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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
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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 Pre-school Education: Closures 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 local authorities, in the event of the closure of a maintained nursery school to ensure continued educational provision of equal quality. 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 263887 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 (MNSs) 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 a MNS closes is a matter for local authorities, but the presumption against their closure includes a duty on local authorities to assess whether the alternative provision available is of equal or greater quality. Closure arrangements, such as the transfer of children and staff, are for local authorities to manage and the Department for Education is not involved in them.</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 2019-06-17T14:02:28.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:02:28.877Z
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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 remove filter
1131348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more 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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4113
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 remove filter
1129142
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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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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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2019 to Question 226665, whether his Department plans to start collecting information on the effect of the closure of maintained nursery schools on other local services. 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 259192 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for assessing supply and demand for childcare and ensuring that there are sufficient places available for working parents locally.</p><p> </p><p>Whether a maintained nursery school (MNS) closes or not is a matter for local authorities, but they should have regard to statutory guidance when deciding to close one, which includes consultation with all those who have an interest. The department is in regular contact with local authorities and the MNS sector.</p><p> </p><p>I announced on 28 February that the government would extend the supplementary funding paid to local authorities, by approximately £24 million. This enables them to fully fund MNSs for the whole of the 2019/20 academic year. What happens after September 2020 will be determined by the next Spending Review, informed by research we have published on the services, costs and quality of MNSs: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maintained-nursery-schools-contribution-to-early-years-provision" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maintained-nursery-schools-contribution-to-early-years-provision</a>.</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 259194 more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:36:27.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:36:27.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1129143
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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: Teachers 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, with reference to the Save the Children report entitled It all starts here and pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214547, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the number of people enrolling to train towards the award of Early Years Teacher Status. 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 259193 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>We do not require graduates in private, voluntary and independent early years settings. The early years initial teacher training (ITT) programme is demand-led. Training providers request the number of places they wish to deliver and these are fully funded.</p><p> </p><p>Data for the early years ITT programmes is published as part of the ITT Census at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759716/ITT_Census_2018_to_2019_main_text.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759716/ITT_Census_2018_to_2019_main_text.pdf</a>.</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 2019-06-06T15:39:33.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:39:33.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1129144
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 4 March 2019 to Question 226664, Pre-school Education: Closures, what assessment he has made of the relationship between reductions in core funding for local authorities and closures of maintained nursery schools. 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 259194 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for assessing supply and demand for childcare and ensuring that there are sufficient places available for working parents locally.</p><p> </p><p>Whether a maintained nursery school (MNS) closes or not is a matter for local authorities, but they should have regard to statutory guidance when deciding to close one, which includes consultation with all those who have an interest. The department is in regular contact with local authorities and the MNS sector.</p><p> </p><p>I announced on 28 February that the government would extend the supplementary funding paid to local authorities, by approximately £24 million. This enables them to fully fund MNSs for the whole of the 2019/20 academic year. What happens after September 2020 will be determined by the next Spending Review, informed by research we have published on the services, costs and quality of MNSs: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maintained-nursery-schools-contribution-to-early-years-provision" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maintained-nursery-schools-contribution-to-early-years-provision</a>.</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 259192 more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:36:27.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:36:27.977Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1093494
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
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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 Social Services: Sunderland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of children's services in Sunderland. 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 235783 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>Over the five-year period to 2019-20, councils have access, through the Local Government Finance Settlement, to over £200 billion to deliver local services, including children’s services. Core spending power has increased from £45.1 billion in 2018-19 to £46.4 billion in 2019-20. For Sunderland, this means an increase in core spending power of £235 million in 2018-19 to £239 million in 2019-20.</p><p>In addition to this, the Autumn Budget announced a further £410 million in 2019-20 for local authorities to invest in adult and children’s social care services.</p><p>The Department for Education (DfE) made an investment of £2.4 million towards the creation of Together for Children (TfC), the company responsible for delivering children’s services in Sunderland, which has started to make an impact on improving children’s services. In addition, we are supporting TfC to develop projects which will help to deliver better quality services for the children and families of Sunderland.</p><p>DfE are working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the review of relative needs and resources to develop a robust, up-to-date approach to funding distribution for children's services at local government finance settlements.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the sector to consider long-term children’s services funding as part of the upcoming Spending Review.</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 235784 more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T15:55:37.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:55:37.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1093495
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
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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 Social Services: North East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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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 of the change in the level of funding allocated to children's services in the North East on the wellbeing of children and families. 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 235784 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>Over the five-year period to 2019-20, councils have access, through the Local Government Finance Settlement, to over £200 billion to deliver local services, including children’s services. Core spending power has increased from £45.1 billion in 2018-19 to £46.4 billion in 2019-20. For Sunderland, this means an increase in core spending power of £235 million in 2018-19 to £239 million in 2019-20.</p><p>In addition to this, the Autumn Budget announced a further £410 million in 2019-20 for local authorities to invest in adult and children’s social care services.</p><p>The Department for Education (DfE) made an investment of £2.4 million towards the creation of Together for Children (TfC), the company responsible for delivering children’s services in Sunderland, which has started to make an impact on improving children’s services. In addition, we are supporting TfC to develop projects which will help to deliver better quality services for the children and families of Sunderland.</p><p>DfE are working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the review of relative needs and resources to develop a robust, up-to-date approach to funding distribution for children's services at local government finance settlements.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the sector to consider long-term children’s services funding as part of the upcoming Spending Review.</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 235783 more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T15:55:37.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:55:37.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1091299
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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, what discussion he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Governments on the establishment of a cross-Government plan for supporting children with speech, learning, and communication needs. 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 234159 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, as set out in our response to the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’ review on 23 October 2018. A downloadable copy of the government response can be found here: <a href="https://www.bercow10yearson.com/" target="_blank">https://www.bercow10yearson.com/</a>. The department continues to engage with a range of government departments to reinforce this commitment.</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 2019-03-22T14:03:21.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:03:21.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1090949
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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: Social Services 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, with reference to the Local Government Association estimate of a £3.1 billion funding gap in children's services by 2024-25, what plans his Department has to provide additional funding to local authorities for children and young people’s services. 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 233512 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that there will be a Spending Review this year. All long-term spending decisions will be made as part of that and we are working with the sector to ensure that decisions are based on the best available evidence.</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 2019-03-21T16:03:53.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:03:53.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4046
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1086747
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 5 March 2019 to Question 227098 on Pre-School Education: Closures, how much of the £26.3 million investment in the network of English Hubs has been allocated in each (a) region and (b) local authority. 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 230829 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>English Hubs Programme funding covers English Hub activity, as well as central aspects of the programme, including the English Hubs Council and (from 2019/20) the English Hubs Training Centre. Each hub will receive up to £261,044 in 2018/19. Additional funding of approximately £49,000 in 2018/19 covers hub school induction events and English Hubs Council engagement for all hubs. Each hub will engage with up to 85 schools this year, a total of 2,720 schools. Data is not held on the local authorities in which each of these schools is located.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the total number of hubs in each region in 2018/19:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Region</p></td><td><p>Number of Hubs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands &amp; Humber</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England &amp; North East London</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancashire &amp; West Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Central &amp; North West London</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East &amp; South London</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total for 2018/19</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The budget for 2019/20 will be allocated in due course.</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 2019-03-14T17:32:39.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:32:39.177Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson remove filter