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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to equalise the level of schools funding for local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In August, the Department announced a school funding settlement, providing for an increase of over £14 billion for primary and secondary schools, in total, over the next three years. The £14 billion means the Department can ‘level up’ school funding by raising the minimum per pupil funding for secondary schools to £5,000 next year, and the minimum per pupil funding for primary schools to £3,750 in 2020-21 and £4,000 in 2021-22.</p><p> </p><p>Average school funding is increasing by 5% next year – a significant increase - and the Department is allocating the biggest increases for the lowest-funded schools. In addition, every school in England can see an increase in per pupil funding at least in line with inflation, with most schools attracting real terms increases.</p><p> </p><p>This settlement comprises cash increases of £2.6 billion for 2020-21, £4.8 billion for 2021-22 and £7.1 billion for 2022-23 compared with 2019-20. As part of this, the high needs budget will rise by over £700 million in 2020-21 compared to this year, which is equivalent to an increase of over 11%.</p><p>In delivering this settlement, this Government is giving all young people the best opportunities to succeed - regardless of where they grow up or go to school.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:33:47.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:33:47.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148341
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Education 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, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of educating children about violent crime in order to reduce levels of violent crime among young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department know that education is a strong protective factor against children’s and young people’s risk of involvement in serious violence. It is important that schools enable children to achieve, to belong and to be equipped with the skills they need to be safe and to succeed in life.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is making relationships and health education compulsory in all primary and secondary schools, and relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools from September 2020. The aim is to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds, including how to properly handle conflict and to recognise coercive relationships.</p><p> </p><p>Key decisions on which subjects to include in the new curriculum were informed by a stakeholder engagement process, where the Department was contacted by over 63,000 individuals and organisations and a consultation which received over 11,000 responses. Pupils will be taught about building healthy relationships and about their mental health and wellbeing. This will enable them to make informed decisions and seek support if issues arise.</p><p> </p><p>Schools will have the freedom to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of their pupils. This flexibility will allow schools to respond to local public health and community issues such as serious violence. Schools can build on the core content and discuss topics, such as healthy and unhealthy relationships, in relation to gang and criminal activity.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also intends to publish the new school and college security guidance shortly. The guidance makes it clear that the curriculum offers opportunities to help schools and colleges inform young people about the dangers they may face, both in and around school and beyond, and provide pupils and students with the means to help keep themselves safe.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:23:23.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:23:23.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1148359
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Recruitment 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, what steps he is taking to improve rates of teacher (a) recruitment and (b) retention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In January the Department launched the Government’s first ever integrated strategy to recruit and retain more teachers in schools, developed alongside teachers, education unions and leading professional bodies.</p><p>This landmark strategy includes the biggest teaching reform in a generation, the Early Career Framework (ECF), providing the solid foundations for a successful career in teaching, backed by at least £130 million a year in extra funding when fully rolled out. As part of the ECF’s package of support, the Department has committed to funding and guaranteeing 5% off-timetable in the second year of teaching for all early career teachers; early career teachers will continue to have a 10% timetable reduction in their first year of induction. The Department will also fully fund mentor training and fund time for mentors to support early career teachers.</p><p>The Department recognises it needs to take significant action on starting salaries and early career pay over the medium-term to address our pressing recruitment and retention challenges. This is why the Department has set out plans to significantly raise starting pay to £30,000 by September 2022.</p><p>The Department has also put in place a range of measures, including bursaries worth up to £26,000 for priority subjects, to encourage graduates to teach key subjects such as languages and physics.</p><p>The Department is also offering retention incentives in priority subjects to ensure we are keeping those teachers in the classroom. These include early-career payments for new chemistry, languages, maths and physics teachers and a student loan reimbursement scheme for languages, science and computing teachers. <strong><br></strong></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:25:05.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:25:05.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Curriculum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the national curriculum includes (a) up to date scientific understanding of climate change and (b) the role of human behaviour in affecting the global climate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It is important that young people are taught about climate change and the impact of human actions on the environment. Topics related to this are included in both the science and geography curricula and qualifications. These were developed with subject experts and reflect the latest scientific and academic understanding so that children fully appreciate the causes of climate change and what needs to be done to tackle it.</p><p>For example, in primary school science, pupils are taught about how weather changes across the four seasons and how human actions affect environments. In secondary school science, pupils are taught about the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the effect this has on the climate. This is expanded on in GCSE science where pupils consider the evidence for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change. As part of GCSE geography, pupils look at the causes, consequences of, and responses to, extreme weather conditions and natural weather hazards. This includes understanding the interactions between people and environments.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:04:50.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:04:50.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148151
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase entrepreneurship and business education in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of opportunities for pupils to develop entrepreneurial skills. The new Business GCSE, which was first taught from 2017, is intended to enable students to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. In 2014, for the first time, financial literacy was made statutory within the national curriculum as it is now taught as part of the citizenship curriculum for 11 to 16 year olds. Schools are free to cover enterprise and entrepreneurship teaching within their personal, social, health and economic education.</p><p> </p><p>Personal characteristics like resilience, problem-solving and good character are crucial for setting up a business. Good schools will offer a wide range of opportunities for their pupils to develop these characteristics through activities such as debating, sport and volunteering, or through programmes such as the National Citizen Service or the Cadets.</p><p> </p><p>Published in December 2017, the Government’s careers strategy aims to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace. The strategy introduces a new expectation that every school should offer every young person at least seven encounters with employers, including those who are self-employed, during their education as part of a high-quality careers programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company’s network of Enterprise Advisers will support the delivery of this ambition. Enterprise Advisers are senior business volunteers who help schools and colleges to work with local businesses. At the end of June 2019, over 2,200 schools and colleges had been matched with an Enterprise Adviser. The Department will give all schools and colleges access to an Enterprise Adviser by the end of 2020.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T18:36:22.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T18:36:22.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1147719
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Academies: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the 3000 pupil threshold for academy capital funding; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 293702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Schools and those responsible for school buildings receive condition funding through different routes depending on their size and type. All schools receive funding to spend on their capital priorities through an annual Devolved Formula Capital allocation. In addition, local authorities and larger multi-academy trusts (MATs) receive a School Condition Allocation (SCA) to invest in their priorities across the schools for which they are responsible. MATs are eligible for SCA if they have five or more academies and at least 3,000 pupils. The Department also offers an allocation to academy chains (groups of more than one trust) where they meet the size criteria as a group and have opted in. Smaller or stand-alone academy trusts and sixth form colleges can bid for funding to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). The funding available through CIF and SCA is calculated on the same basis per pupil.</p><p>For financial year 2020-21, condition allocations, the eligibility threshold for SCA will remain the same. The Department keeps funding policy under review, and we are undertaking a new school Condition Data Collection (CDC), due to complete later this year. The CDC will provide a high-level assessment of the condition of state funded schools in England and will help inform future capital funding policy.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:29:25.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:29:25.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1147729
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Literature: GCE A-level more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of children taking English Literature at A-Level in the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department values the three English A-levels and keeps the total number of English A-level entries under constant review. Overall, English is one of the top four most popular A-level subjects and has been a subject of choice for large numbers of students over the past 10 years. Studying English language or literature at A-level builds students’ understanding and appreciation of the English language and the depth and power of our rich and varied literary heritage. It also helps develop valuable critical and analytical skills. The Department has sought to encourage take up of English literature A-level through the 16-18 performance tables.</p><p> </p><p>The Department understands that students choose their A-level qualifications carefully in order to keep their future career options open. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are required for studying a wide range of courses, and STEM skills are in shortage in the economy. The Department has seen total entries to STEM A-level subjects increase in 2019 compared to last year, despite a small decrease in the population, with an increase in the proportion of girls taking STEM subjects (3.2% increase). Entries in STEM subjects have now increased by 26.2% since 2010. Entries to history and geography have also increased this summer.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:04.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:04.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1147748
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of worst case scenario planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the ability of (a) schools and (b) other education providers to provide adequate education provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 293712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department is considering all aspects of how exiting the EU might affect schools and other education providers in England.</p><p>The Department is ready to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 and has well-developed plans for leaving the EU without a deal. The Department has issued advice for schools and other education providers on this, which is available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:30:53.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:30:53.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1147759
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Schools: Admissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of his Department’s capital departmental expenditure limit was spent on creating new school places in each financial year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 293601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are under a statutory duty to ensure that there is a school place available for every child. The Department provides basic need funding for every place that is needed, based on local authorities’ own data on pupil forecasts. Local authorities can use this funding to provide places in new schools or through expansions of existing schools, and can work with any school in their local area, including academies and free schools.</p><p>Basic need allocations to local authorities to provide new school places from 2011-2021 can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/basic-need-allocations" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/basic-need-allocations</a>. Data for allocations prior to 2011-12 is not readily available.</p><p>The Department has also invested a total of £365 million through the Special Provision Capital Fund from 2018-19 to 2020-21. This funding will help local authorities to create new places and improve facilities for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p>Special Provision Capital Fund allocations to local authorities can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-provision-capital-funding-for-pupils-with-ehc-plans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-provision-capital-funding-for-pupils-with-ehc-plans</a>.</p><p>In addition, the Department has funded thousands of good new school places and opened schools across the country through the free schools programme. The Department’s total capital costs of establishing free schools are listed below. These annual costs include all aspects of site acquisition, design, and construction expended in that year.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total capital costs (million)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£50m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£275m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£704m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£761m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£931m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£965m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£872m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£1,004m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>To be confirmed [1]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£5,563m</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>There are also some much smaller additional capital programmes which have also created places, however this is not their primary objective. In total, the Department is on track to create one million places this decade (2010 to 2020), the largest increase in school capacity in at least two generations. This follows a decrease of 100,000 places between 2004 and 2010.</p><p>[1] This figure will be available once the Department lays its annual accounts before Parliament in 2020.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:14:30.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:14:30.697Z
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star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Schools more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of his Department’s capital departmental expenditure limit was spent on improving the existing school estate in each financial year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has allocated over £13 billion in condition funding from 2011-12 to 2019-20, an average of £1.4 billion a year. On top of that, the £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme is rebuilding or refurbishing school buildings in the worst condition across England, covering over 500 schools. Data on capital funding allocated prior to 2011-12 is not readily available.</p><p>In addition to this, the Department provides Basic Need funding to local authorities for new school places and, as of 1 October 2019, the Department has opened 507 free schools which when full will educate 280,000 pupils.</p><p>Published data on annual capital allocations is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-capital-funding" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-capital-funding</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:24:28.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:24:28.307Z
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star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this