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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to families who have been reunited through refugee family reunion to access the social security system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237691 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Those who have joined a family member in the UK through refugee family reunion are entitled to the same support as any other person. As with anyone else, they will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and whether they require additional support to access DWP services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1105463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1108887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Veterans more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239329 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1056429
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia more like this
unstar 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 whether the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee will recognise assessments carried out by Associate Members of the British Dyslexia Association for children under 16 for the purposes of the Disabled Students' Allowance without the need for a second assessment. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13490 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13491 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
1056430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia more like this
unstar 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 common it is for those holding a British Dyslexia Association Assessment Practising Certificate to be involved with dyslexia assessments for those under the age of 16. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13491 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13490 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
1056486
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Erasmus+ Programme more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of reports that university funding may be lost for UK students wishing to study abroad under the Erasmus scheme in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL13536 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>We are in close contact and working with the UK National Agency to ensure that in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no agreement in place, the government’s guarantee on Erasmus will cover the payment of awards to UK applicants for all successful Erasmus+ bids submitted before the end of 2020.</p><p>The UK government has repeatedly made clear that it values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain, and we believe that the UK and European countries should continue to give young people and students the chance to benefit from each other’s world leading universities post-exit. This is reliant on the UK government reaching agreement with the EU for UK organisations to continue participating in Erasmus+ projects and we are seeking to hold these discussions with the EU.</p><p>We published a new technical notice, attached, at the end of January, which provides detailed guidance to organisations and students on the UK’s anticipated participation in the current Erasmus+ programme (2014 to 2020) in the event of no deal. The notice can also be found at: <a href="https://bit.ly/2GaP28y" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/2GaP28y</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:41:34.587Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL13536_Erasmus_technical_notice.docx more like this
star this property title HL13536_Erasmus_Technical_Notice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1059175
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
unstar 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, further to the answer by the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on 28 March 2018 (HC Deb, col 408WH) about unconditional university offers and autonomy over admissions, what data they hold on the number of students with offers for study at British universities with admission for deferred entry who were contacted by the Admissions and Access Service of those universities to indicate that they would no longer be offered their intended course; what assessment they have made of the cost implications that such decisions hold for each prospective student who as a result may be obliged to pursue their intended studies further afield; and what compensatory arrangements they consider to be appropriate for the failure to honour such places offered to students who satisfied previously advertised admissions criteria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL13570 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Higher Education institutions are independent, autonomous bodies. As such, they are responsible for their own admissions decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of applicants with offers for deferred entry who were no longer offered their intended course is not held centrally. Consequently, no assessment has been made of the cost implications to prospective students in this scenario.</p><p> </p><p>We are concerned by the steep rise in the number of unconditional offers being made to students. Where institutions cannot justify the rising numbers being offered we have made clear to the Office for Students that they should use the full range of powers at their disposal to take action. We expect universities to act responsibly when setting admissions criteria and expect admissions to be fair, accessible and transparent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T17:25:18.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T17:25:18.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1061390
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Education: Travellers more like this
unstar 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, further to the Written Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 4 February (HLWS1264), what action they will take to improve access for Gypsy, Traveller and  Roma young people to further and higher education. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL13770 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher and further education is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed should have  the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of their background or where they grew up. On 1 February 2019, we announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education. The announcement is attached and can also be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/universities-must-do-more-to-tackle-ethnic-disparity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/universities-must-do-more-to-tackle-ethnic-disparity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The new regulator for higher education, the Office for Students (OfS) has a statutory duty in regards to students who share particular characteristics, (protected under the Equality Act 2010), and where there is specific evidence that barriers exist that may prevent equality of opportunity, including those from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.</p><p> </p><p>Through Access and Participation Plans agreed with the OfS, higher education providers are expected to reduce the gaps in access, success and progression for under-represented groups amongst their students.</p><p> </p><p>Eligible 16 to 19 year olds do not pay tuition fees for post-16 further education (e.g. A Levels and approved technical qualifications). This enables young people to meet the requirement of continuing to participate in education or training beyond the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>Eligibility to receive public funding for further education for adults (those aged 19 and above), is based on age, prior attainment and a learner’s circumstances. Skills provision is prioritised and focussed towards young adults, those with low skills and unemployed people who are actively seeking work.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the government also provides financial support to enable learners to participate in post-16 further education, whatever their financial situation. This includes contributions to costs such as transport, childcare, essential books, equipment and accommodation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T12:25:55.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T12:25:55.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL13770__tackling_ethnic_disparity.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13770_Tackling_ethnic_disparity more like this
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2510
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1063551
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Billing more like this
unstar 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 who is responsible for monitoring the payment performance of universities and ensuring that they comply with the Public Service Contracts Regulations 2015. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL13789 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the definitions of “contracting authorities” and “bodies governed by public law” as specified by regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, not all universities fall under these regulations because, for some, the majority of their funding does not come from public sources.</p><p>Where the regulations do apply, it is the universities’ responsibility, as independent contracting authorities, to ensure they comply with their legal obligations. Failure to comply can leave them open to legal remedies, as set out in the regulations, following complaints from aggrieved suppliers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T11:59:24.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T11:59:24.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1064572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Learning Disability more like this
unstar 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, further to the undertaking in the letter from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Addington on 3 December that those diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties before the age of 16 will no longer have to undertake a second diagnosis to qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, whether those who have been qualified to carry out this assessment will continue to be so after February 2019. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13891 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13892 more like this
HL13893 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this