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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or plan to take, to ensure that the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, made on 31 October 2000, on the involvement of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction are being fully complied with in the Stockholm Agreement process on ending the war in Yemen. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL14327 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has lobbied the conflict parties for greater inclusion of women in formal peace talks and have raised the importance of doing so. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), we support UN Women initiatives, such as the Yemeni Women Pact, to increase women’s participation in and leadership of official peace processes.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129506
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Teachers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include teachers of all modern languages in the Shortage Occupation List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15991 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15992 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129507
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Interpreters more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include professionally qualified linguists wishing to work as public service interpreters in the Shortage Occupations List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15992 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15991 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1130225
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Lingo Flamingo: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for the Lingo Flamingo project to help dementia sufferers with their cognitive abilities, in England, as is currently the case in Scotland. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL16086 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to fund the Lingo Flamingo project for England.</p><p>NHS England allocates funding to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England Specialised Commissioning which commission services on behalf of their local populations. It is for CCGs and Specialised Commissioning to decide how best to use the funding allocated to them in line with local healthcare needs and priorities, working with other local commissioners and organisations and taking account of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:50:26.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:50:26.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129510
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Languages: Qualifications more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the level of difficulty in examinations and severe grading on the take-up of modern languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15995 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is conducting a comprehensive review of grading standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish to see if there is a compelling case for an adjustment to grading standards in these subjects. Ofqual’s review will consider statistical evidence, contextual data including trends in the numbers taking these subjects, and the quality of students’ work through looking at how GCSE grades relate to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Ofqual is also gathering the views of subject experts and other stakeholders. Ofqual is due to report on this work in the autumn.</p><p>Ofqual has examined this issue in relation to grading standards in A level French, German and Spanish (and A level biology, chemistry and physics). Ofqual considered a significant body of evidence – published in 2018 in the form of 2 technical reports – and determined that there was not a compelling case to adjust grading standards in these qualifications. This can be found here and as attached:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15995_Inter-subject_comparability_technical_report_science.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15995_report more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: Qualifications more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address regional inequalities in the take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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star this property uin HL16084 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The department has several measures in place which aim to help reduce regional variation in the uptake of languages at GCSE and A level. In our £4.8 million Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy pilot programme, one of the nine lead schools is in an Opportunity Area and another is in the Opportunity North East area. The department also launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils. This project targets areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils and focuses on areas of low uptake.</p><p>Our new international school exchange programme is aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas. The department is also piloting a financial incentive to incentivise retention of MFL teachers in 25 local authorities that are most in need.</p><p>The proportion of pupils taking a language at GCSE declined after study of the subject was made non-compulsory at key stage 4 in 2004. 79% of pupils aged 15 in all schools took a language GCSE in 2000, but this had dropped to 43% of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2010. We have introduced the English Baccalaureate performance measure to halt this decline. Since 2010, the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools taking a language GCSE has increased from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. The reformed national curriculum now makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in key stage 2.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129505
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Languages: GCSE more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the reduction in the number of pupils taking a modern language GCSE as a result of their school compressing Key Stage 3 into two years and making languages optional after the age of 13. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15990 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Languages are now compulsory at key stage 2, and since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate in 2010, language take-up at GCSE has increased from 40% to 46% last year. Ofqual’s recent provisional data for the summer 2019 exam series showed that overall entries to modern foreign languages (MFL) summer GCSE exams increased by 4% compared to last year.</p><p>Under Ofsted’s new framework, which will be introduced in September, inspectors will be alert to signs of curriculum narrowing at key stage 3. If a school has a shortened key stage 3, inspectors will look to see that the school has made provisions to ensure that pupils still have the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, commensurate with the national curriculum, in years 7-9.</p><p>The department is supporting schools to increase the number of pupils taking GCSEs in languages through several programmes. These include the £4.8 million MFL pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, and targeted communications activity at key points in the school year to encourage pupils to study languages.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Languages: Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the 2019 Language Trends Survey, published by the British Council in July, in particular its findings that (1) disadvantaged pupils are less likely to take a language GCSE, and (2) only a quarter of state schools offer pupil exchanges abroad, compared to almost half of independent schools. more like this
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star this property uin HL17079 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The department notes the British Council Language Trends 2019 Survey and wants to see more pupils take languages at GCSE and experience international opportunities, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We have included languages as a pillar within the English Baccalaureate school performance measure to address the sharp fall in take up following the decision to make the subject non-compulsory at key stage 4 in 2004. This has seen the proportion of pupils who take languages GCSE increase from 40% in 2010 to 46% last year, and we want to see these numbers increase.</p><p> </p><p>In the department’s £4.8 million Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy pilot programme, one of the 9 lead schools is in an Opportunity Area and another is in the Opportunity North East area. We have launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils. This project specifically targets areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils and focuses on areas of low uptake. We are also piloting a financial incentive to improve the retention of MFL teachers in 25 local authorities that are most in need.</p><p> </p><p>In partnership with the British Council, the department is offering thousands of young people the chance to take part in international exchanges and visits. Backed by £2.5 million, schools in England can apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world. The programme is principally focused on those from disadvantaged backgrounds and we want to encourage as many schools as possible to sign up for this opportunity.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T11:43:23.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T11:43:23.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129509
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Foreign Students: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund undergraduates taking a third year abroad, currently funded under the Erasmus Plus programme, after 2020. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The government values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain. Irrespective of the outcome of Article 50 negotiations with the European Union, the government wants UK and European countries to continue to give young people and students the chance to benefit from each other’s world-leading universities post-exit.</p><p>We are open to exploring participation in the Erasmus+ successor scheme (2021-27) though this will ultimately be subject to wider UK-EU negotiations on the future partnership. This is part of considering a wide range of options with regards to the future of international exchange and collaboration in education and training, including potential domestic alternatives.</p><p>While Erasmus+ is the largest mobility programme in which the UK participates, evidence suggests that around half of UK higher education outward mobilities take place outside of the Erasmus+ programme. It is clear other EU countries strongly value and benefit from the UK participating in Erasmus+, and we can expect our world-leading higher education providers to continue their strong track record of partnering with overseas institutions in all eventualities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1130224
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports: Advisory Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the one-to-one advisory service on language and culture, formerly available from UK Trade and Investment, to businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises seeking to increase exports. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL16085 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to deliver the service formerly available through UK Trade and Investment because we have made alternative arrangements. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) regionally based international trade advisers ensure that companies they advise are aware of the importance of language and culture and, if needs are identified, they are brokered to private sector providers. Language and culture issues are also covered at regionally delivered events and DIT publishes nearly a hundred country guides on gov.uk that include cultural considerations in different countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this