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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Pupils: Exercise 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 what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing the amount of physical exercise delivered by schools each day from 30 to 60 minutes. more like this
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Baroness Sater more like this
star this property uin HL17541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK Chief Medical Officers’ published guidelines in 2011 which recommended that children and young people aged 5-18 should do a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per day.</p><p> </p><p>It is up to schools to decide what opportunities to offer to pupils to be active, including through a diverse and challenging physical exercise (PE) curriculum that suits the needs of all their pupils. Under the Childhood Obesity Plan the government set an expectation that at least 30 minutes should be delivered in school every day through active break times, PE, extra-curricular clubs, active lessons, or other sport and physical activity events.</p><p> </p><p>The government restated this expectation in the School Sport and Activity Action Plan published earlier this month. A link to the Plan is attached here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-sport-and-activity-action-plan" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-sport-and-activity-action-plan</a>.</p><p>Through the action set out in the plan, the government will support schools to offer high quality PE and activity opportunities and take steps to increase the opportunities outside of school. As part of the plan, the government has committed to raising awareness of the appropriate levels of physical activity for children and young people, to align with updated Chief Medical Officers’ guidance on physical activity which is due in September 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The department will shortly be issuing procurement guidelines on the purchase and installation of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) for schools. MUGAs provide an excellent opportunity to enhance sports facilities for all schools, particularly those with limited outside space. They can be used all year round, increasing the ability of schools to help ensure as much sporting provision as possible.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T14:35:31.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:35:31.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL17541_school_sport_and_activity_action_plan.pdf more like this
star this property title HL17541_action_plan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sater more like this
1141912
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Free School Meals: Immigrants 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 Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 668–70), what plans they have to review access to free school meals for children who are affected by having no recourse to public funds. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
star this property uin HL17456 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>As per the response provided by my noble Friend, Baroness Williams of Trafford, during the debate on 23 July, decisions around recourse to public funds are made by the Home Office.</p><p> </p><p>Free school meals are available to disadvantaged families in receipt of certain qualifying benefits, including children of immigrants and refugees who are receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration &amp; Asylum Act (1999).</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office is able to exercise discretion to grant recourse to public funds where the family would otherwise be destitute. Where this entitles the family to receive certain benefits, they may also be able to claim free school meals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T15:28:28.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:28:28.7Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
1141955
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Schools: 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 what assessment they have made of any relationship between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils attending a school and the likelihood of that school receiving a good or outstanding Ofsted rating; and what steps they intend to take as a result of any such assessment. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL17499 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The department has not conducted an assessment of the relationship between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils attending a school and its likelihood of being rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding.</p><p>Schools are allocated additional funding, in the form of the pupil premium, for pupils on roll who are classed as disadvantaged. Pupils are classed as disadvantaged through having been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, being looked after or having left care through adoption or other specified routes. Schools have flexibility over the ways in which they use this funding to improve the attainment and other outcomes of their disadvantaged pupils and these can include measures to improve the quality of teaching received by those pupils. Ofsted will also consider how leaders and governors spend the pupil premium, their rationale and the intended impact, as part of school inspection.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:04.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:04.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1141923
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Breakfast Clubs 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 extend the National School Breakfast Programme beyond 1 April 2020; and when any such decision will be (1) made, and (2) announced. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17467 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The department is investing up to £26 million in a breakfast club programme, using funds from Soft Drinks Industry Levy revenues. This money will kick-start and improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 schools. The focus of these clubs has been to target the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s Opportunity Areas – to help ensure every child gets the best start in life.</p><p>A contract was awarded to Family Action in March 2018 and will run until March 2020. Family Action, in partnership with Magic Breakfast, have both been named as the leading charities responsible for running the Breakfast Club programme. Family Action are distributing the appropriate funding to participating schools who meet the eligibility criteria. Family Action has confirmed that they have reached their recruitment target of 1,775 schools.</p><p>We monitor management information from the programme on an ongoing basis and will fully review the effectiveness of the programme once the programme concludes, including the number of children attending. Decisions about any funding beyond March 2020 will be taken as part of the upcoming Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T15:46:28.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:46:28.643Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1141913
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Apprentices: Taxation 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 collate data on apprenticeship levy payments and spending by sector; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Foster of Bath more like this
star this property uin HL17457 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The apprenticeship levy is collected by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from employers with a pay bill in excess of £3 million per year. HMRC publishes monthly data on apprenticeship levy receipts which can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk</a>. The most recent update was published on 19 July 2019. This update has been attached and can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817746/Jun19_Receipts_NS_Bulletin_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817746/Jun19_Receipts_NS_Bulletin_Final.pdf</a>.</p><p>HMRC will continue to review the appropriate data to put into the public domain regarding the apprenticeship levy.</p><p> </p><p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency does not currently require levy-paying employers to register a sector when they set up an online apprenticeship service account to manage their funds. As we develop the apprenticeship service, we will continue to review the data we collect to improve user experience and outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>We already publish detailed data on apprenticeship starts, including levy-supported starts, and our engagement with employers and sector bodies to develop our understanding of how apprenticeships work for different sectors. The most recent update was published on 11 July 2019. All quarterly data releases include a main commentary which summarises apprenticeship starts by level, framework or standard, and whether or not they were levy-supported. This commentary has been attached and is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815291/Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_release_July19_main_text.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815291/Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_release_July19_main_text.pdf</a>. The whole quarterly release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL17457_HMRC_tax_and_NIC_receipts.pdf more like this
star this property title HL17457_June_Tax_Receipts more like this
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star this property file name HL17457_Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_Quarterly_Data_Commentary.pdf more like this
star this property title HL17457_Commentary more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T15:45:48.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:45:48.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foster of Bath more like this
1141421
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 STEM Subjects: Higher Education 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 Education, what discussions he has had with universities on the effect of higher education funding on the sustainability of STEM courses in (a) Portsmouth and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 281103 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Part of the teaching grant funding that the government provides to eligible higher education providers, via the Office for Students, is allocated to support the provision of high-cost subjects, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.</p><p>As part of the government’s consideration of the independent panel’s report to the review of Post-18 Education and Funding, Department for Education officials are holding discussions with a number of stakeholders, including universities. These conversations are likely to include higher education funding and the provision of high-priority courses, such as STEM.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:22:44.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:22:44.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141422
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 STEM Subjects: Higher Education 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on funding for STEM subjects at higher education institutions of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 281104 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Part of the teaching grant funding that the government provides to eligible higher education providers, via the Office for Students, is allocated to support the provision of high-cost subjects, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.</p><p>The department’s officials engage regularly with higher education institutions in relation to higher education funding and the provision of high-priority courses such as STEM, as well as on EU Exit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:29:25.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:29:25.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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131339
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141423
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Higher Education: Equal Pay 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 Education, what estimate he has made of the gender pay gap in higher education (a) at Portsmouth University and (b) in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 281105 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Since April 2017, employers with more than 250 staff are required by law to annually report gender pay gap information. All of the gender pay gap data published by organisations, including the University of Portsmouth, is available on the government’s reporting website: <a href="https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It is crucial that employers use their gender pay gap data to identify the barriers to women’s recruitment and progression and take action to break down those barriers. The government has published advice for employers on how to diagnose their gaps and develop an action plan, alongside evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap.</p><p> </p><p>The higher education (HE) sector has been proactive in taking action to address the gender pay gap and the government is supportive of this work. We have seen considerable progress in the number of women in leadership positions in HE, for example, the increase in female vice-chancellors. This is largely down to the dedicated efforts by the sector to improve the progression of women, through programmes such as the Aurora development programme and the world-renowned Athena Swan Charter. I also look forward to the findings of the Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, led by Professor Julia Buckingham, which we expect to see published in September.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:44:33.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:44:33.84Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141424
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Higher Education: Pensions 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on jobs of the decision not to support higher education institutions with increased pension costs (a) at Portsmouth University and (b) in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 281106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>In April 2019, the department published its response following the public consultation on funding increases to teachers’ pensions employer contributions for all Teacher Pension Scheme employers in England. All representations made by stakeholders, including the concerns raised by the University of Portsmouth, were considered, alongside all evidence relevant to the issues involved. This included the impact on redundancies, recruitment and retention. Details of this analysis can be found in figure 5 on page 14 of the government response, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-increases-to-teachers-pensions-employer-contributions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-increases-to-teachers-pensions-employer-contributions</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:35:52.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:35:52.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141403
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Speech and Language Therapy: Secondary Education 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 Education, what plans he has to increase the support provided to children and young people in secondary schools that have speech, language and communication needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 281097 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>On 20 June 2019, the government issued a letter responding to the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On – 1<sup>st</sup> Anniversary Update’ report, which was co-signed by ministers from the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Justice. The letter re-affirmed the government’s commitment to supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, the government announced new contracts worth more than £25 million to help ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including those relating to language and communication, receive the support they need.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May 2019, the former Secretary of State for Education (Damian Hinds), my right hon. Friend, the Member for East Hampshire, announced a call for evidence on making funding improvements to support head teachers in making provision for their pupils with SEND. The call for evidence closed on the 31 July 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:38:40.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:38:40.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131234
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property answering member 4113
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this