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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: English Language 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 answer by Lord Nash on 11 January about the risk to children in unrecognised school settings or receiving home education, what specific measures are taken to help children who come from households where English is not spoken. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4587 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports children from homes where English is not spoken in a number of ways. At present, it is up to local authorities to decide whether to include English as an Additional Language (EAL) as a factor in the local formulae for funding schools. 136 used an EAL factor in the current year, with per pupil values ranging from below £100 to over £3000. However, in our proposals for the National Funding Formula, currently under consultation, we have proposed that all children with EAL will attract an additional £515 (primary) or £1385 (secondary) to their school, for the first 3 years after they enter the state system, wherever they are in the country. This is proposed to come in from 2018-19.</p><p>Where children are educating at home instead of in school, parents who educate a child at home must provide a full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability and aptitudes, and it is likely that such an education would need to include lessons in English to meet that requirement.</p><p>The Government also supports training for adults in English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL): to enable unemployed people on benefits to get the skills they need to get into and stay in work; to support the integration of long-standing migrant communities and particularly those individuals most at risk of isolation from services and wider society; and to support refugees, especially Syrians, to resettle in the UK. DfE funds ESOL training through the Adult Education Budget, which is allocated to providers annually by the Skills Funding Agency. In 2015-16 just under £100m was devoted to ESOL provision.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T15:34:15.143Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
677403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Offenders: Rehabilitation 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 requirements they have set for community rehabilitation companies to make specific arrangements for the rehabilitation of minority groups whose first language is not English. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4869 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>We have given Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) the flexibility to innovate and do what works to reduce reoffending, including tailoring rehabilitative support to offenders based on their individual needs. To promote equality of opportunity and avoid discrimination against offenders on the grounds of protected characteristics, CRCs are required to comply with relevant equalities and human rights legislation as they work with offenders.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst not defined in law as a protected characteristic, we have taken steps to ensure that language is not a barrier to an individual’s rehabilitation. At the beginning of each sentence, CRCs are contractually required to arrange a face to face interview to assess each offender’s risk profile and rehabilitative needs. This informs the initial sentence plan, which the CRC must explain to the offender verbally and in writing to ensure they understand how they must behave and what they must do to comply with their sentence. The CRC must also seek confirmation that the offender has understood this explanation. Where the offender understands insufficient English to enable this, CRC must undertake the initial interview and provide confirmation of the sentence plan in a language they were able to understand.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
677368
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Companies: Registration 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, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 19 December 2016 (HL4007) and 28 December 2016 (HL4008), what due diligence is undertaken to guard against international scams where a new company sets up in the UK with only an overseas bank account or credit card, and no domestic banking arrangements. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL4834 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>A company incorporated in the UK which has banking arrangements overseas but not in the UK would be subject to the due diligence checks by the bank required by the local law where the branch of the bank is located. A company which incorporates in the UK but carries on its business outside the UK may still use the services of UK agents, who may carry out due diligence checks, whether voluntarily or as required by UK law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-02-02T16:48:09.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T16:48:09.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
677370
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Fees and Charges 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 discussions they have had with the savings industry about (1) new insurance products to help provide for later life care needs, and (2) new savings products to help people provide for later life care needs; when any such discussions took place; and whether they were productive. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL4836 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 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>Officials have met regularly with representatives of the insurance industry for productive discussions on a range of issues, including the availability of insurance and savings products to cover the costs of care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T17:52:41.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T17:52:41.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
677371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 will introduce to ensure that women who have multiple jobs, none of which are eligible for National Insurance credits, do not lose out on future state pension rights. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL4837 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The design of the new State Pension allows for considerable gaps, up to 15 years over a 50 year working life (based on an State Pension age of 66), without affecting a person’s ability to build up sufficient qualifying years to gain the full entitlement. Women in particular are likely to benefit from this arrangement. In addition those with multiple low-paid jobs are likely to already have some paid or credited contributions and there is little evidence that people are engaged in this type of work pattern for significant periods in their working life so many of those affected will have the opportunity to build up sufficient qualifying years in the future. There is also the option to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions for any week in which someone does not have paid or credited contributions. We have no plans to alter or extend these arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T17:13:42.743Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T17:13:42.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Russia 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 how many LGBT people seeking asylum have been deported to Russia. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL5110 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Code of Practice for Official Statistics has established common standards to ensure a coherent and trustworthy service to the user of statistics.</p><p><br> Home Office officials are continuing to review and assess information on the number of people claiming asylum where sexual orientation may form the basis of the claim, in order to ensure that any statistics produced meet the principles on both assured methodology and quality (ensuring statistical methods are consistent with scientific principles) and governing user needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-02-02T18:00:27.157Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T18:00:27.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
675183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Politics and 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 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current security situation in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL4749 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 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>​Despite encouraging political advances in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2016, the security situation remains of grave concern. It is particularly bad outside the capital Bangui, where violence, looting and human rights abuses continue to occur with impunity with recent reports indicating that the violence has grown more severe since September 2016. We continue to advise against all travel to CAR.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T17:00:48.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T17:00:48.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
675184
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Armed Conflict 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 reports of a new armed militia group, 3R, operating in Cameroon and the Central African Republic border region; and of the capacity of that group, the weapons they possess, the impact on the distribution of aid in that region, and whether they control any territory in that border region. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL4750 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 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the emergence of a new armed militia group called &quot;Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation,&quot; or &quot;3R&quot; which operates in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR). This group, and other militias operating in the transhumance corridors in the Ouham prefecture in northern CAR, are responsible for some of the most violent incidents reported in the country in the last 12 months.</p><p>We are also aware of recent claims that 3R is responsible for sexual violence, burning villages and displacing vulnerable people, with some reports listing the number of those displaced at 17,000. However, we do not hold information on the capacity of 3R or the weapons they possess.</p><p>We support President Touadera's efforts to implement disarmament, demobilization, repatriation and reintegration and call on all armed groups in the CAR to engage in the government's dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T17:03:05.13Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T17:03:05.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
675185
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 rights exist for individuals and organisations to deal with drones which appear over their property. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4751 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Air Navigation Order 2016 sets out several rules which drone users must abide by. In particular, users must not fly drones with cameras within 50m of any vehicle, structure or person which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft, unless they have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to do so.</p><p>Non-aviation specific legal rules are also relevant. For example, failure to fly a drone at a height over the property of another person which is ‘reasonable’ in all circumstances could amount to trespass if the flight interferes with another person’s ordinary use and enjoyment of land and the structures upon it. In the case of trespass, a civil claim may be brought against the drone user seeking compensation for any damage suffered as a result of the trespass. Alternatively, an injunction may be sought to prevent trespass in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently consulting on the future safe use of drones in the UK, including proposals such as registration and making drones electronically identifiable and strengthening penalties for breaking the law. The consultation can be found on gov.uk and closes on 15 March 2017.</p><p />
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T13:36:32.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T13:36:32.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
675186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 rights exist for individuals and organisations, for example schools or other educational institutions, that are subject to being photographed by, or regularly overflown by, drones. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4752 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Air Navigation Order 2016 sets out several rules which drone users must abide by. In particular, users must not fly drones with cameras within 50m of any vehicle, structure or person which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft. They must also not fly drones over or within 150m of any congested area or large crowds of people.</p><p> </p><p>These activities can only be undertaken if the Civil Aviation Authority have issued specific permission to do so, having assessed a safety case for the operation. A person convicted of doing either of these activities without permission could be punished by a fine not exceeding £2,500.</p><p> </p><p>Trespass and other non-aviation specific laws may also apply in these circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently consulting on the future safe use of drones in the UK, including proposals such as registration and making drones electronically identifiable and strengthening penalties for breaking the law. The consultation can be found on gov.uk and closes on 15 March 2017.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T14:21:39.777Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T14:21:39.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this