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1012410
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates as a result of the sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194586 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>​​Following the court hearing on Wednesday 21 November, the Foreign Secretary released a statement and discussed Matthew Hedges' case with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the UK. I have also spoken to Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012411
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ascertain the (a) whereabouts and (b) health and well-being of Matthew Hedges following his sentencing. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194587 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012412
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the Government received from the United Arab Emirates authorities on Matthew Hedges prior to his conviction and sentencing. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194588 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary personally raised this issue with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed during his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12 November. The Foreign Secretary raised the issue several times with the UAE’s Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed, and most recently on 12 November. We have been clear that we do not agree with the charges but we are grateful to the UAE Government for resolving the issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012413
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence the UK Government has received from the United Arab Emirates authorities or other sources to support Matthew Hedges’s conviction. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194589 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>As the Foreign Secretary has said, we have seen no evidence to suggest that there is any truth to these charges.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:14:14.02Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101252
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Palestinians more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take in response to the decision of the House on 13 October 2014 in respect of recognition of Palestine. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 905707 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text I have discussed the debate with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials. I reiterated that we share Parliament’s commitment to recognising a Palestinian State as a contribution to a negotiated two state solution, at a time most helpful to the peace process. The UK is a long-standing supporter of seeing a sovereign, democratic and viable Palestinian State - living in peace and security, alongside Israel. more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T14:58:37.3667838Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:58:37.3667838Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101369
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Teachers: Retirement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers retired (a) due to age, (b) due to health problems and (c) prematurely from publicly-funded schools in 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 212177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>The following table provides the number of teachers who were awarded age, ill-health and premature retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme in 2012-13 and whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Age retirements</p></td><td><p>9,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ill health retirements</p></td><td><p>440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Premature retirements [1]</p></td><td><p>8,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>18,600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Teachers’ Pensioner Statistical System.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Figures are provisional and are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes premature and actuarially reduced awards of pension benefits.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T13:31:26.3694618Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:31:26.3694618Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101370
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Teachers: Recruitment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many additional teachers will be needed in each year to 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 212178 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>The following table provides estimates for the number of teachers needed in each academic year from 2016/17 to 2020/21. This need for teachers will be met through a combination of new trainees, those returning to the profession and those entering the state-funded sector in England for the first time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Primary</strong></p></td><td><p>30,200</p></td><td><p>29,200</p></td><td><p>28,400</p></td><td><p>27,200</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Secondary</strong></p></td><td><p>23,500</p></td><td><p>24,200</p></td><td><p>24,900</p></td><td><p>25,100</p></td><td><p>24,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source: Teacher Supply Model</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education uses the Teacher Supply Model (TSM) to calculate the optimum number of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) places required to match the future supply of teachers to the estimated demand for qualified teachers within the state-funded sector in England. The National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) use this information to inform their allocation of ITT places to teacher training providers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The estimates for the future demand for teachers use the projected number of pupils in schools, assumed Pupil Teacher Ratios (PTRs) and our best estimates for the number of teachers required to implement the Department’s policy initiatives. The model also takes into account other flows within the existing stock of teachers such as those leaving the profession or retiring as well as those expected to return to teaching in the state-funded sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Department forecasts the need for teacher trainees one year in advance in line with the annual ITT allocation decisions. However, the TSM also forecasts teacher demand over ten years to provide an overview of long term trends.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department estimates future teacher demand, decision-making taken at school level determines the actual number of teachers required. As with any forecast, the uncertainty increases the further we look into the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has published estimates of teacher demand in part 1 of the TSM, which is published online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-supply-model" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-supply-model</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T13:26:01.0601369Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:26:01.0601369Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101371
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Teachers: Retirement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers retired from publicly-funded schools in 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 212179 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>The following table provides the number of full and part-time teachers who were awarded retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme in 2012-13 and whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Full-time</p></td><td><p>9,250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Part-time</p></td><td><p>4,250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown [1]</p></td><td><p>5,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>18,600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Teachers’ Pensioner Statistical System.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Figures are provisional and are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Type of last service is unknown as the teacher left service sometime before the pension award.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T13:22:10.6356296Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:22:10.6356296Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101372
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Teachers: Termination of Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers are no longer in service in the English publicly-funded schools sector and did not receive a pension in 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 212180 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold the specific data requested. However, the scheme administrator for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) holds data on the number of individuals who have participated in the scheme in the past but are now deferred (have ceased to be in pensionable service but have not yet accessed benefits).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While the TPS data includes teachers whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England, it also covers those whose last service was in Wales or in other establishments covered by the Scheme (for example further and higher education establishments). I have asked the TPS administrator to provide a breakdown of the data on deferred members that excludes those whose last service was in Wales, or in a non-publicly-funded school sector establishment, or where the member reached their normal pension age by 2012, and will place a copy of the final results in the library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T13:14:06.4255376Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:14:06.4255376Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
101373
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Free Schools more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which free schools opened in September 2014; and how many children were enrolled at each such school at the time they opened. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 212252 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>77 new free schools opened in September 2014. The names of the schools are published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/free-schools-open-schools-and-successful-applications" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/free-schools-open-schools-and-successful-applications</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education does not collect data on the numbers of pupils enrolled at each free school on the day it opens. However, every free school is closely monitored both before it opens and again during the autumn term to ensure it has a sufficient number of pupils to make it viable. As in previous years, the Department’s annual collection of pupil numbers will take place in January and we will publish the data for every school in the country in summer 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T17:12:06.5041101Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:12:06.5041101Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter