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1109823
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Lambeth Conference more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Archbishop of Canterbury will invite bishops from the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Church in Brazil to the Lambeth 2020 conference. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>I have met recently with the Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss attendance at the Lambeth 2020 conference.</p><p>The publication of information about those invited to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 is a matter for the Archbishop of Canterbury, not the Church Commissioners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:58:18.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:58:18.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109825
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Voting Behaviour more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to improve democratic participation among its lay members. more like this
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Sir John Hayes 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England encourages responsible democratic participation in its schools and parishes, as one of the stakeholders involved with UK Parliament Week, and as a provider of hustings and other forms of engagement at election times. The General Synod is the Church’s own national legislative body, to which lay members can be elected. The Ecclesiastical Committee of Parliament is expected soon to consider a Church Measure that will reform and simplify Church representation rules on elections for Parochial Church Councils, Deanery and Diocesan Synods.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:57:40.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:57:40.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109827
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pregnancy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to support women with unplanned pregnancies. more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England provides a wide range of pastoral care through its national network of 12,600 parishes and 18,000 active ordained clergy assisted by 10,000 licensed lay ministers. This care is offered to all regardless of Church affiliation or religious belief. The most effective pastoral care builds a relationship through which a person can be accompanied through difficult situations - rather than offering a service in which the person becomes the client.</p><p>Pastoral care at parish level is extended to women with unwanted pregnancies on the basis that ‘<em>Every possible support, especially by Church members, needs to be given to those who are pregnant in difficult circumstances and care, support and compassion must be shown to all whether or not they continue with their pregnancy.</em>’ (General Synod July 2017: written answer was given by the Chair of Mission and Public Affairs Council in response to a question on the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:57:11.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:57:11.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109828
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Church Services: Attendance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to increase attendance at church services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Strategic Development Funding has been made available to develop the capacity of Church of England dioceses to increase church attendance. 2017 a total of £44million was awarded to 27 projects in 20 dioceses. In 2018, £61.6 million was awarded to 20 new projects in 20 dioceses. One third of these new initiatives focus on work with children and young people, and the majority are located in deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Church of England formed an Evangelism and Discipleship Department, based at Church House, Westminster, to enable a strategic national approach by developing specific interventions and resources to enable and equip its million regular worshippers to be able to talk about and live out their faith. This supplements work at a Diocesan level to develop more growing churches: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/evangelism-and-discipleship" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/evangelism-and-discipleship</a></p><p> </p><p>The Church of England is developing 1,000 new evangelists in the over the next five years. Other measures include working with a number of dioceses around a Culture of Invitation to help parishioners to invite people to their church ( <a href="http://www.cultureofinvitation.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cultureofinvitation.com/</a> ), helping churches to ensure that those coming for baptisms, funerals and weddings are welcomed and invited to continue attending their local church (<a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/christenings" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/christenings</a> ), and the Talking Jesus Course, which is a simple 6 week video-based course to inspire ordinary Christians to share their faith in natural and relevant ways: <a href="https://talkingjesus.org/" target="_blank">https://talkingjesus.org/</a></p><p> </p><p>Seven million people engaged with the Church of England via digital media channels last Christmas through the ‘Follow the Star campaign’. Two million used it to identify a church to attend through the resource <a href="http://www.achurchnearyou.com/" target="_blank">www.achurchnearyou.com</a> The Church’s use of digital and social media has won awards for innovation, and there are now worship and liturgy resources available via Alexa and a variety of Apps.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:55:51.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:55:51.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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1109835
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Education: Males more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made in improving the education outcomes of white, working-class boys. more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>This government is committed to delivering a high-performing education system in which all pupils, regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender, have the opportunity to go as far as their hard work will take them.</p><p> </p><p>We know that the proportion of children in good or outstanding schools rose from 66% in 2010 to 85% by the end of December 2018, in part due to our reforms – and that the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, measured by the department’s attainment gap index, has narrowed by 13.2% at the end of key stage 2 and 9.5% at the end of key stage 4 since 2011. But we also know that the average attainment of white boys – and also girls – who are eligible for free school meals remains unacceptably low.</p><p> </p><p>Addressing the educational effects of disadvantage is a priority for the department. We are continuing to provide pupil premium funding – worth more than £2.4 billion in 2018-19 – to help schools improve the progress, attainment and other outcomes of their disadvantaged pupils. White working class boys and girls form the largest group of eligible pupils and so benefit significantly from this extra support. Our recently introduced national funding formula for schools also takes account of socio-economic disadvantage – and low prior attainment – in allocating funding to schools. We have also invested over £137 million in the Education Endowment Foundation, to identify what works to improve disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and to make this evidence readily available to schools, colleges and early years providers.</p><p> </p><p>We are targeting extra support at some of the poorest areas of the country to raise standards in schools, through our £72 million Opportunity Areas and £24 million Opportunity North East programmes.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working to make sure that more disadvantaged young people can benefit from higher education. In our latest guidance, published in February of this year, we have asked the Office for Students to continue in its efforts to secure greater and faster progress in ensuring that students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups – including students from white working class backgrounds – can not only access but also successfully participate in higher education.</p><p> </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 2019-04-10T16:19:37.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:19:37.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1109836
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department are taking to encourage the uptake of apprenticeships amongst ethnic minorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We have set an ambitious target to increase the proportion of apprenticeships started by people of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds by 20% by 2020 (up from a baseline average of 10% in the 2010-15 Parliament to 11.9% by 2020). 11.2% (42,200) of total starts in 2017/18 were by people of BAME backgrounds. This is the highest proportion reported over the past 8 years.</p><p> </p><p>The Five Cities Project, launched in February 2018, is promoting the take up of apprenticeships by BAME individuals in Greater Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham and Leicester. Many partners are supporting this drive, including large employers such as B&amp;Q, Rolls Royce, and Optimity, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, apprenticeship providers, schools, and community groups.</p><p> </p><p>Our Apprenticeships Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) has grown to over 70 members since its launch in 2017. It aims to influence the behaviour of other employers to support more people from underrepresented groups, including members of BAME communities, to start apprenticeships. Bristol City Council, an ADCN member, has launched a programme named 'Stepping up', which is providing a route for employees from BAME backgrounds into leadership positions through apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p>Our new marketing campaign, ‘Fire it Up’, launched in January 2019 and set out to change the way people think about apprenticeships, demonstrating that they are a prestigious option, accessible to people from all backgrounds. ‘Fire it Up’ advertising features clear representation of apprentices from a diverse range of backgrounds, and showcases apprentices from BAME backgrounds in high-status, professional roles.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:21:35.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:21:35.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1109837
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of apprenticeships among people with (a) disabilities and (b) learning difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The government wants to make sure that the benefits of an apprenticeship are available to all, including people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD). We are developing new communications and guidance products to demonstrate to people with LDD that apprenticeships are an option for them, and to support employers to employ apprentices with LDD. We have integrated the Department for Work and Pension’s Disability Confident campaign into the apprenticeship recruitment service so that the Disability Confident logo is displayed on apprenticeship vacancies for campaign-registered employers.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with local partners through our pacesetter project to test policy approaches and deliver tangible progress towards growing numbers of LDD apprentices. Pacesetters include councils, a school, and the learning disability charity Mencap.</p><p> </p><p>Our Apprenticeships Diversity Champions Network has grown to over 70 members since its launch in 2017. Many members have set aspirational targets for the number of LDD apprentices in their own workforce, and introduced initiatives designed to increase participation: for example, Walsall Council have extended their Positive Action Scheme to include those with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Our funding system, which provides additional support to training providers, is intended to encourage the successful take-up and achievement of apprenticeships by those with LDD. We continue to monitor the impact of these measures to ensure they support the achievement of our targets.</p><p> </p><p>We are making progress against our measure of success for a 20% increase in the proportion of starts by people with LDD by 2020 (from a baseline of 9.9% in 2015/16 to 11.9% by 2020). In 2017/18, apprentices from this group made up 11.2% (42,200) of total starts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:25:51.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:25:51.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1109832
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Women and Equalities more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of identity politics on (a) political discourse and (b) the effectiveness of political processes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>As my right hon. Friend has addressed his question to the Minister for Women and Equalities, I assume his interest in identity politics relates to Equality legislation which defines different groups of people by reference to their protected characteristics. That being the case, I understand his concern and we need to ensure that equality for everyone on the basis of protected characteristics does not result in micro-divisions in society created by identity politics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:14:32.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:14:32.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1109839
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing to improve passenger safety. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings remove filter
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240960 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information.</p><p>The Department is currently consulting on draft statutory guidance to be issued to licensing authorities on how they can use their extensive existing powers to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm when using taxi and private hire vehicle services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T13:27:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T13:27:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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1109821
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parades: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to safeguard the rights of Northern Ireland's loyalist community to celebrate the twelfth of July. more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to building a Northern Ireland in which all parts of the community and main cultural traditions are fully respected. Under the Public Processions (NI) Act 1998, the Parades Commission is responsible for operational matters relating to parading, acting independently of Government. The Commission is accountable to the courts for its operational decisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:49:52.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:49:52.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this