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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression 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 case for promoting freedom of speech in universities in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL955 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The promotion of freedom of speech in universities is a legal obligation under the Education (No2) Act 1986, and is fully supported by the Government, alongside protecting staff and students from being drawn into terrorism or violence and from being exposed to racial or religious hatred.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T11:05:31.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T11:05:31.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Copyright more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment of the draft own-initiative report of proposal to the European Parliament that commercial use of photographs or video footage, or other images of works which are permanently located in physical public places, should always be subject to prior consent from the authors or any proxy acting for them. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL934 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>Section 62 of the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act (1988) permits the photographing and filming of certain artistic works and buildings permanently situated in a public place or in premises open to the public, without prior consent from the owners of copyright in those works. This exception to copyright protection has existed in UK law for over a hundred years, and represents an important freedom for photographers and film-makers, whether amateur or professional.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not support any restriction to this exception, such as a requirement that prohibits commercial use without prior consent. The Government recognises the diversity of EU Member States’ laws in this area and strongly believes Member States should retain their current discretion in this area of law.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T10:52:24.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T10:52:24.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
386134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Females more like this
star this property house id 2 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 Country-Specific Recommendations prepared by the European Commission, which found that there are too few women engaged in full-time work in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes note of the Commission’s findings and recommendations. Latest Labour Market Statistics showed female employment in the UK is at its highest ever rate (68.6%), which makes it the 5<sup>th</sup> highest female employment rate in the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to helping working women and families. In the last Parliament legislation was enacted which enables eligible working parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay where the mother ends her maternity leave and/or her maternity pay early so that she can opt into the new Shared Parental Leave and Pay system with the child’s father or her partner. All employees who have 26 weeks continuous service with their employer in the UK also now have the right to request flexible working. These measures enable eligible employees to better balance work with other commitments, including childcare.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is also providing women and families with additional childcare support:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Currently funding 15 hours a week of free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds, and for the 40% most disadvantaged 2 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>- Committing to giving working parents of 3 and 4 year olds 30 hours of free childcare a week, with implementation starting in some areas in September 2016.</p><p> </p><p>- Providing support for childcare costs of people on lower incomes, up to 70% of costs under the childcare element on working tax credits, which will rise to 85% from April 2016 under Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>- Introducing Tax Free Childcare which will provide up to 1.8 million families across the UK with up to £2,000 of childcare support per year, per child.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T11:35:37.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T11:35:37.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
386130
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Basic Skills: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 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 steps are being taken to better support young adults at or below average literacy and numeracy levels. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL929 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Literacy and numeracy are the foundation for all achievement in education and critical for work and everyday life. We have set a clear expectation that having a good level of English and maths should be the norm.</p><p> </p><p>Learners who did not achieve a Level 2 in English and maths by the age of 16 are now required to continue to study those subjects post-16 and from September all 16-19 full-time students starting their study programme who have a grade D GCSE or equivalent in these subjects must be enrolled on a GCSE or approved IGCSE qualification in maths and/ or English.</p><p> </p><p>We have embedded English and maths within our core programmes for young people. Our Traineeships programme for young people puts English and maths at its core, alongside work preparation and work experience. All apprentices without level 2 qualifications in English and Maths are now required to work towards and take them.</p><p> </p><p>We fully fund all adults to achieve their first English and maths GCSE as well as any other qualifications which will help them find and sustain employment.</p><p> </p><p>We are improving qualifications to ensure they are relevant and robust. We have reformed English and maths GCSEs and are reviewing Functional Skills. We have invested over £30m to ensure that the Further Education workforce has the skills it needs to teach these subjects to a high level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T11:19:49.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T11:19:49.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
star this property house id 2 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, in the light of the Department of Health's consultation on changes in how healthcare education for nurses is funded, what are the next steps in the legislative process. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL909 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government expects to lay Regulations later this year implementing changes to student support arrangements for nurses starting their courses in 2017/18.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T15:12:50.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T15:12:50.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Motor Sports: Wales more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 June (HL669), what are the exceptional conditions in which apprenticeships of less than 12 months are published in their statistics on apprenticeships. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL898 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-08more like thismore than 2016-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Apprenticeships with a duration of less than 12 months are included in published statistics where the apprentice is 19 years or older on the day they start their apprenticeship and not all elements of the framework are being delivered. This could be because of Recognition of Prior Learning or previously certificated achievement of qualifications. In all cases, the minimum length of the apprenticeship is six months.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-07-08T11:28:50.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-08T11:28:50.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Corston more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 2 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 risks that companies may delay investment and hiring new staff in the UK in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>My Rt hon Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Governor of the Bank of England have been clear that although there is uncertainty ahead, the UK is very much open for business and investment.</p><p> </p><p>Since the referendum, the Government has been actively engaged with businesses of all types and in all sectors to understand their concerns. In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State and other ministers are holding a series of roundtables with business organisations and with CEOs and senior representatives from many of our biggest employers. The Secretary of State also chairs the new business engagement inter-ministerial group, which brings ministers across Government together to discuss issues and challenges facing business, including creating opportunities for investment and trade.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:09:54.543Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:09:54.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Paediatrics: Audiology more like this
star this property house id 2 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 implications for small businesses of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL890 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>There will be no immediate changes to the UK’s relationship with the EU, in the way goods can move or services can be sold. The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK remains open for business and continues to grow and thrive.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is engaging with small businesses about the issues, risks and opportunities arising as a result of the decision to leave the EU. The Government is working to ensure that the UK remains one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T13:17:45.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T13:17:45.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Paediatrics: Audiology more like this
star this property house id 2 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 funding contingencies are in place in the event that the UK exiting the EU results in a drop in foreign nationals studying in Britain and Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL887 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We remain an EU member until the time we complete successful exit negotiations, with all the rights and obligations that derive from this. The UK has, and will continue to have, a world-class education system that attracts students from across the world including the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-07-07T15:18:08.587Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-07T15:18:08.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading EU Immigration more like this
star this property house id 2 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 training teachers preparing to work in prisons receive beyond their teaching qualification. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-08more like thismore than 2016-07-08
star this property answer text <p>In the majority of adult prisons in England education is delivered by Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) providers. Individuals wishing to be employed by OLASS providers to teach in prisons should meet the same standards as those preparing to teach SFA funded provision in the learning and skills sector in England.</p><p>In addition, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills grant funds the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver a specific programme of work to support teaching and learning in prisons, this includes activity to support the professional development of OLASS teachers. In 2016-17 we made available £0.6m to the ETF.</p><p>Training such as in health and safety is the responsibility of the Prison Governor and is arranged locally for OLASS staff by individual prisons.</p><p>There are also a number of privately managed prisons where the operator is responsible for providing education under their contract with the National Offender Management Service. The Directors of those prisons ensure that, beyond their teaching qualifications, teachers will attend a training course varying between three days and one week, depending on which prison they work at. This training is aimed at preparing them to work in the prison environment. A number of these prisons operate a further period where the new starter will observe and shadow existing staff, usually lasting two weeks.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-07-08T11:27:50.023Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-08T11:27:50.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this