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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) which local authority children's services departments have been found by Ofsted since January 2015 to be persistently or systemically failing; (2) which were made subject to the appointment of commissioners; and (3) which are currently run by commissioners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL1075 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department has categorised local authority children’s social care services as ‘systemic’ or ‘persistent’ failures since December 2015 when it introduced a tougher intervention regime. The following authorities have been subject to this new policy:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>LA</p></td><td><p>Systemic/Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barnet</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bromley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dudley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklees</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reading</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandwell</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Torbay</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Worcestershire</p></td><td><p>Persistent &amp; Systemic</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of these authorities have been subject to the appointment of Commissioners, with the exception of Barnet where recruitment for a Commissioner has not yet concluded. These authorities retain accountability for the effective running of their children’s services. Commissioners do not run the services, but do make recommendations to the Secretary of State on whether operational control of services should be removed from the council. Where Ministers accept a recommendation that services should transfer to alternative delivery arrangements, such as a new Children’s Services Trust, Commissioners will oversee this process</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
751168
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Education more like this
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January (HL4582), to what extent the training for foster carers and support workers commissioned from the Refugee Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking addresses (1) the indicators of modern slavery, and (2) particular risks and needs of children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL765 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to update the practice guidance ‘Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked’. The revised statutory guidance ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ will be published this autumn.</p><p>The training for foster carers and support workers that DfE commissioned from the Refugee Council and ECPAT enables those caring for unaccompanied and trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and equips participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants were also provided with access to an e-learning course to help recognise the needs of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions carers and professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.</p><p>Foster carers and support workers attended training courses located in 48 local authorities (see list below). Training was not limited to carers from those authorities.</p><p>The forthcoming safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children will address the need for any additional training required by foster carers and support workers to care for children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation.</p><p>Further to the training which has recently commissioned, the statutory guidance on ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ states that “Everyone involved in the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children should be trained to recognise and understand the particular issues likely to be faced by these children. This includes recognising the indicators of trafficking as a child’s previous history or current experience of being trafficked might not be apparent on entering care.&quot;</p><p>List of local authorities where the training by ECPAT and Refugee Council was located:</p><p>Bolton</p><p>Bournemouth</p><p>Bristol</p><p>Bromley</p><p>Cambridgeshire</p><p>Camden</p><p>Cheshire East</p><p>Cornwall</p><p>Coventry</p><p>Croydon</p><p>Derbyshire</p><p>Devon</p><p>Doncaster</p><p>East Riding</p><p>Essex</p><p>Gloucestershire</p><p>Hampshire</p><p>Haringey</p><p>Harrow</p><p>Hertfordshire</p><p>Kent</p><p>Lambeth</p><p>Lancashire</p><p>Leeds</p><p>Leicester City</p><p>Leicestershire</p><p>Liverpool</p><p>Manchester</p><p>Medway</p><p>Merton</p><p>Middlesbrough</p><p>North Somerset</p><p>North Tyneside</p><p>Northumberland</p><p>Nottingham City</p><p>Oldham</p><p>Sheffield</p><p>Shropshire</p><p>Somerset</p><p>Staffordshire</p><p>Suffolk</p><p>Sunderland</p><p>Thurrock</p><p>Walsall</p><p>Warrington</p><p>West Sussex</p><p>Wiltshire</p><p>Worcestershire</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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HL764 more like this
HL766 more like this
HL767 more like this
HL768 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Z
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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 McColl of Dulwich more like this
730994
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Education more like this
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim schools, including madrassas, there are in England; how they monitor teaching in those schools; and whether they intend to legislate to require all teaching in such schools to be conducted in English. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL17 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>In England there are 27 publicly-funded schools (i.e. local authority maintained schools and academies, including free schools) having a designated religious character as Muslim; and 148 independent schools registered as having a religious ethos of Muslim or Islam, or having a designated religious character of Muslim or Islam (or both)<strong><em>. </em></strong> The Department for Education does not regulate madrassahs or other out-of-school education settings and does not hold a complete record their numbers.</p><p>The quality of teaching in Muslim schools in England is inspected by Ofsted or one of the independent inspectorates approved by the Secretary of State.</p><p>All publicly funded schools must teach English to pupils up to the age of 16. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching in the vast majority of circumstances. The statutory independent school standards require that pupils acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills. While independent schools are not required to teach in the medium of English, the standards require that where they do not, lessons in written and spoken English are provided.</p><p>The Department has no plans to legislate further to require schools to teach in the medium of English. The Department launched a call for evidence setting out proposals for a new system for regulating out-of-school education settings providing intensive education, but this did not suggest that they should be required to teach in English.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
749918
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government how many academies there are in North-West England. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
star this property uin HL603 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 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 566 academies, free schools, studio schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs) in the North West region of England. The breakdown of these is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North West</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>566</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 6,925 academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs in England</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>4,615</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>1,878</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>6,925</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Z
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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 Fearn more like this
755145
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships there are in England. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>This information about apprenticeships and their demographics is published for England in the further education and skills statistical first release. The information can be found in the main tables 2 and 6 (2015 to 2016 academic year), and 21 (2016 to 2017 academic year reported to date).</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Previous and future publications are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL1155 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Department for Education more like this
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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
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many children and young people have undertaken home tuition in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL461 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of children being educated at home are not collected centrally.</p><p>Parents have a legal duty under Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 to ensure that a child of compulsory school age receives an efficient and full-time education suitable to its age, ability and aptitude, and any special education needs - either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. ‘Otherwise’ includes education at home. There are no other specific requirements relating to the content of such education, unless a child has a statement of special educational needs or an Education and Health Care Plan, which can specify that the child is being educated at home. If it does, the local authority is under a duty to ensure the provision specified is made.</p><p>Parents choosing to educate at home take on the responsibilities involved, including financial responsibility. There is no entitlement to support. Some local authorities offer guidance, and there are other organisations which offer guidance or provide part-time education in specific subjects to supplement home education.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL462 more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:56:08.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:56:08.81Z
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752000
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for Education more like this
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many children referred to the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery in each year since 2010 were placed under a care order according to section 31 of the Children Act 1989; and what were the nationalities of those children. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL835 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Z
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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 McColl of Dulwich more like this
750576
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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 Her Majesty's Government how many free schools have closed, or are planning to close; and who bears the costs of any outstanding capital or revenue debts. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>There are currently 346 free schools open. Since 2010, six free schools have closed and two closures are planned for summer 2017. The primary objective of the Department when making a decision to close a school is to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for pupils and to secure value for money for the taxpayer. The Department would expect the responsible body to meet any outstanding costs or debts. Where this is not possible, the Department would consider providing financial support if reasonable to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-07-17T16:16:37.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:16:37.487Z
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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
753269
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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 Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion of, schools in the UK have a library; and how they assess the quality of such libraries and their staff. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL956 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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755195
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much money was advanced for Advanced Learner Loans in relation to qualifications at Level 4 or higher in 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The total outlay for new and continuing learners funded by an Advanced Learner Loan for eligible qualifications at Level 4 or higher in the 2015-16 financial year was £8.625 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash remove filter
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less than 2017-07-28T10:03:55.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:03:55.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this