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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
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25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 153906 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
42732
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers teaching in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London, (d) Lambeth and (e) Streatham parliamentary constituency have undertook specialist training on educational provision for children and young people on the autism spectrum in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
uin 191882 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text <p>These figures are not collected centrally. Schools make their own decisions on what training their staffs need to support their pupils based on the individual circumstances of the school.</p><p>The Department for Education funds the Autism Education Trust (AET) to provide tiered training on autism: basic awareness training for teaching and non-teaching staff at level 1; practical knowledge and hands-on tools and techniques for all staff working directly with children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders at level 2; and level 3 training for those seeking more advanced knowledge and those pursuing a training role, such as lead practitioners in autism and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators. Between 2011 and 2013 the AET received grant funding to provide training to schools and from 2013 to 2015 is receiving funding under contract to provide training to early years providers, schools and further education colleges.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
4128
label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
42734
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 191806 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text <p>Since May 2010 the Department for Education has reduced the size of its estate from 30 properties, at a cost of circa £51 million per annum, to 11 properties costing circa £34 million per annum. This is a saving of circa £17 million per annum. The Department is planning to further reduce the size of the estate to 6 properties. This will achieve further annual savings to the Department of circa £2.5 million. The Department also plans to vacate Sanctuary Buildings at lease expiry in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education, including the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), has the following vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS property database.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number of properties</p></td><td><p>Business Rates 13-14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Education</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>£79,010.25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>£9,222.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department for Education properties are legacy Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) properties which became the Department's responsibility following the closure of the TEC in the early 2000s. The Department had successfully sub-let a number of facilities, although over the last three years some of the sub-tenants have operated lease break options and the properties are again vacant.</p><p> </p><p>These properties are advertised on the Government Property Unit's e-PIMS property database for use by other Government Departments and we are also marketing these facilities to the private sector, via letting agents, to secure new sub-tenants in order to mitigate costs, including business rates. The Department has offered all vacant properties listed above to the Government business incubator initiative and for free schools.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
42735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many available school places there are at schools that provide specialist support for children and young people on the atuism spectrum in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London, (d) Lambeth and (e) Streatham parliamentary constituency; and how many such places will be available in each of the next 15 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
uin 191883 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text <p>These figures are not collected centrally. The Department for Education does not collect information on the number of places available to provide specialist support in schools for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Local authorities are expected to keep their arrangements for providing special educational needs under review.</p><p>We do collect the numbers of pupils in special schools in England with a primary need of ‘Autistic Spectrum Disorder' are given in the table below.</p><p>Pupils with special educational needs with a primary need of ‘Autistic Spectrum Disorder' in special schools in England, January 2013</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>20,735</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>3,640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lambeth</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: School Census</p><p>Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.</p><p>Information on special educational needs is published annually in the publication Special Educational Needs in England', available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2013</a></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
4128
label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
43232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of state-funded primary schools have acquired academy status in each local authority. more like this
tabling member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text A table showing the proportion for each local authority has been placed in the House Library. more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
43233
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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 Secure Accommodation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of transporting children from secure children's homes in London and the South East to elsewhere in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 192205 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text <p>The financial responsibility for transporting welfare young people to and from secure children's homes is a matter for the placing local authority.</p><p>The financial responsibility for transporting justice young people to and from secure children's homes is a matter for the Youth Justice Board (YJB).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
43364
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the education of children on the autistic spectrum. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 192331 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answer text <p>Children on the autism spectrum will benefit from the changes to the special educational needs system which the Government is bringing about through the Children and Families Act 2014, including the strengthened arrangements, through 0-25 Education, Health and Care plans, for the transition from children's services to adulthood which young people with autism can find particularly difficult.</p><p>The Department for Education is funding the Autism Education Trust to provide training to early years, school and further education staff on autism. From January 2012 to February 2014, 22,451 staff have received level 1 basic awareness training, 3,214 have received level 2 hands-on tools and techniques training and 775 have received level 3 training for those who want to develop their knowledge of autism further and those who will themselves take on a training role, such as school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators.</p><p>The Department is also funding three autism organisations from 2013 to 2015, including Ambitious about Autism, to work with four general further education colleges and schools to test innovative ways of supporting the transition of young people with autism from school to college and the National Autistic Society to help young people with autism take part in the development of ‘local offers', to provide advice to professionals and to fund an exclusion adviser for parents and professionals.</p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
43047
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to offer compensation to initial teacher training applicants who have been wrongly advised that they failed the professional skills test and denied the opportunity to train as teachers. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 192133 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has written to candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the Professional Skills Tests and provided a helpline number to contact should they wish to discuss their options or seek support.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
43048
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which contractors will be responsible for the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants for the 2014-15 academic year. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 192131 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>No contract has been agreed with any contractor as yet. The Department for Education is in the process of negotiating a contract through a framework agreement. Once a contract has been signed we will make public the identity of the contractor.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
43049
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what further information he will give to initial teacher training providers about candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the professional skills test. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 192132 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The Professional Skills Test results database has been updated to reflect the change in outcome for those candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed their Skills Test. Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers have access to this database.</p><p>Any candidate affected in this way was instructed to contact the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) if they wanted to discuss their options.</p><p>The STA have also written to all providers of ITT courses to inform them of the issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1473
label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this