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884166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answering body
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 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 which groups and individuals they are asking for expert advice for their review of the second assessment for the identification of disabled students wishing to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance if the first assessment or identification has been carried out before the age of 16. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL6851 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 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2018 officials from the Department for Education wrote to the following organisations seeking their views on whether it should still be necessary for students with specific learning difficulties to have a post-16 diagnostic assessment when applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs): The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), The British Dyslexia Association, The British Psychological Society, Dyslexia Action, The Helen Arkell Institute, The National Association of Disability Practitioners, the National Union of Students, the Real Group, the University of Southampton, and The Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.</p><p> </p><p>It is inevitable that some of the organisations whose expert view we have sought for this review will provide diagnostic assessments, training to become diagnostic assessors or accreditation of that training, and will receive payment for those services. We will be mindful of that in reaching a final decision on the review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6852 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.137Z
star this property answering member
4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
884167
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answering body
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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the groups or individuals providing expert advice to their review of the second assessment for the identification of disabled students wishing to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance receive benefit from the payment that is charged for the second assessment, or have any members who receive such benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL6852 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 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2018 officials from the Department for Education wrote to the following organisations seeking their views on whether it should still be necessary for students with specific learning difficulties to have a post-16 diagnostic assessment when applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs): The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), The British Dyslexia Association, The British Psychological Society, Dyslexia Action, The Helen Arkell Institute, The National Association of Disability Practitioners, the National Union of Students, the Real Group, the University of Southampton, and The Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.</p><p> </p><p>It is inevitable that some of the organisations whose expert view we have sought for this review will provide diagnostic assessments, training to become diagnostic assessors or accreditation of that training, and will receive payment for those services. We will be mindful of that in reaching a final decision on the review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6851 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.183Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
861346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answering body
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 Degrees: Standards 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 rating of degree courses as gold, silver or bronze will also apply to those private colleges offering higher education degrees. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6329 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 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Private colleges offering higher education degrees can participate in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) if they meet the eligibility requirements. From the 2019-20 academic year, TEF will be a condition of registration for providers with more than 500 students on higher education courses. Smaller providers, for whom the cost of participation might be disproportionate, may participate on a voluntary basis if they meet the eligibility criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6386 more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T17:58:39.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T17:58:39.71Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
862938
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answering body
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 Higher Education: Private Education 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 private colleges that offer higher education degrees will be rated as gold, silver or bronze in the same way as universities. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6386 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 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Private colleges offering higher education degrees can participate in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) if they meet the eligibility requirements. From the 2019-20 academic year, TEF will be a condition of registration for providers with more than 500 students on higher education courses. Smaller providers, for whom the cost of participation might be disproportionate, may participate on a voluntary basis if they meet the eligibility criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6329 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-03-21T17:58:39.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T17:58:39.757Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
856313
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answering body
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 Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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 they have run an impact study on the likely effect on UK university finances of EU students having to pay international fees following Brexit; and if so, what was the outcome of that study. more like this
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Lord Fox more like this
star this property uin HL6103 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 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>EU students, staff and researchers make an important contribution to our universities. We want that contribution to continue and are confident – given the quality of our higher education sector – that it will.</p><p> </p><p>Analysis of Higher Education Statistics Agency finance data shows that in 2015/16, EU tuition fee income accounted for around 2.3% of total higher education institution sector income in the UK. However, some institutions are more dependent on the EU tuition fee income meaning the impact of leaving the EU may be greater for some institutions than others. The precise impact will depend on the outcome of the UK’s negotiations with the EU and the subsequent response of universities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6104 more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T17:33:51.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T17:33:51.573Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
4322
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Fox more like this
856314
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answering body
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 Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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 estimate they have made of the possible reduction in the number of EU students registering for UK universities in the event of those students having to pay international fees following Brexit. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Fox more like this
star this property uin HL6104 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 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>EU students, staff and researchers make an important contribution to our universities. We want that contribution to continue and are confident – given the quality of our higher education sector – that it will.</p><p> </p><p>Analysis of Higher Education Statistics Agency finance data shows that in 2015/16, EU tuition fee income accounted for around 2.3% of total higher education institution sector income in the UK. However, some institutions are more dependent on the EU tuition fee income meaning the impact of leaving the EU may be greater for some institutions than others. The precise impact will depend on the outcome of the UK’s negotiations with the EU and the subsequent response of universities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6103 more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T17:33:51.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T17:33:51.62Z
star this property answering member
4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
4322
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Fox more like this
850576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answering body
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 Degrees: Ceremonies 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 they have any plans to cap the amount that universities charge for students attending degree ceremonies. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5919 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 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous and independent organisations and as such, decisions on graduation ceremonies and whether to provide support to family members are a matter for individual providers.</p><p>The government expects higher education providers to consider access arrangements when planning graduation ceremonies, including any legal obligations they have under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published the attached guidance on their website for providers on avoiding discrimination at graduation and certificate ceremonies, which is available at: <a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/avoiding-discrimination-graduation-and-certificate-ceremonies" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/avoiding-discrimination-graduation-and-certificate-ceremonies</a>.</p><p>This government is committed to widening participation to higher education for students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups. Our ongoing reforms are helping provide talented young people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to study at our world-class universities. The Higher Education Act (2017) has established the Office for Students (OfS) which will have a statutory duty to have regard to promote equality of opportunity in access to and participation in higher education. As a result, widening access and participation will be at the core of the OfS’s functions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5920 more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T12:25:01.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T12:25:01.257Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1
star this property file name Avoiding discrimination - Graduation and certificate ceremonies.pdf more like this
star this property title Avoiding discrimination at award ceremonies more like this
star this property tabling member
4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
850577
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answering body
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 Degrees: Ceremonies 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 plans they have to support students from low income families who would like family members to attend a degree awarding ceremony but cannot afford the guest charges. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5920 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 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous and independent organisations and as such, decisions on graduation ceremonies and whether to provide support to family members are a matter for individual providers.</p><p>The government expects higher education providers to consider access arrangements when planning graduation ceremonies, including any legal obligations they have under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published the attached guidance on their website for providers on avoiding discrimination at graduation and certificate ceremonies, which is available at: <a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/avoiding-discrimination-graduation-and-certificate-ceremonies" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/avoiding-discrimination-graduation-and-certificate-ceremonies</a>.</p><p>This government is committed to widening participation to higher education for students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups. Our ongoing reforms are helping provide talented young people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to study at our world-class universities. The Higher Education Act (2017) has established the Office for Students (OfS) which will have a statutory duty to have regard to promote equality of opportunity in access to and participation in higher education. As a result, widening access and participation will be at the core of the OfS’s functions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5919 more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T12:25:01.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T12:25:01.32Z
star this property answering member
4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property attachment
1
star this property file name Avoiding discrimination - Graduation and certificate ceremonies.pdf more like this
star this property title Avoiding discrimination at award ceremonies more like this
star this property tabling member
4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
838912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answering body
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 Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders 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 current tender for the provision of strategic support to the workforce in mainstream and special schools includes specialist speech, language and communication needs provision; and if not, how they intend to fund such specialist provision for children beyond March. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL5552 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 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>In March 2017 the department agreed a one year contract with I CAN, on behalf of The Communication Trust (TCT), to develop sustainable programmes and resources to help the workforce develop their skills in supporting children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). That contract is due to end, as planned, at the end of March 2018.</p><p>The department is currently procuring a new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) strategic workforce contractor, to help schools develop improved knowledge and skills among their staff, in relation to specific impairments. This contract will include work to promote existing resources and training, as well as identifying and filling any gaps in provision.</p><p>The government is committed to supporting those with SLCN and will do more to embed knowledge and ensure good practice is disseminated and understood widely. The new Social Mobility Action Plan (SMAP), ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’, attached, prioritises work in the early years to close the word gap and improve early language acquisition for disadvantaged children. The SMAP includes proposals for continuing professional development training and an early language assessment tool for health visitors and early years practitioners, to ensure that any language delays can be picked up and the right support put in place quickly. The department expects to invite tenders for this work and welcomes bids from all suitably qualified organisations or consortia.</p><p>The department is also encouraging bids for the Strategic School Improvement Fund and the Teaching Leadership Innovation Fund, which focus on improving provision for pupils with SEND. The Education Training Foundation is also being funded to increase the capability and capacity of the workforce to respond to the needs of students in further education.</p><p>The department will continue to respond to all correspondence on this issue, setting out how the department will ensure that children with SLCN have the right support in place.</p><p>The government wants to ensure that all practitioners continue to be able to make good use of the wealth of materials, resources and training that the TCT have developed. It is expected that the member organisations of the TCT will share the training and materials, supported by our new SEND strategic workforce contractor. The department is in regular discussion with TCT about how best to achieve this beyond March 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5553 more like this
HL5554 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-22T12:02:34.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T12:02:34.483Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property attachment
1
star this property file name HL5552, HL5553, HL5554 - Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential.pdf more like this
star this property title Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential more like this
star this property tabling member
1241
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
838913
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answering body
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 Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they intend to make to the petition signed by 22,000 teachers, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists opposing the cuts in funding announced by the Department for Education; and whether they will communicate the reasons for their funding decision to those working in the sector. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL5553 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 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>In March 2017 the department agreed a one year contract with I CAN, on behalf of The Communication Trust (TCT), to develop sustainable programmes and resources to help the workforce develop their skills in supporting children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). That contract is due to end, as planned, at the end of March 2018.</p><p>The department is currently procuring a new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) strategic workforce contractor, to help schools develop improved knowledge and skills among their staff, in relation to specific impairments. This contract will include work to promote existing resources and training, as well as identifying and filling any gaps in provision.</p><p>The government is committed to supporting those with SLCN and will do more to embed knowledge and ensure good practice is disseminated and understood widely. The new Social Mobility Action Plan (SMAP), ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’, attached, prioritises work in the early years to close the word gap and improve early language acquisition for disadvantaged children. The SMAP includes proposals for continuing professional development training and an early language assessment tool for health visitors and early years practitioners, to ensure that any language delays can be picked up and the right support put in place quickly. The department expects to invite tenders for this work and welcomes bids from all suitably qualified organisations or consortia.</p><p>The department is also encouraging bids for the Strategic School Improvement Fund and the Teaching Leadership Innovation Fund, which focus on improving provision for pupils with SEND. The Education Training Foundation is also being funded to increase the capability and capacity of the workforce to respond to the needs of students in further education.</p><p>The department will continue to respond to all correspondence on this issue, setting out how the department will ensure that children with SLCN have the right support in place.</p><p>The government wants to ensure that all practitioners continue to be able to make good use of the wealth of materials, resources and training that the TCT have developed. It is expected that the member organisations of the TCT will share the training and materials, supported by our new SEND strategic workforce contractor. The department is in regular discussion with TCT about how best to achieve this beyond March 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5552 more like this
HL5554 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-22T12:02:34.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T12:02:34.547Z
star this property answering member
4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property attachment
1
star this property file name HL5552, HL5553, HL5554 - Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential.pdf more like this
star this property title Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential more like this
star this property tabling member
1241
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this