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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Obesity: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property 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
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2262 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property 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
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Poverty more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property 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
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2264 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
42660
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister discussed with Chancellor Merkel during her recent visit to the United Kingdom the proposal by the European People's Party that students should be given a "European Union education". more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5929 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister did not discuss the proposal by the European People's Party that students should be given a ‘European Union education' with Chancellor Merkel during her recent visit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
43281
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Department for Education and the agencies that report to it; which of them have been reported to the management board in the last 12 months; and which were commissioned by the management board. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6034 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education uses a range of feedback mechanisms across policy and delivery work to improve the experience of users and customers. Feedback is commissioned by the relevant teams; there is no central coordination of this activity. To collect details of this would incur disproportionate cost. The Department's management board considers papers covering the range of the Department's responsibilities, which reflect the results of the Department's feedback mechanisms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
44218
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children and young people with a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis who are subject to child protection investigation have been recorded as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 by local authority education and social services departments since the Act came into force. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL6167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold the data requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
44223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many head teachers in state-funded schools were removed from their positions in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4) to date in 2013–14. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
44224
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made to in extending the cadet forces scheme in state secondary schools in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4) to date in 2013–14; what quantitative assessment they will make of any improvement in the behaviour of pupils involved with the scheme; and what plans they have to extend the scheme in the future. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6173 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>In June 2012 the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister announced the Government's Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) to increase the number of state funded schools with their own military cadet force unit. The programme has been allocated £10.85 million by the Department for Education (DfE) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) so that more young people can benefit from the military cadet experience in school. The agreed DfE/MOD target is to establish 100 new units in state schools by the end of the academic year 2015/16. The CEP covers academic years from 2012/13 to 2015/16. At the end of academic year 2012/13, 21 new units had been established. A further 17 have been set up this academic year.</p><p>However, recent evidence shows that a military ethos – Service values and Service personnel – make a real difference in schools. Setting up a cadet forces scheme is a long-term way of embedding a military ethos in schools. We are commissioning plans to collect quantitative evidence on the impact of new cadet units.</p><p>The Government's aspiration is that all schools that want a cadet unit should be able to have one by 2020.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
44225
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Family and Childcare Trust's recent annual childcare costs survey; and what steps they are taking (1) to ensure that local authorities provide enough childcare for working parents as stipulated under the Childcare Act 2006, and (2) to support disadvantaged families to meet rising childcare costs. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6174 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Family and Childcare Trust figures show that in real terms over the past year, in England, the cost of nurseries fell by 2%, the cost of after-school clubs fell by 5% and the cost of a child-minder's after-school pickup fell substantially by 13%. However, the Government is not complacent, and we are taking steps to further increase childcare supply:</p><ol><li>More schools are opening their own nurseries for the first time, and we are establishing child-minder agencies to increase the number of child-minders available.</li><li>An increasing number of existing school nurseries are extending opening times, from 8.00am to 6.00pm.</li><li>We are also making it easier for good nurseries to grow, by removing red tape and planning restrictions.</li></ol><p>The latest figures show there are around 100,000 more childcare places than in 2009. We have also introduced a requirement in statutory guidance for local authorities to publish an annual report to parents and elected members on childcare provision in their area.</p><p>To help disadvantaged families, the Government has extended the 15 hours per week of funded early education already available for all three and four year-olds to include the most disadvantaged 20% of two year-olds. This will be extended further to 40% from September 2014.</p><p>All families in Universal Credit will be able to receive up to 85% support towards their childcare costs, up from 70% in the current tax credit system. This change will see 300,000 working families getting more out of the money they earn.</p><p>The Government recently announced that the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be increased up to £2,000 per child and extended to all children under 12 within the first year.In addition to giving support to the self-employed, the scheme has been adjusted to ensure that those working part-time, earning £50 per week and above; those on maternity, paternity or adoption leave; and those starting their own business who may not meet the minimum earning requirement will be included, giving them help with childcare costs for the first time.</p><p>Furthermore, the new Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) will provide nurseries, schools and other providers of funded early years education with extra money for disadvantaged three and four year-olds, improving access to high quality childcare. The EYPP will be £50 million in 2015-16. We will consult on the details of the programme shortly.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
44226
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Governmentwhat action they are taking to increase investment in (1) technological equipment formathematics and science lessons in schools, and (2) interactive tools as learning aids for teachers to use in all academic subjects. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6175 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We do want to see schools making informed decisions about what technology will best meet their specific needs. With this in mind, the Department for Education has recently launched The Education Technology Action Group (ETAG), a new policy development group which aims to identify and develop opportunities to maximise the effective use of learning technology across higher education, further education and primary and secondary schools. The group brings together a number of industry and education bodies involved in technology. ETAG will develop a series of evidence based proposals to support the increased use of technology in education at all levels.</p><p>The Department for Education is also running a project to explore how schools can make good use of 3D printers in teaching the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Schools from forty two teaching school alliances, including primary schools such as Fairlawn Teaching School in Lewisham and High View School in Plymouth, have been supported to buy a 3D printer and create interesting and innovative schemes of work, lesson plans and projects using the 3D printer to enhance teaching and learning.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
44227
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to integrate children's centres in local schools, and (2) to increase provision for family-targeted support services as part of the duty of childcare centres. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>More than half of all children's centres are co-located with schools or nurseries. Children's centres already provide services for parents such as health and employment services and advice services. It is for local authorities to ensure that the services provided to families meet the needs of their local communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this