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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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 (a) review guidance on school uniforms and (b) bring forward legislative proposals to make such guidance statutory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 226675 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education’s best practice guidance on school uniform was revised in September 2013. This revised guidance places greater emphasis on securing the best value for money in the supply of school uniforms. It is scheduled for review in summer 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The guidance is published online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T16:16:59.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T16:16:59.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1521
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
225892
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that school uniforms in all state-funded schools are affordable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 226676 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has issued guidance for all schools on the need to consider the cost and availability of the uniform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The guidance emphasises the importance of ensuring that uniform is widely available and affordable for parents. It 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. It also makes clear that compulsory branded items should be kept to a minimum, and that schools should avoid frequent changes to the uniform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities and academies have discretion within their budgets to provide school clothing grants or offer other help with the cost of school clothing in cases of financial hardship.</p><p> </p><p>The school uniform guidance is published online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T16:14:35.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T16:14:35.85Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1521
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
64494
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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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 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, what guidance he gives to schools on steps they should take to inform students of their right to wear or not to wear religious clothing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 202911 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>It is for the governing body of each school to set their own policies on school uniform and other matters of appearance. The Department for Education's guidance to schools on school uniform recommends that, once this policy is decided, the governing body should describe its uniform or appearance policy clearly and ensure that parents are informed.</p><p> </p><p>The uniform guidance reminds schools of their need to have full regard to their obligations under equalities law when setting and enforcing their school uniform policy. It also recommends that the governing body considers carefully any reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy to accommodate individual pupils' beliefs.</p><p> </p><p>The school uniform guidance is available 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 2014-07-07T11:45:41.1170814Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:45:41.1170814Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
64495
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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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 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, under what circumstances schools are permitted to require religious headcoverings or other religious items as part of compulsory uniform; and if he will issue revised guidance on this matter to Ofsted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 202910 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Our guidance to schools on school uniform is clear that schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities law, and act reasonably, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their students.</p><p> </p><p>A school that required compulsory religious items as part of its policy may be at risk of breaching the Equality Act 2010; we would expect all schools to act flexibly in response to reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy.</p><p> </p><p>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>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T16:39:56.8652074Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T16:39:56.8652074Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
224229
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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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 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 consideration they have given to subsidising school uniforms for school pupils eligible for free school meals. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5282 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has issued guidance for all schools on the need to give high priority to cost considerations when setting their uniform. The guidance emphasises the importance of ensuring that the uniform is widely available and affordable for all parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities and academies have discretion within their budgets to provide school clothing grants or offer other help with the cost of school clothing in cases of financial hardship. We also encourage individual schools to consider running their own schemes to provide assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The school uniform guidance is published online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T13:49:59.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T13:49:59.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
101831
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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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, 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
223244
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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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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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure schools do not require uniforms to be bought from specialist providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 225156 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education’s school uniform guidance is clear that any items of uniform should be widely available and affordable for parents. The guidance sets out that exclusive single supplier contracts should be avoided except where regular tendering competitions are run. It also makes clear 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> </p><p> </p><p>The school uniform guidance is published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministers will keep this issue under close review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-02-27T11:41:49.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-27T11:41:49.4Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
223245
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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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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, what steps she is taking to reduce the costs of school uniforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 225155 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
star this property answer text <p>In 2013 the Department for Education issued guidance for all schools on the need to consider the cost and availability of the uniform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The guidance emphasises the importance of ensuring that uniform is widely available and affordable for parents. It 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. It also makes clear that compulsory branded items should be kept to a minimum and that schools should avoid frequent changes to the uniform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities and academies have discretion within their budgets to provide school clothing grants or offer other help with the cost of school clothing in cases of financial hardship.</p><p>The school uniform guidance is published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</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 2015-02-27T11:41:05.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-27T11:41:05.553Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
432976
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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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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, 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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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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1545
star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
422822
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 under what circumstances value added tax can be applied to school uniforms. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL2869 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 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Children’s clothing, including a school uniform, is VAT zero-rated if it is designed for young children and is of a size that would fit the average child aged under 14 years. Larger sizes of clothing are standard rated irrespective of the age of the wearer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T13:39:43.167Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T13:39:43.167Z
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4536
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
star this property tabling member
4216
star this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this