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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 191386 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1133329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences 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 Attorney General, whether he has had discussions with the CPS on removing reference to the merits-based approach from (a) guidance and (b) training materials on rape and sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 266818 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes and can have a devastating impact on victims, and the CPS will always seek to prosecute where there is sufficient evidence to do so. The Attorney General and I regularly discuss issues related to rape and sexual offences with the CPS; however, charging decisions are made independently by the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no change in policy in how the CPS makes charging decisions in rape cases. Prosecutors in the CPS follow a ‘Code’, which sets out a well-established two stage test that a case must pass before a charge can be made. The first stage of this test is the evidential stage, which considers whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against each suspect on each charge. That test has remained and continues to remain the same. It applies to every single offence no matter how minor or serious.</p><p> </p><p>The Code that prosecutors follow has never included any specific reference to a merits-based assessment of the realistic prospect of conviction because it is an integral part of the evidential test. The second stage of the test is whether it is in the public interest to proceed with a prosecution, this is considered after the evidential stage is fulfilled.</p><p> </p><p>From 2009, DPP guidance included reference to a merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Following an inspection by HMCPSI in 2016, it became clear that including a separate reference to the merits based approach in the guidance was causing confusion leading to the incorrect application of the code test. To avoid this confusion, changes were made to the guidance provided by the DPP to prosecutors, including removing a document on the merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Those changes should not have, and did not have any impact on the proper application of the Code test that prosecutors follow when making a decision on whether to charge.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1061263
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments employ apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 221747 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>All departments directly employ apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:31:46.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:31:46.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1023198
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Healthy Schools Rating Scheme 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, with reference to the finding of Ofsted's 2018 thematic review that 26 per cent of primary schools are implementing the requirements of the national curriculum to deliver practical cookery education, when the Government plans to implement a healthy schools rating scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 201162 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to delivering the healthy schools rating scheme in a way that makes the most of existing resources available to schools. We have met with a wide range of stakeholders, as well as a number of interested suppliers, to discuss the best way to deliver the scheme. We are preparing our scheme based on testing and stakeholder feedback and will continue to work with stakeholders across government, the food sector and charitable organisations. We will share more information shortly.</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 2018-12-18T11:11:07.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:11:07.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1023899
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 Healthy Schools Rating Scheme 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,with reference to the Government document entitled Childhood obesity: a plan for action, published in August 2016, when the Government plans to implement the healthy schools rating scheme set out in that plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 201625 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer my right hon. Friend, the member for Harlow, to the answer I gave on 18 December 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-12-11/201162/" target="_blank">201162</a>.</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 2018-12-18T14:51:03.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:51:03.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1024699
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star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Finance 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, by how much the apprenticeship budget is set to be overspent in the academic year (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 202058 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>By 2019/20, the funding available for apprenticeships in England will have risen to over £2.5 billion, which is more than double what it was in 2010, including the additional £115 million confirmed in this year’s budget.</p><p>Spending on the apprenticeship programme is demand-led. Therefore, employers can choose which apprenticeships they offer, the level of the apprenticeships and when they offer the apprenticeships. Furthermore, levy payers have two years to spend the funds available to them. For the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years, the fully audited accounts are due to be published following the end of the respective financial year.</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 2018-12-18T18:25:29.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:25:29.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1038494
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Vocational Education 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 sanctions are available to (a) Ofsted, (b) Regional Schools Commissioners and (c) his Department to ensure that schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 206808 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Section 2 of the Technical and Further Education Act (2017), often referred to as the ‘Baker Clause’, requires all maintained schools and academies to make sure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to meet pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.</p><p>We introduced the ‘Baker Clause’ in January 2018 and published statutory guidance on careers guidance and on access for education and training providers which explains what schools must do to comply with this law. This is available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>.</p><p>In the event of suspected non-compliance with the duty and statutory guidance, our approach is for the parties involved to try to resolve the matter locally. This might include Regional Schools Commissioners or local authorities discussing and addressing any barriers to compliance with multi-academy trusts, individual academies or maintained schools.</p><p>If the department finds fault with a school’s policies following a complaint, then remedial action could be taken. This could include an official or a minister from the department writing to the school and, ultimately, the possibility of the Secretary of State using intervention powers.</p><p>Regarding Ofsted, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the right hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p>
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 2019-01-16T11:30:33.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T11:30:33.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1039013
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report Column 509, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 30 November 2018 presentation by the Institute for Apprenticeships at Exeter College citing the projected £500 million overspend on the apprenticeship levy budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 207232 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is a non-departmental public body, independent of government. The IfA are considering whether it would be appropriate to publish the presentation given at Exeter College on 30 November 2018.</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 2019-01-15T18:00:13.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T18:00:13.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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: Finance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 202058 on apprentices: finance, by what means his Department controls expenditure in a demand-led apprenticeship programme; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent an overspend in each of the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 207233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The departmental budget for spending on apprenticeships in England from 2015-16 to 2019-20 was set initially in the 2015 Spending Review, based on forecast demand and considering factors such as historical start levels.</p><p>Funding bands set the maximum that government will contribute towards the training and assessment costs of an individual apprenticeship and are set to achieve high-quality delivery while securing value for money. The Institute for Apprenticeships makes regular recommendations on the pricing of standards, and in 2018 we introduced additional funding bands to ensure that all standards are funded at the appropriate level.</p><p>We also set the amount of funding available for supporting non-levy payers, which is delivered through contracts with training providers: currently government pays 90% of training and assessment costs and 100% for the smallest employers who take on 16 to 18 year olds. We have awarded funding totalling more than £500 million to providers across the country between January 2018 and March 2019. This  includes more than £70 million growth funding.</p><p>We constantly monitor levels of spend and forecast demand and consider the overall budget position, including as part of the wider departmental position.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-01-15T16:46:36.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:46:36.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1054028
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Vocational Education 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 What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) academies and (b) local authority maintained schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
unstar this property uin 908969 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Inviting providers of technical education into schools is vital to give all pupils a full picture of their options. We are writing to local authorities to make sure that schools comply.</p><p>We have written to the largest multi academy trusts currently not meeting the duty, reminding them what is required, and will take further action if we have evidence schools are still not complying.</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 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this