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100103
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014 to Question 201383, how much was spent on national minimum wage enforcement in 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 211245 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>£7.5m was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in 2013/14.</p><p>We have increased the budget allocation for National Minimum Wage enforcement in 2014/15 to £9.2m. This extra funding will enable HMRC to increase the number of compliance officers working in this area who, as well as continuing to respond to every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline, will also undertake targeted enforcement, focusing on the worst offending employers in the highest-risk sectors.</p><p>Anyone who believes they are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and has not received it should contact this free and confidential helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
100172
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Senkaku Islands more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyu islands. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211370 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>Whilst the UK does not take a position on underlying sovereignty claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, we have a clear interest in maintaining regional peace and stability. We regularly discuss East Asian regional security issues with our international partners.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Z
answering member
1408
label Biography information for Lord Swire more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100161
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Solar Power: Biodiversity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the conclusions of the BRE National Solar Centre Report on Biodiversity Guidance for Solar Developments published in partnership; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
tabling member printed
Julie Elliott more like this
uin 211259 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>We want farmers to prioritise making the best use of their land for agriculture and food production, rather than secondary uses. Nevertheless, we welcome the work of the BRE in partnership with the solar and biodiversity conservation sectors to encourage best practice where solar farms are permitted, to mitigate some of the impacts of these developments.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4127
label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
100175
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr; and what steps he is taking to condemn such acts and prevent their re-occurrence. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Mark Williams more like this
uin 211316 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We understand that Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has been sentenced to death. It is still possible for him to appeal the decision, and we will not be making representations while the legal process is ongoing.</p><p>The death penalty undermines human dignity and its abolition is a human rights priority for the UK. Ministers, our Ambassador in Riyadh and the Embassy team raise the issue of the death penalty with the Saudi authorities, both bilaterally and through the European Union. We recognise that total abolition of the death penalty is unlikely in Saudi Arabia in the near future. Our focus is therefore on the introduction of EU minimum standards for the death penalty as a first step, and on supporting access to justice and rule of law.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:55:02.7685043Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:55:02.7685043Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
1498
label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
100058
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children: Poverty more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which suggests child poverty reduction targets will not be met, what steps they will take to ensure that those targets are met. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL2264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We remain committed to our goal of ending child poverty by 2020.</p><p>The ‘2014-17 Child Poverty Strategy’, published in June this year, outlines our plans to tackle the root causes of poverty, by:</p><ol><li>Raising the incomes of poor children’s families by helping them get into work and making work pay.</li><li>Supporting the living standards of low-income families.</li><li>Raising educational outcomes of poor children.</li></ol><p>Work remains the best route out of poverty. That is why the Government is introducing Universal Credit which will lift around 300,000 children out of poverty due to increased entitlements. This Government is also focused on breaking the cycle of poor children going on to become poor adults. That is why the Government has introduced policies - such as the pupil premium, worth £2.5 billion in 2014-15, to support poor children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap between them and their more advantaged peers.</p><p>The Government will publish a response to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report in due course.</p>
answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Z
answering member
4270
label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100951
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Sixth Form Colleges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on future funding of sixth form colleges. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 905648 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We hope to provide stability in funding rates for sixth form colleges and other 16-19 provision in academic year 2015/16. We plan to announce the rates by the end of January 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T17:16:05.7032004Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:16:05.7032004Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
100151
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Natural Gas: Prices more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the actual historical volatility of wholesale gas prices in each month since June 2010, given as the average deviation from the average price for each month. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Greatrex more like this
uin 211350 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
answer text <p>We have not made such a calculation.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T13:28:05.0064727Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:28:05.0064727Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4047
label Biography information for Tom Greatrex more like this
100153
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Hinkley Point C Power Station more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the overall cost to the consumer in 2014 prices of the contract for difference for Hinkley Point C over its 35 year lifetime. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Greatrex more like this
uin 211349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We have not made an estimate of the overall cost to the consumer in 2014 prices as the CPI index for the full year is not yet available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:58:06.8479632Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:58:06.8479632Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
previous answer version
24220
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4047
label Biography information for Tom Greatrex more like this
100949
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Sixth Form Colleges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure sixth form colleges can attract able maths teachers. more like this
tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Dinenage more like this
uin 905649 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We have increased the value of teacher training bursaries and scholarships for maths graduates entering teaching.</p><p> </p><p>The School Direct Training Programme enables sixth form colleges to recruit their own trainees and tailor training to meet their specific requirements.</p><p> </p><p>We fund Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses, which offer graduates and career changers with the right background the chance to develop the expertise needed to teach maths.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T17:17:01.4651691Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:17:01.4651691Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4008
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Dinenage more like this
100168
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Hong Kong more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent political unrest in Hong Kong. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211374 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>We have been monitoring events in Hong Kong closely over recent weeks including, in particular, through regular reports from our posts in Hong Kong and Beijing. We also continue to meet regularly at senior level with both the Chinese authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to discuss the situation. I met Hong Kong Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen on 14 October. <br><br>We have consistently called on all sides to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and in accordance with the law, including in my response to a Westminister Hall Debate on 22 October, in my Written Ministerial Statement of 13 October, and in a Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement on 2 October on the question of constitutional reform. We encourage all parties to engage in dialogue and work towards a consensus that allows a significant step forward for democracy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Z
answering member
1408
label Biography information for Lord Swire more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this