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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Air Pollution 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 many hydrocarbon releases from oil and gas installations on the UK continental shelf were recorded by the Health and Safety Executive in each year from 2000 to 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 140076 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive has recorded the following hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) by year:</p><p> </p><p>2000 264</p><p>2001 251</p><p>2002 242</p><p>2003 242</p><p>2004 273</p><p>2005 224</p><p>2006 190</p><p>2007 185</p><p>2008 147</p><p>2009 179</p><p>2010 186</p><p>2011 142</p><p>2012 105</p><p>2013 118</p><p>2014 94</p><p>2015 93</p><p>2016 101(p)</p><p>2017 103(p)</p><p> </p><p>Final figures for 2016 will be confirmed and published with the provisional figures for 2017 as part of the Health and Safety Executive’s annual <em>Offshore Statistics &amp; Regulatory Activity Report, </em>due to be published in July.</p><p> </p><p>Releases are categorised as “major”, “significant” and “minor”, depending on the potential consequences of the event, which is usually directly linked to the total quantity or rate of release.Overall reported hydrocarbon releases have approximately halved since 2010. The reporting process presents an opportunity for both the regulator and the industry to investigate and identify underlying causes and learn lessons.</p><p> </p><p>Although the offshore industry has seen the overall downward trend as an indicator of improved performance, HSE remains concerned that every release represents a deficiency in an operator’s process safety management, and an increased risk of harm to workers. There have also been a small number of large releases every year which could have resulted in a major accident.</p><p> </p><p>Consequently, the Director of HSE’s Energy Division wrote recently to challenge the offshore industry to identify and address any weaknesses in its leadership and safety culture, as well as its arrangements for safety system audits, which have allowed such releases to occur (see attachment entitled Letter from the Director, HSE Energy Division to the Oil and Gas Industry on Hydrocarbon Releases).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T14:33:45.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T14:33:45.433Z
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less than 2018-05-14T16:39:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T16:39:39.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property file name Attachment to 140076 & 140715 - Letter from the Director, HSE Energy Division to the Oil and Gas Industry on Hydrocarbon Releases.doc more like this
star this property title Letter from HSE Director more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety 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 many improvement notices were issued to oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea by the Health and Safety Executive in the period from 1 January 2014 to date; and in how many such cases the company has yet to comply with the improvement notice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221934 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Since January 2014<ins class="ministerial">, in relation to oil and gas extraction operations in the North Sea,</ins> <del class="ministerial">HSE has served 64</del><ins class="ministerial">36</ins> Improvement Notices <ins class="ministerial">have been served.</ins><del class="ministerial">relating to oil and gas extraction on the UK Continental Shelf.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Of these, </ins><del class="ministerial">The period for compliance has expired for 40</del><ins class="ministerial">21</ins><del class="ministerial"> of these</del> notices <del class="ministerial">and all</del> have been complied with. <ins class="ministerial">10 have not yet expired, and five</ins><del class="ministerial">Four</del> notices are subject to appeal and so are suspended until the appeal process is complete.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T14:32:34.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T14:32:34.39Z
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less than 2015-03-25T17:43:45.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:43:45.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to tackle non-payment of the national minimum wage in the home care sector; and what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate of the numbers not in receipt of the national minimum wage in paragraph 2.20 of the National Audit Office report, Adult social care in England: overview, HC 1102. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209189 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and the effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage, in order to improve compliance.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on Gov.uk has been updated to make it as clear as possible that travel time and rest breaks between assignments must be paid at least the national minimum wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government will continue to work with the sector to ensure that understanding improves. This will include the Department of Health’s statutory guidance as part of the overall guidance on market shaping and commissioning the final version of which will be published in Autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered the National Audit Office report and note that their estimates come from a self-reported survey of care workers. Examination of surveys of individuals (such as the Labour Force Survey) find that some people tend to report longer working hours and a lower hourly rate compared to those reported by employers who pay the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The current best estimate of non-compliance is derived from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)[1]. The Low Pay Commission[2] published the proportion of jobs held by those aged 22 and over, paid below the NMW by sector. Figures show that non-compliance is relatively low in social care (0.8%) compared with other sectors. This is generally in line with non-compliance in the whole economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This estimate, as well as all estimates of non-compliance, has some limitations. However, there are no reasons to suppose that these limitations affect the social care sector more or less than the econom<ins class="ministerial">y</ins> <ins class="ministerial">as a whole.</ins></p><p> </p><p>[1] ASHE is a survey of employees completed by employers which we can use to look at workers earning at or below the NMW rate.</p><p>[2]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Z
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less than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Helicopters 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 Transport, what steps the Civil Aviation Authority team will take to engage with trade unions represented on the (a) Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership and (b) Step Change in Safety groups when conducting its post-implementation review of offshore helicopter safety, CAP1145. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 237685 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Offshore Helicopter Safety <del class="ministerial">Liaison</del> <ins class="ministerial">Leadership</ins> Group (OHSLG), which is co-chaired by the Civil Aviation Authority, includes representation from key organisations from across the industry, including helicopter operators, the oil and gas industry, the trade unions and ‘Step Change in Safety’. Trade unions will be able to engage with the review through the OHSLG.</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 2019-04-01T14:24:16.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T14:24:16.627Z
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less than 2019-04-03T12:22:24.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T12:22:24.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Homicide 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, how many British nationals were murdered abroad in each year since 2010; and in which countries those deaths took place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6146 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office only captures information about cases that come to our attention, rather than holding definitive information on the total number of UK nationals who are victims of murder and manslaughter overseas.</p><p>The FCO has provided assistance to the following number of cases recorded as murder and manslaughter in each of the last five years:</p><p>2010 <del class="ministerial">46</del><ins class="ministerial">68</ins><br />2011 <del class="ministerial">70</del><ins class="ministerial">78</ins><br />2012 <del class="ministerial">59</del><ins class="ministerial">53</ins><br />2013 <del class="ministerial">76</del><ins class="ministerial">78</ins><br />2014 <del class="ministerial">89</del><ins class="ministerial">84</ins><br />2015 <del class="ministerial">67 (up to and including July 2015)</del><ins class="ministerial">88</ins>.</p><p>In January 2015, the FCO established a new dedicated team to lead on murder and manslaughter cases. These cases have occurred throughout the world in the past five years. Since January, deaths have occurred in Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad &amp; Tobago, Tunisia, USA, and Zambia.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:57:15.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:57:15.6Z
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less than 2016-03-16T10:24:42.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T10:24:42.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Armed Forces: Young People 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211635, what progress he has made on reviewing the cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment and training of minors; and when he plans to publish that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 215248 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The figures used in my right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary's letter of 1 August 2014 to the Defence Committee were taken from the final version of the cost-benefit analysis.</p><p>The report has been finalised and a copy is attached<ins class="ministerial">.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name AFC CO's Supervisory Care Directive dated Sep 14.doc more like this
star this property title Army Foundation College Supervisory Care Directive more like this
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star this property file name 20140514-Junior Entry_CostBenefitAnalysis_CITGvs 8_OS (3)[2].doc more like this
star this property title Army Junior Entry Training Cost Benefit Alalysis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name 20140514-Junior Entry_CostBenefitAnalysis_CITGvs 8_OS (3).doc more like this
star this property title Army Junior Entry Training Cost Benefit Alaysis more like this
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star this property file name AFC CO's Supervisory Care Directive dated Sep 14.doc more like this
star this property title Army Foundation College Supervisory Care Directive more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T16:12:57.917Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:12:57.917Z
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less than 2015-01-22T10:42:29.74Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T10:42:29.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Pensions 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, with reference to the recent Court of Appeal judgement in the case of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Jacqueline Lewis against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the new Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive will be applied to the local government pension scheme in January 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 181285 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Following the Government’s success at the Court of Appeal, pending the conclusion of any further legal proceedings, I intend to reinstate the guidance provided to Local Government Pension Scheme administering authorities requiring that they should not pursue investment policies that are contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy.</p><p>Separately, the Directive on the Activities and Supervision of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP II) is due to be implemented by 13 January 2019. We do not feel it is necessary to change the rules of the Local Government Pension Scheme to give effect to it as we consider that its investment rules and governance requirements already comply with the Directive’s objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T15:48:28.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T15:48:28.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Adult Education: North East 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what the budget for funding of adult skills in (a) the North East and (b) Stockton North constituency is for 2015-16; and what the percentage change is from that budget in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 227639 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Skills Funding Agency does not allocate funding to specific geographical areas. The Agency allocates funding to colleges and training providers, some of whom operate on very local geographic footprints, whilst others provide training and skills services to learners and employers across the country. College and training providers are required to work with local enterprise partnerships and local stakeholders to ensure that what they deliver locally is responding to local needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:53:36.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:53:36.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Further 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 13258, whether an hon. Member will be informed about a post-16 area-based review on the basis that their constituency is in the area covered by the review or on the basis that a college in their constituency is included in a review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 33040 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Area Review Delivery Unit supporting the area reviews will arrange for Hon. Members to receive a letter informing them when a review is being launched that covers any part of their constituency and inviting them to give their views.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T15:54:02.907Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T15:54:02.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
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, what assessment he has made of the long-term benefit to the economy of early intervention and prevention work provided by local authority children’s services departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254818 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The government has funded the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) since 2013, including almost £2 million in 2018-20, to assess, evaluate and disseminate evidence of what works. The EIF has assessed the benefits of a wide range of specific early intervention programmes and suggested that whilst producing robust estimates is challenging, there is a compelling argument that the costs of intervening early are likely to pay off to society in economic terms. In particular, they highlight that the long-term economic benefits are considerable where early intervention leads to labour market gains, such as improvements in employment and earnings. However, they are clear that it is not a quick fix and is unlikely to reduce pressure on the social care system in the short term.</p><p>The value of early intervention is reflected in statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018), which is clear that providing early help is more effective in promoting children’s welfare than reacting later – playing an important part in supporting children and young people to achieve better outcomes. The guidance is clear that local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early. It is right that local authorities are free to decide how to use their children’s social care budget to manage local priorities and deliver the best services for children.</p><p>The government has also committed £920 million to the Troubled Families Programme, an early intervention approach which aims to achieve significant and sustained improvement for families with multiple, high-cost problems.</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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