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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Syria: Conflict Resolution 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, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to support a peaceful conclusion to the conflict in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The British Government continues to believe that only a negotiated political settlement will end the Syria conflict, as we reiterated at the UN Security Council on 27 June. We fully support the efforts to this end of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, who the Foreign Secretary hosted in London in March. The UK Special Envoy for Syria discussed the situation with Mr Pedersen and international counterparts from the Syria Small Group on 23 June. We are also using our role at the UN Security Council to put pressure on the regime and Russia to end their ongoing offensive in Idlib.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:34:24.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:34:24.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134593
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Further Education: Low Incomes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 funding his Department has allocated to further education colleges in low-income communities in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 269135 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not have a standard definition of low-income communities. The department publishes the funding allocations for individual colleges annually. Links to the most recent years for both 16 to 19 year olds and adults are given below.</p><p>The link for funding allocations for 16 to 19 year olds can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-allocation-data-2018-to-2019-academic-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-allocation-data-2018-to-2019-academic-year</a>.</p><p>The link for funding allocations for adults can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-allocations-to-training-providers-2018-to-2019</a>.</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 2019-07-03T15:13:12.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:13:12.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134598
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 USA: Iran 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, what steps he is taking to support a diplomatic resolution to the stand-off between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We continue to call on the US to preserve the gains that the Iran nuclear deal has brought, avoiding actions that would prevent the remaining parties from meeting their commitments to uphold the deal. We remain in close co-ordination with international partners to find diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions, and specifically advising Iran – using our diplomatic relationship – that escalation is not in their interest,as I did during my Tehran visit in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:08:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:08:32.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134596
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Homelessness 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to reduce homelessness in lower layer super output areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 269138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping.</p><p>Homelessness is a priority for our Ministerial team. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period. This includes supporting local authorities in the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act, increasing access to the private rented sector for families in temporary accommodation and supporting London boroughs to procure more efficiently.</p><p>No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy. This sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. In its first year, our Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) provided over 1,750 new bed spaces and 500 staff.  This year we have expanded the RSI with investment of £46 million for 246 areas – providing funding for an estimated 2,600 bed spaces and 750 staff.</p><p>Local authorities are ultimately responsible for the allocation of funding resources within their respective geographical areas. This means that they will oversee the work done to reduce homelessness in any lower super output areas that fall within their remit.</p><p>As with all local government work to tackle homelessness, local authorities will be both supported and, where necessary, challenged by the MHCLG’s Homelessness Advice and Support Team (HAST). This team of advisers, drawn from local authorities and charities with expertise in the homelessness sector, help local authorities with work around statutory homelessness and single homelessness. These advisers have visited or had one-to-one contact with all 326 local authorities, focusing on the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act and also working very closely with them to bring down the number of people in bed and breakfasts over 6 weeks.</p><p>In addition to the above, MHCLG have overhauled the statutory homelessness data collection alongside the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act. This will give us better insights into the causes of homelessness and the support people need, with data broken down to local authority level. The new statutory homelessness data collection is called Homelessness Case Level Information Classification (H-CLIC). H-CLIC data is reported quarterly and the first case level H-CLIC returns were submitted to MHCLG over summer 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:58:45.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:58:45.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134591
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Schools: Counselling 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 Research and analysis entitled, Supporting mental health in schools and colleges conducted by his Department, what steps the Government has taken to increase the provision of counselling services in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 269133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that school-based counselling by well-qualified practitioners can play an effective role as part of a ‘whole school’ approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing. The ‘Supporting mental health in schools and colleges’ research indicated that 61% of schools offer counselling services, with 84% of secondary schools providing their pupils with access to counselling support.[1]</p><p>It is for schools to decide what support to provide to their pupils, including how to draw on counselling provision made locally, for instance by local authorities and the voluntary and community sector. To help more schools to do so effectively, the Government has published advice on how to deliver high quality school-based counselling.</p><p>The Government is also introducing the new mental health support teams linked to groups of schools and colleges to provide additional mental health support for pupils with mild or moderate issues. The first 59 teams are being set up in 25 areas of the country and will be fully operational at the end of this year. The aim is for these teams to work together with existing provision, including school-based counselling. The Government will evaluate their introduction to ensure that they do not displace existing provision.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/634726/Supporting_Mental-Health_survey_report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/634726/Supporting_Mental-Health_survey_report.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T08:21:19.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T08:21:19.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134592
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Schools: Yorkshire and the Humber more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that schools in Yorkshire and the Humber achieve the England average for the number of Ofsted schools ranked good. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 269134 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ofsted’s latest published data to 31 May 2019 shows that 80% of schools in Yorkshire and Humber have an Ofsted rating of good or better compared with the England average of 85%. This data can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/monthly-management-information-ofsteds-school-inspections-outcomes" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/monthly-management-information-ofsteds-school-inspections-outcomes</a>.</p><p>For the academic year 2018-19 where schools may need additional support, the Department has offered up to three days’ funded support from a national leader of education (or equivalent) to schools below the floor or coasting standards based on its 2017-18 results. This centred on helping the existing leadership team to identify and access appropriate support, with an additional £16,000 for schools that have two consecutive requires improvement judgements to implement an action plan. As at April 2019, 139 schools in Yorkshire and Humber were engaging with this offer.</p><p>In addition, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, has confirmed that from academic year 2019-20, the Department will make an offer of support to all requires improvement schools not already benefitting from the current offer, to ensure that their leadership teams can access the support they need to improve.</p><p>The published 'Schools Causing Concern' guidance sets out how local authorities and Regional Schools Commissioners (RSC's) work with schools to support improvements to educational performance and how they can use their intervention powers. This guidance can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2</a>.</p><p>Local authorities are responsible for the performance of maintained schools. RSCs acting on behalf of my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, are responsible for taking action where academies and free schools are underperforming. RSCs work closely with academy trusts to ensure that strong processes are in place to maintain and improve educational performance, including using their intervention powers where there is an inadequate Ofsted judgement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T08:39:24.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T08:39:24.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134595
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Private Education 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the money retained by private schools as a result of the VAT exemption on private school fees in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Although no VAT is charged on private school fees, private schools cannot recover VAT on their related costs. There is therefore no money retained as a direct result of the VAT exemption on private school fees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T14:04:57.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:04:57.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this