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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Department for Education remove filter
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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 Schools: Standards more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Local Safeguarding Children Boards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of child sexual exploitation action plans by local safeguarding children's boards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 209052 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Ofsted undertakes a review of each local safeguarding children’s board (LSCB) at the same time as they undertake their inspection of local authorities’ services for children in need of help and protection and looked after children. Neither the review nor the inspection makes specific judgements about the sexual exploitation of children or the effectiveness of the local child sexual exploitation action plans. However, inspectors are required to include in the cases they evaluate “children at risk of harm from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect; inspectors will also want to identify those children and young people where the local authority have concerns that they may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation and those children and young people who have been missing from care, home and education”. In undertaking the LSCB review inspectors are required to “evaluate the quality and impact of the policies and procedures produced by the LSCB, such as the local thresholds document and the child sexual exploitation action plan.” An LSCB’s response to child sexual exploitation is considered as part of the overall judgement on the performance of the LSCB. Seven LSCBs of the 3<ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del> inspected since the new framework came into being in November 2013 have been found to be inadequate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Z
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less than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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21507
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Local Safeguarding Children Boards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local safeguarding children's boards have failed inspections on their child sexual exploitation action plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 209053 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Ofsted undertakes a review of each local safeguarding children’s board (LSCB) at the same time as they undertake their inspection of local authorities’ services for children in need of help and protection and looked after children. Neither the review nor the inspection makes specific judgements about the sexual exploitation of children or the effectiveness of the local child sexual exploitation action plans. However, inspectors are required to include in the cases they evaluate “children at risk of harm from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect; inspectors will also want to identify those children and young people where the local authority have concerns that they may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation and those children and young people who have been missing from care, home and education”. In undertaking the LSCB review inspectors are required to “evaluate the quality and impact of the policies and procedures produced by the LSCB, such as the local thresholds document and the child sexual exploitation action plan.” An LSCB’s response to child sexual exploitation is considered as part of the overall judgement on the performance of the LSCB. Seven LSCBs of the 3<ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del> inspected since the new framework came into being in November 2013 have been found to be inadequate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Z
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less than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Local Safeguarding Children Boards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of local safeguarding children boards' child sexual exploitation action plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 209003 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Ofsted undertakes a review of each local safeguarding children’s board (LSCB) at the same time as they undertake their inspection of local authorities’ services for children in need of help and protection and looked after children. Neither the review nor the inspection makes specific judgements about the sexual exploitation of children or the effectiveness of the local child sexual exploitation action plans. However, inspectors are required to include in the cases they evaluate “children at risk of harm from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect; inspectors will also want to identify those children and young people where the local authority have concerns that they may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation and those children and young people who have been missing from care, home and education”. In undertaking the LSCB review inspectors are required to “evaluate the quality and impact of the policies and procedures produced by the LSCB, such as the local thresholds document and the child sexual exploitation action plan.” An LSCB’s response to child sexual exploitation is considered as part of the overall judgement on the performance of the LSCB. Seven LSCBs of the 3<ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del> inspected since the new framework came into being in November 2013 have been found to be inadequate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T16:12:11.21Z
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less than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:41:22.6005788Z
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1605
star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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21592
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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1605
star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
100056
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Obesity: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2262 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government recognises that through physical education, competitive school sport and encouraging healthy eating, schools can help address the problem of childhood obesity. The PE and sports premium is part of a package of measures to tackle obesity in primary schools. Our research found 96% of schools said that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding. In addition, the introduction of universal infant free school meals will ensure that all infants receive a nutritious school lunch.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100058
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education remove filter
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: Poverty more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which suggests child poverty reduction targets will not be met, what steps they will take to ensure that those targets are met. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2264 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain committed to our goal of ending child poverty by 2020.</p><p>The ‘2014-17 Child Poverty Strategy’, published in June this year, outlines our plans to tackle the root causes of poverty, by:</p><ol><li>Raising the incomes of poor children’s families by helping them get into work and making work pay.</li><li>Supporting the living standards of low-income families.</li><li>Raising educational outcomes of poor children.</li></ol><p>Work remains the best route out of poverty. That is why the Government is introducing Universal Credit which will lift around 300,000 children out of poverty due to increased entitlements. This Government is also focused on breaking the cycle of poor children going on to become poor adults. That is why the Government has introduced policies - such as the pupil premium, worth £2.5 billion in 2014-15, to support poor children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap between them and their more advantaged peers.</p><p>The Government will publish a response to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are currently employed for more than 50 per cent of their working week to support the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education in his role as Accounting Officer; and what are their job titles. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL5808 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>A large proportion of the staff who work in the Department for Education support the Permanent Secretary in his role as Accounting Officer.</p><p>The information requested about those who do so for more than 50% of their working week is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Department for Education remove filter
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what regard they have given to pupil reflection in the new national curriculum. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5826 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The new national curriculum, to be taught from September 2014, reflects a body of essential knowledge and core concepts in key subjects. The Government does not believe that it is appropriate for the national curriculum to set out how teachers should teach, or how they should structure their school day. The national curriculum has been slimmed down to allow teachers more flexibility to use their professionalism and expertise to create lessons that really inspire and engage their pupils, and help them to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of materials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
42660
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Education remove filter
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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister discussed with Chancellor Merkel during her recent visit to the United Kingdom the proposal by the European People's Party that students should be given a "European Union education". more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5929 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister did not discuss the proposal by the European People's Party that students should be given a ‘European Union education' with Chancellor Merkel during her recent visit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
42669
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many schools in England is English not the first language of a majority of pupils. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL5938 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number and proportion of pupils whose first language is other than English is published as part of the Department for Education's annual statistical release ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics'. The latest release of this publication is for January 2013 and is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>The underlying data (school level schools pupils) contains information for individual schools, including the proportion of pupils whose first language is other than English.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this