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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Musical Instruments: Customs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ATA Carnets would be required for musicians who are travelling to perform in multiple EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit with regard to their musical instruments which are being transported either as (1) hand luggage, or (2) in trucks. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL18041 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:50:21.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:50:21.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1147625
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Genito-urinary Medicine more like this
star 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 cross-departmental discussions have taken place about drawing up a comprehensive sexual health strategy to tackle the rise in sexually transmitted infections. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The development of a national sexual health strategy is a key recommendation in the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on sexual health, which was published on 2 June 2019. The Government is currently considering the report’s recommendations and will publish a formal response shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:44:45.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:44:45.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146916
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Music: Education more like this
star 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 provision is being made for the future of music education hubs; and when plans for the (1) future funding of, and (2) a long-term strategy for, such hubs will be published. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17890 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17891 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146917
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Music: Education more like this
star 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 increase annual funding for music education hubs to £100 million. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17891 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17890 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146918
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Music: Education more like this
star 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 whether future funding for music education hubs will take account of inflation as well as changes to teachers' pay and pension contributions. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17892 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17890 more like this
HL17891 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146919
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 English Baccalaureate more like this
star 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, if any, they have to review the English Baccalaureate following the recommendations from two former Ofsted Chief Inspectors that it should be discontinued. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17893 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The department want all pupils to have opportunities to succeed, irrespective of their background. The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) is an important part of this.</p><p> </p><p>Research published in August 2017 by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies found that EBacc students had a greater probability of progression to all post 16 educational outcomes. In 2010, just 22% of pupils studied the EBacc at GCSE.</p><p> </p><p>We have made progress, with the proportion of pupils taking the EBacc increasing to 38%, and very significant increases in the take up of science, history and geography. The department is working to increase take-up, especially of languages, by introducing a range of programmes including, for example: the £4.8 million modern foreign languages pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, and the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme. We are encouraged by a 2018 Department for Education survey that found that 73% of parents would advise their child to take a language at GCSE.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:12:20.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:12:20.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146920
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance more like this
star 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 one per cent increase in the local authority Public Health Grant, announced in the Spending Round 2019, published on 4 September, on sexual health services. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17894 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Local authority public health grant allocations for 2020/21 will be published in due course. It will be for local authorities themselves to determine how best to use these resources based on their assessment of local need and with regard to their statutory duties.</p><p>Local authorities are required by regulations to provide comprehensive open access sexual health services, including provision for sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment and contraception.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:40:11.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:40:11.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146921
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 HIV Infection: Drugs more like this
star 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 discussions they have had, and intend to have, with local authorities about ensuring PrEP is routinely commissioned as part of HIV prevention services. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17895 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:24:45.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:24:45.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1144095
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools more like this
star 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 risks for schools of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17583 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department is considering all aspects of how exiting the EU might affect schools in England and has well-developed plans for leaving the EU without a deal.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department has issued guidance for schools on how to prepare for EU exit, which has been attached and is available from:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.773Z
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less than 2019-10-03T17:00:50.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T17:00:50.587Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1144096
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools more like this
star 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 preparations they have made to ensure that schools are not adversely affected by a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17584 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department is considering all aspects of how exiting the EU might affect schools in England and has well-developed plans for leaving the EU without a deal.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department has issued guidance for schools on how to prepare for EU exit, which is available from:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.727Z
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less than 2019-10-03T17:00:29.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T17:00:29.783Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1142435
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Madeleine McCann 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 June (HL16299) concerning Operation Grange, whether they will publish the details of the Metropolitan Police Service's request for further funding until the end of March 2020 and place a copy in the Library of the House; and when a decision on that request is likely to be made. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17509 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Special grant decisions are published after the end of the financial year. All special grant decisions can be found here - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-applications</a><br>The Metropolitan Police Service’s application for Special Grant funding for Operation Grange in 2019/20 will therefore be published in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:50:05.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:50:05.8Z
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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 file name Annex_A_SG_Bids_17-18.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Special Grant Applications - 2017-18 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar 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 Finance more like this
star 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 (1) action they take, and (2) sanctions are available, to ensure that local authorities meet their responsibility for the public inspection of financial records under section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17383 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-07more like thismore than 2019-08-07
unstar this property answer text <p>We expect all local authorities to fulfil their legal duties for the public inspection of financial records under Section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Responsibility for compliance with statutory duties sits with councils.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:30:53.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:30:53.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar 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 Finance: Audit more like this
star 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 effectiveness of the National Audit Office and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd in protecting the interests of council tax payers and improving value for money in local authorities. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17130 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Audit Office (NAO) is independent of government and directly accountable to Parliament, therefore, it would not be appropriate for a government department to review their effectiveness.</p><p>Through the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (the 2014 Act), both the NAO and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA) have roles relating to the audit arrangements for local public bodies in England.</p><p>The Redmond Review, which is due to report in Spring 2020, will consider important aspects of the local audit and accountability framework and how the various elements of the framework interrelate, including PSAA’s role as the specified audit procurement body and the NAO’s role in relation to the Code and guidance for local auditors. But the NAO’s general role and wider powers, including its value for money studies, are outside the scope of the Redmond Review.</p><p>Audit is only part of the wider assurance and accountability system that protects the interests of tax payers. This includes clarity about who is responsible for resources; statutory codes and rules which require councils to act prudently in their spending; a framework of internal and external checks and balances including audit and whistleblowing; transparency and publication of data; and requirements to have strategies and action plans on fraud.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:19:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:19:26.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood 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
unstar 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 Ofsted: Training more like this
star 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 progress they have made, with Ofsted, in the implementation and training of Her Majesty's Inspectors who are subject specialists. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17076 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to my noble friend and a copy of her reply will be place in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T11:43:39.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T11:43:39.087Z
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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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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading World War II: Anniversaries more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what events they are planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem in September. more like this
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star this property uin HL17077 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Headquarters and The Association of The Parachute Regiment are closely engaged with our in-country staff in co-ordinating a series of events taking place in and around Arnhem over the period 20-22 September 2019. Both the Chief of the General Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff will be in attendance at the main Dutch event in Arnhem at the invitation of their respective opposite numbers within the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the commemorations, both the Mercian Regiment and the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be providing substantial representation; given their antecedent Regiments’ involvement in the form of the South Staffordshire Regiment and the Border Regiment, respectively, as glider-borne troops who made up the 1st Air Landing Brigade.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Madeleine McCann more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to the Metropolitan Police Service for the purpose of the Operation Grange investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann since its launch in May 2011; what estimate they have made of the total cost of that operation to date; and how much has been spent on investigations into other missing children since May 2011. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office has awarded £11.75 million to cover the costs of Operation Grange up until March 2019. A request for further funding until the end of March 2020 has been received, the costs of which will be assessed against the Special Grant Award criteria. (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-guidance/special-grant-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-guidance/special-grant-guidance</a>). A decision will be made in October.</p><p>The Home Office has previously provided £1.1 million of Special Grant funding to South Yorkshire Police to meet the additional costs of the investigation into the disappearance of Ben Needham. We do not hold information on spending on other missing children investigations as these are funded locally by police forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:13:58.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:13:58.343Z
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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 date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Madeleine McCann more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will use to assess the request from the Metropolitan Police Service for further funding for Operation Grange until March 2020. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office has awarded £11.75 million to cover the costs of Operation Grange up until March 2019. A request for further funding until the end of March 2020 has been received, the costs of which will be assessed against the Special Grant Award criteria. (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-guidance/special-grant-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-guidance/special-grant-guidance</a>). A decision will be made in October.</p><p>The Home Office has previously provided £1.1 million of Special Grant funding to South Yorkshire Police to meet the additional costs of the investigation into the disappearance of Ben Needham. We do not hold information on spending on other missing children investigations as these are funded locally by police forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:13:58.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:13:58.407Z
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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 date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Cats: Pet Travel Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that cats and kittens brought into the UK under the pet passport scheme do not carry diseases and parasites, including tapeworm and non-UK types of tick. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preserving the UK’s high standards of biosecurity and animal welfare. The EU Pet Travel Scheme requires all pets travelling to Great Britain on approved routes to be declared. 100% of these are then subject to documentary and identity checks. Documentary checks for cats include a passport, signed by an Official Veterinarian in the country of origin, certifying that the cat has been vaccinated against rabies.</p><p>Since 2012, when the UK harmonised with the EU Pet Travel Scheme, we have no longer required tick or tapeworm treatment for cats or kittens. Risk assessments have been undertaken, both before harmonisation and since, which supported the removal of these requirements. As such, we have no plans to change the import requirements for pet cats. However, we continue to monitor the disease situation and will undertake a further formal risk assessment if evidence indicates that one is warranted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Smuggling: Cats more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what border checks are carried out to ensure that cats and kittens are not smuggled illegally into the UK from EU countries. more like this
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star this property uin HL15828 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preserving the UK’s high standards of biosecurity and animal welfare. The EU Pet Travel Scheme requires all pets travelling to Great Britain on approved routes to be declared. 100% of these are then subject to documentary and identity checks. All commercial EU consignments of dogs or cats receive documentary checks on entry and the Animal and Plant Health Agency conducts further risk based checks away from the border. We have increased resourcing at major UK ports to detect smuggled animals and continue to work collaboratively with Border Force, sharing intelligence in order to disrupt illegal imports.</p><p>On 13 May this year a statutory instrument[1] was laid in Parliament which will introduce a ban on commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens in England. This decision followed a public consultation which received over 6,500 responses, 96% of which supported the proposal. The ban itself is planned to come into force on 6 April 2020 and, once in place, anyone seeking to buy or adopt a kitten will have to deal directly with the breeder or with one of the UK’s many animal rehoming centres. Restricting the sale of kittens to licensed breeders has the potential to help deter people motivated to illegally import kittens for the purpose of financial gain.</p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111186954" target="_blank">The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:14:39.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:14:39.393Z
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star this property file name The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Draft Statutory Instrument more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in ensuring that musicians directly affected by restrictions on the trade and movement of products covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora can continue to travel between the UK and the EU post-Brexit. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been working closely with the music industry on this issue. The focus has been on finding ways to make it easier for musicians who are travelling with instruments which have components listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to travel easily between the UK and the EU in the event of a no deal scenario.</p><p> </p><p>We have been increasing awareness of CITES Musical Instrument Certificates, which allow multiple movements of instruments across the UK border.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T12:27:09.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T12:27:09.457Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in increasing the number of ports designated as points of entry for goods covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Government has recently made provision to increase the number of ports designated as points of entry for goods covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) from 10 to 25. The full list can be found on the Government’s website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-cites-listed-species-through-uk-ports-and-airports-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-cites-listed-species-through-uk-ports-and-airports-after-brexit</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the number of CITES designated ports is one part of the Government’s wider strategy to ensure that we are able to respond to a significant increase in demand for CITES related inspection and certification in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It balances our commitment to delivering on our international obligations to protect endangered species with the need to ensure the smooth functioning of our ports.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:04:25.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:04:25.867Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Music: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timeline for the review of the National Plan for Music Education, which currently runs until 2020. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
unstar this property answer text <p>We have begun preparatory work on the refresh of the National Plan for Music Education, which will be published by 2020.</p><p>We are grateful to the many music stakeholders who have already submitted reports and proposals, and are reviewing these closely. A further public announcement will be made soon, setting out our plans to ensure that everyone with an interest in music has the opportunity to contribute.</p><p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to age 14. That is why the subject is compulsory in the national curriculum and why the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020. The national curriculum does not apply in academies, but all state-funded schools have to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.</p><p>In order to ensure all pupils are able to enjoy a high quality music education, we are also developing and publishing a non-statutory model music curriculum for key stages 1 to 3. This will expand on the statutory programmes of study and act as a benchmark for all schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T12:56:18.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T12:56:18.587Z
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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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 English Baccalaureate more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of GCSE pupils (1) entered, and (2) passed, the English Baccalaureate in (a) 2014, and (b) 2018. more like this
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star this property uin HL14080 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The proportion of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and the proportion of pupils who achieved all components, can be found in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Proportion of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and the proportion of pupils who achieved all components</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Pupils at end key stage 4[1] (All schools[2])</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Pupils at end key stage 4[2] (State-funded schools[3])</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2017/18[4]</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2017/18[5]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of pupils</strong></p></td><td><p>618,437</p></td><td><p>583,617</p></td><td><p>558,432</p></td><td><p>523,626</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Percentage of pupils entered for the EBacc<strong>[5]</strong>:</strong></p></td><td><p>36.3%</p></td><td><p>35.2%</p></td><td><p>38.7%</p></td><td><p>38.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Percentage of pupils who achieved all <br>components of the EBacc: <br>(grades A*-C/9-4)[5], [6]</strong></p></td><td><p>22.9%</p></td><td><p>22.2%</p></td><td><p>24.2%</p></td><td><p>24.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised) series.[7]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Including entries and achievements in previous academic years.</p><p>[2] All schools includes state-funded schools, independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision.</p><p>[3] State-funded schools include academies, free schools, city technology colleges, further education colleges with provision for 14 to 16 year-olds and state-funded special schools. They exclude independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision.</p><p>[4] Figures for 2017/18 are revised, all other figures are final.</p><p>[5] As a percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4.</p><p>[6] In 2013/14, where the English language and English literature option was chosen in EBacc English, exams in both had to be taken and a C grade or above achieved in English language. From 2017, following the introduction of the reformed 9 to 1 GCSEs in English, exams in both English Language and English Literature had to be taken and a grade 4 or above achieved in either subject. Further 9 to 1 reforms in New GCSEs in other EBacc subjects were phased in from September 2016.</p><p>[7] The full Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised) series can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772852/2018_National_tables.xlsx.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:02:27.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:02:27.503Z
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Universities: Admissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 December 2018 (HL11550), what further discussions have taken place between the Department for Education and the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects; and what progress has been made in that regard. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>This government recognises the importance of arts subjects, including music. Universities are autonomous from government and consequently control the criteria used to determine admissions. We are aware that the Russell Group, which comprises 24 of the UK’s leading universities, publish guidance designed to assist applicants in identifying the A level subjects most likely to facilitate entry to one of their member universities. From engagement with the Russell Group, we understand they are currently reviewing their guidance.</p><p>The ability for students to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:05:34.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:05:34.003Z
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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 date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to enable veterinary medicines authorised for veterinary use by regulators in an EU Member State to be used in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has robust plans in place to ensure the highest standards of regulation in the event of a ‘no deal’. We are working with the animal medicines industry to ensure that supplies of veterinary medicines remain available in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is an existing scheme where vets can apply to import veterinary medicines authorised in another country, including EU Member States. This scheme will remain in the event of a no-deal situation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In future, veterinary medicines authorised by the European Commission (centrally authorised) will not automatically be valid in the UK if we leave the EU without a deal. However, The Government will bring forward secondary legislation to convert all existing centrally authorised products into nationally authorised products on the day we leave the EU. This means that the products can remain on the market for sale and supply in their existing packaging.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12738 more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:57:20.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:57:20.293Z
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