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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Subsidies 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, with reference to the Clean Growth Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of subsidising biomass conversion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 121935 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Biomass conversions play an important transitional role in decarbonising the grid and helping to meet carbon targets. 2.98 GW of capacity is currently supported under the Renewables Obligation or has been awarded a contract under the Contracts for Difference scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T14:39:57.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T14:39:57.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Finance 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, with reference to the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing funding to biomass conversion and increase the resources available for wind and solar energy exploitation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 124642 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 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>Renewable technologies now form a significant part of the UK’s energy mix, and the recent Clean Growth Strategy sets out policies to continue the expansion of the low carbon electricity sector. Coal to biomass conversions are a transitional technology in the decarbonisation of electricity, with all support under the renewables obligation and contracts for difference (CfD) schemes ending in 2027. We are improving the route to market for renewable technologies such as offshore wind by making up to £557m available for further CfD auctions, and working with industry to develop an ambitious Sector Deal for offshore wind which could result in 10 gigawatts of new capacity. No decisions have been made on further CfD auctions for the Pot 1 technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T11:48:03.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:48:03.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
829956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels 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, with reference to Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 124693 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 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Reporting under Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, is a requirement on biomass generators to demonstrate compliance with UK biomass sustainability standards. The Department have not made an assessment of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation.</p><p> </p><p>The “Biomass Feedstock Availability Report”, also published in 2017, shows that the large majority of woody biomass fuels in the UK are sourced from agricultural and forestry residues, arboricultural arisings, waste woods and sawmill products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the number of virgin forests that have been affected by biomass production in the past three years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 124695 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 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a specific assessment of the number of virgin forests that have been affected by biomass production in the past three years.</p><p> </p><p>However to receive government support for heat and power generation from biomass in the UK, all biomass must comply with the UK’s sustainability criteria, which includes demonstrating that wood is supplied from legal and sustainable sources.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T11:50:31.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:50:31.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: EU External Trade 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect of EU tariffs on the development of the solar technology sector in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 147499 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 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a recent assessment of the effect of EU tariffs on the development of the solar technology sector in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission revised these tariffs in September 2017 following a review of evidence provided by stakeholders and Member States. The Department for International Trade (DIT) represented the UK during this review and they have also recently conducted a Call for Evidence to identify UK interest in existing EU trade remedy measures. This Call for Evidence has now closed and DIT are currently considering the responses they have received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T14:41:29.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T14:41:29.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs 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 estimate he has made of the volume of rooftop solar that has been deployed since the closure of the Feed-In Tariff scheme and the Export Tariff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 255693 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The number of domestic solar installations during April 2019 will be published by BEIS on Thursday 30 May using information from the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) installation database. These are provisional numbers which are subject to revision in future publications.</p><p> </p><p>Solar photovoltaic deployment statistics is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solar-photovoltaics-deployment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solar-photovoltaics-deployment</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:53:11.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:53:11.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Intellectual Property 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the British intellectual property sector and the businesses that rely upon that sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 130361 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK has one of the best IP regimes in the world, and leaving the EU will not change that: we will continue to deliver quality rights granting services, lead the world in enforcement and engage in international IP discussions. The Government is considering options to ensure that the UK’s intellectual property regime will continue to support business and innovation in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T14:35:04.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T14:35:04.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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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
star this property hansard heading High Rise Flats: Electrical Safety 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 assessment he has made of the merits of introducing white goods safety checks in tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 1803 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 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has one of the highest sets of product safety requirements in the EU which requires goods to meet strict safety rules before they are put into use.</p><p>The Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety submitted its final report in April 2017. I had intended to publish the report then, but the announcement of the General Election prevented me from doing so.</p><p>Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, I asked the Working Group to urgently review their findings and their report has been published today.</p><p>I have also asked the Working Group to look at further potential areas of product safety and recalls where action might be required, in light of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:09:17.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:09:17.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
937781
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Living Wage 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) Executive Agencies, (b) non-ministerial government departments and (c) non-departmental public bodies are accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation in relation to paying the real living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 162605 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 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Living Wage and London Living Wage figures, produced by the Living Wage Foundation, form the basis of their accreditation scheme. These are not statutory figures, and are not therefore legally binding on employers. It is not the policy of the UK government that departments and agencies are required to apply these Living Wage Foundation rates, or to seek accreditation. Instead a statutory National Living Wage is applied for all employees over the age of 25, and National Minimum Wage rates for those under 25, through a policy produced by BEIS and audited and enforced by HMRC.</p><p>Remuneration for all grades below the Senior Civil Service is delegated to individual departments, executive agencies and other organisations. While organisations must comply with the statutory minimum rates, it is for each one to determine pay above this level, and whether or not to match the rates set by the Living Wage Foundation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-07-18T10:00:06.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-18T10:00:06.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Census: Languages 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to include in the 2021 census a question that records where multiple languages are being spoken in a household. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 150214 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 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T15:19:21.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T15:19:21.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property file name PQ150214.pdf more like this
unstar this property title UKSA Response more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Electrical Safety: Departmental Responsibilities 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 the responsibility for responding to the recommendations of his Department's Electrical Safety Working Group has been transferred to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 111241 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>An enabling power was included in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 allowing requirements for electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (PRS), and their enforcement, to be set through secondary legislation (affirmative) at a later date. Following Royal Assent, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements should be introduced. The Working Group’s report has been published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-working-group-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-working-group-report</a></p><p>We will engage further with the sector to test the recommendations of the Working Group to ensure that any regulation introduced is balanced and works for landlords and tenants.</p><p>There are no plans to transfer responsibility for this policy area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T13:49:41.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T13:49:41.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
802361
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Affordable Housing 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 the Government has made an assessment of the extent to which the use of viability assessments could reduce affordable housing contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 118048 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118049 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Social Rented Housing: Rents 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 social rents will revert to the previously agreed settlement of Consumer Price Index plus one per cent from 1 April 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 105097 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 2017-10-13more like thismore than 2017-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government has announced plans to set a long term rent deal for councils and housing associations. Under the proposal announced on 4 October, increases to social housing rents will be limited to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 1 per cent for 5 years from 2020. This announcement recognises the need for a stable financial environment to support the delivery of new homes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-10-13T16:26:46.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-13T16:26:46.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Affordable Housing 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 steps are being taken to prevent housing developers using loopholes in the Government's planning policy to reduce the number of affordable houses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 118049 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118048 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Sleeping Rough 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 recent assessment has been made of potential changes to the number of people sleeping rough during winter 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 110152 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 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to prevent and reduce homelessness in England. That is why we are aiming to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it altogether by 2027. No one should have to sleep rough, especially in winter.</p><p>DCLG publishes regular statistics on rough sleeping, statutory homelessness, temporary accommodation and homelessness prevention and relief. These are published at national and local authority level. The latest statistics can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics</a></p><p>We are taking action by implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, in April 2018, which will ensure that more people get the help they need earlier, to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>One person without a home is one too many, and we are determined that we provide earlier and more effective support and advice to those at risk of homelessness. We have allocated over £950 million until 2020 to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in England.</p>
star 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 2017-11-06T17:42:42.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T17:42:42.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation 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 assessment he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the renaming of his Department; and which new policy responsibilities his Department will discharge after it is renamed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 121612 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 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Building the homes our country needs is an absolute priority for this government. The name change for the department reflects this government’s renewed focus to deliver more homes and build stronger communities across England.</p><p>Any necessary will be done in a cost-efficient way with expenditure being kept to a minimum.</p><p>This would be a fraction of the cost of splitting up the Ministry as proposed by the opposition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 121624 more like this
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less than 2018-01-11T17:50:54.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T17:50:54.39Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Rented Housing: Electrical Safety 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, if he will make electrical safety checks in rented homes mandatory after the working group set up by his Department under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 completes its work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 1801 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 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group has concluded and their report and recommendations are being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 introduce mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 1802 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Social landlords are already obliged, by law, to maintain the structure and exterior of their properties, and to keep in repair and proper working order the sanitation, water, gas and electricity installations.</p><p>The Homes and Communities Agency’s national standards also require social landlords to ensure (subject to an agreed extension in some instances, which must be explained to tenants) that all their homes meet the Decent Homes Standard and to meet all applicable statutory requirements that provide for the health and safety of the occupants in their homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:28:21.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:28:21.217Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 Voyeurism 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on up-skirting photographs appearing in the media. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 129486 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Up-skirting is a violation of privacy and causes considerable distress for victims. There are laws on privacy that publishers and broadcasters must abide by. Ministers and officials have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on a range of issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T10:59:06.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T10:59:06.22Z
star this property answering member
4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
896289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 Tourism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of promoting the UK's visit economy by providing (a) financial and (b) other support to destination marketing organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 140841 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 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>DCMS are sponsors of VisitBritain(VB) and VisitEngland(VE) who provide a wide range of support for Destination Marketing Organisations or Destination Management Organisations (DMO) across the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T15:43:07.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T15:43:07.813Z
star this property answering member
4116
star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
850095
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answering body
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 Students: Voyeurism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to students who are victims of the practice of up-skirting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 129663 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Sexual harassment is unacceptable and not an inevitable part of growing up. Schools should develop a whole-school approach to preventing harassment, underpinned by school behaviour policies and pastoral support.</p><p> </p><p>The department published advice for schools covering child on child sexual harassment and sexual violence on 14 December 2017. Central themes include supporting victims of abuse, a whole-school approach to safeguarding and preventative education. The advice is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sexual-violence-and-sexual-harassment-between-children-in-schools-and-colleges" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sexual-violence-and-sexual-harassment-between-children-in-schools-and-colleges</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) is statutory guidance; all schools must have regard to it when carrying out safeguarding duties and promoting children’s welfare. The guidance is clear all schools should have effective child protection policies and provide a safe education environment. If there are concerns about a child, referrals should be made to children’s social care and if appropriate, the police. A consultation on proposed changes to KCSIE closed on 22 February 2018. We are considering the best way to strengthen guidance with regard to sexual violence and sexual harassment.</p><p> </p><p>The department has published advice to support schools develop behaviour policies. The advice is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 129662 more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:30:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:30:42.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answering body
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 Pupils: Hyperactivity 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 Education, what steps his Department plans to take to increase support for teenagers with ADHD in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 144967 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 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Our new contract, which will be delivered by the Whole School Send Consortium, brings together schools, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) sector organisations and experts to ensure schools are equipped to deliver high-quality teaching that supports children with all kinds of SEND including those with ADHD.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:31:38.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:31:38.087Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answering body
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: Voyeurism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the practice of up-skirting in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 129662 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Sexual harassment is unacceptable and not an inevitable part of growing up. Schools should develop a whole-school approach to preventing harassment, underpinned by school behaviour policies and pastoral support.</p><p> </p><p>The department published advice for schools covering child on child sexual harassment and sexual violence on 14 December 2017. Central themes include supporting victims of abuse, a whole-school approach to safeguarding and preventative education. The advice is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sexual-violence-and-sexual-harassment-between-children-in-schools-and-colleges" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sexual-violence-and-sexual-harassment-between-children-in-schools-and-colleges</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) is statutory guidance; all schools must have regard to it when carrying out safeguarding duties and promoting children’s welfare. The guidance is clear all schools should have effective child protection policies and provide a safe education environment. If there are concerns about a child, referrals should be made to children’s social care and if appropriate, the police. A consultation on proposed changes to KCSIE closed on 22 February 2018. We are considering the best way to strengthen guidance with regard to sexual violence and sexual harassment.</p><p> </p><p>The department has published advice to support schools develop behaviour policies. The advice is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 129663 more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:30:41.977Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:30:41.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
943038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Education, what remedial steps the Government plans to take to tackle the declining uptake of apprenticeships since May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 165131 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>There have been 338,400 apprenticeship starts since May 2017 of which 132,900 were on new apprenticeship standards. The fall in starts has been greatest in Level 2 while we have seen the numbers of starts on higher level standards (Level 4 and above) rise by 12.5 per cent so far this year.</p><p> </p><p>Starts on new better quality apprenticeships standards have increased rapidly. Over 40 per cent of individuals completing an apprenticeship are now starting on standards, compared to just 2.5 per cent this time last year. Higher quality training leads to increased productivity, at every level.</p><p> </p><p>The department is working with employers to make sure that they can take advantage of apprenticeships. We have already extended the amount of time employers have to spend their levy (from 18 to 24 months), and have introduced transfers, to allow employers to transfer up to 10 per cent of their annual value of levy funds to other employers and recently announced that the cap on the number of employers to whom transfers can be made has been lifted.</p><p> </p><p>The Institute for Apprenticeships has introduced its Faster and Better campaign to speed up and simplify the approval of standards development: <a href="https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/</a>. 50 standards have been approved in the last three months (April-June 2018). Over 300 standards are already approved, in all sectors of the economy - with more on the way. We have run extensive communications campaigns since the reforms were introduced and will be commencing the latest phase of our ‘Get in Go Far’ marketing campaign shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 164875 more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answering body
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 Further Education: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funding for further education institutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 191438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>We have protected the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds for all types of providers until the end of the current spending review period in 2020. We have been allocated £1.5 billion for the Adult Education Budget for each year of the 2015 Spending Review period to engage adults to participate and develop the skills and learning they need up to level 3 to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or further learning.</p><p>We are actively exploring the efficiency and resilience of further education and will be assessing how far existing and forecast funding and regulatory structures enable high quality provision. This work will align closely with the Post-18 Funding Review in particular, to ensure a coherent vision for further and higher education. As with other areas of departmental spending, further education funding from 2020 onwards will be considered as part of the next spending review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:30:55.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:30:55.863Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answering body
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 Home Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Education, what assessment his Department has made of whether home-schooled children receive the same level of social and academic education as children attending school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 163179 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The numbers and identities of children educated at home are not collected centrally.</p><p>For that reason it is not possible to make any overall assessment of the education they receive compared with children attending school. The parents of children of compulsory school age are responsible for ensuring that they receive an efficient full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitudes and any special educational needs. The government has made it clear that it believes that the majority of parents undertake this task successfully and with enthusiasm. When the home education being provided is not suitable, the local authority has power to intervene. The existing framework for intervention by local authorities is currently under review. The department is now considering the responses made to the recent consultation on revised guidance for local authorities on the most effective use of their powers in relation to home education, and an associated call for evidence, which closed on 2 July 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T15:59:41.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T15:59:41.453Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Air Pollution: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effects of air pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse