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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the governance of multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14128 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The department’s expectations of effective governance in multi academy trusts (MATs) is set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and Governance Handbook. This includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that boards need to demonstrate to be effective. Both handbooks are currently being updated and once completed, copies will be <ins class="ministerial">placed</ins> <del class="ministerial">available</del> in the Libraries of both Houses. The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Academies Ambassadors Programme, over 1200 volunteers with commercial and business experience have been recruited to join academy boards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Z
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less than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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107039
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1002204
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were in care in the last 12 months; how many were adopted during that period; what was the average waiting time for adoption applications to be processed; and what percentage of children currently awaiting adoption have been waiting for longer than 18 months. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11225 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Figures showing the position for children looked after at 31 March 2018 will be published on the 15 November 2018.</p><p>The latest figures show that the number of children who were looked after as at 31 March 2017 was 72,670.</p><p>There were 4,350 looked after children adopted during the year ending 31 March 2017. In that period, the average time between the decision the child should be placed for adoption and the child being matched to adopters was eight months. These figures were published in 2017 in table A1, E1 and E2 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017 (SFR 50/2017)’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p>Some 2,580 children had a placement order but had not been placed for adoption as at 31 March 2017. 18 per cent (or 460 children) had been waiting 18 months or more since the adoption decision. Figures on the number and percentage of children categorised by other waiting times are published in table E4 of the above statistical publication.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1002205
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Adoption and Foster Care more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review of adoption and fostering policy. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11226 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 we have taken significant steps to review and reform the way that fostering and adoption services are delivered.</p><p><strong><br> </strong>In 2016 ‘Adoption: a vision for change’ was published which set out the government’s plans to address challenges in the adoption system over the following four years.</p><p>In July 2018 we published ‘Fostering better outcomes’ which set out the government commitments to improve the fostering system, in response to the Education Select Committee report into fostering and ‘Foster care in England’, an independent review published in January 2018.</p><p>We are committed to delivering the commitments set out in these reports, in order to help us to drive improvements across children’s social care<em>.</em></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T15:39:33.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:39:33.207Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1002468
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Parents: Death more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they record annually the number of children in full-time education whose mothers or fathers have passed away; and if so, how many such children there were in each of the last six years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11309 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not held centrally.</p><p>Information on schools and pupils is published at the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Crime Prevention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what education programmes (1) are in place, and (2) they intend to put in place, to enable schools and families to engage with children to prevent their becoming involved in criminality, gangs and violent behaviour. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11407 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>On 9 April 2018, the Home Office published a new ‘Serious Violence Strategy’, available in the Libraries of both Houses, including 61 recommendations spanning cross government departments to take action to address serious violence, and in particular, the recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide. The strategy puts a stronger emphasis on steering young people away from violence, helping them to change their behaviour and actions before they reach the stage where they are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.</p><p>The Department for Education is making relationships education compulsory in all primary schools, relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools and health education compulsory in all state-funded schools. Under the new reforms, the draft guidance, attached, sets out that pupils should develop positive, respectful relationships, including with their peers; and that violence is never acceptable. The draft guidance also covers awareness of violence and exploitation by gangs, as well as criminal exploitation, for example through gang involvement or ‘county lines’ drugs operations.</p><p> </p><p>Citizenship education also helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society – including an understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance, attached, sets out the legal duties that all schools must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL11407_draft_guidance_relationships_education.pdf more like this
star this property title HL11407_draft_guidance_relationships_education more like this
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star this property file name HL11407_Keeping_Children_Safe_in_Education__3_September_2018_14.09.18.pdf more like this
star this property title HL11407_Keeping_Children_Safe_in_Education__3_Sept more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T12:30:18.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T12:30:18.63Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1006688
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in public care are placed outside the boundary of the local authority with responsibility for their safety and wellbeing. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL11468 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The latest figures show that the number of children who were placed outside the boundary of the local authority responsible for their safety and wellbeing at the 31 March 2018 was 30,670, or 41% of all looked-after children. These figures were published in table A5 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the distance in miles between the placement of a child and the boundary edge of the local authority. The department does collect, however, two separate pieces of information in relation to placement location; the distance the child is placed away from their home postcode and whether the placement is located inside or outside their responsible local authority. The number of looked-after children placed outside their local authority boundary and more than 50 miles from their home was 5,380 (or 7% of all looked-after children) at 31 March 2018. There were 2,080 children (or 3% of all looked-after children) placed more than 100 miles from their home and outside their local authority boundary. These figures exclude children where the distance of the placement is unknown.</p><p>We want to reduce out of area placements, but they will always be part of the care landscape. Sometimes local authorities have to identify a placement outside of the child’s local area to disrupt gang violence, trafficking or sexual exploitation or where specialist provision is needed.</p><p>In recent years government has also increasingly asked local authorities to consider boarding as an option for looked-after children if it may be suitable for them and in some instances this may mean children are placed outside of their local authority area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11469 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:53:49.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:53:49.653Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in public care are placed more than (1) 50, and (2) 100 miles beyond the boundary of the local authority with responsibility for their safety and wellbeing. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL11469 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The latest figures show that the number of children who were placed outside the boundary of the local authority responsible for their safety and wellbeing at the 31 March 2018 was 30,670, or 41% of all looked-after children. These figures were published in table A5 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the distance in miles between the placement of a child and the boundary edge of the local authority. The department does collect, however, two separate pieces of information in relation to placement location; the distance the child is placed away from their home postcode and whether the placement is located inside or outside their responsible local authority. The number of looked-after children placed outside their local authority boundary and more than 50 miles from their home was 5,380 (or 7% of all looked-after children) at 31 March 2018. There were 2,080 children (or 3% of all looked-after children) placed more than 100 miles from their home and outside their local authority boundary. These figures exclude children where the distance of the placement is unknown.</p><p>We want to reduce out of area placements, but they will always be part of the care landscape. Sometimes local authorities have to identify a placement outside of the child’s local area to disrupt gang violence, trafficking or sexual exploitation or where specialist provision is needed.</p><p>In recent years government has also increasingly asked local authorities to consider boarding as an option for looked-after children if it may be suitable for them and in some instances this may mean children are placed outside of their local authority area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11468 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:53:49.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:53:49.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
1007496
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care: Further Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support relevant authorities are required by law to provide to looked-after children in further education. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL11497 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The statutory duty on local authorities, to promote the education of their looked-after children, applies equally to those in further education (FE). This means looked-after children in FE receive support from their authority’s Virtual School Head and have a Personal Education Plan. This plan should help the local authority and education setting monitor and maximise the young person’s progress.</p><p>Local authorities have a duty to provide financial assistance to care leavers to support their participation in education or training; for example, by contributing to travel costs. In addition, looked-after children in FE are a priority group for the 16 – 19 bursary for defined vulnerable groups, worth up to £1200 a year. Looked-after children or care leavers aged 16 to 24 doing an apprenticeship are eligible for a one-off bursary of £1000 to fund the cost of transition into work and support them in their first year of apprenticeship. If care leavers are following a recognised course of higher education, the authority that looked after them must pay them a one-off bursary of £2000.</p><p>Universities are independent bodies and are best placed to decide how best to support their students. Many universities already provide a range of support to help enable more vulnerable students to attend their institution and access higher education. For example, The University of Sussex, offers care leavers a bursary of £3,000 cash for every year of study and a £500 study grant, as well as a guaranteed room in a campus-based residence for their entire course, including all holidays.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T17:20:22.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:20:22.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
1007507
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Care Homes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of available residential care for vulnerable children; and what effect, if any, the withdrawal of grants to local authorities by 2020 will have on the quality of provision. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11506 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted, as the independent regulator, undertake regular inspections of all children’s homes in England to make sure homes are complying with statutory requirements. In 2017, 82% of all children’s homes were rated good or outstanding following their inspection, while only 3% received a judgement of inadequate. Homes that are judged to be inadequate are subject to twice-yearly inspections; if there is no improvement, the home may be removed from Ofsted’s register and required to close.</p><p>Local authorities have access to council tax, business rates and other funding to deliver their local services. Over the five-year period from 2015-16 to 2019-20, local authorities will have access to more than £200 billion to deliver these services, including children’s residential care.</p><p>Autumn Budget 2018 made an additional £410 million available to be spent on adult and children’s social care, and a further £84 million in targeted, evidence-based interventions to transform local services. These interventions will reduce demand, save money for councils, and most importantly, improve the quality of services for vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T14:07:56.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:07:56.667Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1007924
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Musical Instruments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many children learn to play a musical instrument in school; and whether the number has risen or fallen since 1997. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL11533 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Information regarding the total number of children who have learned to play musical instruments at school since 1997 is not held centrally. However, according to the data for 2016/17, recently published by Arts Council England, 711,241 pupils learned to play instruments together as a whole class through the music education hub network. The equivalent figure for 2012/13 was 531,422.</p><p> </p><p>Music is compulsory in the National Curriculum for pupils aged 5-14. The National Curriculum programmes of study for music say that children should be taught to play instruments in key stages 1, 2 and 3. In maintained schools, pupils also have an entitlement in key stage 4 to study an arts subject (which includes music) if they wish.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T17:05:05.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:05:05.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this