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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
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unstar 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 22 January 2015 to Question 220889, what mechanism is in place to alert Ministers when local authorities do not issue a final statement of special educational needs within the statutory 26 week time limit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 223615 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
star this property answer text <p>There is no mechanism in place to alert Ministers routinely to individual cases when a local authority does not issue a final statement of special educational needs for a child within the statutory 26 week timescale.</p><p>A complaint can be made to the Secretary of State for Education under section 497 of the Education Act 1996 if it is believed that a local authority has failed to carry out a statutory duty. If, following investigation, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the local authority has failed to carry out their duty, she may make an order giving directions to enforce the duty as appear to her to be expedient.</p><p>Data collected annually from all local authorities on the numbers of final statements issued for children with special educational needs within the statutory timescale of 26 weeks and published each year gives a national picture of local authority performance in this area.<del class="ministerial">nal picture of local authority performance in this area.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T17:10:47.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T17:10:47.45Z
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less than 2015-02-11T17:22:01.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T17:22:01.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 12 of her Department's publication, Implementing a new 0 to 25 special needs system: LAs and partners, published in July 2014, how the £45.2 million special education needs and disability implementation grant has been allocated to local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 211276 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Small local authorities (Isles of Scilly and City of London) receive £25,000 and all other local authorities receive set up costs of around £50,000, a further sum is allocated on the basis of population estimates for each local authority and, adjusted according to a number of factors including area costs and deprivation.</p><p>The link below provides further background and amounts for individual local authorities:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/318588/S31_SEND_Implementation_Grant_Determination_Letter__2014-15__FINAL_SIGNE....pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/318588/S31_SEND_Implementation_Grant_Determination_Letter__2014-15__FINAL_SIGNE....pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T14:21:42.004295Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T14:21:42.004295Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the £1 million made available for teachers and special educational needs support staff through the National Scholarship Fund has been awarded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 211317 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The National Scholarship Fund was introduced in 2011 following a commitment in the Importance of Teaching white paper to encourage teachers to deepen their subject knowledge. This year the priority subject area was special educational needs.</p><p>In round two, the National Scholarship Fund was expanded to include a scholarship for special educational needs (SEN) support staff to undertake a SEN related course or activity. There were 493 applications from SEN support staff and in round three of the National Scholarship Fund there were 225 applications from SEN support staff and in this year’s round (round 4) there were 215 applications from SEN Support Staff.</p><p>Of the £1 million made available for teachers and SEN Support staff in the National Scholarship Fund 2014-15, £792,652.63 was offered to applicants as awards.</p><p>Scholarships will only be awarded where applications are judged to be of sufficient merit. This will determine the number of scholarships awarded. We sought the assistance of colleagues from the sector to form an expert panel to judge the applications. The panel interrogated and ratified the internal assessment process. As impartial educational professionals they brought particular and relevant expertise to the process. They acted as independent external verifiers to ensure the rigour and consistency of the assessment process, and to endorse the scholarly nature of funded development activity.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211205 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:41:05.9946064Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:41:05.9946064Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 special educational needs support staff have bid for funds from the National Scholarship Fund to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 211205 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The National Scholarship Fund was introduced in 2011 following a commitment in the Importance of Teaching white paper to encourage teachers to deepen their subject knowledge. This year the priority subject area was special educational needs.</p><p>In round two, the National Scholarship Fund was expanded to include a scholarship for special educational needs (SEN) support staff to undertake a SEN related course or activity. There were 493 applications from SEN support staff and in round three of the National Scholarship Fund there were 225 applications from SEN support staff and in this year’s round (round 4) there were 215 applications from SEN Support Staff.</p><p>Of the £1 million made available for teachers and SEN Support staff in the National Scholarship Fund 2014-15, £792,652.63 was offered to applicants as awards.</p><p>Scholarships will only be awarded where applications are judged to be of sufficient merit. This will determine the number of scholarships awarded. We sought the assistance of colleagues from the sector to form an expert panel to judge the applications. The panel interrogated and ratified the internal assessment process. As impartial educational professionals they brought particular and relevant expertise to the process. They acted as independent external verifiers to ensure the rigour and consistency of the assessment process, and to endorse the scholarly nature of funded development activity.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211317 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:41:05.8471084Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:41:05.8471084Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Adoption more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many contested adoptions have taken place in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 189539 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The department does not collect data on specific adoption circumstances.</p><p>Information on those children placed for adoption where consent is dispensed by the court is published annually in Table D1 of the statistical release, ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for the year ending 31 March 2018 will be published on 15 November 2018. These are circumstances where the court can dispense without the consent of a parent, to the placement and adoption of their child if the welfare of the child requires it. This may be a decision in some situations that is not in accordance with the parents’ wishes.</p><p> </p><p>The welfare of a child is paramount and local authorities have a statutory duty to intervene to undertake child protection enquiries and to take action to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare. However, decisions on adoption are ultimately taken by an independent judge based on the evidence presented.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:24:12.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:24:12.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Overseas Students: Immigration more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165451, Overseas Students: Immigration, what criteria his Department uses to assess whether an individual’s residence in the UK and Islands has been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 191270 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>Generally, to meet the eligibility requirements for student support, a student should be resident in England, have ‘settled’ status or a recognised connection with the UK and have been a resident of the UK and Islands (Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for the three years prior to the start of the course.</p><p>Residence in the UK and Islands must not have been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education, a requirement that has been in place since the 1960s.</p><p>Student Finance England determines whether an individual has met the residency requirements by considering applications for student support and accompanying evidence. Applications are considered on a case by case basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:07:28.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:07:28.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading Adoption more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the practice of contested adoption on the well-being of the child. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 192088 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. Individual decisions on adoption are ultimately taken by an independent judge based on the evidence presented.</p><p>Adverse childhood experiences such as neglect or abuse often cause lifelong problems. In most cases, local authorities will provide support so that children can remain with their birth families. However, for those children who cannot live with their birth parents, it is vital we find them permanent new homes as quickly as possible, whether that be by adoption, special guardianship or long-term fostering. Adoption can be transformative for many children and can provide them with the stability and care they need to recover from the trauma they may have experienced in early life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T12:12:21.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T12:12:21.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Visual Impairment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the (a) technical guidance and (b) assessment process for disabled students' allowance is meeting the needs of students with vision impairment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 192091 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 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Disabled Students’ Allowances’ (DSAs) guidance is updated annually and available for all students applying for DSAs. The guidance is available at: <a href="https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1646/1819-guidance-dsa-new-students-from-ay-201617.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1646/1819-guidance-dsa-new-students-from-ay-201617.pdf</a>.</p><p>A student eligible for DSAs will undertake a DSAs Study Needs Assessment at one of approximately 200 accredited UK assessment centres. A needs assessor will then identify what type of support is essential to enable the student to undertake their chosen course. Potential support for students with vision impairment includes sighted guides, specialist note takers and specialist equipment. DSAs assessment centres are required to comply with the service standards set out in the DSAs Quality Assurance Group’s Quality Assurance Framework, available at:</p><p><a href="https://dsa-qag.org.uk/application/files/3415/3874/0719/Assessment_Centre_QAF_18_19_v7.0.pdf" target="_blank">https://dsa-qag.org.uk/application/files/3415/3874/0719/Assessment_Centre_QAF_18_19_v7.0.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T16:16:19.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:16:19.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many SENCO-accredited courses are being run in (a) colleges and (b) universities in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 212540 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As a Master’s-level qualification, all SENCO-accredited courses are either delivered by or ratified by Higher Education establishments. In 2013-2014, SENCO-accredited courses are being run by 21 universities and 3 training providers, working in partnership with universities.</p><p> </p><p>Since the inception of the training, 10,119 SENCOs have been funded to take the award, which equates to approximately 40% of the schools in the country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T14:36:44.1503996Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:36:44.1503996Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of uptake of disabled students' allowance of the introduction of the requirement for students to contribute £200 towards the costs of specialist equipment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 199283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Student Loans Company (SLC) data show the uptake of the disabled students’ equipment allowance by full time undergraduate students domiciled in England fell from 28,000 in 2014/15 to 23,400 in 2015/16, the year the £200 contribution was introduced, and to 21,600 in 2016/17. Provisional figures for 2017/18 show an increase of 17% in uptake compared to the provisional figures in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>The SLC National Statistics data are available at <a href="https://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T17:51:40.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:51:40.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this