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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Department for Education: Procurement 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, what the total value is of the contract put out to tender by his Department titled Income Contingent Repayment Student Loan Monetisation Programme: Financial Communication Services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 263840 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Income Contingent Repayment Student Loan Monetisation Programme, which will run for the period of 2022-23, aims to raise £15bn for the Exchequer. The value of the financial communication services contract is subject to a procurement exercise but will not exceed £115,000 for the term of the contract. The financial communication services are being tendered on a demand-led basis, meaning that the government has no obligation to use the contract or incur any expense.</p><p> </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 2019-06-17T15:37:48.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:37:48.28Z
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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 Angela Rayner more like this
1130347
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Adventure Learning Academy Trust and Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust 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, what inquiries his Department is undertaking into financial irregularities at (a) Bright Tribe Trust and (b) Adventure Learning Academies Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261231 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We require a high level of accountability and transparency of academy trusts. Academy trusts’ status as companies, charities and public sector bodies, means they have a more rigorous tri-partite framework and are held up to greater scrutiny. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has worked closely with the Trusts and investigations are ongoing.</p><p>The results of the investigations are sensitive and cannot be shared at this time. Investigations are by nature complex and can take time to achieve the desired outcome. The ESFA is pursuing several avenues to ensure that matters are resolved in the public interest.</p><p>In addition, the department is working with the sector to continue building capacity and expertise in financial management, supporting effective school resource management with specialist advisers, three-year financial forecasting and developing buying hubs, and recommended deals for all schools.</p><p>All of this is reflected in the compliance of the sector, with fewer than 2% of academy trusts subject to an active financial notice to improve and 98% of academy trust accounts receiving unqualified opinions in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.</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 2019-06-11T16:38:44.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:38:44.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130348
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust and Adventure Learning Academy Trust 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the September 2018 Panorama programme on Bright Tribe Trust and Adventure Learning Academies Trust; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261232 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 has taken significant steps to further strengthen academies’ accountability. This is reflected in the year on year updates to the Academies Financial Handbook which strengthen accountability and transparency in the sector. The department introduced new rules in April 2019 for the declaration or approval of related party transactions. Our requirements are the most robust processes for related party transactions in any sector in the country.</p><p>The level of transparency for academies is higher than for local authority schools. The vast majority of trusts operate with a cumulative surplus and at the same time, over half a million pupils now study in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ sponsored academies that typically replaced underperforming local authority maintained schools.</p><p> </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 2019-06-13T15:04:30.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:04:30.547Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130349
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust 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, what reports Bright Tribe Trust has submitted to his Department since 1 July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261233 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Bright Tribe Trust has submitted site inspection reports for Alde Valley Academy, Castle Hill Primary School, Colchester Academy, The Whitehaven Academy and Werneth Primary School since 1 July 2018.</p><p> </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 2019-06-12T16:20:34.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:20:34.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130350
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust 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, whether (a) his Department or (b) the Education and Skills Funding Agency hold copies of the minutes of any board meetings of Bright Tribe Trust Limited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261234 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Yes, the Department holds copies of minutes of Bright Tribe Trust Limited board meetings.</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 2019-06-11T16:41:18.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:41:18.127Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130351
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children in Care: Housing 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, what his policy is on (a) inspection and (b) regulation of semi-independent accommodation for looked-after 16 and 17 year-olds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261235 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>Ofsted is responsible for regulating and inspecting settings that provide both care and accommodation, such as children’s homes (including secure children’s homes) and fostering services, in which the majority of children in care are accommodated.</p><p> </p><p>Where it is judged to be in the child’s best interests, local authorities are also permitted to accommodate children in care and care leavers aged 16 or 17 in ‘other accommodation’. This includes a range of settings such as semi-independent units, supported accommodation, hostels, foyers and supported lodgings. These settings provide accommodation with either on-site or floating support. ‘Other accommodation’ settings can provide a useful stepping-stone for young people who are increasingly able to make decisions for themselves but are not fully ready for the challenges of maintaining an independent tenancy. As these settings provide support, rather than care, Ofsted does not regulate them.</p><p> </p><p>Where a local authority places a young person in unregulated provision, it must ensure that the accommodation is ‘suitable’. Suitable accommodation is defined in regulations, which state that, with regard to settings used to accommodate children in care the responsible authority should ensure that:</p><ul><li>the accommodation is suitable for the child in light of their needs, including their health needs;</li><li>it has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider;</li><li>the accommodation complies with health and safety requirements relating to rented accommodation; and</li><li>it has taken into account the child’s wishes, feelings and education, training or employment needs in respect of the responsible authority, so far as reasonably practicable.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further advice on suitable accommodation is provided in the Children Act Volume 2 statutory guidance, a copy of which is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Where a local authority places a young person out of area in unregulated provision there are additional safeguards in place. These require the placing authority to inform the host authority of their intention to place a young person with a provider in the host authority’s area, before confirming the placement. This provides an opportunity to check whether the host authority is aware of any concerns about the setting. This requirement is designed to ensure that poor quality providers are identified and exporting local authorities stop placing children in them.</p><p> </p><p>It is a long-standing principle that the local authority that took the child into care is responsible for supporting them, whether they are placed in that authority or outside the area. This enables the local authority to take into account the full range of needs of the young person and to ensure that if meets all of those needs. Moving to a system of shared accountability could create confusion about who is responsible for providing which services and runs the risk that young people placed out of area are not properly supported by either local authority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 261236 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:51:27.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:51:27.307Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children in Care: Location 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that the receiving authority has shared responsibility with the home authority for looked after children and young people who are placed out of area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261236 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>Ofsted is responsible for regulating and inspecting settings that provide both care and accommodation, such as children’s homes (including secure children’s homes) and fostering services, in which the majority of children in care are accommodated.</p><p> </p><p>Where it is judged to be in the child’s best interests, local authorities are also permitted to accommodate children in care and care leavers aged 16 or 17 in ‘other accommodation’. This includes a range of settings such as semi-independent units, supported accommodation, hostels, foyers and supported lodgings. These settings provide accommodation with either on-site or floating support. ‘Other accommodation’ settings can provide a useful stepping-stone for young people who are increasingly able to make decisions for themselves but are not fully ready for the challenges of maintaining an independent tenancy. As these settings provide support, rather than care, Ofsted does not regulate them.</p><p> </p><p>Where a local authority places a young person in unregulated provision, it must ensure that the accommodation is ‘suitable’. Suitable accommodation is defined in regulations, which state that, with regard to settings used to accommodate children in care the responsible authority should ensure that:</p><ul><li>the accommodation is suitable for the child in light of their needs, including their health needs;</li><li>it has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider;</li><li>the accommodation complies with health and safety requirements relating to rented accommodation; and</li><li>it has taken into account the child’s wishes, feelings and education, training or employment needs in respect of the responsible authority, so far as reasonably practicable.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further advice on suitable accommodation is provided in the Children Act Volume 2 statutory guidance, a copy of which is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Where a local authority places a young person out of area in unregulated provision there are additional safeguards in place. These require the placing authority to inform the host authority of their intention to place a young person with a provider in the host authority’s area, before confirming the placement. This provides an opportunity to check whether the host authority is aware of any concerns about the setting. This requirement is designed to ensure that poor quality providers are identified and exporting local authorities stop placing children in them.</p><p> </p><p>It is a long-standing principle that the local authority that took the child into care is responsible for supporting them, whether they are placed in that authority or outside the area. This enables the local authority to take into account the full range of needs of the young person and to ensure that if meets all of those needs. Moving to a system of shared accountability could create confusion about who is responsible for providing which services and runs the risk that young people placed out of area are not properly supported by either local authority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 261235 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:51:27.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:51:27.353Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1130357
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Lighting 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 5 June 2019 to Question 257589 on Academies: Lighting, if he will place those documents in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 261237 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The documents are sensitive whilst investigations are ongoing. The Department will consider publishing these reports once investigations are complete.</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
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less than 2019-06-11T13:47:46.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:47:46.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1129608
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Billing 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, whether his Department holds a copy of Electrical Services Project Management Ltd invoices to (a) Bright Tribe Trust and (b) Adventure Learning Academies Trust for Conditional Improvement Fund works in line with draw-downs from the Education Funding Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 260027 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Trusts have completed their initial review work to establish the facts surrounding existing concerns about Bright Tribe and Adventure Learning Academy Trusts, including those aired in the BBC Panorama programme of 10 September 2018. The results of the investigations are sensitive and cannot be shared at this time.</p><p>The Condition Improvement Funded works at The Whitehaven Academy and Fowey River Academy were undertaken by independent, externally appointed consultants. An official from the Department for Education was present at the technical inspection which took place at Fowey River Academy on 23 August 2018, but was not present at the Whitehaven Academy technical inspection, which took place on 17, 18 July and 30 August. However, officials had previously visited the academy on a number of occasions.</p><p>Our current policy is that reports into such reviews are published and we will do so once due process has been completed.</p><p> </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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260028 more like this
260029 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T12:07:18.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T12:07:18.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1129609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Billing 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, what discussions officials from (a) his Department and (b) the Education and Skills Funding Agency have had with the Director of Electrical Services and project Management Ltd on the (i) content and (ii) veracity of the invoices from that company to (A) Bright Tribe Trust and (B) Adventure Learning Academies Trust for Conditional Improvement Fund works in line with draw-downs from the Education Funding Agency; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne remove filter
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 260028 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Trusts have completed their initial review work to establish the facts surrounding existing concerns about Bright Tribe and Adventure Learning Academy Trusts, including those aired in the BBC Panorama programme of 10 September 2018. The results of the investigations are sensitive and cannot be shared at this time.</p><p>The Condition Improvement Funded works at The Whitehaven Academy and Fowey River Academy were undertaken by independent, externally appointed consultants. An official from the Department for Education was present at the technical inspection which took place at Fowey River Academy on 23 August 2018, but was not present at the Whitehaven Academy technical inspection, which took place on 17, 18 July and 30 August. However, officials had previously visited the academy on a number of occasions.</p><p>Our current policy is that reports into such reviews are published and we will do so once due process has been completed.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN
260027 more like this
260029 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T12:07:18.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T12:07:18.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this