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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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
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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 Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the (a) fairness and (b) viability of reforming the firefighters' pension scheme allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 107177 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107178 more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
49116
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 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 Communities and Local Government, whether he has (a) discussed with and (b) received any representations from the Fire Brigades Union regarding the adoption of a firefighters' pension scheme which would allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 107178 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107177 more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
46583
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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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 the Home Department, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the cost to Indian nationals of applying for a (a) UK and (b) US student visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 194825 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office assesses visa fees annually, to ensure the fees charged by the <br>UK are competitive with similar endorsement types offered by other countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
46584
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property 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 the Home Department, how many applications for study visas by Indian nationals were (a) granted and (b) refused in the year ending (i) September 2012 and (ii) September 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 194826 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is given in the table below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><strong>Entry clearance study visas resolved by outcome: Indian nationals </strong></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">(main applicants, Tier 4 &amp; pre-PBS equivalents)</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Resolved</td><td><em>of which</em></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td>Issued</td><td>Refused</td><td>Withdrawn</td><td>Lapsed</td></tr><tr><td>Year ending September 2012</td><td>21,738</td><td>17,011</td><td>4,322</td><td>275</td><td>130</td></tr><tr><td>Year ending September 2013</td><td>16,669</td><td>12,926</td><td>3,524</td><td>202</td><td>17</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The latest Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance study visas <br>issued (by nationality) and refused, are published in the quarterly Immigration <br>Statistics release, which is available from the Library of the House and on the <br>Department's website at:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
46589
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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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 the Home Department, what guidance her Department makes available to applicants for Tier 4 student visas on maintenance funding requirements; and what types of accounts or financial instruments count towards meeting this requirement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 194831 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office provides guidance on the maintenance funding requirements for Tier 4 student visas to applicants in Appendix C of the Immigration Rules, in <br>the Tier 4 Policy guidance for applicants, and on the Tier 4 application form. The Tier 4 application form also calculates the level of funds an applicant requires and advises them which documents they can submit as evidence. <br><br>The guidance does not specify an exhaustive list of accounts or financial instruments that can be used to satisfy the maintenance requirement. Instead, <br>the Immigration Rules set out the attributes an acceptable account must satisfy. The rules specifically exclude financial instruments such as shares, bonds, credit cards and pension funds from use as acceptable evidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
657861
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unstar this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Headteachers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy headteachers earn more than the Prime Minister. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 57539 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-12-19
star this property answer text <p>In November 2015, there were 59 head teachers in academies and Free Schools recorded receiving an actual salary of more than the Prime Minister, £142,500. This figure includes executive head teachers who are in charge of more than one school.</p><p>This information is collected in the School Workforce Census which covers state funded schools in England and is the latest available.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T18:23:38.99Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T18:23:38.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Attendance Allowance 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 Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for Work and Pensions and Health on transferring responsibility for attendance allowance to local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 27537 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced to the House of Commons on 17 December 2015, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 1722, that the Government is considering giving more responsibility to support older people with care needs to local authorities in England and in Wales, including people who, under the current system, would be supported through Attendance Allowance. Officials have started to explore the potential options and will shortly begin working with stakeholders on a broad and open basis to understand how any devolution would best work.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T16:29:37.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T16:29:37.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
101388
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to use the UK's membership of the UN Human Rights Council to introduce a resolution condemning human rights violations in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 212247 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text The UK remains actively engaged with the United Nations Human Rights Council on Bahrain and we will continue to align ourselves with statements which accurately reflect the situation on the ground. Bahrain was one of the countries that we raised in our national statement under Item 10 of the agenda at the September session at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. We commend the steps taken by the Bahraini government to implement the recommendations set out in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry. As outlined in our recent human rights case study on Bahrain, progress has been made in a number of areas but there is still more to be done. 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 2014-11-03T14:54:56.840283Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:54:56.840283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Bone Marrow Disorders: Donors more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to inform people aged 16 and over about joining the bone marrow donor register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 208837 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
star this property answer text <p>NHS Blood and Transport (NHSBT) manages the British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR), the NHS Cord Blood Bank and provides specialist services related to the provision of stem cells which can turn into blood cells for the treatment of blood cancers and is responsible for raising awareness of these issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT recruits stem cell donors to the BBMR exclusively from the pool of active blood donors (aged 17 years and above), however those wishing to join at age 16, can do so through Anthony Nolan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All registered stem cell donors are in the UK's aligned Register. Anthony Nolan manages this single UK bone marrow register, which is known as the 'Anthony Nolan &amp; NHS Stem Cell Registry', and is aligned with the NHS British Bone Marrow Registry and the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT has programmes in place to support education about donation and transplantation for children and young adults including Give and Let Live, a national education programme aimed at promoting awareness of bone marrow, blood, tissue, cord blood and organ donation amongst 14-16 year old pupils.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within the UK strategy ‘Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020’ (published in July 2013 and available at www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/to2020/), the UK Government Health Departments have agreed to explore with Education Departments the possibility of incorporating donation and transplantation into schools’ curricula.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T16:07:50.7389581Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T16:07:50.7389581Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
91115
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unstar this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Budgeting Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to record and publish the reasons for applications for budgeting loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields remove filter
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 208461 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have no current plans to do this.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T16:10:40.4284686Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:10:40.4284686Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this