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star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education 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 measures she plans to take to support further education students with additional travel costs arising from mergers of institutions as a result of area reviews of post-16 education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 36936 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Area reviews of post-16 education are focused on meeting the needs of learners in each area, and because they are overseen by steering groups including Chairs and Principals of colleges as well as local authorities, they are well placed to do this. The steering group’s discussions and recommendations are based on the best available evidence, including an analysis of local economic and educational needs and the mapping of current curriculum provision and travel to learn patterns. Recommendations made by the steering group, including mergers, should improve access to better quality teaching delivered by sustainable institutions focused on meeting learner need.</p><p>Local authorities are members of area review steering groups and have statutory responsibility for transport to education and training for 16- to 19-year-olds. We expect local authorities to make reasonable decisions about the support they offer based on the needs of their young people, local transport infrastructure and the resources they have available. Authorities will need to take account of the recommendations arising from each area review and the impact on transport for learners. We will reflect this in the next version of the post-16 transport statutory guidance which we plan to update in the autumn.</p><p>Most young people already have access to some kind of discount or concession on bus or train travel, either from their local authority, local transport providers, or from their school or college, and we would expect this to continue following any changes to post-16 provision as a result of area reviews. The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund will continue to be available to support those young people who most need it, with the costs of attending post-16 education or training such as transport and meals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 36935 more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T09:17:59.87Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T09:17:59.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
518206
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Transport 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 33944, whether the decision not to change statutory guidance on post-16 transport to education and training will be subject to review as area reviews of further education progress. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 36935 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Area reviews of post-16 education are focused on meeting the needs of learners in each area, and because they are overseen by steering groups including Chairs and Principals of colleges as well as local authorities, they are well placed to do this. The steering group’s discussions and recommendations are based on the best available evidence, including an analysis of local economic and educational needs and the mapping of current curriculum provision and travel to learn patterns. Recommendations made by the steering group, including mergers, should improve access to better quality teaching delivered by sustainable institutions focused on meeting learner need.</p><p>Local authorities are members of area review steering groups and have statutory responsibility for transport to education and training for 16- to 19-year-olds. We expect local authorities to make reasonable decisions about the support they offer based on the needs of their young people, local transport infrastructure and the resources they have available. Authorities will need to take account of the recommendations arising from each area review and the impact on transport for learners. We will reflect this in the next version of the post-16 transport statutory guidance which we plan to update in the autumn.</p><p>Most young people already have access to some kind of discount or concession on bus or train travel, either from their local authority, local transport providers, or from their school or college, and we would expect this to continue following any changes to post-16 provision as a result of area reviews. The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund will continue to be available to support those young people who most need it, with the costs of attending post-16 education or training such as transport and meals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 36936 more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T09:17:59.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T09:17:59.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
521557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges 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 assessment she has made of the role of University Technical Colleges in the Skills Plan which is proposed for inclusion in the forthcoming Bill on education for all. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 38601 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is taking forward reforms to the skills system to ensure we have the technical skills that the economy needs. We will publish details of our plans in due course.</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 2016-06-06T11:15:44.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T11:15:44.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
521558
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Skilled Workers: Recruitment 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 consultations she has had with trades unions and staff representative organisations on the future of technical and professional recruitment planned for inclusion in the proposed Skills Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 38602 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is taking forward reforms to the skills system to ensure we have the technical skills that the economy needs. We will publish details of our plans for further reform of the skills system in due course and will engage with stakeholders from across the sector on these plans.</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 2016-06-06T11:15:20.023Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T11:15:20.023Z
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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 Gordon Marsden remove filter
536247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCSE 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, how many students in English state schools took at least one GCSE in a foreign language at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2014-15; and whether her Department made an estimate of the number of students expected to take at least one GCSE in a foreign language under the planned 90 per cent English Baccalaureate target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 42751 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 2016-07-27more like thismore than 2016-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The number and percentage of pupils in English state-funded schools who were entered for a foreign language GCSE in the 2014/15 academic year is published as part of the key stage 4 school performance tables.[1]</p><p> </p><p>To enter the EBacc, pupils must enter an approved qualification at key stage 4 in either an ancient or a modern foreign language. This means that when 90% of pupils are taking the EBacc, at least 90% of pupils will enter at least one language qualification.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/download-data?currentstep=datatypes&amp;regiontype=all&amp;la=0&amp;downloadYear=2014-2015&amp;datatypes=ks4" target="_blank">https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/download-data?currentstep=datatypes&amp;regiontype=all&amp;la=0&amp;downloadYear=2014-2015&amp;datatypes=ks4</a></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
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less than 2016-07-27T13:54:47.39Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-27T13:54:47.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
536248
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCSE 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 assessment her Department has made of the subjects most likely to be affected by a reduction in the number of people taking them in the event of a significant proportion of young people required to take a foreign language GCSE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 42752 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 2016-07-27more like thismore than 2016-07-27
star this property answer text <p>In implementing the EBacc, the Government remains fully committed to ensuring all pupils receive a well-rounded education. All state-funded schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. We expect all schools to continue to offer a wide range of options beyond the EBacc, so that pupils have opportunities to study subjects that reflect their individual interests and strengths.</p><p> </p><p>The EBacc has been designed to be limited in size to provide a rigorous academic core whilst leaving space in the curriculum for other subjects. On average, pupils in state-funded schools enter nine GCSEs and equivalent qualifications, rising to more than ten for more able pupils.[1] For many pupils, taking the EBacc will mean taking seven GCSEs; and for those taking triple science, it will mean taking eight. This means that there will continue to be room for pupils to study other subjects.</p><p>We set out our EBacc proposals in our consultation on implementing the English Baccalaureate. We will respond to the consultation in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&amp;geographic=all&amp;region=0&amp;phase=secondary&amp;for=Key%20stage%204%20performance&amp;basedon=Exam%20entries&amp;show=All%20pupils&amp;&amp;schoolTypeFilter=allSchools" target="_blank">https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&amp;geographic=all&amp;region=0&amp;phase=secondary&amp;for=Key%20stage%204%20performance&amp;basedon=Exam%20entries&amp;show=All%20pupils&amp;&amp;schoolTypeFilter=allSchools</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 2016-07-27T13:56:08.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-27T13:56:08.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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536249
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCSE 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 her policy is on the relative value of a foreign language GCSE compared to a qualification in a creative or technical subject; and what the evidential basis for that policy is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 42753 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 2016-07-27more like thismore than 2016-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The consultation on implementing the EBacc set out our ambition that at least 90% of pupils in mainstream secondary schools will enter GCSEs in the core academic subjects – English, maths, science, history or geography and a language. These subjects are all facilitating at A level, and help to keep options open for future work or study. The consultation, which finished on 29 January 2016, can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementing-the-english-baccalaureate" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementing-the-english-baccalaureate</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government strongly believes that study of a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures, fosters pupils’ curiosity, and helps pupils to develop intellectually. It also equips pupils to study and work in other countries. Language skills are in demand from employers. These are all reasons why a language forms part of the core academic curriculum. Between 2000 and 2010 the proportion of pupils taking a modern foreign language at GCSE declined from 76% to just 43%.[1] It is right that the Government is acting to address this.</p><p> </p><p>In implementing the EBacc, the Government remains fully committed to ensuring all pupils receive a well-rounded education. All state-funded schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. We expect all schools to continue to offer a wide range of options outside of the EBacc, so that pupils have opportunities to study subjects that reflect their individual interests and strengths.</p><p> </p><p>We have extensively reformed GCSEs to ensure that they are the gold standard qualification at 16 and in particular to bring them into line with expected standards in countries with the highest performing education systems. Ensuring that the qualifications that our young people hold are rigorous and stand comparison with the best in the world is vital if we are to give them the best opportunity to succeed in life.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4</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 2016-07-27T13:58:10.927Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-27T13:58:10.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
536250
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: Education 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Schools of 4 July 2016, Official Report, column 210WH, what the evidential basis is for the statement that 77 per cent of UK employees say that they need more employees with foreign languages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 42754 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 2016-07-27more like thismore than 2016-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The figure to which I referred on 4 July was derived from a survey by the Confederation of British Industry’s Education and Skills Survey 2015[1] which found that only 23% of businesses said they had no need for foreign language skills among their employees.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://news.cbi.org.uk/reports/education-and-skills-survey-2015/" target="_blank">http://news.cbi.org.uk/reports/education-and-skills-survey-2015/ </a></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
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less than 2016-07-27T13:53:47.693Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-27T13:53:47.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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 Education, what discussions she has had with large employers on the effect on their take-up of apprenticeships of the new funding arrangements proposed for apprenticeships for 16 to 18 year olds, published on 12 August 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 45106 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We have engaged thousands of employers and training providers throughout the development of the apprenticeship funding reforms and continue to do so. This engagement helped to shape the funding policy proposals for England from May 2017, published on 12 August.</p><p> </p><p>A survey seeking detailed views from employers and providers closed on 5 September, and the feedback will inform the final policy, which we aim to publish in October.</p><p> </p><p>We expect that the introduction of the levy will mean that many more employers will offer many more apprenticeships opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds than they would have otherwise done. Employers will have an incentive to employ apprentices to maximise the use of their levy funds and they will have control over funding for apprenticeships training. The generous co-investment rate will help them if they want to take on more apprentices than covered by their levy funds.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Halfon more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:15:52.523Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:15:52.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter
576787
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education more like this
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 Education, when she plans to publish the impact assessment for her Department's proposals for changes in funding rates for colleges and providers, published on 12 August 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 45104 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We have engaged thousands of employers and training providers throughout the development of the apprenticeship funding reforms and continue to do so. This engagement helped to shape the funding policy proposals for England from May 2017, published on 12 August. A survey seeking detailed views from employers and providers closed on 5 September.</p><p> </p><p>Feedback from the survey will inform our understanding of the potential impact and final policy decisions will be made in due course. We aim to publish final policy in October 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Halfon more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:28:56.257Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:28:56.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden remove filter