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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim schools, including madrassas, there are in England; how they monitor teaching in those schools; and whether they intend to legislate to require all teaching in such schools to be conducted in English. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>In England there are 27 publicly-funded schools (i.e. local authority maintained schools and academies, including free schools) having a designated religious character as Muslim; and 148 independent schools registered as having a religious ethos of Muslim or Islam, or having a designated religious character of Muslim or Islam (or both)<strong><em>. </em></strong> The Department for Education does not regulate madrassahs or other out-of-school education settings and does not hold a complete record their numbers.</p><p>The quality of teaching in Muslim schools in England is inspected by Ofsted or one of the independent inspectorates approved by the Secretary of State.</p><p>All publicly funded schools must teach English to pupils up to the age of 16. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching in the vast majority of circumstances. The statutory independent school standards require that pupils acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills. While independent schools are not required to teach in the medium of English, the standards require that where they do not, lessons in written and spoken English are provided.</p><p>The Department has no plans to legislate further to require schools to teach in the medium of English. The Department launched a call for evidence setting out proposals for a new system for regulating out-of-school education settings providing intensive education, but this did not suggest that they should be required to teach in English.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
730996
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether it is part of their Islamist anti-terrorist strategy to encourage all sermons in mosques to be delivered in English. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL18 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>It is not part of our counter-terrorism or counter-extremism strategies to encourage all sermons in Mosques to be delivered in English. This is a matter for Mosques not Government.</p><p>Communicating in English helps all places of worship to be open and accessible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T16:40:11.57Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T16:40:11.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
730998
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact within the UK of the relocation, following Brexit, of EU medical research and related facilities which are currently based in the UK to other EU member states; and what estimate they have made of the (1) short-term, (2) medium-term, and (3) long-term, costs of those relocations. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL19 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Science and research are vital to our country’s prosperity, security and wellbeing. This Government wants the UK to be the go-to place for innovators and investors across the world, and we intend to secure right outcome for the UK research base as we exit the European Union.</p><p>We have a world class research base and world beating universities and businesses that mean the UK life sciences will continue to thrive. As shown by the recent investment decisions by GSK, Alnylam and Novo Nordisk, the UK remains open for business.</p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world leader in international research and innovation, including medical research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:57:53.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:57:53.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
731000
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 Her Majesty's Government what joint response they are making with the governments of other European countries in response to the US announcement of its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; and what action they are taking to ensure that all G20 countries fulfil their obligations under that agreement. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL20 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK underlined our commitment to the Paris Agreement at the G7 Environment Ministers’ meeting earlier this month and at the EU Foreign Affairs and Environment Affairs Councils last week, where, along with European partners, we were clear that we deeply regret the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.</p><p>We welcome the continued support that the Paris Agreement has received from other political parties here in the UK, other countries, and subnational and non-state actors in the US and around the world. We will continue to work with the US to encourage them to show the leadership they have in the past on reducing carbon emissions.</p><p>We will continue to work through the G20, and other international fora, to promote the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. For example, the Government remains committed to the success of the Green Climate Fund as the key new vehicle for helping developing countries adapt to climate change and follow low carbon development paths. Besides the US, 42 Governments have pledged funding to the GCF, including Germany, France, Sweden, Mexico and Colombia.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:57:20.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:57:20.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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2543
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731002
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of supporting the installation of assisted natural ventilation in hospitals in developing countries, particularly in relation to (1) energy costs, (2) the spread of infection, and (3) electrical resilience. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL21 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>DFID does not generally invest directly in hospitals, although we do support investment in strengthening health systems in developing countries. We recognise the benefits of using well designed natural ventilation where appropriate, including to reduce energy costs and prevent the spread of infection, as set out in World Health Organisation guidance on standards of infection control in health facilities. This provides advice on natural ventilation for infection control, allowing the creation of affordable and sustainable healthcare facilities that are safe for patients and healthcare workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:51:17.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:51:17.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
731003
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that across the UK 18.4 per cent of disabled people aged 16 to 64 were considered to be in food poverty in 2014 compared with 7.5 per cent of non-disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL22 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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>It is widely acknowledged that the reasons why people are in food poverty are complex and overlapping, and therefore would be misleading to link this to any particular cause. The Government’s approach has been about recognising the value and importance of work, to make work pay and to support people into work whilst protecting the most vulnerable in society. We are committed to ensuring that those in work are paid a fair wage; have opportunities to progress and achieve their potential. We are getting disabled people into employment and working to change attitudes, introducing reforms to make sure that work always pays and that we support people into work. Since June 2016 over 750,000 of people who were receiving incapacity benefits are now either preparing for or looking for work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:20:20.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:20:20.183Z
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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 Deech more like this
731005
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that fewer than 17 per cent of English councils with a housing plan have set out strategies to build disabled-friendly homes. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL23 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework is clear that councils should plan for a mix of housing, based on the needs of different groups in the community, including disabled people. All new homes must have minimum levels of accessibility and local authorities are able to require higher levels of accessibility where it is properly justified, taking account of local need and viability. Through the Housing White Paper we set out proposals to reinforce these expectations, and have introduced a new statutory duty on the Secretary of State to produce guidance for local planning authorities on how their development documents should meet the housing needs of older and disabled people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T16:43:11.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T16:43:11.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
731007
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that changes to legal aid in England and Wales have negatively affected disabled people's access to justice; and to the finding that a 54 per cent drop between 2012–13 and 2015–16 in employment tribunal claims on grounds of disability discrimination. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL24 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering the recommendations of the review and will respond in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The reforms to the scope of civil legal aid were designed to refocus funding on those who need it most and on the most serious cases in which legal advice and representation are justified. We have specifically protected legal aid (both for initial advice and representation), subject to the statutory means and merits tests, for civil legal services provided in relation to contravention of the Equality Act 2010. Publicly funded advice continues to be available for Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, and publicly funded advice and representation is available in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s review of the impact of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals was published on 31 January 2017. The review included proposals to extend the support available under the Help with Fees scheme. The Government is considering the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T13:30:47.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T13:30:47.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3756
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731009
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion by the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that disabled people are under-represented as elected political representatives; and when they intend to bring into force section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 requiring political parties to publish diversity data about their candidates. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL25 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The number of Members of the other place identifying as disabled has increased in the recent election compared to that of 2015, which I welcome.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is considering Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 as part of its wider consideration of the report, <em>‘</em><em>Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election’</em>, published by the former Women and Equalities Select Committee earlier this year. We will be responding to this report as soon as possible in the new Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T15:43:30.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T15:43:30.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
731010
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Her Majesty's Government what are the principal rules relating to young children visiting their parents in prison. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL26 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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>As set out in our 2016 White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform, we are committed to giving prisoners the support and help they need to maintain and strengthen family ties.</p><p> </p><p>Lord Farmer was commissioned to undertake a review of family engagement, and to make proposals that will augment the Prison Safety and Reform agenda. The Ministry of Justice will consider his findings in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Visits, where appropriate, by children to their parent in prison are central to maintaining the relationship during the sentence. Ethos, statutory entitlement and practices are detailed in secondary legislation and in Prison Service Instructions, as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Prison Rules 1999, Rule 4 - ‘Outside Contacts‘, requires Governors to encourage and assist prisoners to maintain relations with persons and agencies outside of the prison which may, in the opinion of the Governor, best promote the interests of his family and own social rehabilitation. Rule 35 ‘Personal Letters and Visits’ sets out the statutory entitlement to visits and Governors may allow an additional privilege under Rule 8.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Service Instruction 16/2011 ‘Providing Visits and Services to Visitors’ sets out, among other things, guidelines to prisons on the management of family visits.</p><p> </p><p>Prison Governors are accountable for the safeguarding and welfare of children during prison visits. This is set out through the statutory framework under the Children Act 2004. Prison Service Instruction 15/2011 ‘Management of Security at Visits’ requires social visits to be conducted in a manner which ensures the safeguarding of children and provides arrangements for this.</p><p>Prisoners can earn additional visits by demonstrating good behaviour and commitment to their rehabilitation; this is detailed in Prison Service Instruction 30/2013 ‘Incentives and Earned Privileges’.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:27:48.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this