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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports (11 Aug 2016)

Lord Price: The central marketing campaign implemented by UKTI over the last year to drive new exporters; Exporting is GREAT, covers the whole of the United Kingdom. As the budget is centrally held and the paid-for marketing activity is centrally procured through a media buying agency it is not possible to detail the breakdown of the budget by region or nation. The Exporting is GREAT campaign includes...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Postgraduate Education: Admissions (3 Aug 2016)

Lord Freyberg: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many postgraduate students in England were enrolled in two-year masters’ degree courses to study (1) applied art and design, (2) art and design, (3) drama, (4) media, film or TV, (5) music, (6) dance, (7) performing arts, and (8) design and technology, in (a) 2009–10, (b) 2010–11, (c) 2011–12, (d) 2012–13, (e)...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students (3 Aug 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: Schedule 1 of the Higher Education and Research Bill requires the Office for Students (OfS) to consider the desirability of including members with experience of representing or promoting the interests of individual students, or students generally in higher education. The appointment of OfS members will be made by the Secretary of State in accordance with the standard guidelines on public...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Degrees (3 Aug 2016)

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, between 2013 and 2016 inclusive, how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP) with a view to obtaining (1) degree awarding powers, and (2) university title, but did not proceed to full scrutiny of their applications because of the ACDAP’s preliminary judgment and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Germany: Thalidomide (2 Aug 2016)

Alan Duncan: The UK Government has not been involved in talks with the German Government on compensation for British survivors of Thalidomide. We have been assisting the Thalidomide Trust in making their own representations directly to the German Government. At the request of representatives of the Thalidomide Trust the then Minister for Europe (Rt Hon David Lidington MP) wrote on 4 February to the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Green Belt (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: The list of 24 local authorities (see below) that have adopted new Green Belt boundaries in the last five years will be placed in the Library of the House. This includes an estimate of the increase or decrease in Green Belt area in each case. Over the last five years the area of Green Belt nationally decreased by 0.2 per cent , and overall the Green Belt is larger than it was in 1997 if we...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: International Monetary Fund (29 Jul 2016)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports have, since 2006, (1) commented on the state of the UK economy; (2) commented on the state of the UK economy and have been shown to be erroneous; and (3) made comments on the state of the UK economy that the IMF have had to revise or retract due to the inaccuracy of the forecast.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Hearing Impaired (28 Jul 2016)

Robert Halfon: Information on apprenticeship achievements is published as part of a Statistical First Release, which is available at: on-outcomes-and-level-of-highest-qualification-held Table 1 shows apprenticeship achievements by 16-24 year olds with hearing impairments in 2014/15, by level. Table 1: Apprenticeship Achievements by 16-24 year...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Sales (28 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the costs charged by a landlord to the purchaser of a leasehold property of providing (1) the notice of assignment or charge, (2) the certificate of compliance, (3) the deed of covenant, and (4) the stock transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (28 Jul 2016)

Lord Lingfield: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address delays in the production of education, health and care plans in cases where (1) plans are produced by a local authority outside the timescale specified in regulations, and (2) plans are not produced for the start of a new school or academic year where a young person is transferring to a new stage of education at the age of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCSE (27 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: The number and percentage of pupils in English state-funded schools who were entered for a foreign language GCSE in the 2014/15 academic year is published as part of the key stage 4 school performance tables.[1] To enter the EBacc, pupils must enter an approved qualification at key stage 4 in either an ancient or a modern foreign language. This means that when 90% of pupils are taking the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCSE (27 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: The consultation on implementing the EBacc set out our ambition that at least 90% of pupils in mainstream secondary schools will enter GCSEs in the core academic subjects – English, maths, science, history or geography and a language. These subjects are all facilitating at A level, and help to keep options open for future work or study. The consultation, which finished on 29 January...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Class Sizes: East of England (27 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: The number of pupils in key stage one classes of more than 30 pupils for each of the years and locations requested is given below, along with the corresponding number of classes: - Bury St Edmunds Constituency Suffolk Local Authority East of England - Number of Pupils Number of Classes Number of Pupils Number of Classes Number of Pupils Number of Classes Jan-11 157 5 468...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Priority School Building Programme (27 Jul 2016)

Edward Timpson: The Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) is rebuilding and/or refurbishing those school buildings in the worst condition across the country. We expect to deliver the vast majority of the new school buildings in Phase 1 by the end of 2017, two years earlier than originally planned. Work on schools in Phase 2 of the programme has recently begun and good progress is being made. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation (27 Jul 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK within Immigration Statistics on the GOV.UK website: es/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release. The information requested regarding Foreign National Offenders and total returns is available in the tables...

Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation (27 Jul 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The most recent NHS data released on 7 June showed 1,242 newly identified cases of FGM within the NHS between January and March 2016. 98% of cases were in adult women, and in the vast majority of these the FGM took place in Asia or Africa. A 2015 prevalence study part funded by the Home Office estimated that approximately 137,000 women and girls in England and Wales are affected by FGM and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence: Homicide (26 Jul 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office Homicide Index contains information on partner / ex-partner homicides. Information on the number of women aged 16 or over killed by a partner or ex-partner in (a) Suffolk and (b) the East of England and (c) England and Wales for each of the last five years is given in the table. Table 1: Number of homicides recorded by the police in Suffolk, the East of England and England...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (26 Jul 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: The table provides figures for the number of referrals entering Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) treatment by clinical commissioning group (CCG), England, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15. England Number of referrals entering treatment CCG Code CCG Name 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 All England 434,247 709,117 815,665 00C NHS Darlington CCG...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Osteoporosis: Dietary Supplements (26 Jul 2016)

David Mowat: General practitioners can prescribe any product, which they consider to be a medicine necessary for the treatment of their patients providing that the product is not included in Schedules 1 or 2 to the NHS (General Medical Services contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) Regulations 2004 and the doctor is prepared to justify any challenges to their prescribing by their local primary care...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Iraq: Internally Displaced People (26 Jul 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: In response to the crisis in Iraq, since summer 2014 the UK has pledged 129.5 million of humanitarian support. This includes 50 million of additional assistance announced on 20 July 2016. To date, we have provided cash assistance, access to clean water, food, medicines and other life-saving assistance for the most vulnerable – irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity....

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