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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Priority School Building Programme 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, at how many schools on the Priority School Building Programme has construction work (a) started and (b) been completed. 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 227898 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Priority School Building Programme 1 (PSBP1) is a centrally managed programme set up to address the needs of the schools most in need of urgent repair. Through the programme, 260 schools will be rebuilt or have their condition needs met by the Education Funding Agency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the PSBP1 the Department for Education has now signed construction contracts for 102 schools: construction work has started at 100 schools; and construction work will start imminently at the other 2 schools.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>20 schools have now opened in new buildings: at 3 of these schools construction work is complete and at the other 17 schools construction work is continuing to demolish the old dilapidated buildings.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T12:11:59.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T12:11:59.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
44153
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answering body
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 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, at what level of household income children in households in receipt of universal credit will be eligible for free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192826 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>We have not yet made final decisions on what the entitlement criteria for free school meals under Universal Credit will be. We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to develop suitable criteria which will ensure that free lunches continue to be available to those families on the lowest incomes.</p><p>We will allow good time for interested parties to comment on our proposals before we introduce the new criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws 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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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
176829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Asbestos 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, by what means her Department assessed the extra costs incurred in maintaining and refurbishing the school stock because of the presence of asbestos in its Property Data Survey Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 222718 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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Property Data Survey (PDS) was a high-level, visual survey of the school estate. It did not take account of asbestos, which would only be apparent with an invasive survey. PDS has not been used to make an assessment of any costs associated with the presence of asbestos.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T14:22:16.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T14:22:16.41Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
1397
star this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
170659
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ofsted 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, for how long the posts of lead subject leader for (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) geography and (d) history have been vacant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
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Stephen Lloyd more like this
star this property uin 218942 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 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. A copy of his reply will be placed in the library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T10:03:59.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:03:59.033Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
3968
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
166983
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: VAT 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, for what reasons her Department has decided to refund VAT costs for schools and academies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 216640 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 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Local authority maintained schools are able to recover VAT costs because they are part of local government and their expenditure is regarded as the expenditure of the local authority. Local authorities as a whole are able to recover VAT costs because they are subsidiary tax-raising authorities within the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>When schools move outside local authority control to become academies they are no longer covered by this regime. Since 2011, legislation has been in force that ensures that in this respect academies are treated in the same way as maintained schools. Academies can recover directly from HMRC the VAT which they incur on goods and services<em>.</em></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:50:57.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:50:57.92Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answering body
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 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, for what reasons local authorities are inspected by Ofsted separately from schools maintained by local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 196164 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The Chief Inspector has powers to carry out an inspection of the performance of a particular local authority function as set out in Section 136(1)(b) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Specifically, he can use this power to inspect how well the local authority is fulfilling its general duty to promote high standards and fulfilment by every child of their educational potential as set out in Section 13A of the Education Act 1996.</p><p> </p><p>These powers are separate from his powers and duties in relation to the inspection of individual schools which are set out in Section 5 and Section 8 of the Education Act 2005. Section 5 requires Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to inspect individual schools at prescribed intervals, and Section 8 Education Act 2005, contains a general power which enables the Chief Inspector to call for the inspection of a school in circumstances where he is not required to inspect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Surveys 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, for what reasons the National College of Teaching and Leadership has withdrawn Initial Teacher Training students from future National Student Surveys. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 220156 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 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) decided to discontinue financial contributions to the National Student Survey (NSS) to focus resources on the annual survey of newly qualified teachers. This survey is more in-depth and specific to initial teacher training than the NSS and provides valuable information about the quality of initial teacher training and how well that training has prepared newly qualified teachers for specific aspects of teaching.</p><p> </p><p>Since making this decision, NCTL has agreed to continue funding for a further year, to ensure time for a smooth transition to alternative arrangements, should the sector wish to continue receiving feedback through the National Student Survey.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:13:21.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:13:21.32Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
177482
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Admissions 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, for what reasons the Schools Admissions Code precludes admissions authorities from taking into account how long a child has been on the waiting list for a school place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Richard Fuller more like this
star this property uin 223093 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The School Admissions Code requires that all school places, including those offered to pupils on a school’s waiting list, are allocated strictly in accordance with a school’s published admissions criteria. This ensures fairness and transparency in the process and means that those applying for admission to a school understand from the outset their likelihood of gaining a place. It also means that there is no incentive for those who do not closely match a school’s admissions criteria, to remain on a waiting list while occupying a place at an alternative school.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T15:43:52.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T15:43:52.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
3912
star this property label Biography information for Richard Fuller more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Pay 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, for what reasons the salary sacrifice scheme available to teachers does not cover the purchase of cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 224613 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 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Academies, including free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools, have the freedom to set their own pay and conditions policies, and so are free to offer their teachers access to car purchase salary sacrifice schemes. Currently 15% of all primary schools and 62% of all secondary schools are academies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In local authority maintained schools, changes to the statutory pay and conditions of teachers must first be referred to the independent School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB). Recent STRB referrals have focused on fundamental reforms to the overall pay and conditions framework for teachers. Following the STRB’s recommendations, these reforms have given schools much greater freedom to attract and retain the best teachers and to reward individuals in line with their contribution to improving their pupils’ achievements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The demands on the STRB’s time and resources in the reform process mean that the Government has had to make hard decisions on the issues it refers to STRB. In light of the focus of the important referrals above, we have not prioritised revisions to the existing salary sacrifice arrangements. However, the Government will consider whether the issue should be included in future referrals to the STRB.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T15:54:42.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T15:54:42.05Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 long the recruitment period will be for subject knowledge enhancement courses for 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 201218 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Recruitment to subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses is a matter for providers of initial teacher training and lead schools in the School Direct programme. We have announced funding support for SKE courses up to 31 March 2015 and will make a further announcement for the period beyond that in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T09:54:07.5064497Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T09:54:07.5064497Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this