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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 7974, what research her Department has conducted into the ease of switching energy supplier. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has, as part of its investigation into the energy market, commissioned research into consumer experiences and views of the energy market including the ease of switching energy supplier.</p><br /><p>The CMA investigation is still ongoing but the report it commissioned has already been published can be found at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/54e75c53ed915d0cf700000d/CMA_customer_survey_-_energy_investigation_-_GfK_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/54e75c53ed915d0cf700000d/CMA_customer_survey_-_energy_investigation_-_GfK_Report.pdf</a></p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T13:35:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T13:35:29.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many In Home Displays have been installed in households to date; and how many such displays are still in operation 12 months after installation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to give an accurate figure on the number of In Home Displays (IHDs) installed as while energy suppliers are required to offer their domestic consumers an IHD where they install a smart metering system, domestic consumers can choose not to accept one.</p><br /><p>Data from the Early Learning Project1 (ELP) which covered the very early part of the rollout at time when energy suppliers were trialling and testing approaches to consumer engagement, found that six in ten (61%) smart meter customers who had received an In Home Display (IHD) reported that they still had their IHD plugged in. These consumers had had their smart meters over a period of between six months and two and half years. The research also found that smart meter customers who had received their installation more recently were no more likely than those who did so around two years ago to still have their IHD plugged in.</p><br /><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials</a></em></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T15:17:40.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T15:17:40.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters 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 Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department (a) has conducted and (b) plans to conduct any research into alternative customer engagement tools to In Home Displays. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 12308 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In 2011 the Energy Demand Research Project reported on a series of Government-supported supplier-led trials covering a range of feedback mechanisms from over 50,000 GB houses. These included but were not limited to In Home Displays with research into energy efficiency advice, benchmarking, billing, financial incentives and digital media (e.g. web and television). The findings showed that electricity savings with an In Home Display were generally 2-4% higher than with a smart meter only.</p><br /><p>More recently, the Department has consulted on enabling suppliers to undertake controlled trials of innovative In Home Display alternatives when they install a compliant smart metering system. We are currently considering responses ahead of publishing decisions.</p><p><br></p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the estimated cost per household will be to suppliers of having to issue an in-home display as part of the smart meter home display. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 14289 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>Energy suppliers are required to offer their domestic customers an In Home Display (IHD) for no upfront charge. Our latest Impact Assessment published in January 2014 estimates that IHDs will cost energy suppliers £15 per display.</p><br /><p>GB trials and international experience demonstrate that real time feedback from In Home Displays are instrumental to energy savings.</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of in-home displays need to remain in operation after installation for the smart metering implementation programme to have the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for customers and energy providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 16346 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We are supporting older and vulnerable people to keep warm through support including the Energy Company Obligation and the Warm Home Discount. Over 1.6 million measures have been installed in around 1.3 million households through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) alone.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">This year, over 2 million households will get help under the Warm Home Discount scheme– including an automatic electricity bill discount of £140 for over 1.3 million of the poorest pensioners. In winter 2014/15, Winter Fuel Payments were made to around 12.5million older people in around 9 million households. The Cold Weather Plan, published by Public Health England, helps to raise awareness of the harm to health from cold, and provides guidance on how to prepare for and respond to cold weather.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">The Government has also provided around £3 million to fund the creation of the ‘Big Energy Saving Network’ which focuses on helping consumers understand tariffs and switching options as well as how they could benefit from energy efficiency programmes available to them. As we approach winter, DECC officials will continue to maximise awareness of the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS –contact number 0300 123 1234), which also provides a referral service for ECO Affordable Warmth.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">DECC’s most recent Impact Assessment for the roll-out of smart metering, published in January 2014, estimates a positive net present benefit of £6.2 billion over the period to 2030, with total benefits of £17.1 billion and costs of £10.9 billion.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Of the £17.1 billion of overall benefits around one third stems from energy savings, for which the In Home Displays (IHDs) are a critical enabler. They are an important first step in wider consumer engagement and behaviour change that can unlock additional economic benefit, for example through the development of a smart grid and more flexible and resilient future energy system.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Smart metering also enables significant operational efficiency savings within the energy industry, so even without the energy savings benefits the Smart Metering Implementation Programme has the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for UK customers and energy providers.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Z
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less than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 2.31 of her Department's policy conclusions: Early Learning Project and Small-scale Behaviour Trials, relating to the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, published in March 2015, what wider evidence was used to reach the conclusion that durable energy savings of three per cent could realistically be expected; and what assessment she has made of whether the programme remains on course to achieve such savings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The wider evidence used to reach the conclusions relating to energy savings is set out under ‘Research and theory on energy saving linked to smart metering’ in chapter 6 of the Smart Metering Early Learning Project: Synthesis report:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/407568/8_Synthesis_FINAL_25feb15.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/407568/8_Synthesis_FINAL_25feb15.pdf</a></p><br /><p>Our assessment remains that it is realistic to expect durable energy savings of 3 per cent provided engagement is effective, and that larger savings are feasible in the future. The Department is continuing to work with energy suppliers, Smart Energy GB and others to ensure that the energy savings and wider benefits to consumers are maximised.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T15:02:24.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T15:02:24.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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428503
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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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 Children in Care: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of looked-after children have received at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 16362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is published in the statistical first release “Outcomes for Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England as at 31 March 2014” on GOV.UK[1].</p><br /><p><strong>Percentage of children who have been looked after continuously for at least 12 months achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, 2010-2014, England<strong>[2]</strong>. </strong></p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>2013 methodology</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014 methodology</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent</p></td><td><p>28.8</p></td><td><p>33.5</p></td><td><p>37.2</p></td><td><p>37.2</p></td><td><p>31.1</p></td><td><p>16.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em> So</em><em>urce: CLA-NPD matched data</em></p><br /><p>Note that two major reforms were implemented which affected the calculation of key stage 4 (KS4) performance measures in 2014[3] and therefore 2014 data is not comparable to that for earlier years. The additional ‘2013 methodology’ figure shown in the table has been included to provide a point of comparison, using a proxy set of results based on 2012/13 rules. However, it cannot reverse the behaviour of some schools in response to the policy changes, nor does it take into account other changes, so still should not be used to make direct comparisons with earlier years.</p><br /><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-local-authorities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-local-authorities</a></p><p>[2] Children looked after continuously for at least 12 months as at 31 March excluding those children in respite care. Only children who are matched to key stage 4 data are included. Figures for 2014 are based on provisional data. Figures for all other years are based on final data.</p><p>[3] Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of Vocational Education recommendations which restrict the qualifications counted, prevent any qualification from counting as larger than one GCSE and cap the number of non-GCSEs included in performance measures at two per pupil. There is also an early entry policy to only count a pupil’s first attempt at a qualification. More details can be found in the statistical release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014</a>. The reforms had a significant impact on the 2013/14 GCSE and equivalent results data for all pupils. To aid users in understanding this impact on children looked after, the additional ‘2013 methodology’ data has been produced, which removes the rules regarding the Wolf Review recommendations and early entry policy from the calculation of performance measures.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:42:03.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:42:03.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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 Children in Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to enable more looked-after children to go on to further and higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>This government believes that all children and young people in care should be provided with the support that they need in order to fulfil their potential.</p><p>That is why we require local authorities, as corporate parents,to fulfil a legal duty to promote the educational achievement of the children they look after, including supporting them to progress into further and higher education.All local authorities are required to appoint a Virtual School Head to ensure that that duty is discharged, and that each looked-after child has a personal education plan which sets out how their aspirations and educational needs, particularly around transition points, will be supported in the short and longer-term.</p><p>In addition, the government provides enhanced pupil premium funding of £1,900 each year for pupils who have been looked-after and we also ensure that looked-after children are given priority in school admission arrangements. Looked-after children and care leavers are also a priority group for receiving the 16-19 Further Education Bursary of £1,200 per annum.</p><p>For care leavers, local authorities must offer a personal adviser and a pathway plan if they are in education or training up to the age of 21 or up to 25 if they wish to resume their education and training. Care leavers who pursue a recognised course of higher education are also entitled to a one-off £2000 bursary, given by their local authority, as part of the package of support they receive on leaving care.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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 University Technical Colleges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the quality of education at university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>University technical colleges (UTCs) harness students’ talents, offering them technical learning alongside GCSEs and A levels, and providing them with knowledge and skills which employers value. The programme is still at an early stage. The best UTCs, such as UTC Reading, are providing excellent education, which is reflected in their exam results.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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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 University Technical Colleges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to encourage applications to university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 18899 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Like all academies, each university technical college (UTC) is responsible for publicising their school and encouraging applications. Officials from the Department for Education and the Baker Dearing Educational Trust provide UTCs with advice to support pupil recruitment, drawing on the best practice from UTCs and other new schools. Statutory guidance to schools on careers guidance is clear that they should allow UTCs to engage with their pupils on their premises. This guidance can be found at GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>. This careers guidance should ensure pupils have information about their full range of education and training options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this