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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Education more like this
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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: Day Care 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of private voluntary and independent childcare settings in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 263154 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>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member for Manchester Central and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</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 2019-06-17T13:52:09.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:52:09.35Z
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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 Lucy Powell more like this
1131213
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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: Finance 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 list for each multi-academy trust that has had deficit funding approved (a) the amount of funding approved, (b) whether it is linked to a financial turnaround plan, (c) the period it covers, (d) the date on which it was approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency or the Department and (e) the amount that is recoverable and non-recoverable in each case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 263155 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>Academy trusts have primary responsibility for their own financial affairs and where the Education and Skills Funding Agency intervene, we work with each trust to put in place a recovery process that underpins education provision with strong financial management and oversight. This can include the provision of deficit funding, issuing a financial notice to improve or, in the most serious cases, termination of the Funding Agreement.</p><p>Where we have provided deficit funding as part of this process, this information is reflected in trusts’ accounts. Attached is a document setting out deficit funding information for the most recent year available, financial year 2017-18. The department records deficit funding by the academy that funding is associated with and this is also reflected in the attached document.</p><p>As of March 2018, the total number of academies for which deficit funding was agreed in financial year 2017-18, reflects less than 1% of all open academies, and less than 0.2% of the total funding allocated to academies for the 2017-18 academic year.</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 2019-06-17T15:22:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:22:37.6Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 263155_Academy_deficit_funding.pdf more like this
star this property title 263155_table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1131229
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Schools: Finance 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, pursuant to his Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 228138, if he will publish any assessment carried out on the effect on disabled children of any decision to not allow local authorities to move funding from the schools block into the high needs block. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 263164 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>We are keen for funding allocated through the schools’ block to be passed on to schools, which is why as part of the introduction of the national funding formula (NFF), we made the decision to ring-fence this funding from 2018-19 onwards. However, in recognition of the importance of local flexibility, we have allowed local authorities to transfer of up to 0.5% out of the schools funding block of the dedicated schools grant to the high needs funding block, with the agreement of their schools forum. We produced an equalities impact assessment alongside the NFF, which considered potential impacts on children with protected characteristics, which can be accessed at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648520/NFF_Equalities_Impact-Assessment.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648520/NFF_Equalities_Impact-Assessment.pdf</a>.</p><p>Exceptionally, local authorities can apply for transfers outside these rules. Within the schools revenue funding operational guide (paragraph 138): <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pre-16-schools-funding-guidance-for-2019-to-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pre-16-schools-funding-guidance-for-2019-to-2020</a>, we set out what evidence we expect a local authority to present to their schools forum to support any proposals to transfer funding from the schools block.</p><p>In submitting an exceptional case to transfer funding from the schools block, local authorities have to carry out an assessment of the equalities implications of their proposal. These equalities assessments, the published equalities impact assessment (link above) and the quality of the evidence provided by local authorities are all taken into account in the evaluation of exceptional cases put forward by local authorities.</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 2019-06-17T13:58:11.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:58:11.93Z
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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 Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1131316
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Apprentices: Minimum Wage 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 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
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 263126 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>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
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less than 2019-06-17T18:43:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T18:43:57.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1131332
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Apprentices 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 (a) women and (b) men in each local authority area in England started an apprenticeship in each sector subject area in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 263027 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>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 6 June 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-06-03/259326/" target="_blank">259326</a>.</p><p>For additional information on apprenticeship starts by geography or learner characteristics, the further education data library can be accessed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a>.</p><p> </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
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less than 2019-06-17T13:49:30.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:49:30.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1131348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Pre-school Education: Closures 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2019 to Question 226665, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of local authority budgets to fulfil the statutory requirement of alternative nursery provisions of equal quality, in the event that a Maintained Nursery School closes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 263143 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>Maintained nursery schools (MNS) make a valuable contribution to improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged children. There is a presumption against their closure. This does not mean that they can never close, but if they do, any replacement provision must be of equal quality, preserve expertise and be more accessible and convenient for parents.</p><p>Whether or not an MNS closes is a matter for local authorities. However, the presumption against their closure includes a duty on local authorities to assess whether the alternative provision available is of equal or greater quality. No assessment has been made of the adequacy of local authority budgets to do this.</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 2019-06-17T13:38:54.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:38:54.417Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this
1131395
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Apprentices: Taxation 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 he has made an assessment of proposals by ScreenSkills to reform the apprenticeship levy to (a) increase the number of paid apprenticeships in the film and TV industry and (b) enable apprenticeship training agencies to employ and pay the wages of apprentices and to arrange apprentice training with a number of different engagers on short-term projects; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 263211 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>We have a well-established working relationship with ScreenSkills and welcome their feedback on the impact of our apprenticeship reforms on the film and television industries. This, together with feedback from our broader engagement with employers, is informing our ongoing evaluation of the impact of the reforms in England and our work to promote apprenticeships under the Creative Industries Sector Deal.</p><p>In my capacity as the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, I met the CEO of ScreenSkills in October 2018 to discuss their work to support the take-up of apprenticeships in the UK’s world-leading film and television industries. Officials from the Education and Skills Funding Agency continue to meet representatives of the organisation.</p><p>Levy-paying employers can already transfer funds to an Apprenticeship Training Agency, which acts as the apprentice’s employer. We recognise that this model can provide a valuable opportunity for employers, including those in the film and television industries and the creative sector more generally, to realise the benefits of apprenticeships for their business. We are continuing to engage with ScreenSkills to explore how such arrangements could support the creative industries.</p><p>In response to feedback from employers in a range of sectors, we have recently raised the cap on the amount of funds that levy-payers can transfer from 10% to 25% of the annual value of funds entering their apprenticeship service accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:44:19.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:44:19.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Educational Exchanges 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 support his Department provides to EU universities wanting to send non-EU students to UK universities on exchange programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 262364 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 terms of international exchanges are the responsibility of individual higher education institutions. The main exchange programme supported through public funding in the UK is Erasmus+, a European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, which provides funding for both EU and non-EU students to come to UK universities.</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 2019-06-13T16:03:57.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:03:57.093Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 GCE A-level and GCSE 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 estimate he has made of the number schools teaching GCSEs over three years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of this practice on A level subject choices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 262365 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>In the Department’s Winter 2017 School Snapshot Survey, responses from secondary schools that teach Year 9 pupils were as follows: 35% of respondents stated that all their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for all subjects, 28% stated that all their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for some subjects, 9% stated that some of their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for some subjects, 27% stated that none of their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4.</p><p>The snapshot survey report can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-snapshot-survey-winter-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-snapshot-survey-winter-2017</a>.</p><p>The information requested is not held centrally regarding administrative data of when individual schools start teaching Key Stage 4. The Department has made no assessment of the effect of this practice on A level choices.</p><p> </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
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less than 2019-06-13T15:16:49.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:16:49.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1130877
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges 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 publish the allocation of revenues from the Immigration Skills Charge in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 262354 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>In 2017-18, income from the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) contributed £75 million to the department’s skills budget.</p><p>While the income raised is not additional funding for skills, the ISC is helping to maintain the department’s existing skills budget and existing level of investment in skills in England. As such, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of how the department’s ISC allocation is spent.</p><p>The ISC ensures that we can continue to invest in developing the skills that the country needs and also addresses skills gaps in the workforce. Similarly, it helps to maintain funding levels for each of the devolved administrations.</p><p>My letter of 17 January 2019 to the chairs of the Education and Home Affairs committees about the ISC, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and is available to view at the following link: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/</a>.</p><p>An internal review of the ISC, based on Home Office data, was undertaken in the second quarter of 2018. We continue to keep this policy under review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262355 more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this