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100969
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Class Sizes 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 is their latest calculation of the number of infant classes of over 30 pupils in schools in England. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL2425 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of January 2014, there were 2,985 infant classes with over 30 pupils in schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>This data is taken from the January 2014 School Census, published online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:38:59.2557358Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:38:59.2557358Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3792
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
100968
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Languages: Primary Education 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 whether they have plans to provide additional training and resources to support primary school teachers teaching foreign languages. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL2424 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As stated in the answer to the noble Lady’s question at HL Deb, 24 October 2014, c113W, the Government is providing funding of £1.8 million over two years for continuing professional development for primary and secondary teachers to support delivery of the new modern languages curriculum. The training is being funded through nine organisations whose performance will be monitored against the agreements the Department for Education is making with them.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the National College for Teaching and Leadership is funding a number of teaching school alliances to develop and deliver a range of post-initial teacher training subject knowledge enhancement courses in shortage subjects. Five of these alliances have included modern languages as a subject focus for their provision, and one of these is primary phase.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:36:25.6382601Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:36:25.6382601Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3792
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
100967
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Languages: Primary Education 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 overall assessment will be made of the quality of foreign language teaching in primary schools following such teaching becoming compulsory in September 2014. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL2423 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ofsted makes a judgement on the quality of teaching, including teaching of languages, when carrying out a school inspection.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:32:12.7551203Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:32:12.7551203Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3792
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
100966
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Academies 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 whether the terms of the Academies Financial Handbook allow an academy chain to outsource all non-teaching staff to a profit-making provider. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL2422 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Academies Financial Handbook is not prescriptive about where academy trusts buy the services that they need. Trusts are free to choose, but in doing so they have important responsibilities. Paragraph 1.5.11 of the Handbook explains that trusts must exercise their discretion reasonably and in a way that commands broad public support. Paragraph 1.5.21 explains that the accounting officer is personally accountable for regularity, propriety and value for money in the trust’s financial conduct. Section 3.3 sets out that trusts must seek prior approval from the EFA for transactions that are novel or contentious.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:16:55.3064532Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:16:55.3064532Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3792
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
100656
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Coal Fired Power Stations 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 will be the effect on the carbon intensity of electricity generated measured in gCO2/kwh of the fitting of emissions abatement technology at West Burton, Cottam and Eggborough coal-fired power stations. more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL2387 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A recent report by independent energy consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff commissioned by this Department estimates that fitting emissions abatement technology needed to comply with the forthcoming industrial emissions Directive would result in a reduction in plant efficiency in the range 0.01 to 0.13 percentage points:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coal-and-gas-assumptions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coal-and-gas-assumptions</a></p><p>The impact on the carbon intensity of electricity generated by a plant, measured in gCO2/kWh, as a result of fitting emissions abatement technology can be expected to be of a scale that reflects this estimated range of efficiency loss.</p><p>A ‘reference plant’ was used for the purposes of the report and exact changes to efficiency and emissions intensity may vary across the UK’s coal-fired power stations due to their differing designs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:51:08.2425732Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:51:08.2425732Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property file name coal_and_gas_assumptions.pdf more like this
star this property title Parsons Brinckerhoff: Coal & gas assumptions more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
100651
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Zimbabwe 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 assessment they have made of the situation for women in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2382 more like this
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star this property answer text While laws exist to protect the economic rights of women in Zimbabwe, they are frequently undermined by discriminatory practices, customary law and lack of implementation. In politics, it should be noted that there is a relatively high proportion of females in Parliament. However, women and girls are also disproportionately affected by fragile basic service provision and crumbling infrastructure. The Department for International Development’s programme in Zimbabwe continues to support progress on issues affecting women through work on economic and political empowerment, water and sanitation, health and education and skills development. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:43:30.0178639Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
100649
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Egypt 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 representations they have made to the Egyptian authorities regarding Yara Sallam. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2380 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government representatives from our Embassy in Cairo are closely monitoring cases where prosecutions have been made under the protest law in Egypt. We have called on the Egyptian government to review the Protest Law and have raised specific cases with them, including during the visit by Foreign Minister Shoukry to the UK on 27 October. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. The Government believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is vital in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:39:52.0759865Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:39:52.0759865Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
100647
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Iran 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 representations they have made to the Iranian authorities regarding Ghoncheh Ghavami. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2378 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has raised its concern at the detention of Ghoncheh Ghavami with the Iranian authorities on many occasions, including most recently on 23 October. Both the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), discussed her case with President Rouhani and Foreign minister Zarif respectively in September. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to provide consular assistance to Ms Ghavami’s family at this difficult time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:38:31.1664088Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:38:31.1664088Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
100639
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 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 further steps they are taking to recognise Palestine as a state after the recent debate in the House of Commons. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL2370 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK’s position on Palestinian recognition has not changed and is clear: we reserve the right to recognise a Palestinian state at a time of our choosing and when it will best help bring about peace. The UK is a longstanding supporter of seeing a sovereign, democratic and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel, and continues to be one of the largest donors to Palestinian state building efforts to that end.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:37:46.3223212Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:37:46.3223212Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3470
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
100628
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC Media Action: Asia 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 assessment they have made of the effectiveness of BBC Media Action’s work in Asia; whether they consider it has increased government accountability and enabled access to information there; how that work fits in with their Governance and Rights project; and why the Korean Peninsula is excluded from that approach. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2359 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>While there have not been assessments carried out specifically on work in Asia, the Department for Internal Development’s Global Grant to BBC Media Action has been assessed in 2012 and 2013. Both reviews assessed BBC Media Action to be exceeding expectations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:19:07.0936881Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:19:07.0936881Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this