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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sign Language: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the cost of learning BSL on take up of those courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 280364 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The government currently provides funding for adult learners aged 19 and over to undertake British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), up to and including level 2. BSL forms part of the flexible local offer (non-statutory) and qualifications are either fully funded (if the learner is unemployed or participating in the low wage trial) or co-funded depending on the age, prior achievement and employment status of the learner. BSL qualifications at level 3 and above can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.</p><p> </p><p>We have not undertaken any recent assessment of the impact of costs on learners looking to participate in BSL courses, therefore we are unable provide a formal assessment of the impacts of cost on participation levels. However, the department publishes the National Aims Report showing the number of further education and skills enrolments by individual learning aim, broken down by different type of provision including BSL aims. Only aims with 50 or more enrolments per year are included in this report. This report can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx</a>.</p><p> </p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegated to the Mayor of London acting through the Greater London Authority (GLA). From that date the MCAs/GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners in their areas. The Education and Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for funding AEB provision, including BSL provision, for learners in non-devolved areas.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1140800
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Directors: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that more women enter leadership and executive roles in companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working with the business community to create more inclusive workplaces from the shop floor to the boardroom. The Government has commissioned and supports several business-led, independent reviews on promoting diversity, including the Hampton-Alexander Review to increase the representation of women on boards and in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies to 33% by 2020 and the Parker Review to increase the ethnic diversity of FTSE 350 boards by 2024.</p><p>These reviews form part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which aims to build an economy that works for all.</p><p> </p><p>The statistics recently published by the Hampton-Alexander Review on 1<sup>st</sup> July, show that the representation of women on FTSE100 boards has risen from 12.5% in 2011 to 32.3%, and on FTSE350 boards from 9.5% to 29.5%; and all-male boards in the FTSE 350 have gone down from 152 to 4 in the same period.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T16:19:42.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T16:19:42.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1139360
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Advisory Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that service members are directed to support services if required when leaving the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 277821 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We already offer every Service leaver assistance with their transition when they leave us, through our Armed Forces' resettlement provision and the Career Transition Partnership. However, for a small proportion who still face problems, it is right to offer additional support.</p><p>We are introducing a new holistic transition policy relating to the significant life changing processes which affect both the Service person and their immediate family through the entire time they are within or connected to the Armed Forces, through to discharge and beyond. This is to support successful transition into civilian life.</p><p>In conjunction with this new policy, we are creating a new organisation to deliver further support to those Service leavers who face the greatest challenges to making a successful transition when they leave the Armed Forces. The service will be available to all leavers and will be based on the need of the individual.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:18:31.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:18:31.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1139364
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 277822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant remains a cross-Government priority and a nationwide commitment to ensure those who serve and have served, and their families, are not disadvantaged, and that special provision may be appropriate for those who have sacrificed the most.</p><p>The Armed Forces Covenant's Annual Report is available at this link (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-covenant-annual-report-and-summary-2018) and sets out the major annual achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant across the UK and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments.</p><p>Strategic direction and oversight has been improved by the creation of the Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Board, held biannually and chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on behalf of the Prime Minister, with Ministerial representation from the relevant Departments and the Devolved Administrations.</p><p>Alongside the Covenant and Veterans Board and the Annual Report to Parliament, governance arrangements include independent scrutiny and challenge from the Service charities and military Family Federations, performance metrics, and quarterly meetings of the Covenant Reference Group, co-chaired at Director-General level by Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence.</p><p>Through the sharing of good practice, the overall outcomes for the Armed Forces community are improving. We remain committed to strengthening the Armed Forces Covenant, through new avenues, as well as our tried and tested methods of success.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:17:56.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:17:56.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1139368
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to improve the health and safety of prison staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 277823 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The health and safety of our staff and those in our care remains our top priority. Risks to staff are continually assessed, and suitable controls are implemented accordingly. The effectiveness of those controls is monitored at local and national level, and through joint audit work with prison unions.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS recognises that the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of employees is paramount. All HMPPS staff have access to an occupational health service and employee assistance programme. This includes 24 hour, 365 days a year access to signposting and counselling, and trauma support services.</p><p> </p><p>It is a priority to ensure that prisons are places of safety and reform and the government has invested an additional £70 million investment in safety, security and decency. This has included £16 million to improve conditions for prisoners and staff and £7 million on new security measures, such as security scanners, improved searching techniques, phone-blocking technology and a financial crime unit to target the criminal kingpins operating in prisons.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:38:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:38:54.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1139419
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has he made of the adequacy of (a) funding for and (b) access to specialised services for (i) people and (ii) BAME people experiencing sexual violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 277824 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice provides funding to specialist sexual violence services to support victims to cope and, where possible, recover from the impact of crime. We awarded increased funding to services in April this year and made a commitment of £24m over three years. This funding is reaching 96 rape support centres across England and Wales, ensuring specialist provision in each of the country’s 42 Police and Crime Commissioner areas.</p><p>We provide £306,849 funding for helplines and online services to ensure that all victims, regardless of location, can access support.</p><p>Services in receipt of Ministry of Justice grant funding are expected to understand and respond to the specific needs of victims in their area. This includes the provision of services tailored to victims that may face additional barriers, such as BAME groups, to accessing support.</p><p>Victims may also access Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs). There are 47 SARCs in England who carry out forensic medical examinations and offer counselling services. NHS England Investment in SARCs will increase to £35m by 2020. Victims may also access NHS mental health services.</p><p>We are exploring ways to improve support for BAME victims as part of our work to tackle racial disparity in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:51:26.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:51:26.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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1138122
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of staffing levels in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 275807 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service employs record numbers of dedicated NHS staff that work tirelessly to make sure patients get excellent, safe care. There are over 51,900 more professionally qualified clinical staff, over 16,500 more doctors and almost 10,500 more nurses, midwives and health visitors working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups than in 2010.</p><p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff at the heart of NHS policy and delivery and sets out how we will secure a capable and motivated multidisciplinary healthcare workforce, of a sufficient size, to meet population health needs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:52:12.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:52:12.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1138143
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Healthy Start Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to start the consultation on Healthy Start vouchers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 275808 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department is considering a range of options for consulting on Healthy Start vouchers. The consultation has been postponed until we are in a better position to identify further opportunities to improve the Healthy Start Scheme.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:13:30.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:13:30.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1133862
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hate Crime: LGBT People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that more victims of transgender and sexual orientation hate crimes feel comfortable coming forward to report those crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 267777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018 the Government published Action Against Hate: the Government’s plan for tackling hate crime – two years on. Two key themes of the action plan are encouraging reporting and increasing support to victims.</p><p>The Action Plan includes a number of commitments that are addressing all forms of hate crime, including a review of hate crime legislation by the Law Commission which commenced earlier this year, a public awareness campaign which has run twice, and the current Online Harms White Paper con-sultation.</p><p>There are also a number of specific commitments addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime, which have been informed by the Government’s 2018 LGBT Action Plan. These include: the Crown Prosecution Service working with partners to improve the recording and monitoring of equalities data for LGBT victims of hate crime and reviewing and refreshing its LGBT Hate Crime Schools Pack; further Government Equalities Office funding for anti-bullying interventions in schools from March 2019 to March 2020; support from the Home Office to the police to improve training in responding to victims; multiple Home Office funded projects aimed at tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime; and continued engage-ment with LBGT stakeholders.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267778 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:47:52.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:47:52.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1133863
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Victim Support Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to improve the support services available to victims of hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi remove filter
star this property uin 267778 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018 the Government published Action Against Hate: the Government’s plan for tackling hate crime – two years on. Two key themes of the action plan are encouraging reporting and increasing support to victims.</p><p>The Action Plan includes a number of commitments that are addressing all forms of hate crime, including a review of hate crime legislation by the Law Commission which commenced earlier this year, a public awareness campaign which has run twice, and the current Online Harms White Paper con-sultation.</p><p>There are also a number of specific commitments addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime, which have been informed by the Government’s 2018 LGBT Action Plan. These include: the Crown Prosecution Service working with partners to improve the recording and monitoring of equalities data for LGBT victims of hate crime and reviewing and refreshing its LGBT Hate Crime Schools Pack; further Government Equalities Office funding for anti-bullying interventions in schools from March 2019 to March 2020; support from the Home Office to the police to improve training in responding to victims; multiple Home Office funded projects aimed at tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime; and continued engage-ment with LBGT stakeholders.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267777 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:47:52.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:47:52.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this