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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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, whether he plans to provide capital funding for sixth form colleges to enable them to provide free school meals to disadvantaged pupils. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 195955 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>We are making available approximately £75 million revenue funding over the course of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years to enable sixth-form and further education colleges to provide free meals to disadvantaged 16- to 18-year-old students.</p><p>We will publish advice on the funding and implementation of this policy shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
47490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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 criteria were used to calculate the levels of area cost adjustment used for sixth form colleges in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) Oxfordshire; and how frequently those criteria are reviewed. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 195956 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>Area cost adjustments for 16-19 education and training are based on the differing wage costs across England, as indicated by the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The same area cost index is used for sixth form colleges as for all other post-16 institutions in England that are funded by the Department for Education. It is also used for education and training for adults funded by the Skills Funding Agency.</p><p>The current area cost index was developed in 2002 by the Learning and Skills Council and has been reviewed on several occasions since then. Initially Cambridgeshire did not have an area cost adjustment, but in 2008 there was a specific review of the area cost adjustment for the county, which considered a range of factors and gave Cambridgeshire an uplift of 2% for the academic year 2009/10 and all years subsequently. The uplift for Oxfordshire is 7%.</p><p>The whole post-16 funding formula was reviewed in 2012, and we decided at that stage not to make any changes to area cost adjustments.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
63228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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 Music: 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 criteria underlay his Department's decision that the Arts Council will in future be responsible for the funding of music in schools; and what criteria will be used to evaluate the outcome for schools of that decision. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 201859 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
answer text <p>Schools are responsible for providing music education to their pupils, using the funding they receive for curricula and extra-curricula provision. It is for schools to decide how to spend this, including on music.</p><p>In addition, we are providing £171 million to 123 new music education hubs across 2012-15 to provide core roles, such as ensuring that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching, and to progress from that, to sing, to play in ensembles, and to perform.</p><p>The hubs have been overseen by Arts Council England (ACE) on our behalf since they were set up in August 2012, and we have confirmed that ACE will continue to carry out this role until at least March 2016. Arrangements beyond this point will be subject to review.</p><p>The Department for Education is monitoring the performance of the hubs on an ongoing basis, through annually collected data and a new Hubs Advisory Group. In the first year of the music education hubs, nearly half a million children were given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument for the first time and hubs provided or supported 15,000 choirs, orchestras and bands. More than a third of those children who learned a musical instrument for the first time have continued learning to play.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-26T16:05:54.5388221Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:05:54.5388221Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this