Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1131995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
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 Erasmus+ Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) social and (b) economic value of the additional grants that are available from the Erasmus+ programme for widening student participation in (i) the current programme and (ii) the 2021-27 programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 264441 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer The hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the answer I gave on 8 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-08/252019/" target="_blank">252019</a>.</p><p>Further to this, the government is considering the value for money of the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme. This includes a range of monetisable and non-monetisable benefits and costs to ensure we capture all sources of potential economic value and cost. We will also want to consider carefully the impact of any of these options on students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities in our assessments.</p><p>This assessment is ongoing and is part of a wider, cross-government exercise on considering value for money of EU programmes.</p><p>Ultimately, any decisions about our participation in the Erasmus+ programme will also be a matter for wider negotiations about our future relationship with the EU.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Z
star this property answering member
4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1132008
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
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 Academies: Private Finance Initiative more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 current value is of PFI contracts for academy schools that are managed by local authorities; and how much Government funding is allocated to local authorities to undertake that work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 264325 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>After a school undergoes conversion to an academy, it is no longer managed by local authorities. In the majority of cases, local authorities typically charge a fee to the schools and academies within a private finance initiative (PFI) contract in respect of local authority management of the PFI contract. The Department does not hold details on these fees. For further information, please contact the relevant local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
394
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1132027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
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 Health: Students more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 his Department is taking to improve student wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 264318 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for this government, which is why we continue to work closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme within the sector. Step Change calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health as a strategic priority and adopt a whole-institution approach to mental health, embedding it across all policies, cultures, curricula and practice.</p><p>In addition, the government actively backs the introduction of a sector-led University Mental Health Charter, launched in June 2018. This will drive up standards in promoting student and staff mental health and wellbeing and it will invite universities to meet high standards of practice, including in areas such as leadership, early intervention and data collection.</p><p>On 5 June 2019, the Office for Students announced the award of almost £6 million of funding for 10 large-scale projects through a challenge competition, encouraging higher education providers to find new ways of combating student mental health issues. The projects involve over 60 different universities, colleges and other organisations including NHS services, the police and charities, together contributing matched-funding taking the investment up to £14.5 million. <br> <br> Higher education providers have legal responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) to support students, including those with mental health conditions. Whilst it is for providers to determine what welfare and counselling services they need to provide to their students to offer that support, the government is proactive in promoting good practice in this area.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T15:03:55.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:03:55.617Z
star this property answering member
4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131316
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answering body
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 Apprentices: Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on increasing the apprenticeship rates of the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
star this property tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 263126 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>As Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, I work with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the annual remit for the Low Pay Commission (LPC), who are responsible for making recommendations to the government about minimum rates of pay including the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage.</p><p>The government implemented in full the LPC’s 2019 recommendations. These included an apprentice rate as well as taking into account the long-term benefits that apprentices derive from training, the needs of employers and individual sectors and wider labour market pressures.</p><p>The current Apprentice National Minimum Wage rate rose to £3.90 per hour in April 2019, up from £3.70 per hour. This is a 5.4% increase and the apprentice rate is now at a record high in nominal and real terms. The LPC estimate that this rise will benefit up to 36,000 apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T18:43:57.75Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answering member
1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1131096
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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 Classics: Disadvantaged more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 encourage more people from disadvantaged backgrounds to study the Classics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 262272 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Since September 2014, the reformed national curriculum makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a modern or classical language in Key Stage 2. The Department introduced the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure in 2010 where entry into an ancient language GCSE (Latin, Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew) counts towards the languages element of the EBacc. Entry into ancient history GCSE counts towards the humanities element.</p><p>The Department continues to take action to improve teacher supply in classics subjects. Recruitment to classics initial teacher training (ITT) courses is unlimited and trainee teachers of classics will receive a bursary of £26,000 in 2018-19 if they have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Masters.</p><p>The £4.8 million Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Pilot commenced in December 2018. It is managed by the newly appointed Centre for Excellence and is run through nine school-led hubs to improve uptake and attainment in languages at Key Stages 3 and 4. The Department has also launched a pilot project in languages undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils to drive participation in the subject, specifically targeting areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:05:36.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:05:36.037Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1131103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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 Combined Cadet Force more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 encourage the establishment of Combined Cadet Force units in state schools in (a) Havering and (b) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 262279 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) was launched in 2012. It is delivered jointly between the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Education. Following a highly successful first phase of the CEP, which delivered 100 new cadet units in schools in England, the Government committed to a continuation of the programme to grow the total number of cadet units in schools to 500 by March 2020 and extended it across the UK, targeting state funded secondary schools.</p><p>The programme is nearing its successful completion and is on track to reach the 500 target. School Cadet Expansion Officers are employed in each region to promote the benefits of cadets and assist the schools in their application and preparations to establishing their cadet unit, once approved.</p><p>In Havering, Drapers Academy successfully established a school cadet unit in September 2013, but there have not been any other successful applications to set up new units in this area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:26:45.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:26:45.99Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1131105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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 Combined Cadet Force: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 encourage the establishment of combined Cadet force units in state schools in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 262281 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The second phase of the Cadet Expansion Programme was open to all the devolved administrations. To date, six schools in Northern Ireland have established a cadet unit or are in the process of doing so.</p><p>In Northern Ireland, increased engagement in the programme has been a result of active encouragement, support from regional staff, and an understanding in schools of the benefits of the cadet experience for pupils.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:24:21.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:24:21.387Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1131107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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 Combined Cadet Force: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 encourage children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to participate in Combined Cadet Force units in states schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 262283 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The criteria outlined below is used to target schools for engagement by regional School Cadet Expansion Officers. This includes cities and areas of high deprivation (as measured by the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index), areas where there is currently limited access to the cadet experience (either schools or community based) compared with the population of 13 to 18 year old children, and areas where Ministry of Defence (MOD) wants to generate interest in careers in the Armed Forces.</p><p>Since the start of the Cadet Expansion Programme, approximately 50 cadet units have been established in schools considered to have high or moderately high levels of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic pupils.</p><p>The MOD-sponsored Cadet Forces are inclusive organisations committed to equality of opportunity for young people, recognising diversity within their membership and regarding it as one of their greatest strengths.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:06:31.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:06:31.27Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1129490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
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 Free School Meals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students receiving free school meals (1) are children of working parents, and (2) have also received food parcels from a food bank in the previous 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15975 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>To be eligible to receive free school meals (FSM), a pupil or their parent must be in receipt of any one of the following listed benefits and must make a claim to the school for FSM:</p><blockquote><p>Income Support</p><p>Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance</p><p>Income-related Employment and Support Allowance</p><p>Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999)</p><p>The guaranteed element of Pension Credit</p><p>Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)</p><p>Working Tax Credit run-on: paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit</p><p>Universal Credit: if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).</p></blockquote><p> </p><p>We do not collect or hold data on the benefit which has qualified a pupil for FSM, therefore we are unable to identify those in receipt that may be in working households. We also do not collect any data on the number of pupils who may have received a food parcel from a food bank.</p><p> </p><p>The government believes there is a need for more robust statistics in order to better understand the trend in food insecurity. Building a better understanding of household food needs will help ensure we’re targeting support to those who need it most. This is why we have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics, and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey from April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>This means that from spring 2021, we will be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity at a national level, and for specific groups to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T11:28:42.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:28:42.13Z
star this property answering member
4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1129492
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
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 Adult Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that community adult learning providers are included alongside further education colleges in any future national adult education network, following the recommendation in the independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15977 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15978 more like this
HL15979 more like this
HL15980 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Z
star this property answering member
4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this