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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753930
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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 Children: Social Services 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 (1) which local authority children's services departments have been found by Ofsted since January 2015 to be persistently or systemically failing; (2) which were made subject to the appointment of commissioners; and (3) which are currently run by commissioners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL1075 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department has categorised local authority children’s social care services as ‘systemic’ or ‘persistent’ failures since December 2015 when it introduced a tougher intervention regime. The following authorities have been subject to this new policy:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>LA</p></td><td><p>Systemic/Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barnet</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bromley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dudley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklees</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reading</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandwell</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Torbay</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Worcestershire</p></td><td><p>Persistent &amp; Systemic</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of these authorities have been subject to the appointment of Commissioners, with the exception of Barnet where recruitment for a Commissioner has not yet concluded. These authorities retain accountability for the effective running of their children’s services. Commissioners do not run the services, but do make recommendations to the Secretary of State on whether operational control of services should be removed from the council. Where Ministers accept a recommendation that services should transfer to alternative delivery arrangements, such as a new Children’s Services Trust, Commissioners will oversee this process</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
751168
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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
unstar 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 further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January (HL4582), to what extent the training for foster carers and support workers commissioned from the Refugee Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking addresses (1) the indicators of modern slavery, and (2) particular risks and needs of children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL765 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to update the practice guidance ‘Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked’. The revised statutory guidance ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ will be published this autumn.</p><p>The training for foster carers and support workers that DfE commissioned from the Refugee Council and ECPAT enables those caring for unaccompanied and trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and equips participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants were also provided with access to an e-learning course to help recognise the needs of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions carers and professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.</p><p>Foster carers and support workers attended training courses located in 48 local authorities (see list below). Training was not limited to carers from those authorities.</p><p>The forthcoming safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children will address the need for any additional training required by foster carers and support workers to care for children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation.</p><p>Further to the training which has recently commissioned, the statutory guidance on ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ states that “Everyone involved in the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children should be trained to recognise and understand the particular issues likely to be faced by these children. This includes recognising the indicators of trafficking as a child’s previous history or current experience of being trafficked might not be apparent on entering care.&quot;</p><p>List of local authorities where the training by ECPAT and Refugee Council was located:</p><p>Bolton</p><p>Bournemouth</p><p>Bristol</p><p>Bromley</p><p>Cambridgeshire</p><p>Camden</p><p>Cheshire East</p><p>Cornwall</p><p>Coventry</p><p>Croydon</p><p>Derbyshire</p><p>Devon</p><p>Doncaster</p><p>East Riding</p><p>Essex</p><p>Gloucestershire</p><p>Hampshire</p><p>Haringey</p><p>Harrow</p><p>Hertfordshire</p><p>Kent</p><p>Lambeth</p><p>Lancashire</p><p>Leeds</p><p>Leicester City</p><p>Leicestershire</p><p>Liverpool</p><p>Manchester</p><p>Medway</p><p>Merton</p><p>Middlesbrough</p><p>North Somerset</p><p>North Tyneside</p><p>Northumberland</p><p>Nottingham City</p><p>Oldham</p><p>Sheffield</p><p>Shropshire</p><p>Somerset</p><p>Staffordshire</p><p>Suffolk</p><p>Sunderland</p><p>Thurrock</p><p>Walsall</p><p>Warrington</p><p>West Sussex</p><p>Wiltshire</p><p>Worcestershire</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL764 more like this
HL766 more like this
HL767 more like this
HL768 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Z
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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 McColl of Dulwich more like this
752420
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence 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 how many Army units are stationed in Scotland; and where those units are located. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Army footprint in Scotland consists of:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Army Personnel Centre;</li><li>Headquarters 51<sup>st</sup> Brigade;</li><li>Seven Regular units, including a detachment of the Royal Military Police;</li><li>Sixteen Reserve units, and a Reserve recruit training unit;</li><li>Four University Officer Training Corps;</li><li>Eight Army Cadet Force (ACF) battalions, and two independent sub units;</li><li>Fifteen Combined Cadet Force sections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The location of these units is given in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name PQ 07090.docx more like this
star this property title Army Units in Scotland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
755189
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Navy: Termination of Employment 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 how many Royal Navy personnel left the service as a result of the cuts arising from the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>A total of 1,137 Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel were made redundant under the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:29:06.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:29:06.587Z
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752466
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 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 how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number represents. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL912 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish data on the Universal Credit Advances in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Z
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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 Lister of Burtersett more like this
755145
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 Apprentices 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 how many apprenticeships there are in England. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>This information about apprenticeships and their demographics is published for England in the further education and skills statistical first release. The information can be found in the main tables 2 and 6 (2015 to 2016 academic year), and 21 (2016 to 2017 academic year reported to date).</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Previous and future publications are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1155 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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750568
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Home Office more like this
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers are currently in custody awaiting final decisions on their settlement applications. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL700 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes figures on the number of asylum claims and decisions made as part of its Immigration Statistics release. The latest version can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">Immigration statistics, January to March 2017: data tables - GOV.UK</a> and in the attached table.</p><p>The table below shows the total number of claims and decisions made in each of the last two years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Claims</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Decisions Made</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>32,733</p></td><td><p>28,622</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>30,603</p></td><td><p>24,984</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:33:02.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:33:02.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Table - PQ HL700.docx more like this
star this property title Table - HL700 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
752000
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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unstar 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 how many children referred to the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery in each year since 2010 were placed under a care order according to section 31 of the Children Act 1989; and what were the nationalities of those children. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL835 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Z
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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 McColl of Dulwich more like this
751154
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar 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 how many civil servants at the Department for International Trade have undertaken training in negotiating skills; and how much has been budgeted in 2017–18 for further such training. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL751 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>Training on trade policy and trade negotiations is provided predominately by the Trade Policy and Negotiations Faculty. The role of the Faculty is to build trade policy and negotiations capability in Departments across Her Majesty's Government.</p><p> </p><p>To date over 200 DIT staff have undertaken trade policy training offered by the Trade Faculty or organised directly by DIT.</p><p> </p><p>The Faculty has a training budget of c. £1,600,000 for 2017-18, which will cover training on a range of trade policy topics and negotiations. DIT’s Trade Policy Group has a training budget of c.£900,000 for 2017-18; this budget covers a range of learning and development, including but not limited to trade policy and negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:05:22.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:05:22.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this