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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Church Schools 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, in the light of the implementation of the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) 2014, requiring the active promotion of protected characteristics as set down in the Equality Act 2010, what provision will be made to enable Christian schools to teach traditional Christian values and views about marriage; and what measures they have taken to ensure that any such provisions are not overridden. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL2440 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 do not require the active promotion of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulations require that schools actively promote principles which encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics. This is a crucial distinction. It is right to respect other people, even if one does not agree with them or their way of life. This is a fundamental part of preparation for life in modern Britain.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is absolutely clear that the changes make no difference to the existing legal obligations that schools have under the Equality Act 2010. All schools are already required to abide by the Act and their obligations are not altered by the changes to the standards. The changes do not fetter the views of individual teachers or censor the discussion of relevant matters. A teacher who, for instance, disagrees with same-sex marriage because of their Christian faith will not be prevented from expressing that view by these changes. Since the changes make no difference to schools’ existing legal obligations under the Equality Act there is no question of the ability of schools to teach traditional Christian values being overridden.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:55:38.8428136Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:55:38.8428136Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
102035
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Supply Teachers more like this
star 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 her Department's policy is on the use of umbrella companies for supply teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 212792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Schools and local authorities are responsible for the recruitment of their supply teachers and deciding whether to use private supply agencies to recruit and employ supply teachers. If a supply teacher is employed by a private agency, this is a private commercial arrangement between the school and the agency.</p><p>The Department for Education is not responsible for the regulation of teacher supply agencies or their umbrella organisations. Teacher supply agencies are regulated by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills under the employment agency provisions in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:14:02.8192924Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:14:02.8192924Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
101826
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 Financial Services: Education more like this
star 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 recent progress she has made on improving financial education in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 212533 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Citizenship education is part the national curriculum at key stages 3 and 4. From September 2014 the new citizenship programmes of study included, for the first time, a requirement for schools to prepare pupils to manage their money and make sound financial decisions.</p><p>At key stage 3, pupils should be taught about the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk. At key stage 4, this should progress onto pupils being taught about income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.</p><p>The new mathematics programme of study also makes clear that pupils should use formal mathematical knowledge to interpret and solve problems, including in financial mathematics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:10:15.761036Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:10:15.761036Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Public Opinion more like this
star 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, how much her Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 212498 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There was no centrally coordinated or funded focus group or survey activity in 2013.</p><p>In 2014, The Department for Education spent £14,016 and £15,720 on two separate sets of centrally coordinated focus groups. Respectively, these were to support delivery of important campaigns aimed at increasing both the number of young people studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, and also the number of two-year-olds receiving their entitlement to 15 hours of free childcare or early learning. We also subscribed to an online survey facility (Survey Monkey) at a cost of £299 for the year.</p><p>To establish whether other areas of the Department have undertaken activity in this area would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:08:15.3062525Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:08:15.3062525Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
101827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Lighting more like this
star 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, if she will make it her policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout her Department's buildings and sites; if she will estimate the proportion of lighting in her Department which is LED; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212622 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education’s policy for new and replacement lighting is to consider the installation of LEDs, where appropriate, based on an assessment of suitability for the work setting and of the whole-life cost of the equipment.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has made significant improvements to the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of lighting across its estate through the introduction of LED lighting and compact fluorescent lamps. We have also improved the performance of our lighting systems by installing and actively maintaining passive infra-red and daylight level sensors.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to review opportunities to install LED lighting across its estate to further reduce energy use, carbon emissions and ongoing maintenance costs.</p><p> </p><p>Approximately 7% of lighting within the Department’s buildings is LED.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:48:08.5896398Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:48:08.5896398Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
101828
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 Lighting more like this
star 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, if she will issue guidance to schools and sixth form colleges that they should implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting in their buildings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has no plans at present to issue guidance to schools and sixth form colleges to replace all lighting in schools with LED lights. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) together with the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust take the lead for government on research and publication of advice on LEDs. DECC are currently funding research and product development of LED lighting technology.</p><p>Departmental specifications quote the guidance on lighting design for schools produced by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), specifically <em>Lighting for education</em>, Lighting Guide No 5, published in 2011 (LG5). The Department worked with SLL to produce LG5 which replaced the Department’s Building Bulleting 90 <em>Lighting Design for Schools</em> in 2011. SLL has also published Guidelines for <em>Specification of LED Lighting Products</em>, 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:22:00.2630136Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:22:00.2630136Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
star 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 young people not in education, employment or training are BME. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212849 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Definitive estimates of participation in education, training and employment for young people aged 16-18 are published by the Department for Education in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June.</p><p>These estimates cannot be broken down by ethnic group. However, local authorities in England collect information on 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) in their area and their ethnic group, which they report to the Department for Education through the National Client Caseload Information System.</p><p>This information shows that, at the end of June 2014, 11.9% of young people NEET were from a non-white ethnic group, compared with 17.7% of the 16-18 cohort as a whole. The ethnicity of 5.4% of young people was not known to their local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:14:22.1243555Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:14:22.1243555Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this