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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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: Uniforms 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for School Standards of 9 October 2018, Official Report column 65WH, what his planned timescale is for putting guidance on school uniform prices on a statutory footing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192919 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to putting the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing and will do so when a suitable legislative opportunity arises. No education bill was announced in the most recent Queen’s speech, which set out the proposed legislative programme for this session of Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1012476
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Degrees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 his planned timeframe is for two-year degree courses to be rolled out in universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 194688 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>It is our intention to proceed with regulations to set the new accelerated degree fee caps as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval.</p><p>Once approved, providers will be able to offer accelerated degree courses at values up to the higher annual fee cap. It will be for providers to decide whether, as a result of this change, they will expand existing accelerated course provision or offer accelerated degrees for the first time.</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 2018-11-27T17:22:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:22:11.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1020780
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Trade Unions: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 plans he has for (a) the Union Learning Fund and (b) other trade union workplace training programmes after the UK leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 200152 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>We will continue to provide support to Unionlearn and the Union Learning Fund for the remainder of the current financial year and for the next. The total funding for Unionlearn for the financial year of 2018/19 and for 2019/20 is £24 million. Funding for the financial year of 2020/21 onwards will be decided as part of the normal spending review process.</p><p>The Trades Union Congress will continue to have an important role as part of the National Retraining Partnership, alongside the Confederation of British Industry and Government. The Partnership sets the strategic direction of the National Retraining Scheme, an ambitious, far-reaching programme to drive adult retraining.</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 2018-12-17T16:20:29.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:20:29.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1023184
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, with reference to the findings of the Sutton Trust's report of 7 December 2018, Access to Advantage, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of state school pupils applying to study at Oxbridge universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201159 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education (HE) is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of background or where they grew up.</p><p>This year, record rates of English 18 year olds, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have entered full-time university. However, more could and should be done. That is why, in our first guidance to the Office for Students, we asked them to encourage providers, particularly the most selective, to make further progress in ensuring that disadvantaged and underrepresented students can access, participate and succeed in HE.</p><p>A new transparency condition will require HE providers to publish application, offer, acceptance, non-continuation and attainment rates by socio-economic background, gender and ethnicity. This will provide greater transparency and help drive fairness on admissions and outcomes.</p><p>Prior attainment is a critical driver of access to HE and the government has asked HE providers to take on a more direct role in helping to raise attainment in schools as part of their outreach activity. All universities are expected to help raise attainment and support school improvement, including through school sponsorship and by establishing new state schools.</p><p>The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) targets those areas of the country where progression into HE is both low overall and lower than expected (given typical GCSE attainment rates), in order to increase the number of young people from under-represented groups who go into higher education.</p><p>The department’s Opportunity Areas initiative is part of the government’s national plan for dealing with social mobility through education. The government expects universities to actively engage in these areas, to tackle local barriers.</p><p>In addition, the department launched Opportunity North East – a £24 million investment to drive rapid and sustainable improvements in education, to tackle the key issues holding young people back. We will challenge the most selective institutions to do more to increase the number of young people from the region.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 201164 more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:00:43.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:00:43.197Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1023208
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, with reference to the findings of the Sutton Trust's report of 7 December 2018, Access to Advantage, what steps his Department is taking to tackle regional inequalities in gaining a place at an Oxbridge university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201164 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education (HE) is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of background or where they grew up.</p><p>This year, record rates of English 18 year olds, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have entered full-time university. However, more could and should be done. That is why, in our first guidance to the Office for Students, we asked them to encourage providers, particularly the most selective, to make further progress in ensuring that disadvantaged and underrepresented students can access, participate and succeed in HE.</p><p>A new transparency condition will require HE providers to publish application, offer, acceptance, non-continuation and attainment rates by socio-economic background, gender and ethnicity. This will provide greater transparency and help drive fairness on admissions and outcomes.</p><p>Prior attainment is a critical driver of access to HE and the government has asked HE providers to take on a more direct role in helping to raise attainment in schools as part of their outreach activity. All universities are expected to help raise attainment and support school improvement, including through school sponsorship and by establishing new state schools.</p><p>The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) targets those areas of the country where progression into HE is both low overall and lower than expected (given typical GCSE attainment rates), in order to increase the number of young people from under-represented groups who go into higher education.</p><p>The department’s Opportunity Areas initiative is part of the government’s national plan for dealing with social mobility through education. The government expects universities to actively engage in these areas, to tackle local barriers.</p><p>In addition, the department launched Opportunity North East – a £24 million investment to drive rapid and sustainable improvements in education, to tackle the key issues holding young people back. We will challenge the most selective institutions to do more to increase the number of young people from the region.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 201159 more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:00:43.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:00:43.243Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1023900
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, with reference to the Sutton Trust's report of 7 December 2018, Access to Advantage, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of that report's finding that independent school pupils are seven times more likely to gain a place at Oxford and Cambridge than non-selective state school pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201626 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education (HE) is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of background or where they grew up. Recent UCAS data shows that whilst progress has been made, with record rates of disadvantaged students going to university, there is still a long way to go.</p><p>The department publishes data on HE destinations. This shows that Key Stage 5 students from independent schools were around seven times more likely than Key Stage 5 students from non-selective state-funded mainstream schools to have an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination in 2016/17. This is the same as the Sutton Trust report. The figures also show that in over a third of mainstream schools and colleges, no students had an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination. These statistics consider students who attended these universities in the year after completing 16 to 18 study (entering A levels or other level 3 qualifications). They do not include students who entered Oxford or Cambridge following a gap year, or account for differences in the likelihood of completing level 3 qualifications.</p><p>In our first guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), we asked them to encourage providers, particularly the most selective, to make further progress in ensuring that disadvantaged and under-represented students can access, participate and succeed in HE. The department now requires providers to publish application, offer and acceptance rates by gender, ethnicity and social background. We expect the OfS to shine a light on those not stepping up, and want to see it using the full range of levers at their disposal if necessary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 201627 more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1023901
star this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, with reference to the Sutton Trust's report of 7 December 2018 entitled Access to Advantage, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of that report's finding that eight schools were responsible for 75 per cent of Oxbridge admissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201627 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education (HE) is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of background or where they grew up. Recent UCAS data shows that whilst progress has been made, with record rates of disadvantaged students going to university, there is still a long way to go.</p><p>The department publishes data on HE destinations. This shows that Key Stage 5 students from independent schools were around seven times more likely than Key Stage 5 students from non-selective state-funded mainstream schools to have an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination in 2016/17. This is the same as the Sutton Trust report. The figures also show that in over a third of mainstream schools and colleges, no students had an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination. These statistics consider students who attended these universities in the year after completing 16 to 18 study (entering A levels or other level 3 qualifications). They do not include students who entered Oxford or Cambridge following a gap year, or account for differences in the likelihood of completing level 3 qualifications.</p><p>In our first guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), we asked them to encourage providers, particularly the most selective, to make further progress in ensuring that disadvantaged and under-represented students can access, participate and succeed in HE. The department now requires providers to publish application, offer and acceptance rates by gender, ethnicity and social background. We expect the OfS to shine a light on those not stepping up, and want to see it using the full range of levers at their disposal if necessary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 201626 more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1029352
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Department for Education: Staff 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, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 204550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Staffing data are produced for the department monthly. The table below shows the number of staff employed in the department at the end of November 2018 and at the end of June 2016:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Full-time equivalent </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>a) November 2018</p></td><td><p>6308</p></td><td><p>6074.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>b) June 2016</p></td><td><p>3531</p></td><td><p>3395.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>During this period, there have been Machinery of Government changes. This included the department taking responsibility for higher and further education and for the Skills Funding Agency, which merged with the Education Funding Agency to create the Education and Skills Funding Agency.</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 2019-01-09T17:33:08.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T17:33:08.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1029406
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Department for Education: Infrastructure 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, how many infrastructure contracts overseen by his Department have been let with the stipulation that a Project Bank Account must be applied in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 204613 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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not mandated the use of Project Bank Accounts on any of its infrastructure contracts in the last year. The Department has considered the use of Project Bank Accounts on infrastructure contracts, but due to the specific nature and size of procurements and contracts, there are compelling reasons not to mandate its use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T16:16:19.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T16:16:19.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
1035357
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Department for Education: Brexit 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 estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 205325 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office and the Department for Exiting the European Union are coordinating planning across government for EU exit. Members of staff across the Department for Education work on EU exit issues, including preparations for leaving the EU without a deal, across a range of policy areas as required.</p><p>In addition to a central coordinating team, EU exit work is embedded and prioritised as necessary across the department’s policy responsibilities. It is therefore not possible to give an accurate figure specifically for work on EU exit issues, including on planning for leaving the EU without a deal.</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 2019-01-14T15:00:38.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T15:00:38.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this