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Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of the Syrian refugee Raja Khouja and her husband Mahmoud Alhassan who are due to be deported to Saudi Arabia on 25 June 2015; and what her policy is on the deportation of individuals to countries which use the death penalty.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the claimant would be if income under (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments was subject to taxation.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the capacity of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to hold the police to account pursuant to its obligations under Section 1.5 of the IPCC Home Office Framework Agreement.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of whether the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is capable of fulfilling the role set out for it in Section 1.7 of the IPCC Home Office Framework Agreement.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of whether the Independent Police Complaints Commission has adequate resources to fulfil its statutory duty on investigating serious and sensitive cases.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of serious and sensitive cases investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in the last five years.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2015 to Question 1083, how much schools spent on recruiting teachers in (a) Sheffield and (b) England in each year since 2010.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2015 to Question 1083, how much the Training and Development Agency spent on recruitment in each year from 2010 until it was disbanded in April 2012.
Louise Haigh: While we are talking about data, the Local Schools Network has managed—incredibly, given the lateness with which the Government made public the regulations last night—to crunch the data and has found that 814 secondary schools would be defined as coasting under the Government’s regulations. Some 342 of those are academies, a high proportion of which are converter academies. That is...
Louise Haigh: Yes.
Louise Haigh: Do you agree with the evidence in the previous session that it should be based solely or at least largely on progress rather than on a fresh value?
Louise Haigh: Do you think that it is dangerous to enforce this progress measure retrospectively?
Louise Haigh: But given that progress 8 is not due to come in until 2016, is it right that it should measure schools back to 2014?
Louise Haigh: In the earlier session, we heard that we have little evidence of which formal intervention works best. There are anecdotal examples of academies that have improved, but clearly we cannot say across the board that academisation is the best answer for all schools. What is clear is that teaching and leadership is the most important factor in improving schools. Would you all therefore say whether...
Louise Haigh: So probably no overall impact.
Louise Haigh: So you think that an extra layer of accountability will act as a further disincentive to attracting headteachers into the most challenging areas.
Louise Haigh: Do we need to be heaping further challenges on to what are already the most challenging schools through another accountability measure?
Louise Haigh: Annie, you mentioned the inter-agency barriers that still exist. Could you confirm that the Bill actually does nothing to address any of those barriers other than creating bigger agencies? Secondly, to the whole panel, do you think that this will actually restrict choice for adopters in terms of agencies at a local level?
Louise Haigh: In the written evidence, we were told that the best way to achieve permanence is with low staff turnover and support from the best and most appropriate workforce. Do you think those are accurate descriptions of the environment that local authorities and adoption agencies have found themselves in during the last few years?
Louise Haigh: The British Association of Social Workers has said that the Bill will contribute to demoralising social workers. Do you agree?