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100055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 National Identity 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 comments by the Secretary of State for Education, what they mean by "British values". more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL2261 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>The Secretary of State was referring to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were defined in the Government’s Prevent Strategy in 2011. All schools are now required to actively promote these values.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Z
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
100056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Obesity: Children 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 what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL2262 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>This Government recognises that through physical education, competitive school sport and encouraging healthy eating, schools can help address the problem of childhood obesity. The PE and sports premium is part of a package of measures to tackle obesity in primary schools. Our research found 96% of schools said that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding. In addition, the introduction of universal infant free school meals will ensure that all infants receive a nutritious school lunch.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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
100058
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 less than 2014-10-27more 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
100059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Mental Health Services: Young People 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 what criteria they use when distributing grants to groups offering mental health support to young people. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL2265 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>On 16 October the Department for Education published a national prospectus setting out the key activities the Department wishes to promote through organisations working with children, young people and families. Children and young people's mental health is one of the seven priority areas on which applications are sought. Within that area, the Department is looking to support projects which work with education providers and children’s services to improve prevention, early identification and access to specialist interventions.</p><p> </p><p>The detailed process and criteria for applications to the Prospectus can be found online at: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Z
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
1002204
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 in Care 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 how many children were in care in the last 12 months; how many were adopted during that period; what was the average waiting time for adoption applications to be processed; and what percentage of children currently awaiting adoption have been waiting for longer than 18 months. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL11225 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>Figures showing the position for children looked after at 31 March 2018 will be published on the 15 November 2018.</p><p>The latest figures show that the number of children who were looked after as at 31 March 2017 was 72,670.</p><p>There were 4,350 looked after children adopted during the year ending 31 March 2017. In that period, the average time between the decision the child should be placed for adoption and the child being matched to adopters was eight months. These figures were published in 2017 in table A1, E1 and E2 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017 (SFR 50/2017)’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p>Some 2,580 children had a placement order but had not been placed for adoption as at 31 March 2017. 18 per cent (or 460 children) had been waiting 18 months or more since the adoption decision. Figures on the number and percentage of children categorised by other waiting times are published in table E4 of the above statistical publication.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1002205
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Adoption and Foster Care 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 whether they intend to commission a review of adoption and fostering policy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL11226 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>Since 2010 we have taken significant steps to review and reform the way that fostering and adoption services are delivered.</p><p><strong><br> </strong>In 2016 ‘Adoption: a vision for change’ was published which set out the government’s plans to address challenges in the adoption system over the following four years.</p><p>In July 2018 we published ‘Fostering better outcomes’ which set out the government commitments to improve the fostering system, in response to the Education Select Committee report into fostering and ‘Foster care in England’, an independent review published in January 2018.</p><p>We are committed to delivering the commitments set out in these reports, in order to help us to drive improvements across children’s social care<em>.</em></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:39:33.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:39:33.207Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1002468
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Parents: Death 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 whether they record annually the number of children in full-time education whose mothers or fathers have passed away; and if so, how many such children there were in each of the last six years. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Altmann more like this
uin HL11309 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The requested information is not held centrally.</p><p>Information on schools and pupils is published at the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
4533
label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1002480
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Higher Education: Pensions 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 what level of funding they intend to make available to higher education institutions to mitigate the impact of changes to employer contributions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
uin HL11321 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>​The department will be consulting on the impact that these costs will impose on all institutions covered by the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, including those in the higher education (HE) sector, and will decide what action should be taken.</p><p>At present, the department proposes to provide funding to schools, including state-funded, non-maintained special schools and independent special schools to cover increased pensions costs to ensure that funding is allocated where it is most needed.</p><p>​This includes proposed funding for those further education (FE) providers obliged to offer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, consisting of general FE colleges, sixth form colleges, designated institutions (including the new designated institutions that form part of HE institution group structures), specialist post-16 institutions and adult &amp; community learning providers (local authority provision).</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3842
label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
1002481
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Higher Education: Pensions 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 whether they anticipate an increase in employer contributions for higher education institutions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme following changes to actuarial valuations in 2019–20; and if so, what estimate they have made of the amount such an increase will represent. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
uin HL11322 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>For the financial year 2019-20, the changes will be implemented from 1 September 2019 for which the department estimates that £1.1 billion more will need to be put into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme by employers to ensure teachers’ pensions remain generous and attractive to the profession. Of the estimated £1.1 billion, affected higher education institutions are expected to put in £80 million.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
3842
label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
100553
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
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 Primary Education: Sports 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 what plans they have to increase support for head teachers and school leaders in directing the Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium to combat childhood obesity. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
uin HL2290 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
answer text <p>One of the objectives of the PE and sports premium is to improve children’s health outcomes. Schools may use this funding as part of their wider programme to improve the health and well-being of their pupils, and we will ensure that case studies of good practice are available to help them do this. Our research has found that the premium is already having a positive impact in this area; 96% of schools report that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-30T16:25:24.7451418Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:25:24.7451418Z
answering member
4270
label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
tabling member
4238
label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this