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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for 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 ensure that children from less privileged backgrounds are not disadvantaged at school. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL6029 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is a top priority for this Government. That is why we have invested in the pupil premium for schools, which has risen from £625 million in 2011-12 to £2.5 billion in 2014-15, giving schools the additional resources they need to raise disadvantaged pupils' attainment, and give them a better start in life.</p><p> </p><p>We have extended eligibility for funding over the last three years, as well as raising the per-pupil funding rate. When the pupil premium was introduced in April 2011, schools received £488 for each pupil who was registered for free school meals or looked after by the local authority for six months or more. From April 2014, the funding will be £1,300 per primary aged pupil, £935 per secondary aged pupil and £1,900 for each pupil who is looked after for one day or more; or who left care through adoption or a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005, or via a Residence Order.</p><p> </p><p>Headteachers are held accountable for the impact of this additional funding in three different ways. Firstly, the performance tables set out the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and the gap between them and their peers. Secondly, Ofsted inspects the achievement of all pupils in a school. Where disadvantaged pupils are making insufficient progress, inspectors are likely to grade a school as requiring improvement and will recommend that the school undertakes a pupil premium review. Thirdly, schools are required to publish online how much pupil premium funding they receive, how they have used this funding and an evaluation of the impact that it has had.</p><p> </p><p>Our EBacc is driving up the number of pupils leaving school with the subjects most prized by employers and universities. Already, our introduction of the EBacc has seen the number of children studying at least 5 of the essential subjects rise.</p><p> </p><p>The free schools programme is another powerful way to ensure greater opportunity for more disadvantaged children. 174 free schools are open, 45% of which were set up in the 30% most deprived areas of the country; communities often poorly served for generations.</p><p> </p><p>Some of our most disadvantaged schools are seeing the improvements brought about by successful academy sponsors. 26.3% of pupils in secondary sponsored academies are eligible for free school meals, well above the national average for secondary schools of 15.1%, yet results in sponsored academies continue to improve faster than in local authority schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-04T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-04T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
42951
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 whether they have asked departments to end the system of check-off for trade union subscriptions for civil servants. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
unstar this property uin HL6016 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The deduction of Trade Union subscriptions from payroll through check-off is a matter delegated to individual Departments in the Civil Service. </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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4159
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
42945
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Home Office 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 steps they are taking to ensure that the passports of everyone arriving in and leaving the United Kingdom are properly checked. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
unstar this property uin HL6010 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Border Force is, through its Operating Mandate, required to undertake checks on the passports of all passengers who enter the United Kingdom at the Primary Control Points. Border Force undertakes electronic checks on most outbound passengers and physically checks passports on a strictly targeted basis. The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority work closely with air carriers in the UK to ensure that proper checks are in place. The Government is further committed to introducing exit checks on all modes by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
42935
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 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, in the light of their plans to introduce new electrified railway lines between Manchester and Liverpool in December, whether they have taken into account the availability of electric trains as part of their negotiations to procure rolling stock. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
unstar this property uin HL6000 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>As announced today (27 March) the Department for Transport has granted a Direct Award to Northern for 22 months and is working with them to ensure rolling stock is available for a phased rollout of electric services between Liverpool and Manchester from the December 2014 timetable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department takes account of availability of electric rolling stock in its decisions and the stock for this route will be modern, cascaded stock from other routes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
42924
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 when Lord Wills will receive a response to his email to the Cabinet Office of 6 November 2013 (Cabinet Office reference IR317467) about Freedom of Information requests. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
unstar this property uin HL5989 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I apologise for the delay. The Noble Lord has received a reply.</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 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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260
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
42916
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 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 in what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL5981 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
42912
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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, further to the recent finding in the Demos report, Introducing Generation Citizen, that 84 per cent of 14- to 17-year-olds intend to vote when they attain the age of 18, how they intend to ensure that such intentions to vote translate into first-time voting behaviour amongst young people; and what steps they are taking to ensure that education establishments are committed to registering all 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL5977 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The new key stage 4 citizenship programme to be taught from September 2014 requires that pupils should be taught about “the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond.”</p><p> </p><p>The government has also made available £4.2 million funding to all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain and 5 national organisations. Electoral registration officers have been encouraged to support the delivery of Rock Enrol! in their area, a learning resource which not only provides an opportunity for young people to register to vote, but enables them to discuss the importance of doing so.</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 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
42665
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 10 March (WA 348), whether they will now answer the question. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
unstar this property uin HL5934 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As I stated to the House on 23 January 2014, Official Report, column 846, and <br />repeated in my reply to the noble lord, Lord Vinson on 10 March (WA 348), the <br />Government remains committed ‘to holding another vote on the final package of <br />measures that we will apply to rejoin'.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
42656
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 percentage of United Kingdom exports, excluding oil and gas, went annually to other countries in the European Union 10 years ago, five years ago, and last year. more like this
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Lord Renton of Mount Harry more like this
unstar this property uin HL5925 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name HL5925- ONS letter.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter from the UK Statistics Authority more like this
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937
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Renton of Mount Harry more like this
42655
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
unstar this property date tabled less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 February (WA 95), whether, in calculating the Local Government Finance Settlement, they have made any assumptions of the likely expenditure on electoral registration. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
unstar this property uin HL5924 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Funding for electoral registration is included within the local government finance settlement, and it is for the Local Authority to manage the non-ring fenced funding it provides to deliver statutory obligations, including electoral registration.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Government is funding the net additional costs to local authorities of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration in financial years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 via grants to local authorities in England and Wales and on invoice for the Valuation Joint Boards in Scotland.</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 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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260
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this