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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 Construction: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address a reported shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we continue to contribute to the work with the Home Office on future migration arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s role is to make the skills system more responsive to demand. We are reforming the technical education system to be more responsive to the needs of employers. These reforms sit alongside our now-established programme of apprenticeship reforms.</p><p> </p><p>60 apprenticeship standards for construction routes are now approved for delivery, with more in development. We are also running pilots across the country to raise the profile of apprenticeships in disadvantaged areas, to improve access to apprenticeships in key sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and construction.</p><p> </p><p>In the Construction Sector Deal, the construction industry has committed to raising the number of apprenticeship starts to 25,000 starts per year by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>Construction is also one of the first routes for T level delivery, with the Design and Planning pathway launching in 2020. The Onsite Construction and Building Engineering pathways are expected to launch in 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The construction industry has shown that it values T Levels and has committed through the Construction Sector Deal to offering 1000 work placements from 2020. This will enable all Construction T level students to access a high quality, real-life experience which will help make sure that they are ‘site-ready’ on completion of their course.</p><p> </p><p>Collectively, these reforms will improve the supply of new entrants to the construction sector. Officials estimate that these changes will increase the number of new sector entrants by approximately 25% by the mid-2020s.</p><p> </p><p>For adults already in the labour market, construction offers a range of high quality job opportunities. The Construction Skills Fund is a cross-government programme with industry and is underway to address the current skills shortages in the sector. The department was allocated £24 million to support the development of on-site construction training hubs across England in 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are allocating this fund and have committed to delivering more than 20 hubs that will train 13,000 employment-ready learners by March 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The CITB provides a wide range of services and initiatives to mitigate the current skills shortages, including paying grants to employers to carry out training to improve standards, adopting modern methods of construction (MMC), improving careers advice and improving site readiness and transitions from study to work, including through a new “boot camp” pilot scheme initiative.</p><p> </p><p>Lastly, the government is encouraging the expansion of MMC, which presents the opportunity to greatly reduce the level of skilled workers needed on building sites using these methods.</p><p> </p><p>The department has built 57 schools using MMC and, this financial year, we plan to open another 21 schools. The department has announced a new procurement framework with a value of up to £3 billion for MMC solutions in schools. This framework is due to go live by November 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:19:20.293Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
1134299
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific offences they categorise as violent crime; and what are the criteria for such categorisation. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16584 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The scope of the Serious Violence Strategy is concerned with homicide, knife crime, and gun crime and areas of criminality where serious violence or its threat is inherent, such as in gangs and county lines drug dealing. It also includes emerging crime threats faced in some areas of the country such as the use of corrosive substances as a weapon.</p><p>Serious violence also extends to other forms of serious assault. We know that a significant proportion of violence is linked to either domestic abuse or alcohol, but these two important elements are not driving the increases we are seeing in violent crime. The strategy also does not address specifically sexual abuse, modern slavery or violence against women and girls. They may all involve forms of serious violence but there are already specific strategies addressing those important issues, and so they are not included within the scope of the Serious Violence Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1134314
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current (1) weekly rates of Child Benefit, and (2) monthly rates of Universal Credit standard allowances and child elements; and what would each of those rates have been had they not been frozen for the past four years. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Work is the best route out of poverty and for people to be more financially independent. Our welfare reforms are part of the Government’s commitment to incentivise moves into work and progression in work, and to better support working families.</p><p>The Department completed an Impact Assessment titled ‘Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Impact Assessment of the Benefit rate freeze’ in July 2015 which included information surrounding the policy objectives and the intended effects. Benefits for the additional costs of disability, and for carers, are exempt from the benefit freeze.</p><p>Currently the weekly rate of Child Benefit is £20.70 for the eldest or only child and £13.70 for additional children.</p><p>Universal Credit is made up of a standard allowance and any additional amounts which apply to claimants with certain circumstances, such as dependent children. The current monthly rates for the requested Universal Credit components are shown in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Standard allowance</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Single and under 25</p></td><td><p>£251.77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Single and over 25</p></td><td><p>£317.82</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In a couple and both under 25</p></td><td><p>£395.20 (for both)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In a couple and either are 25 or over</p></td><td><p>£498.89 (for both)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Child components</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>For the first child</p></td><td><p>£277.08 (born before 6 April 2017) £231.67 (born on or after 6 April 2017)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For the second or other eligible children</p></td><td><p>£231.67</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For a disabled or severely disabled child</p></td><td><p>£126.11 or £392.08</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We are unable to determine what each of the rates would have been had they not been subject to a freeze, as the legacy system is not comparable with Universal Credit.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:17:12.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:17:12.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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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 Further Education: Teachers more like this
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star 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 effect of the recent teachers' pay award on the financial sustainability of further education college budgets. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL16629 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Teachers’ Pay Grant was not awarded to further education (FE) colleges or other providers in the statutory FE sector, as the government does not currently play a role in determining pay for teachers in that sector.</p><p>FE college corporations are independent institutions, responsible for making their own decisions on pay and setting their budgets. In making these decisions and seeking the best for their students, staff and local communities, corporations have a duty to ensure the financial sustainability of the college.</p><p>However, we acknowledge that the FE sector faces cost pressures and that this can impact on staff pay, which is why we will be making the strongest case possible for increased FE funding in the upcoming Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:16:46.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:46.517Z
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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 Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1134343
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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 Further Education: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had on funding priorities for post-16 education in the forthcoming spending review. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL16628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises the pressures that further education funding is under and we are looking at this carefully ahead of the next Spending Review. This involves a range of discussions within the department and with colleagues from HM Treasury.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:16:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:14.02Z
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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 Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1134320
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children live in a household where the adult employed is in part-time employment and are living in absolute poverty (1) before housing costs, and (2) after housing costs. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in absolute poverty in a family where the adults are in part time employment only can be calculated from figures published in the annual &quot;Households Below Average Income&quot; publication.</p><p>In 2017/18, the number of children in absolute poverty in families where the adult or adults were in part-time employment only, was 400,000 before housing costs, and 700,000 after housing costs</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:16:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:00.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1134337
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Olives more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to protect the livelihoods of Palestinians living in territory occupied by Israel whose olive trees have been destroyed. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16622 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​We have expressed our serious concerns to the Israeli Government and security officials about the destruction of olive trees and the prevention of access to them on a number of occasions. The British Government condemns any violence by settlers against Palestinians. Under international law, Israel, as the occupying power, has an obligation to take all measures in its power to protect the Palestinian population from all acts of violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:14:21.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:14:21.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1134311
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statistics collected by Military Court Watch from the testimonies of Palestinian children who were detained by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2019, published in May, and its findings that (1) 52 per cent were arrested at night, (2) 95 per cent were hand-tied, often painfully, (3) 91 per cent were blindfolded in contravention of the recommendations of Unicef, (4) 69 per cent experienced some form of physical abuse such as slapping, kicking and punching, (5) 67 per cent experienced threats, and (6) 74 per cent reported being denied access to a lawyer prior to questioning; and what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about those testimonies. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​We are extremely concerned about the treatment of Palestinian children detained in Israeli prisons. Reports of the heavy use of painful restraints and the high number of Palestinian children who are not informed of their legal rights, in contravention of Israel's own regulations, are particularly concerning. We continue to make representations to the Israeli authorities on this issue and we remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding Palestinian children in detention in Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:13:49.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:13:49.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1134332
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Khader al-Saaidy more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of reports that Israeli Defence Forces refused a fisherman, Khader al Saaidy, medical assistance after he was shot and blinded whilst he was fishing within the limits of the fishing zone established by the government of Israel. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Whilst we have not made any assessment on this specific issue, we are aware of media reports. We regularly raise our concerns over the use of live fire with the Israeli authorities and urge unimpeded access to medical treatment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:13:10.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:13:10.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1134335
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Nuclear Installations more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there are leaks of radioactive waste from the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre in Dimona. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL16620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​While we are aware of media reports, we have not made an assessment of this issue as it is a matter for the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:12:44.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:12:44.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this