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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what educational provision there is for offenders who are unable to read or write. 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
star this property uin 20704 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) arrangements deliver a broad range of provision in adult prisons across England, operating within funding rules set by the Skills Funding Agency. Those funding rules require providers to deliver a core curriculum, commissioned by the prison Governor or the lead Governor for a cluster of prisons, in conjunction with the Skills Funding Agency, which must include mandatory initial assessment of English (and maths) for all prisoners on reception to custody as well as English, maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></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 2016-01-18T16:58:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:58:02.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
439438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been spent on the education of illiterate offenders in a prison setting in each of the last 10 years. 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
star this property uin 20702 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p>Information on the amount spent on the education of illiterate offenders is not centrally collected.</p><br /><p>The total funding available in the 2015-16 financial year to the Offender Learning and Skills Service is £128.9m as outlined in the Skills funding Letter:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406881/Vince_Cable_and_Nick_Boles_to_Peter_Lauener_-__Skills_Funding_Agency.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406881/Vince_Cable_and_Nick_Boles_to_Peter_Lauener_-__Skills_Funding_Agency.pdf</a></p><br /><p>It is the responsibility of the prison Governor in conjunction with the Skills Funding Agency to commission a curriculum based on the money they have been allocated each year.</p><br /><p>The Department does not hold information on the cost of individual types of provision but information on the number of learners participating in English courses by level is published online at the FE Data Library (link below). There is no formal definition for illiteracy but English at Level 2 is defined as the level required for day-to-day life. Reliable data for offender learning is available from 2010/11 onwards.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416721/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416721/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls</a></p><br /> <br />
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 2016-01-18T16:43:15Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:43:15Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of (a) male and (b) female offenders have (i) engaged and (ii) declined to engage in education in custody in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214625 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Information on volumes in offender learning by gender is published in a supplementary table to a Statistical First Release (SFR):</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/354673/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/354673/feandskills-OLASS-participation-and-achievement.xls.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>Offender learning is recorded in the Individualised Learner Record (ILR). The ILR does not capture information on those who have declined education.</p><p> </p><p>SFR data is not comparable with published prison population data in a way that would allow calculation of the proportion of offenders who engage in learning.</p><p> </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 2014-11-24T11:47:58.397Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T11:47:58.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost of providing prison university education was in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214188 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Most prisoners who study Higher Education (HE) in custody do so through the Open University (OU). Prior to September 2012, the costs of prisoners’ tuition were met from public funds in an arrangement that broadly mirrored the Grant arrangements for other part-time HE students. From September 2012, prisoners have been required to take out, and then repay, Tuition Fee loans in the same way as other learners.</p><p> </p><p>The OU’s additional costs for delivering in custody are met through a Grant from the Department. Table 1 below shows a breakdown of grant payments in each of the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>The costs of providing prison university education are found from a variety of sources and gathering the data could only be undertaken at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Table 2 gives a breakdown of the number of prisoners studying towards an Open University degree whilst in prison in each of the last 10 years. There may be a very small number of prisoners, each year, who will have commenced HE with Universities other than the OU whilst on Release on Temporary Licence. We have no central data on these learners and therefore they are not included in the figures.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 1</strong></p><p>BIS Grant payments to the Open University for additional costs for delivering OU learning in custody from 2005-06</p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount of Grant (£000s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06*</p></td><td><p>224</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07*</p></td><td><p>234</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08*</p></td><td><p>287</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>266</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>870</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>895</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>895</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>912</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14*</p></td><td><p>797</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>981</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>* <strong> where indicated, the table shows available data on Grant funding drawn down rather than Grant available.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table 2</strong></p><p>Number of prisoners studying towards an Open University degree whilst in prison from 2004/05</p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Academic year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>OU students (new and continuing)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>1,128</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>1,392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>1,482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>1,562</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>1,739</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>1,882</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>1,809</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>1,875</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>1,385</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>1,117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p><strong>England only</strong></p><p><strong>Information supplied by the Open University</strong></p><p> </p>
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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214187 more like this
214196 more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:52:08.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:52:08.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on educational materials for prisons in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Calder Valley more like this
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Craig Whittaker more like this
star this property uin 18179 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills funds the Skills Funding Agency to administer and deliver education in the majority of adult prisons in England via the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service (OLASS).</p><p>The OLASS budget for 2014-15 was £145.6m. This figure includes funding for the National Careers Service in custody. It excludes a number of private prisons where the operator is responsible for providing education under their contract with the National Offender Management Service.</p><p>The OLASS budget includes funding to cover the provision of educational materials. The costs of those materials are not collected separately.</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 2015-12-09T15:56:18.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T15:56:18.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Craig Whittaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding is available for illiterate prisoners to learn to read and write and to receive education while in prison. 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
star this property uin 20700 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) budget for adults in custody in England is £128.9m for the 2015-16 financial year. This figure includes funding for the National Careers Service in custody.</p><br /><p>The OLASS budget is not sub-divided for particular subjects or types of learning. The Skills Funding Agency’s funding rules require providers to deliver a core curriculum, commissioned by the prison Governor or the lead Governor for a cluster of prisons in conjunction with the Skills Funding Agency, which must include mandatory initial assessment of English (and maths) for all prisoners on reception to custody, as well as English, maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), vocational qualifications, including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and employability skills (which may include a wide range of team-working, personal, social and other skills).</p><p><strong></strong></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 2016-01-25T16:41:16.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T16:41:16.727Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many different (a) GCSE, (b) A-level and (c) NVQ subjects are available for prisoners to study through the Prison Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 15752 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Skills Funding Agency’s Learning Aim Reference Service (LARS) database <a href="https://hub.imservices.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">https://hub.imservices.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx</a> provides a search facility for all fundable qualifications by learning aim, by academic year, including those fundable through the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) arrangements in adult prisons in England. All GCSE and A Levels subjects are available, alongside nearly 3,000 vocational qualifications covering all 15 current sector subject (‘NVQ’) areas.</p><p>In principle, learning towards any of those qualifications can be commissioned by the prison Governor when developing their establishment’s curriculum offer, though some subjects and qualifications may be excluded on grounds of practicality, and the availability of other subjects and qualifications may be restricted on an individual basis depending on the nature of the learner’s offence.</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 2015-11-16T15:35:32.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T15:35:32.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what types of learning beyond level 1 and 2 courses are available to prisoners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 223043 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Under the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) arrangements, vocational and other courses at Level 3 are available to adults in prisons across England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to OLASS provision, higher education is also available. Most prisoners who study at that level do so via the Open University.</p><p> </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 2015-02-10T12:02:09.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T12:02:09.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this