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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds information on the number of (a) Palestinian (i) civilians and (ii) militants and (b) Israeli (i) civilians and (ii) militants wounded in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 148987 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 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>​Public reports suggest that from June 2017 until 4 June 2018, <del class="ministerial">6</del> <ins class="ministerial">91 </ins>Israelis<del class="ministerial">, 2 of them soldiers,</del> and over <del class="ministerial">190</del> <ins class="ministerial">16,200 </ins>Palestinians have been<ins class="ministerial"> wounded</ins> <del class="ministerial">killed</del>.</p><p>The British Government does not compile an independent assessment of whether those <del class="ministerial">killed</del> <ins class="ministerial">wounded </ins>could be classified as civilians or militants. <del class="ministerial">We call on the relevant authorities to ensure that any incident involving loss of life is investigated thoroughly and transparently.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-06T14:27:02.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T14:27:02.443Z
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less than 2018-06-21T14:55:12.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T14:55:12.123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial assistance her Department has given to projects in Palestine in each of the last ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 146099 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 2018-05-29more like thismore than 2018-05-29
star this property answer text <p><strong>DFID’s Official Development Assistance directly to West Bank and Gaza Strip 2007 to 2016</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">2007</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2008</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2009</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2010</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2011</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2012</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2013</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2014</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2015</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2016</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">£11.2m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£55.4m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£56.1m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£58.0m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£120.5m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£58.3m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£95.9m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£109.4m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£41.4m</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£43.9m</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2007</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2008</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2009</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2010</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2011</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2012</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2013</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2014</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2015</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2016</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£26.8m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£74.4m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£81.0m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£85.0m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£103.6m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£82.8m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£82.3m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£111.9m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£75.1m</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£43.9m</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This includes DFID’s bilateral ODA to the West Bank and Gaza Strip including DFID’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for basic services and protection for Palestine refugees in the region. In the National Statistics “ Statistics on International Development” the UNRWA contribution is included in DFID’s multilateral ODA total. This is due to the OECD DAC international code rules.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-29T16:13:21.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-29T16:13:21.257Z
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less than 2018-06-20T09:28:11.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-20T09:28:11.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been provided to each London borough to date to support people transitioning to universal credit to make their claim online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 184860 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 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The funding provided to London local authorities to provide Universal Support since 1 April 2017 is set out in the attached document. This includes payments for both digital and budgeting support which can not be disaggregated.</p><p> </p><p>The funding provided to each local authority includes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Full payment for 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)</li><li>Payment in July 2018 of 50% of the 2018/19 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) funding allocation</li><li>Additional payments in September 2018 to those local authorities who provided support for more than 50% of their estimated volumes in Quarter 1 (1 April to 30 June 2018)</li></ol><p> </p><p>Funding for the remainder of 2018/19 is being collated and analysed.</p><p> </p><p>The amount paid to local authorities varies according to the expected Universal Credit caseload and how long they have been delivering Universal Credit. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Harrow Council decided to opt out of the provision of Universal Support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T17:44:56.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T17:44:56.32Z
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less than 2018-11-06T18:04:38.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T18:04:38.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name TABLE DOC 184860.docx more like this
star this property title Funding to London LAs Universal Support more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed in each group of his Department that are apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 226124 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The department currently employs 209 apprentices. This can be broken down into the following groups in the attached table, which also shows the proportion against the total number of employees.</p><p>Regarding the proportion of apprentices employed at the Institute for Apprenticeships, this is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked the Chief Executive, Sir Gerry Berragan, to write to the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p>Within the Education and Skills Funding Agency, 5 employees working on apprenticeships strategy, policy and delivery are apprentices, which represents 1.6% of the total of 317 employees.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.567Z
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less than 2019-03-07T17:32:32.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T17:32:32.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property file name 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices_employed_by_the_Department_for_Education.doc more like this
star this property title 226124_125_126_Table_of_apprentices more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property file name 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices_employed_by_the_Department_for_Education.doc more like this
star this property title 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Institute for Apprenticeships: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff at the Institute for Apprenticeships are apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 226125 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The department currently employs 209 apprentices. This can be broken down into the following groups in the attached table, which also shows the proportion against the total number of employees.</del></p><p>Regarding the proportion of apprentices employed at the Institute for Apprenticeships, this is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked the Chief Executive, Sir Gerry Berragan, to write to the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p><del class="ministerial">Within the Education and Skills Funding Agency, 5 employees working on apprenticeships strategy, policy and delivery are apprentices, which represents 1.6% of the total of 317 employees.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.607Z
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less than 2019-07-23T15:41:44.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:41:44.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property file name 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices_employed_by_the_Department_for_Education.doc more like this
star this property title 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff in his Department working on apprenticeship strategy, policy, and delivery are apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 226126 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The department currently employs 209 apprentices. This can be broken down into the following groups in the attached table, which also shows the proportion against the total number of employees.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Regarding the proportion of apprentices employed at the Institute for Apprenticeships, this is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked the Chief Executive, Sir Gerry Berragan, to write to the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Education and Skills Funding Agency is responsible for apprenticeship strategy, policy and delivery and there are 317 employees in this division. </ins>Within the Education and Skills Funding Agency, <del class="ministerial">5<del class="ministerial"> </del></del><ins class="ministerial">8 </ins>employees working on apprenticeships strategy, policy and delivery are apprentices, which represents <del class="ministerial">1.6%</del> <ins class="ministerial">2.5% </ins>of <ins class="ministerial">their workforce.</ins> <del class="ministerial">the total of 317 employees. </del></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T15:34:53.653Z
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less than 2019-07-23T15:41:57.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:41:57.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property file name 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices_employed_by_the_Department_for_Education.doc more like this
star this property title 226124_226125_226126_table_of_apprentices more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Rents 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 rents levied by developers of student accommodation. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17738 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from the government. The department plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The department assesses student accommodation rent levels through the Student Income and Expenditure Surveys that have been undertaken at regular intervals since the mid-1980s. Information on student rents is also reported in the Accommodation Costs Surveys published jointly by the National Union of Students and the student housing charity, Unipol.</ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The report published by the independent panel supporting the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding recommends that the Office for Students:</ins></ins></p><blockquote><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">examines the costs of student accommodation; and</ins></ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">works with students and providers to improve data about costs, rents, profits and quality.</ins></ins></ins></ins></p></blockquote><p><ins class="ministerial">The department has not yet taken decisions on these recommendations but will consider the panel’s proposals in due course.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:52.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:52.663Z
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less than 2019-10-03T16:40:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:40:06.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 students who have overpaid their student loans since 2009–10 have yet to be refunded. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17667 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Z
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less than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater Manchester more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 7 August (HL17449), in what format the data are available for average annual waiting times for each accident and emergency department in Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17745 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member. </del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Data is not available in the format of average waiting times at individual accident and emergency (A&amp;E) units. Data is available at a National Health Service trust provider level as some NHS trusts have more than one A&amp;E unit. The data for providers in Greater Manchester, 2013-14 to 2018-19 (provisional) is attached, due to the size of the data. 2018-19 data is provisional and subject to change.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:04.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:04.41Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:22:30.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:22:30.037Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name Table for HL17745 formatted.docx more like this
star this property title Greater Manchester A&E waiting times more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments: Greater London 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 took to ensure that board members of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London read the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20 in full before agreeing to it. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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