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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 153906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
43047
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 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 steps he is taking to offer compensation to initial teacher training applicants who have been wrongly advised that they failed the professional skills test and denied the opportunity to train as teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
unstar this property uin 192133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has written to candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the Professional Skills Tests and provided a helpline number to contact should they wish to discuss their options or seek support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
43048
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 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, which contractors will be responsible for the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants for the 2014-15 academic year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
unstar this property uin 192131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>No contract has been agreed with any contractor as yet. The Department for Education is in the process of negotiating a contract through a framework agreement. Once a contract has been signed we will make public the identity of the contractor.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1400
unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
43049
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 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 further information he will give to initial teacher training providers about candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the professional skills test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
unstar this property uin 192132 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Professional Skills Test results database has been updated to reflect the change in outcome for those candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed their Skills Test. Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers have access to this database.</p><p>Any candidate affected in this way was instructed to contact the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) if they wanted to discuss their options.</p><p>The STA have also written to all providers of ITT courses to inform them of the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1400
unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of initial teacher trainees were service leavers in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13 and (f) the current academic year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 192174 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold this information prior to March 2011. Between 2010 and 2012/13, 0.12% of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees declared themselves as having an armed forces background. ITT census information and performance profiles can be found online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of service leavers (a) applied to and (b) were accepted on initial teacher training in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, (v) 2012-13 and (vi) the current academic year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 192175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>In the 24 month period between March 2011 and April 2013, 322 service leavers applied to postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT). 132 of these were successful. This is an average of six successful applicants per month.</p><p>In the current academic year we have introduced the new Troops to Teachers undergraduate route. This is not comparable to previous years as it is a dedicated undergraduate route which is only for service leavers.</p><p>982 service leavers applied to Cohort 1, and the application process ran for 4 months. 41 service leavers joined the programme in January 2014. This is an average of 10 successful applicants per month. We expect a higher acceptance rate for Cohort 2 as we develop this new programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many service leavers have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted on the Troops to Teachers programme to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 192172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Troops to Teachers undergraduate programme is a brand new programme, which started in January 2014. It provides a route into teaching for non-graduates with relevant skills and experience. It is a school-based two year programme, at the end of which service leavers will have both a degree and Qualified Teacher Status.</p><p>982 service leavers submitted an initial application to cohort 1 of the new undergraduate Troops to Teachers programme. 332 of these applications went forward to be considered by the initial teacher training provider, which is the normal first stage for initial teacher training applications. 41 service leavers joined the Troops to Teachers programme in January 2014.</p><p>These figures represent only the first cohort of Troops to Teachers trainees. We are looking forward to more service leavers joining the programme this September.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Statement of 13 March 2014 by the Minister for Schools, how much of the funding announced will come from (a) his Department's budget and (b) the Treasury. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
unstar this property uin 192041 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed to provide £350 million in 2015-16 to the least fairly-funded local authorities in England. We are able to achieve this without any local authority receiving a cut to its per-pupil schools budget.</p><p> </p><p>We are able to deliver this boost by using money from within our protected schools budget and because HM Treasury will provide additional funding as required.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education intends to find the majority of the £350 million from within its existing protected schools budget as determined at the Spending Round in June 2013. Based on current forecasts, the Treasury will provide around £90 million in addition to the Department's contribution.</p><p> </p><p>The precise level of any additional funding from the Treasury will become clear when we have final data on pupil numbers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish any correspondence he had with Baroness Neville-Jones on her appointment and resignation as a Minister. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
unstar this property uin 191038 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
star this property answer text <p>I speak to Ministers and discuss the Government&rsquo;s priorities on appointment. Copies of the exchange of letters between Baroness Neville-Jones and me on her resignation from Government are available on the gov.uk website.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witney more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Cameron more like this
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unstar this property file name 2011.05.09 Letter from Baroness Neville-Jones.PDF more like this
star this property title 2011.05.09 Letter from Baroness Neville-Jones more like this
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unstar this property file name 2011.05.09 Letter from the Prime Minister.PDF more like this
star this property title 2011.05.09 Letter from the Prime Minister more like this
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less than 2014-03-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-11T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Cameron more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, whether the possibility of Israel (a) disarming its nuclear weapons capability and (b) joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was discussed with (i) his Israeli counterpart, (ii) other Israeli ministers and (iii) members of the Knesset during his visit to Israel on 12 and 13 March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
unstar this property uin 192110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>I did not discuss this issue during my recent visit to Israel.</p><p> </p><p>The Government consistently call on Israel to join the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state and to agree a full scope Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. We continue to support the objective of a Middle East free from Weapons of Mass Destruction and continue to encourage Israel to participate in discussions to that end.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witney more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Cameron more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Cameron more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this