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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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 Children: Day Care remove filter
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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 offers families in receipt of universal credit to meet the cost of childcare deposits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 157204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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157205 more like this
157206 more like this
157617 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
930984
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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 Children: Day Care remove filter
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 steps her Department has taken to reduce the waiting time for the reimbursement of upfront childcare deposits for families in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 157206 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
157204 more like this
157205 more like this
157617 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.483Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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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: Day Care remove filter
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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 Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on the budgets of non-maintained childcare and early education providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 2310 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Apprenticeship Levy will be paid by all UK employers with an annual pay bill of over £3 million and is charged at 0.5% of an employer’s annual pay bill.</p><p>The Apprenticeship Levy supports our commitment to reaching 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020. Employers in England who pay the levy will have an apprenticeship account. This is an online service that enables levy-paying employers to receive levy funds to spend on apprenticeships, manage their apprentices and pay their training provider.</p><p>It is for individual employers to calculate the impact of levy payments on their budgets.</p><p> </p><p>No employer that pays the levy will lose out if they take advantage of the opportunity to re-invest the money in high quality apprenticeship training.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for employers on paying the levy can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:49:31.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:49:31.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
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 Education, what recent evaluation she has made of the capacity of childcare providers to provide 30 hours of free childcare from the eight pilot schemes that are piloting the new childcare entitlement; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50513 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 2016-11-02more like thismore than 2016-11-02
star this property answer text <p>As promised, in September 2016, the Government launched 30 hours free childcare through eight Early Implementers one year in advance of full implementation of the offer from September 2017. Up to 5,000 working families will benefit in our eight Early Implementers areas. The Early Implementers are testing the delivery of the 30 hours free childcare offer, and providing valuable learning by developing a number of approaches. This includes supporting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and developing flexible models to meet the needs of working parents.</p><p> </p><p>In York, where there are no limits on the number of families who can benefit, around 83% of eligible families are already receiving 30 hours free childcare, just 6 weeks after the launch ‎of early implementation.</p><p> </p><p>The department has commissioned an independent evaluation of early implementation of the 30 hours free childcare offer. The evaluation is focusing on generating learning that can be used by Early Implementers and all local authorities ahead of national rollout in September 2017. There will be a national findings event in the spring next year, and a formal evaluation report will be published in July 2017.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 50514 more like this
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less than 2016-11-02T17:21:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-02T17:21:17.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
622033
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
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 Education, what proportion of funding from her Department for free childcare is retained by each local authority for central services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50597 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>Data from local authority planned spend for 2016-17 is publically available and includes their planned central expenditure for central services and contingency. The data is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/planned-la-and-school-expenditure-2016-to-2017-financial-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/planned-la-and-school-expenditure-2016-to-2017-financial-year</a></p><p> </p><p>This data is as reported by the local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T13:03:10.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T13:03:10.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what mechanisms her Department has for ensuring that local authorities manage their childcare funding effectively. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50574 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We are currently considering all responses to our recent consultation on proposals for a national funding formula for the early years. These proposals will ensure that funding for the early years is based on the costs of meeting the needs of local children, not on historic spending patterns.</p><p> </p><p>As we implement our proposals, which will be set out in the government’s response to the consultation in the autumn, we will closely monitor and review the impact to ensure that local authorities and providers are able to deliver the childcare entitlements in a sustainable way.</p><p> </p><p>We have also recently appointed Childcare Works as a delivery contractor to work with, and to monitor, local authorities on their preparedness for delivery of the 30-hours offer of free childcare for working parents.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T15:40:45.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T15:40:45.883Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers have breached her Department's statutory guidance issued in September 2014 that states that providers which charge for goods or services do not make this a condition of children accessing their place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50563 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 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of local authorities to ensure that providers deliver government-funded early education places free of charge, and that parents are not required to pay for additional services or consumables as a condition of accessing a place. The Government does not require local authorities to report breaches of this requirement centrally; however it has clearly set out local authorities’ responsibility for ensuring there are no compulsory charges for parents.</p><p> </p><p>The 2014 Statutory Guidance states that, in relation to delivery of the early education entitlements for two-, three- and four-year-olds, local authorities should ensure that if providers charge for any goods or services, this is not a condition of children accessing their place. The Statutory Guidance is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/298754/2014_Draft_Statutory_Guidance.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/298754/2014_Draft_Statutory_Guidance.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>We reinforced this position in the consultation on reforms to Early Years Funding which was published on 11 August. This makes clear that providers are free to charge parents for consumables (such as drinks, meals and nappies) or additional services (such as baby yoga, music lessons and trips) provided they are not compulsory. ‘So, for example, paying for additional services must not be a condition of taking up a free publicly-funded place’. The consultation document is available at: <a href="https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff" target="_blank">https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff</a></p><p> </p><p>We will publish updated Statutory Guidance in early 2017, which will restate the Government position on providers charging for additional services or consumables. We have consulted on draft updated Statutory Guidance which is available at: <a href="https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/childcare-free-entitlement/supporting_documents/STAT%20GUIDANCE%20latest.pdf" target="_blank">https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/childcare-free-entitlement/supporting_documents/STAT%20GUIDANCE%20latest.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 50573 more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T13:06:36.733Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T13:06:36.733Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure that all local authorities are aware of their duty to clarify the complaints procedure for parents in relation to their entitlement to free childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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unstar this property uin 50564 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 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is already clear in statutory guidance that local authorities should have a complaints procedure for parents who are not satisfied that their child has received their early education place, or are unhappy with any aspect of the way in which they have received it, and should publicise this to parents. This is set out at C.7 in Statutory Guidance, which is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351592/early_education_and_childcare_statutory_guidance_2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351592/early_education_and_childcare_statutory_guidance_2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department will also include this in the model agreement and the parental declaration template, annexed to the model agreement, which will be published later in the year. The new model agreement and parental declaration template will set out the Department’s expectations on what should be included in agreements between local authorities and childcare providers for delivery of the free early education entitlements for two-, three- and four-year-olds, in order to bring more consistent practice across different local authorities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T13:04:34.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T13:04:34.027Z
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4008
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
622038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to her Department was of commissioning Frontier Economics to develop a framework for measuring the impact of the new entitlement for free childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department has demonstrated its commitment to evaluating the longer-term impact of the free entitlement, by publishing an evaluation feasibility study in February 2016, and gaining independent advice on the data and methods open to us. Frontier Economics was commissioned by the Department to undertake this work at a cost of £14,850 (exclusive of tax).</p><p> </p><p>We have since commissioned an independent evaluation of Early Implementation of the 30 hours free childcare entitlement. This evaluation will focus on generating learning that can be used by Early Implementers and all local authorities ahead of national rollout in September 2017. It will be carried out by Frontier Economics working with NatCen Social Research and Ivana La Valle (an independent researcher).</p><p> </p><p>We will use the learning from the early implementers to continue to inform the full-roll out of the entitlement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T15:40:22.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T15:40:22.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will publish the data that it is using to measure the effectiveness of the free childcare entitlement in increasing the employment rates of parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq remove filter
unstar this property uin 50567 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 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department is developing plans to measure the success of the new entitlement, including its effectiveness in increasing the employment rates of parents, once it is in ‘steady state’ following the full rollout of the scheme from September 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T15:41:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T15:41:09.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this