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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Physical Education: GCE A-level more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) in total and (b) eligible for free school meals took physical education at A level in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 261158 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total number and percentage of students entering A level physical education in each year is provided in the tables attached, as well as the percentage of entrants into each subject who were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). The Department has published[1] the number of students entering A level physical education or sport/physical education studies (up to 2015/16), split by FSM, from 2010/11 – 2017/18. Figures for 2009/10 are not available</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2010/11 – 2015/16 are based on exam results achieved in the report year. In addition, for 2015/16 figures only include students who were included in the ‘best 3 A levels’ measure. From 2016/17, figures cover exam results achieved in all years of 16-18 studies (up to three years) and inclusion in the best 3 A level measure was no longer used in the methodology, resulting in more students being included and correspondingly higher rates of entry. Due to the changes in methodology 2015/16 is not comparable with any other year, and 2016/17 and 2017/18 are only comparable with each other. There are also changes in how the cohort of students and FSM eligibility is defined which mean that comparisons between these years are not possible.</p><p> </p><p>[1] For 2010/11 – 2015/16 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-level-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-level-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics</a>. For 2016/17 and 2017/18 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:36:51.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:36:51.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 261158_Number_of_Students_Entering_A_Level_Physical_Education.doc more like this
star this property title 261158_Tables more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1129294
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 remove filter
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 steps he is taking to help ensure diversity in students studying STEM subjects at university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 259218 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher education (HE) is a priority for this government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, or where they grew up.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (as the regulator for higher education in England) has a duty to promote equality of opportunity in relation to access and participation in HE and we expect to see further progress, particularly amongst the most selective institutions.</p><p> </p><p>Overall numbers of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are rising. The share of students studying science subjects at English HE providers has increased from 41% in 2010/11 to 45% in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>Despite rising STEM student numbers, we are far from complacent. The Department for Education is committed to tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, and has invested in programmes to address female participation, particularly in subjects like computing and physics. This includes the Stimulating Physics Network which has a specific strand focusing on increasing the number of girls studying physics A level. A Gender Balance in Computing Pilot Programme will be launched this year to identify practical interventions that schools can implement to improve girls’ participation in computing.</p><p> </p><p>They are also funding a new £84 million programme to improve computing teaching and participation, and the Advanced Maths Premium which aims to support schools and colleges in tackling some of the financial barriers to increase participation in post-16 maths.</p><p> </p><p>The department is improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high quality options available for both technical and academic routes into STEM and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that STEM pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and work visits, are built into school career programmes and the Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1130144
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals 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 his Department's policy is on unclaimed free school meal credit money. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 260660 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>It is important that all pupils have access to healthy and nutritious meals at school and we would encourage all eligible children and parents to claim their free meals.</p><p> </p><p>Free school meals (FSM) are intended as a benefit in kind, rather than a cash benefit, and our primary interest is that schools meet their legal duties to provide nutritious free lunches to eligible children.</p><p> </p><p>We trust school leaders to make the best decisions in the interests of their pupils and it is right that they have flexibility around how they deliver FSM. We know that some schools will allow pupils to carry over their benefit, however we would not want to instruct schools to follow any specific approach nationally. We will consider how we can share the very best practice around the delivery of FSM.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:52:32.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:52:32.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1129094
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Schools: West Midlands 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 steps his Department is taking to increase the number of good school places in (a) Solihull and (b) the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 259261 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 has committed £7 billion between 2015-21 to deliver new school places, on top of investment in the free schools programme. The Department is on track to create 1 million places this decade, the largest increase in school capacity in at least two generations.</p><p> </p><p>The West Midlands has been allocated £950.1 million to create new places from 2011-2021 and of this, Solihull has been allocated £28.2 million. Compared to 2010, there are now 1,762 more school places in Solihull and 85,177 more school places in the West Midlands region. As of December 2018, there are 5,559 more pupils in good or outstanding schools in Solihull and 250,227 more pupils in good or outstanding schools in the West Midlands region than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>As of 3 June 2019, there are 44 open free schools and six University Technical Colleges (UTCs) in the West Midlands. The Department has approved a further 24 free schools from groups it is now working with to establish these schools. In Solihull, there is one open free school and one open UTC. In addition to these, the Department will run competitions to find strong providers to open and run two alternative provision schools along with three special schools in the West Midlands, with one of these special schools being located in Solihull.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:58:18.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:58:18.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4410
star this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1129096
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects 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 steps he is taking to increase the take-up of STEM subjects; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 259263 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 Government is committed to increasing the number of pupils taking science, technology, engineering and mechanics (STEM) subjects. There were 47,000 more exam entries to STEM A levels in 2018 compared to 2010, an increase of 23%.</p><p>The Department funds several programmes to support good teaching. This includes £76 million over 5 years for the network of Maths Hubs and the Teaching for Mastery programme, which aims to reach 11,000 primary and secondary schools by 2023 and has a specific focus to support schools in greatest need, and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme which aims to increase participation and attainment in level 3 mathematics.</p><p>In November 2018, the Department launched a new National Centre for Computing Education, supported by £84 million funding until July 2022, to improve the quality of computing teaching and drive up participation in computer science.</p><p>The national Network of Science Learning Partnerships provides support to primary and secondary schools to improve the quality of science teaching, and the Stimulating Physics Network aims to increase participation in A level physics, particularly among girls.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:55:23.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:23.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4410
star this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1129097
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Vocational Guidance 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 steps he is taking to increase the visibility of career options for young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 259264 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>All schools and colleges must provide careers information, advice and guidance for all 12 to 18 year olds. The Careers Strategy published in December 2017 identified the Gatsby Benchmarks as the gold standard for careers in England. The benchmarks help schools to develop a programme of high quality careers advice and all schools are expected to meet the 8 benchmarks by the end of 2020. To support schools in implementing the benchmarks, we are setting up 40 Careers Hubs and providing 1300 training bursaries to train Careers Leaders in schools.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Baker Clause, all secondary schools must invite providers of technical education and apprenticeships to talk to pupils and give all pupils a full picture of their options. Schools must also publish a policy statement setting out these opportunities and must make sure that this statement is followed.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the universal services mentioned above, local authorities are required to appoint a Personal Adviser to help care leavers to make the transition from care to independence, which includes helping them to engage in education, employment or training. We have recently introduced a new duty on local authorities that extends the support from a Personal Adviser to all care leavers until the age of 25 from the previous age threshold of 21.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259265 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:06:11.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:06:11.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4410
star this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1129098
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Vocational Guidance: Care Leavers 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 steps he is taking to increase the visibility of career options for care leavers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 259265 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>All schools and colleges must provide careers information, advice and guidance for all 12 to 18 year olds. The Careers Strategy published in December 2017 identified the Gatsby Benchmarks as the gold standard for careers in England. The benchmarks help schools to develop a programme of high quality careers advice and all schools are expected to meet the 8 benchmarks by the end of 2020. To support schools in implementing the benchmarks, we are setting up 40 Careers Hubs and providing 1300 training bursaries to train Careers Leaders in schools.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Baker Clause, all secondary schools must invite providers of technical education and apprenticeships to talk to pupils and give all pupils a full picture of their options. Schools must also publish a policy statement setting out these opportunities and must make sure that this statement is followed.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the universal services mentioned above, local authorities are required to appoint a Personal Adviser to help care leavers to make the transition from care to independence, which includes helping them to engage in education, employment or training. We have recently introduced a new duty on local authorities that extends the support from a Personal Adviser to all care leavers until the age of 25 from the previous age threshold of 21.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259264 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:06:11.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:06:11.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4410
star this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1130557
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Teachers 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a bursary scheme to fund the training costs of new Teachers of the Deaf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
unstar this property uin 261087 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>I am determined that all children and young people, including those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, receive the support they need to achieve the success they deserve.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are best placed to judge local priorities and to make local funding decisions. It is therefore for local authorities, in consultation with local people and having regard to the range of statutory responsibilities placed on them, to determine the exact nature of provision in their areas, including services for supporting children and young people with hearing impairment.</p><p> </p><p>The Whole School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Consortium is being funded by the department to embed SEND into school improvement in order to equip the workforce to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEND, including children and young people with hearing impairment.</p><p> </p><p>I have met with the National Deaf Children’s Society and asked my officials to consider their proposal for a central bursary scheme for teachers of the deaf. They will report to me once they have collected all the relevant information.</p>
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 grouped question UIN 261088 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:57:43.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:57:43.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1130559
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Teachers 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 steps he has taken to ensure that there are adequate numbers of teachers of the deaf to support deaf children, their families, and their education settings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
unstar this property uin 261088 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>I am determined that all children and young people, including those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, receive the support they need to achieve the success they deserve.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are best placed to judge local priorities and to make local funding decisions. It is therefore for local authorities, in consultation with local people and having regard to the range of statutory responsibilities placed on them, to determine the exact nature of provision in their areas, including services for supporting children and young people with hearing impairment.</p><p> </p><p>The Whole School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Consortium is being funded by the department to embed SEND into school improvement in order to equip the workforce to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEND, including children and young people with hearing impairment.</p><p> </p><p>I have met with the National Deaf Children’s Society and asked my officials to consider their proposal for a central bursary scheme for teachers of the deaf. They will report to me once they have collected all the relevant information.</p>
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 grouped question UIN 261087 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:57:44.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:57:44.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1130387
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he has made an assessment of the effect of trends in the level of school finances on the ability of schools to procure environmentally sound services from contractors and suppliers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
unstar this property uin 261276 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Schools are autonomous and have the freedom to make their own decisions based on individual need and circumstances. It is important that schools play their part in conserving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The Department will support schools to procure environmentally sound services, encouraging suppliers to work with their supply chains to offer choice and value. For example, each time a new boiler is installed, it replaces one of an old specification that is far less energy efficient.</p><p>The Department is also committed to delivering new schools that meet energy efficiency targets and supporting the existing estate to reduce its energy demand through advice, support and capital grants. The Department is surveying the condition of every school through the Condition Data Collection to support the development of future priorities for investment, including measures to achieve zero carbon emissions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 261278 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:31:27.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:31:27.537Z
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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 Layla Moran more like this