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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>My Department has published its assessment of the potential merits of investing in maritime decarbonisation, as set out below.</p><p>In 2015, the Department published the Maritime Growth Study, which considered all aspects of the maritime sector and identified where action could be taken to generate growth. Following the publication of Maritime 2050 in 2019, which builds on the findings of the Maritime Growth Study, the Department published the Clean Maritime Plan, which identified the potential for clean economic growth in the UK as a result of the transition to zero emission shipping.</p><p>Alongside the Plan, the Department published an assessment of the value of potential economic opportunities from low and zero emission shipping. This review provided a framework for assessing the scale of the opportunity generated by emission reduction technologies, including a mapping of the relevant supply chain, an assessment of the global uptake of these technologies, the economic footprint of the UK firms in the supply chain and the UK’s share of global export of these technologies.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Hardy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>During an emergency situation, responsibility and liability for school buildings remains with the responsible body, whether that be the local authority or academy trust. The local authority (no matter the governance of the school(s) impacted) also has the responsibility to ensure that sufficient pupil places are made available for children in the area.</p><p>Whilst responsibility sits with those bodies, the Department for Education has a clear interest in the safety of pupils and staff and ensuring that the education system functions appropriately. In emergency situations, the department works with responsible bodies to understand what support or advice is needed on an individual basis.</p><p>Responsible bodies will need to contact their own insurers to understand the financial support available to them in the first instance. The department also provides an alternative to commercial insurance via the Risk Protection Arrangement and we have been able to support many schools through this.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alicia Kearns more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We announced on 24 August 2020 that local authorities will continue to receive supplementary funding for their maintained nursery schools for the whole of the 2020-21 academic year. The department has regular discussions at official and ministerial level about all aspects of the education system for the forthcoming spending review.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to funding for maintained nursery schools in the longer term. Any reform to the way they are funded in the future will be accompanied by appropriate funding protections. The Government plans to spend more than £3.6 billion on early education entitlements in 2020-21.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Byrne more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are working with both the higher and further education sectors on what steps they need to take as we come to the end of the Transition Period.</p><p>This includes questions around participation in EU-funded programmes and future migration arrangements for example.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Great schools need great teachers. We are transforming the support for teachers to attract more people to teaching and enable them to thrive. We are working with the profession to create the career pathways and development opportunities to make teaching more than a match for other highly-regarded professions.</p><p>We have started to roll out the Early Career Framework – the biggest teaching reform in a generation – providing the solid foundations for a successful career in teaching, backed by up to £130 million a year in funding when fully rolled out in 2021. Early roll-out from autumn 2020 is taking place in selected areas (North East, Greater Manchester, Bradford and Doncaster).</p><p>We are also launching new National Professional Qualifications, offering high-quality professional development for teachers and school leaders at all levels, from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice, to those leading multiple schools across trusts.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Eddisbury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Ensuring the adoption system is effective is a top priority for this government, and I am determined to tackle the bureaucracy and inefficiencies that can prevent children who need a stable, loving forever home from finding one quickly.</p><p>I want to make sure that enough adopters are recruited for the children who need them, that they are matched swiftly to children and that they are properly supported as they form their new family.</p><p>In 2015, we had 180 different adoption agencies, a system which resulted in inefficiencies and delays for children. Our programme to introduce fewer, more efficient regional adoption agencies (RAAs) has now created 28 RAAs and they are starting to drive change.</p><p>For example, the first annual RAA evaluation report identified improvements in recruitment, matching and support. The latest evaluation of the RAA programme shows a 14-day reduction time for children waiting for placement. We have also seen a 35-day reduction for placement for our ‘harder to place’ children.</p><p>This year we have invested £1 million into adopter recruitment. RAA leaders, working with voluntary adoption agencies and others in the adoption sector, launched the #YouCanAdopt Campaign in September. The campaign aims to dispel myths and encourage more people from all walks of life to come forward to adopt. You do not need to be married or own your home to be a loving, adoptive parent. Agencies are reporting a large increase in enquiries, including from people from black, asian and minority ethnic communities. I would encourage anyone to look into the YouCanAdopt campaign.</p><p>The government has invested significantly in the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which has provided more than £177 million for therapeutic support to over 62,000 families since it launched in 2015. The support provided to families through the ASF means that families have managed to access more timely therapeutic support for their children/family. Through our ASF COVID-19 scheme, launched in April, we provided £6.5 million to support up to 61,000 adoptive and special guardianship families struggling to cope with the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Through the free schools programme, this government has funded thousands of high quality new school places across the country.</p><p>We have approved 225 applications from groups that we are now working with to establish new free schools. This includes 73 special and 9 alternative provision free schools.</p><p>The Priority Schools Building Programme is replacing or refurbishing buildings at 537 schools.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Elliot Colburn more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is piloting the use of lateral flow tests in education settings. This will help us better understand how this new technology can be operationalised to protect those at high risk, find the virus and help enable us to go back to as normal a way of life as possible. Establishing this mass testing capability, with fast turn-around times, should allow students to continue their studies safely and minimise the risk of virus transmission in our communities.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All children have had their education disrupted by the the COVID-19 outbreak. The government has announced a catch up package worth £1 billion, including a ‘Catch up Premium’ worth a total of £650m to support schools to make up for lost teaching time.</p><p>To help schools make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students and a further school planning guide: 2020 to 2021.</p><p>Alongside this universal grant, a National Tutoring Programme worth £350 million will deliver proven, successful interventions to the most disadvantaged young people. Research shows high quality individual and small group tuition can add up to 5 months of progress for disadvantaged pupils.</p><p>Schools continue to receive the pupil premium each quarter. As schools’ original pupil premium strategies will not have been delivered since March, and the pupils’ needs will have changed or intensified, we recommend that, as part of the planning for needs-based universal catch up, school leaders review their pupil premium strategy and amend it to reflect the new situation from this term.</p><p>We have put in place an unprecedented range of action to help schools to develop whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing, including our £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return training; and trials of approaches to promote positive mental wellbeing in schools, which aim to provide evidence on what works in a school setting to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.</p><p>We recognise that disadvantaged children may not have access to the resources to undertake remote education. That’s why we’ve invested over £195 million to support access to remote education and online social care.</p><p>As part of this, we’re making over 340,000 laptops and tablets available this term to support disadvantaged children in year 3 to 11 whose face-to-face education may be disrupted. This supplements over 220,000 laptops and tablets and over 50,000 4G wireless routers, which have already been delivered during the summer term. This represents an injection of over half-a-million laptops and tablets by the end of the year.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The temporary reduced rate of VAT was introduced on 15 July to support the cash flow and viability of over 150,000 businesses and protect 2.4 million jobs in the hospitality and tourism sectors, and will run until 31 March 2021. This relief comes at a significant cost to the Exchequer, and there are currently no plans to extend the scope to include other sectors.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has announced a significant support package to help businesses through the winter months, which includes an extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, an extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant, and an extension of the application window for the government-backed loan schemes.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this