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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Uniforms remove filter
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 many state-funded schools require pupils to wear a burqa or jilbab as part of their uniform. 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 902428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities legislation and act reasonably, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their children.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Our guidance to schools on school uniform is clear that schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities law, and act reasonably and fairly in the interests of all their students.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We would expect all schools to act flexibly in response to reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department's guidance on school uniform is available online: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</ins></p>
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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less than 2015-11-30T17:15:11.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T17:15:11.507Z
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less than 2015-12-02T14:18:02.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T14:18:02.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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32754
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 Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1144171
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Schools: Uniforms remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for implementing the commitment in their 2015 report A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms to put best practice guidance for school uniform supply in England on a statutory footing. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL17659 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">It is for the governing body of a school (or in the case of academies, the academy trust) to decide rules relating to appearance, including whether there should be a school uniform, what it will be and how it should be sourced.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">No school uniform should be so expensive as to leave pupils or their families feeling unable to apply to, or attend, a school of their choice. The Department’s best-practice guidance advises schools that they should give the highest priority to cost considerations and achieving value for money for parents.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department intends to put the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing when a suitable opportunity arises.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department’s guidance is attached and is available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:33:41.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:33:41.363Z
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less than 2019-10-04T13:54:19.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:54:19.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1140923
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 277859, whether he currently has the legislative authority to place guidance on school uniforms on a statutory footing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 280408 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department intend to put the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing when a suitable legislative opportunity arises. No education bill was announced in the most recent Queen’s speech, which set out the proposed legislative programme for this session of Parliament.</p><p>Statutory guidance cannot be issued without the legislative powers to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-07-31T13:18:32.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:18:32.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property answering member 4039
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for School Standards of 9 October 2018, Official Report column 65WH, what his planned timescale is for putting guidance on school uniform prices on a statutory footing. 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 192919 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to putting the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing and will do so when a suitable legislative opportunity arises. No education bill was announced in the most recent Queen’s speech, which set out the proposed legislative programme for this session of Parliament.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit schools from taking a commission on the sale of school uniform to parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 212672 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education’s school uniform guidance is clear that schools should not seek to profit from the sale of school uniform. Revisions made in September 2013 emphasise the importance of ensuring that uniform is widely available and affordable for parents. The guidance sets out that governing bodies should be able to demonstrate that they have obtained the best value for money from suppliers, and that any savings negotiated with suppliers should be passed on to parents wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>The school uniform guidance is published online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></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 2014-11-04T14:24:15.2541002Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:24:15.2541002Z
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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 Ian Mearns more like this
1024825
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star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Uniforms remove filter
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, what plans he has to give statutory force to his Department's guidelines to school's governing bodies on exclusivity arrangements for the sale of school uniforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 202054 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to putting the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing and will do so when a suitable legislative opportunity arises.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2018-12-20T15:53:10.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:53:10.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1046048
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, what the timetable is for issuing statutory guidance on school uniform affordability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 211174 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department intends to put the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing when a suitable legislative opportunity arises. No education bill was announced in the most recent Queen’s speech, which set out the proposed legislative programme for this session of Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-01-28T12:06:17.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T12:06:17.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a voucher scheme to (a) cover in full or (b) subsidise the costs of school uniforms for children from households whose annual income is less than £16,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 217482 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>It is for the governing body of a school to decide whether there should be a school uniform policy and if so, what that should be.</p><p>In England, some local authorities (LAs) already provide discretionary grants to help with buying school uniforms. LAs that offer these grants set their own criteria for eligibility. Further, schools can also choose to use the pupil premium funding that they are allocated to help support their disadvantaged pupils to offer subsidies or grants for school uniform; this would be a decision for the school to make.</p><p>The cost of uniform should not act as a barrier to obtaining a good school place. All children should be able to attend a school of their parents’ choice wherever possible. No school uniform should be so expensive as to leave pupils or their families feeling unable to apply to, or attend, a school of their choice.</p><p>The Department’s best-practice guidance advises schools that, in setting their school uniform policy, they should give the highest priority to cost considerations and achieving value for money for parents. The guidance is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</p>
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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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:48.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:48.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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: Uniforms remove filter
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, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to schools about the application of school uniform and other potentially gender distinctive policies. 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 260599 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department publishes guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act. This includes a duty on schools not to discriminate unlawfully due to the protected characteristics of sex and gender reassignment. As part of the Government’s LGBT Action Plan, the Department has committed to updating this guidance and this will be published in due course. The LGBT Action Plan contains a commitment that the Government Equalities Office will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to publish comprehensive guidance for schools on how to support transgender pupils. The Equality Act guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>.</p><p>The Department already publishes guidance for schools on setting school uniform policies. The guidance sets out that a school should ensure that their school uniform policy is fair and reasonable for all its students and that policies should be flexible enough to accommodate the different needs of pupils.</p><p>In making decisions about school uniform policy, and all other school policies, a school must have regard to its obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty. The school uniform guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</p>
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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less than 2019-06-13T16:47:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:47:52.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb 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 date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Schools: Uniforms remove filter
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, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms, November 2015, Cm 9164, in relation to school uniforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 273500 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>It is for the governing body of a school (or an academy trust, in the case of academies) to decide rules relating to appearance including whether there should be a school uniform, what it will be and how it is sourced.</p><p>The Department has issued best practice guidance on school uniform, which emphasises the need for schools to give highest priority to cost considerations. The guidance sets out that no school uniform should be so expensive as to leave pupils or their families feeling unable to apply to, or attend, a school of their choice, due to the cost of the uniform. The Department’s guidance is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-07-09T14:12:10.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:12:10.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this