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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
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on encouraging computer science and programming in UK schools. 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 192351 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As part of the reforms to the national curriculum, the Department for Education is strengthening the teaching of computing in schools by replacing information and communications technology with computing. The new programmes of study for computing, which will be taught in maintained schools from September 2014, have a much greater emphasis on computer science. For example, pupils at key stage 1 will be taught to create and debug simple programs and key stage 3 pupils will be taught to use two or more programming languages.</p><p>We also working with exam boards and sector experts to review the computer science GCSE and A level so that they reflect and build upon the changes made to the curriculum. The inclusion of computer science in the English Baccalaureate will provide further encouragement for pupils to take up the subject at GCSE level. We are also providing funding for several projects to help teachers acquire the necessary subject knowledge and skills to teach the new computing curriculum.</p><p>We are funding the British Computer Society to build a network of 400 ‘Master Teachers', create online teach-yourself resources and deliver 800 in-school workshops to help primary school teachers improve their subject knowledge. A further £500,000 competitive match-funded scheme was announced on 4 February to support excellent computing teaching and lever additional investment and engagement from business.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pupil Numbers 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 many schoolchildren graduated from (a) a comprehensive, (b) a grammar, (c) a secondary and (d) an independent school in the last academic year. 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 201675 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 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education publishes pupil results at the end of key stage 4, which signals the end of compulsory education. Information on the key stage 4 results of pupils by admission basis and school type is published in the “GCSE and equivalent results in England, 2012 to 2013 (revised)”[1] Statistical First Release. The relevant tables have been placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2012-to-2013-revised" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2012-to-2013-revised</a> (National tables: SFR01/2014 document, Table 3a and b)</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 2014-06-26T16:03:44.1347105Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T16:03:44.1347105Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
unstar 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, what recent steps he has taken to encourage businesses to engage with schools so that students develop a more practical understanding of business. 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 204193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education wants to give employers a much greater role in inspiring and motivating young people about the world of work. We published statutory guidance in April to improve links between schools and employers so that pupils can receive careers advice from people with experience of business. More employers are getting involved by interacting with young people in the classroom and giving them an insight into the workplace. This can also include coaching, mentoring, work tasters and work experience. From October we are reshaping the role of the National Careers Service (NCS) to expand its offer to schools and colleges. It will be easier for employers and educators to participate in the NCS.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to connect the education system to the world of work to ensure that young people have the skills, experience and qualifications that employers want. Last month we announced the introduction of Technical Awards for students aged between 14 and 16. These qualifications, which are equivalent to GCSEs, are developed in partnership with employers and will give students the opportunity to develop practical skills.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has introduced Tech Levels for students aged between 16 and 19 who want to learn technical skills as an alternative to, or alongside, A levels. The 227 Tech Levels taught from September 2014 are all endorsed by employers, trades or professional bodies and cover most practical careers. From September 2016, all Tech Level courses will also involve employers in the delivery or assessment of the qualification.</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 2014-07-14T15:25:54.8529073Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T15:25:54.8529073Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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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
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 many children secured a place at their top-choice school in (a) the UK, (b) Berkshire and (c) Windsor constituency in the latest period for which data is available. 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 206723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Data on the proportion of children that were made an offer of their first choice school for England was published on 24 June 2014 as part of the Statistical First Release ‘Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014’. This is published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications</a></p><p>The latest data is for entry into school in September 2014. Data for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are produced by the devolved administrations.</p><p>The figures for England and the local authorities of West Berkshire and Windsor &amp; Maidenhead are given below. Data is provided by, and broken down as far as, local authority level. Therefore results by parliamentary constituency are not available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Proportion of applicants who received their first choice<br>primary or secondary school place, September 2014 entry</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p>Primary</p></td><td><p>Secondary</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">England</td><td><p>87.7</p></td><td><p>85.2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>West Berkshire</p></td><td><p>86.3</p></td><td><p>89.3</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Windsor &amp; Maidenhead</td><td><p>85.1</p></td><td><p>80.5</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Based on offers made on respective national offer days</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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 2014-09-01T11:53:44.7949909Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T11:53:44.7949909Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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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
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 hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. 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 211327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></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 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 hansard heading Teachers: Secondary Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics there were in UK secondary schools in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. 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 212006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of science (by separate science subject), technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in service in publicly funded secondary schools in England in November of each year from 2011 to 2013: [1], [2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Subject [3]</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Physics</p></td><td><p>5,900</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemistry</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biology</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combined/General Science</p></td><td><p>34,700</p></td><td><p>32,700</p></td><td><p>32,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other Sciences</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>13,800</p></td><td><p>13,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mathematics</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>32,800</p></td><td><p>33,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Source: School Workforce Census</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are based on a large sample of over 70% of secondary schools.</p><p>[2] Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>[3] Each teacher is counted once under each subject they teach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective devolved administrations.</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 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Free School Meals 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 potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK. 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the introduction of the requirement that state-funded schools in England should offer universal infant free school meals, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2009 and 2011 the Department for Education and the Department of Health piloted the provision of universal free school meals in Durham and Newham. The independent evaluation of those pilots showed that there were a number of benefits arising from the provision of universal free school meals, including improved attainment, healthier eating habits and increases in the uptake of meals among children who would have been eligible for free school meals under the existing criteria. We also know, from research carried out by the School Food Trust (now Children’s Food Trust), that universal infant free school meals will save families who previously paid for school lunches up to £400 a year per infant child.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has used School Food Trust research into the costs of school meal provision, as well as feedback from local authorities and stakeholders, to inform the allocation of funding for this policy and the targeting of implementation support. In particular, this research informed the decision to allocate £2.30 of revenue funding per meal taken by newly eligible pupils.</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 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 hansard heading ICT: Curriculum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to encourage schools to provide students with hands-on programming experience. 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 215688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The new computing programmes of study, which were introduced in September 2014, have a greater focus on how computers work and the basics of programming. They also cover digital literacy and the application of information technology. Primary school pupils should be taught how to design and write programs to accomplish specific goals, using sequencing, selection and repetition; and secondary school pupils should be taught to use at least two programming languages to solve a variety of computational problems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T12:56:01.607Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:56:01.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
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star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to help parents in work with the costs of childcare. 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 227506 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education understands that the cost of childcare can be a concern for many parents. In order to help support parents, the Department has increased funding in the early years from £2 billion to £3 billion a year over the course of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has provided funding for 15 hours a week of free childcare for all three- and four-year-olds, and for disadvantaged two-year-olds. The funding for all three- and four-year-olds is worth £2,500 per child, per year to parents. This gives an additional £425 per child, per year, when compared to funding prior to the last election. The funding for approximately 40% of two-year-olds is also worth £2,500 per child, per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department is introducing Tax-Free Childcare, under which up to 1.8 million working families could benefit from up to £2,000 per child, per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For working parents on lower incomes, working tax credit pays up to 70% of their childcare costs. This could be worth up to £6,370 for their first child. Under Universal Credit, the subsidy rate will increase to 85% of childcare costs and support will be available, for the first time, to those working fewer than 16 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken action to give more choice to parents by creating child minder agencies and supporting schools to open nurseries and offer provision from 8am to 6pm. The Department is also introducing shared parental leave.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:39:04.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:39:04.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
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star this property hansard heading School Leaving more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the proportion of students who left school having had practical work experience in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Berkshire and (c) the UK in each of the last three years. 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 227568 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 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Schools are not required to provide information about pre-16 work experience and therefore we do not hold the information requested.</p><p> </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 2015-03-20T13:16:04.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:16:04.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this