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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
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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
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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
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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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to encourage private and social landlords to allow tenants to have pets, in order to avoid the separation of pets from their owners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL815 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>There are properties in both the social and private rented sectors where pets are allowed. In the case of social landlords, it would be set out in the tenancy agreement whether pets are allowed and this is at the discretion of the landlord. Similarly, in the private rented sector, it is a matter for landlords to agree with their tenants as to whether pets are permitted. The government recognises that not all properties may be suitable for tenants with pets but encourages landlords to offer flexibility where possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:36:42.433Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:36:42.433Z
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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 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Accidents 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 how many local authorities routinely scan pet cats and dogs that are the victims of road traffic accidents on local roads and where possible contact their owners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL5729 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the distress of owners who lose a beloved pet. The main focus for this Government is to continue to ensure we reduce road casualties and improve road safety. By doing this it is hoped that we can make our roads safer for all users, as well as reducing the risks to all animals.</p><p> </p><p>It is the Government position that it is best practice to scan deceased pets found on the local highway. Some local authorities do endeavour to identify the owners if the pet has a collar or microchip and we encourage others to adopt the same practice. On 26 March 2015 the then Minister for Roads, Rt. Hon. John Hayes MP, wrote to all local highway authorities recommending that they consider scanning any deceased cats or dogs found on the public highway for which they are responsible as a matter of standard practice.</p><p> </p><p>It is, however, for each local highway authority to determine how any deceased animals found on the roads are handled and the Department for Transport does not collect information on how many undertake scanning.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T11:59:24.113Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T11:59:24.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 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 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Travellers 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 number of Gypsies and Travellers in the UK. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL5168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>In the 2011 census, 63,500 people in the United Kingdom identified their ethnic group as Gypsy or Traveller.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T16:59:17.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T16:59:17.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford 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 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Travellers 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 when they last undertook an assessment of the long-term educational and welfare needs of Travellers and Gypsies in the UK. more like this
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star this property uin HL5169 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Both the Department for Education and Ofsted have commissioned and published a number of studies over the past six years that focus on how to improve the education of Gypsy and Traveller children. These include:<br><em><br>Improving the outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils: final report and literature re</em>view (Department for Education, October 2010, attached).<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-the-outcomes-for-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-pupils-final-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-the-outcomes-for-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-pupils-final-report</a>; as well as case studies of schools showing successful practice in improving the attendance and attainment of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils. These are available (attached) at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/gypsy-roma-and-traveller-pupils-supporting-access-to-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/gypsy-roma-and-traveller-pupils-supporting-access-to-education</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ofsted-examples-of-good-practice-in-schools#gypsy-traveller-and-roma-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ofsted-examples-of-good-practice-in-schools#gypsy-traveller-and-roma-children</a>.</p><p>The Department for Education regularly publishes and monitors data on the educational progress and achievement of pupils from Gypsy and Irish Traveller backgrounds attending schools in England. This data includes annual statistics on the attainment of pupils from these groups in the year 1 phonics screening check; teacher assessments at the end of key stage 1 and national assessments at the end of key stages 2 and 4; and on levels of pupil attendance at, and exclusion from, school. Inspection reports published by Ofsted include commentary where appropriate on the quality of school provision for Gypsy and Traveller pupils and their progress and attainment.</p><p>The previous Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Gypsy and Traveller inequalities published a report in April 2012, which included 28 commitments from across Government to help reduce the inequalities experienced by Gypsies and Travellers. The document can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-inequalities-for-gypsies-and-travellers-progress-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-inequalities-for-gypsies-and-travellers-progress-report</a></p><p>The 28 commitments have since been taken forward by the relevant Government departments and a table setting out progress against those commitments as at October 2014 was deposited in the House of Lords library. This is available at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2014-10-29/HL2504/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2014-10-29/HL2504/</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name 160125 Good_practice_example_-_Kingsmead_Primary_School - HL5169.doc more like this
unstar this property title Good Practice more like this
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star this property file name 160125 Gypsy roma - traveller - pupils final report - HL5169.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Travellers Pupils final report more like this
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star this property file name 160125 Gypsy Roma and Travellers pupils supporting access to education - HL5169.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Access to education more like this
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less than 2016-02-02T12:31:39.367Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T12:31:39.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this