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Results 1–20 of 300 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Brooks Newmark

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Birth Rate (12 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Glen Watson, dated September 2014 As Director General for the Office for National Statistics I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary question to the Minister for the Cabinet Office asking how many births will take place in England in each of the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Birth Rate (12 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply. ONS Letter to Member - Births (PDF Document, 99.73 KB)

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Crime (11 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Glen Watson, dated September 2014 As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for the proportion of (a) violent and (b) other crime that was attributable to alcohol in...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Society Network (11 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The department received confirmation from Society Network Foundation (SNF) in October 2012 that the funds had been spent in line with the grant agreement. Cabinet Office and Social Investment Business (SIB) worked together to ensure that a good range of projects was funded through the Social Action Fund. It is a long-standing convention that details of internal discussions are not normally...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (11 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Charity regulation is a devolved matter in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The annual accounts of charities in England and Wales are available on the Charity Commission’s website but the data requested on funding sources is not routinely held. Some charities may include information about the source of their donations in their accounts but they are not required to do so. The Charity...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Marriage (11 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Glen Watson, dated September 2014 As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the number...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Youth Services Provision (10 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: We are working to offer practical support to the youth sector at a time when local authorities continue to make difficult decisions on how to deliver services. This support focuses on promoting delivery models for innovative services, including mutuals, and better measurement of the impact of youth services on the lives of young people.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Citizen Service (10 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The National Citizen Service has grown significantly this summer with the programme seeing its 100,000th participant.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Social Action and Volunteering (10 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Social action, including volunteering, is changing lives. This Government—through the Centre for Social Action—is proud to be supporting projects that put social action into practice. Cabinet Office and Nesta recently hosted the ‘People Helping People’ conference to promote the important opportunities social action presents.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Work: Young People (10 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: National Citizen Service has been run in England since 2011. In the first year of pilots 8,434 took part and in the second 25,377. In 2013’s session there were 39,994 participants. The 2014 NCS programme is ongoing and the number of participants will be reported as part of an independent evaluation following the conclusion of the programme. Details of participation rates have been held at...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Immigrants: Russia (9 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Caron Walker to Lady Hermon, dated September 2014 On behalf of the Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question to ask what estimate he has made of the number of Russian citizens...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Society Network (8 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Grants were awarded to Society Network Foundation to deliver aspects for the Big Society Awards and the Giving summit following consideration of proposals put forward by Society Network Foundation. In 2012-13, £350,000 was paid to Society Network Foundation for the delivery of aspects of the Big Society Awards, £12,000 for delivering certain aspects of the Giving summit and promotion of the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Unemployment: Older People (8 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Glen Watson, dated September 2014 As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people over 50 years old in each region and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Lottery Fund (5 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The Big Lottery Fund is independent of government in its decision-making on funding and grant awards.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Society Network (5 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Decisions taken regarding the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund grant to Society Network Foundation, made through the Social Investment Business, were made via the designated decision-making mechanism for this programme—the Minister for Civil Society, supported by the programme’s Advisory Panel. The Big Lottery Fund is independent from Government in its decision-making on specific...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Society Network (5 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The Cabinet Office has not had any discussions with NESTA regarding funding for the Big Society Network, and did not approach NESTA or Big Lottery Fund and ask them to fund the Big Society Network. No discussions with Big Lottery Fund concerning the Society Network Foundation or Big Society Network were held by either Cabinet Office Ministers or Officials. Cabinet Office holds regular...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Society Network (5 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: The Get In project experienced difficulties in its first quarter. The Cabinet Office worked with Society Network Foundation to assess whether these difficulties could be overcome. When it was concluded that they could not, the project was stopped and Cabinet Office paid only up to that point. This is standard practice when funding small charities to undertake innovative projects. The Civil...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Work: Young People (5 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Successive independent evaluations have shown that National Citizen Service has seen significant growth in participation across England and Northern Ireland, with the programme seeing its 100,000th participant this year. The programme is delivered by regional providers who are performance managed by the NCS Trust, an independent not-for-profit organisation. Regional performance is regularly...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Honours (4 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Civilian gallantry awards were introduced in 1940 for acts of heroism and great gallantry other than in the face of the enemy. The majority of recommendations are made through official channels (for example from the Emergency Services) and all cases are judged on their individual merit.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Food Banks (2 Sep 2014)

Brooks Newmark: Discussion on the use of food banks involves various Government Departments. I lead on Government's engagement with civil society organisations. There has been an extremely impressive response by civil society and faith groups to support vulnerable people. Following the meeting of my hon. Friend the Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (Mr Hurd) with a regional group of Church leaders to...


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