on an education health and care plan. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The government does not have any plans to conduct such an inquiry.</p><p> </p><p>The government has made fundamental changes to the way the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support system works for families. The system is now more person-centred with significant direction given to local authorities, and other bodies, to engage effectively with families.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities should respond appropriately to any SEND Tribunal appeal. In doing so, they will inevitably incur costs. When families make appeals, the local authority will need to judge how to respond to them and in doing so, must put the interests of the child or young person first.</p><p> </p><p>The government are investing £20 million until March 2020 to improve the quality of local information, advice and support services available to families, and to provide guidance and training to local authorities to help improve the quality of education, health and care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>Parents have the right to ask that an independent school, approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act (2014) and published in a list available to all parents and young people, be named on their EHC plan.</p><p> </p><p>The local authority must, after consultation with the school, name the requested school unless specific criteria apply. These conditions are that the school would be unsuitable for the young person’s needs, incompatible with the efficient education of others or an inefficient use of the local authority’s resources.</p><p> </p><p>Parents may also make representations for a place at an independent school that is not on the Section 41 list and the local authority must consider their request. While not under the same conditional duty to name the provider, the local authority must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes if this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and does not cause unreasonable public expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11792 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.553Z
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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 Pupil Exclusions: Communication Skills more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that children who are (a) excluded from school and (b) at risk of being excluded from school are assessed by a speech and language therapist to determine if they have a speech, language and communication need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
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Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of early assessment and identification of pupil needs. The 2015 special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice sets out high expectations of schools and colleges about how they identify and meet the needs of pupils with SEND, including those with speech, language and communication needs. Schools should work closely with their local authority, and other providers, to commission specialist services directly, such as speech and language therapists.</p><p>The Department’s statutory guidance on exclusions is clear that schools should take appropriate steps to address the underlying causes of poor behaviour, which could include pupils’ SEND. This should include an assessment of whether appropriate provision is in place to support any SEND that a pupil may have to avoid exclusion, and that schools should consider the use of a multi-agency assessment. The full guidance can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion</a>.</p><p>For children who have been permanently excluded, the Department’s statutory guidance on alternative provision (AP) sets out that commissioners of AP should recognise any issues or barriers experienced by these pupils and carry out a thorough assessment of their needs. The full guidance can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alternative-provision" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alternative-provision</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:18:42.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:18:42.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
1015064
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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 Children and Young People: Communication Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on developing a new self-evaluation tool for commissioners of services for children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
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Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not had any recent discussions with my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about specific plans to develop a self-evaluation tool for commissioners of services for children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. However, officials are in regular contact and we continue to work together to improve outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. In our joint response to the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’ report we outlined a number of commitments to ensure that these children and young people receive the support they need.</p><p>We are working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England to establish a System Leadership Board for special educational needs and disabilities, which will focus on improving joint commissioning and working between education, health and social care partners at a local level. We will ensure that the board listens to the views of those with expertise in speech, language and communication.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:28:13.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:28:13.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this