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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Passive Smoking 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 estimate of the number of people who died as a result of passive smoking in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL4692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Exposure to secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. More than 50 carcinogens have been identified in secondhand smoke.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report of the United States Surgeon General titled “<em>The health consequences of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke”</em> concluded that secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke. The scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. Smoking by parents causes respiratory symptoms and slows lung growth in children. Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Legislation to stop smoking in vehicles carrying children will come into force in England on 1 October 2015.</p><p> </p><p><br /> The report of the Royal College of <ins class="ministerial">Physicians </ins><del class="ministerial">Surgeons</del> titled “<em>Going smoke-free: The medical case for clean air in the home, at work and in public places”</em> included estimates that secondhand smoke exposure caused approximately 12<del class="ministerial">2</del>,200 deaths in the United Kingdom in 2003, and that the majority of these deaths occurred as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke in the home. These estimates were made prior to the introduction of smokefree legislation in England in 2007. Over the past decade, the proportion of smokers who say that they do not smoke in the home has increased.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The evidence is clear that smokefree legislation in England has had beneficial effects on health, as set out in the report “<em>The Impact of smokefree legislation in England: evidence review”</em> which was published alongside the Government’s <em>“Tobacco Control Plan for England”</em> in March 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The reports referred to have been placed in the Library.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-02-17T16:08:25.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:08:25.233Z
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less than 2015-03-12T12:34:25.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T12:34:25.527Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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45462
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2479
star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
178691
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL4840 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p>As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything it does.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(1) Staff time</p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012-2013, the Balance of Competences Review Team in the Department was staffed by the equivalent of one Grade 7 (salary range £47, 545 - £55,882), and one intern (salary range £23,869 – £27, 281) dedicating 100% of their time to the review to project manage 7 BIS led reports and 1 joint report. Between 2013 – 2014 this was reduced to one Grade 7. Between 2012 – 2014 one Deputy Director (salary range £62,000 - £117,800) dedicated 20% of their time as the senior reporting officer for the review. All other work on the review was allocated, according to need, to existing staff within the Department. Therefore, providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(2) Printing costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Printing and publication for the 8 Departmental reports, was coordinated centrally but paid for by the Department, with the exception of the Single Market Report which was printed in-house. Printing and publication costs for all 8 reports totalled £32,821.94. The costs for all 32 reports was £133, 053 </strong><ins class="ministerial"> This figure was a partial figure, covering the printing of some, but not all, reports across the whole review.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(3) Running of Engagement events</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Each policy team in the Department held a wide range of engagement events over the 2 years; the department did not incur any costs for the running of these events. The facilities for hosting these events were either provided by other Government Departments or by business partners or were held on department premises at no extra cost to the department. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(4) Witness </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>From centrally held figures, we understand that across the whole of the Balance of Competences Review witness expenses amounted to approximately £2,255.00.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(5) Publicity</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The Department did not incur any publicity costs as we published the reports and the call for evidence via email, social media and the Government website.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(6) All other associated costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012 – 2014 the Department commissioned research and analysis to form part of the literature review to provide the reports with legal analysis to ensure the reports were neither too analytical or too speculative and political, but instead adhere to the agreed treaties. The cost for all 8 reports was £108, 738.28. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><br /> Department officials incurred some additional associated costs due to travel to meetings and stakeholder events in the UK. Some officials also incurred costs related to events in Brussels. We estimate that the additional travel costs incurred amounted to less than £300.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:48:27.357Z
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less than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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518
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
177964
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector Debt 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 is the annual cost (1) per taxpayer, and (2) per household, of servicing the United Kingdom national debt. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL4675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2013 central government debt interest payments were £49.1 billion. Using the relevant household and population numbers the annual cost of servicing the national debt in 2013 was:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ol><li><p>£1,841 per household; and</p><p> </p></li><li><p>£766 per person.</p></li></ol><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:36:44.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:36:44.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
177965
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: Procurement 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 new InterCity Express trains will include in standard class (1) seats aligned with windows, (2) tables at most seats, and (3) adequate luggage accommodation. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The standard class interior of the InterCity Express trains has been designed with input from the operators providing sufficient numbers of seats to meet rising passenger demand. In standard class there will be a mixture of fixed table seats and airline seats, with every airline-style seat having a seat-back table.</p><p> </p><p>The InterCity Express trains will increase the number of seats in the morning peak in to Kings Cross by 28% and 40% in to Paddington when compared with the May 2011 timetable.</p><p> </p><p>InterCity Express train interiors are designed flexibly to ensure that as far as possible, seats are aligned with windows and sufficiently deep luggage racks are provided above the seats and at carriage ends.</p><p> </p><p>The total volume of luggage space within an InterCity Express train saloon is an increase on the current Mk4 coach interior design in use on the East Coast Main Line.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:35:49.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:35:49.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
177968
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line 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, in the recently completed East Coast Main Line franchise competition, how much they have spent on (1) legal, and (2) financial, advice. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the total paid to external advisors for legal and financial advice to 30 January 2015 for the franchise competition (£-excluding VAT).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Advisors</p></td><td><p>Legal</p></td><td><p>Financial Advice</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,196,957.24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,250,538.00</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As the Intercity East Coast franchise competition was the first competition to be run in full since the launch of the franchising programme in March 2013 some of these costs include advice on developing new policies and processes that will be of benefit in future franchise competitions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T11:58:13.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T11:58:13.413Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
177969
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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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 government of Egypt about unarmed and non-violent civilians reportedly killed by police and the military in Egypt since July 2013; what replies, if any, they have received; and in particular what assurances they have received that such deaths will be independently investigated and prevented in future. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4680 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have issued several press statements condemning the use of violence against protesters and calling on the security forces to act with restraint. Ministers have also made regular representations to the Egyptian government to state our concerns. Most recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a press statement on 26 January expressing concern at the use of deadly force by the police against demonstrators in Egypt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), also raised his concerns directly with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and pressed for an independent investigation into the deaths of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh and other demonstrators. President al-Sisi has publicly offered his condolences to Shaimaa El-Sabbagh’s family, and the Minister of the Interior announced that an investigation is underway.</p><p>We look forward to the publication of the full report of the Fact-Finding Committee investigation into the events of 30 June 2013. We have stressed that this report must be comprehensive, independent and lead to accountability for the deaths of protestors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
177970
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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 Schools: Repairs and Maintenance 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 measures they have taken to support the maintenance and upkeep of school buildings. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4681 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>On Monday 9 February, we announced over £6bn of new investment for maintaining and improving the condition of the school estate. We are investing around £2bn in the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) to rebuild and refurbish school buildings in the very worst condition, between 2015-2021. We are also allocating over £4bn, between 2015-2018, to schools, local authorities, academy trusts and voluntary aided partnerships to improve their own schools.</p><p> </p><p>This is on top of the £18bn of capital investment the Government has already invested in the school estate between 2011-15 - including investment to improve and maintain school buildings and funding for new school places.</p><p> </p><p>For the first time, we announced indicative condition allocations covering three years from 2015-16 to 2017-18, helping those responsible to plan ahead effectively.</p><p> </p><p>Further details on the announcement and the allocations can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-construction-and-maintenance-of-school-buildings-more-cost-effective/supporting-pages/school-condition-funding" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-construction-and-maintenance-of-school-buildings-more-cost-effective/supporting-pages/school-condition-funding</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:34:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:34:15.057Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
177971
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: 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 measures they are putting in place to support the creation of enterprise societies in education institutions throughout the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Since 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has funded the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) to develop more student-led and sustainable enterprise societies and activity across the HE and FE sectors. We do this so that more people are equipped with the skills and ambition they need to succeed in business. There are some excellent examples of students across college and university disciplines coming together to share their ideas and start businesses. Since 2011, NACUE has expanded the number of enterprise societies from 59 to 204.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
177972
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Degrees 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 increase in the number of young people choosing to study for degrees at further education colleges as opposed to traditional universities. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4683 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>An assessment of trends in entry to first degree courses at different types of Higher Education provider was included in the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s report “<em>Higher education in England 2014: Analysis of latest shifts and trends</em>”. The report is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><em>http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf</em></a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
177973
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 History: Curriculum 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 they have taken to ensure that pre-colonial world history is given greater emphasis in the national curriculum; and what steps they have taken to ensure that European colonialism and its consequences are given greater emphasis in the national curriculum. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4684 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-18more like thismore than 2015-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The requirements for the mandatory history curriculum, taught in maintained schools in England from September 2014, can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study</a></p><p> </p><p>Pupils should be taught about world as well as British history. At key stage 2 for example, pupils should be taught a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.</p><p> </p><p>The new curriculum is less prescriptive than before, which gives teachers more freedom over the precise content that should be taught, including pre-colonial world history or European colonialism and its consequences.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-02-18T09:52:43.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-18T09:52:43.347Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this