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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL12642 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1056432
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Licensing 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 what assessment they have made of the joint report from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Institute of Housing A licence to rent published in January; and whether they will support local authorities expanding selective licensing schemes as a way of tackling poor quality housing. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13493 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has studied the report carefully and it will be considered as part of our own independent review of selective licensing. The Department maintains a strong working relationship with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and a CIEH representative sits on the project board that oversees the selective licensing review. A final report on the Government review will be published in Spring 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T15:48:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T15:48:56.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1056434
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Registration more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the case for introducing a nationwide registration of landlords and their properties in England, as in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13494 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce a system of national registration for private landlords. Government is instead focussed on tackling rogue landlords. In April 2018, using powers under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, we introduced a national database of rogue landlords and property agents. We are committed to making this database publicly accessible as soon as parliamentary time allows.</p><p>Moreover, and unlike in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, local housing authorities in England are also able to introduce selective licensing of landlords in targeted areas to tackle specific problems, as long as the statutory requirements are met. We have commissioned an independent review of the effectiveness of selective licencing which is on track to report in the spring 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:15:46.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:15:46.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether ministers will meet representatives from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Institute of Housing and representatives from local government to discuss selective licensing schemes. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13495 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department is actively engaging with stakeholders on selective licensing. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health sit on the Project Board for the independent review of selective licensing which is currently underway. The Board also includes representatives from two local authorities, as well as the Greater London Authority and the Local Government Association.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T15:51:24.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T15:51:24.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1047815
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free School Meals 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 what are the implications of their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit for the implementation of the changes to free school meals entitlement. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The continuing provision of free school meals (FSM) to children from out of work families or those on low incomes is of the utmost importance to this government and we are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children and young people benefit from FSM. We estimate that under the new eligibility criteria introduced last April, the number of pupils eligible for FSM will increase by 2022 when compared to the old system.</p><p>Further to this, we expect many more pupils to be receiving FSM due to the generous protections that we have put in place. The department will continue to publish statistics on FSM as part of its annual publication ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’<em>, </em>and the latest version is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p>Following the change to FSM eligibility criteria under Universal Credit in April 2018, we published a technical note that set out the methodology for our analysis. This highlighted the uncertainty within the analysis and how outputs might change where we received revised economic forecasts, for example. The technical note is attached, and can also be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf</a>.</p><p>The department has provided guidance, attached, to schools and local authorities to support them in implementing the change to FSM criteria. We will continue to communicate with local authorities, schools, and parents, including when any changes are made to the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13094 more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T14:14:42.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T14:14:42.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1047816
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what estimate they have made of the numbers of children in receipt of free school meals affected by their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit; and what information they intend to share with parents, local education authorities and schools affected. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13094 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The continuing provision of free school meals (FSM) to children from out of work families or those on low incomes is of the utmost importance to this government and we are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children and young people benefit from FSM. We estimate that under the new eligibility criteria introduced last April, the number of pupils eligible for FSM will increase by 2022 when compared to the old system.</p><p>Further to this, we expect many more pupils to be receiving FSM due to the generous protections that we have put in place. The department will continue to publish statistics on FSM as part of its annual publication ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’<em>, </em>and the latest version is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p>Following the change to FSM eligibility criteria under Universal Credit in April 2018, we published a technical note that set out the methodology for our analysis. This highlighted the uncertainty within the analysis and how outputs might change where we received revised economic forecasts, for example. The technical note is attached, and can also be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf</a>.</p><p>The department has provided guidance, attached, to schools and local authorities to support them in implementing the change to FSM criteria. We will continue to communicate with local authorities, schools, and parents, including when any changes are made to the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13093 more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T14:14:43.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T14:14:43.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1049558
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unconditional offers have been made by universities to school and college leavers in each year since 2010; and in each of those years, what percentage of total offers were unconditional. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Applicants to full-time undergraduate degrees apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS have published data on the number of unconditional offers and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional since 2010. The data covers offers made to 18 year olds from England, Northern Ireland and Wales.</p><p>The table shows the number of unconditional offers made and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional to 18 year old applicants from England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of unconditional offers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of offers made that were unconditional</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>5,105</p></td><td><p>0.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>3,355</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,985</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>12,115</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>23,410</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>36,825</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>51,615</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>67,915</p></td><td><p>7.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: UCAS End of Cycle reports 2017 and 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ol><li>UCAS defines an unconditional offer as a provider decision to grant a place to an applicant that is not subject to the applicant satisfying academic and/or other criteria.A conditional unconditional offer is an offer made by a provider which was originally conditional, but becomes unconditional if the applicant selects that offer as their firm (first) choice. By definition, conditional unconditional offers that are selected as a firm choice by the applicant become unconditional and are also included in the unconditional offers group.Offer with an unconditional component are defined as an offers showing as having an element of unconditional offer-making, that is, unconditional offers plus conditional unconditional offers that have not been selected as firm (and hence remain conditional unconditional).</li><li>Figures provided in the table are based on the offer status at the 30 June application deadline.</li><li>Data on conditional unconditional offers, and offers that had an unconditional component have not been included in the table due to data not being published prior to 2013.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years is not held centrally.</p><p>However, on 31 January UCAS published data on unconditional offers by each provider for the first time as part of their 2018 End of Cycle data releases. For each provider, UCAS have published data on the number and proportion of offers that were unconditional, conditional unconditional, and offers that had an unconditional component since 2013. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports</a> – then select ‘Individual 2018 provider level unconditional offer-making CSVs’.</p><p> </p><p>The government are concerned by the increase in unconditional offers, and have asked the higher education (HE) regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to monitor and review how they are being used by HE providers. Where institutions cannot justify the rising numbers being offered we have made clear to the OfS that they should use the full range of powers at their disposal to take action.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13148 more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1049559
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions 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 which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis in each year since 2010; and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13148 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Applicants to full-time undergraduate degrees apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS have published data on the number of unconditional offers and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional since 2010. The data covers offers made to 18 year olds from England, Northern Ireland and Wales.</p><p>The table shows the number of unconditional offers made and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional to 18 year old applicants from England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of unconditional offers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of offers made that were unconditional</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>5,105</p></td><td><p>0.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>3,355</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,985</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>12,115</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>23,410</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>36,825</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>51,615</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>67,915</p></td><td><p>7.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: UCAS End of Cycle reports 2017 and 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ol><li>UCAS defines an unconditional offer as a provider decision to grant a place to an applicant that is not subject to the applicant satisfying academic and/or other criteria.A conditional unconditional offer is an offer made by a provider which was originally conditional, but becomes unconditional if the applicant selects that offer as their firm (first) choice. By definition, conditional unconditional offers that are selected as a firm choice by the applicant become unconditional and are also included in the unconditional offers group.Offer with an unconditional component are defined as an offers showing as having an element of unconditional offer-making, that is, unconditional offers plus conditional unconditional offers that have not been selected as firm (and hence remain conditional unconditional).</li><li>Figures provided in the table are based on the offer status at the 30 June application deadline.</li><li>Data on conditional unconditional offers, and offers that had an unconditional component have not been included in the table due to data not being published prior to 2013.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years is not held centrally.</p><p>However, on 31 January UCAS published data on unconditional offers by each provider for the first time as part of their 2018 End of Cycle data releases. For each provider, UCAS have published data on the number and proportion of offers that were unconditional, conditional unconditional, and offers that had an unconditional component since 2013. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports</a> – then select ‘Individual 2018 provider level unconditional offer-making CSVs’.</p><p> </p><p>The government are concerned by the increase in unconditional offers, and have asked the higher education (HE) regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to monitor and review how they are being used by HE providers. Where institutions cannot justify the rising numbers being offered we have made clear to the OfS that they should use the full range of powers at their disposal to take action.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13147 more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 17 January (HL Deb, col 323), where the list of "over 3,000 useless subjects" can be found. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Following a recommendation in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of technical education in 2011, the department has made improvements to school performance tables to ensure that they only recognise qualifications that meet stretching quality requirements. As a result, the number of non-GCSE qualifications included in performance tables for 14 to 16 year olds fell from 3,175 in the 2014 tables to 75 in the 2020 tables.</p><p>The department assesses qualifications submitted by awarding organisations against published criteria, including requirements for mandatory external assessment and support from employers or from higher education providers. As part of this process, the department seeks advice from independent and expert education advisors when deciding on whether to approve qualifications for inclusion in the technical and applied qualifications performance table lists.</p><p>The department publishes the list of those qualifications included in performance tables on an annual basis. The performance table list for 2020, attached, can also be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores</a>.</p><p>The department’s section 96 list, which is attached, shows all of the qualifications that are approved for teaching to particular age groups and eligible for funding. This list, which can be found on the department’s website at the following link: <a href="https://section96.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://section96.education.gov.uk/</a>, is a wider list than the list of qualifications included in performance tables as it shows there are 5,338 qualifications approved for funding for 14 to 16 year olds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.787Z
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 17 January (HL Deb, col 323), what specialist advice was taken in determining the “over 3,000 useless subjects”; what criteria were used in making that determination; and whether they will publish a full list of the “3000 useless subjects”. more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Following a recommendation in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of technical education in 2011, the department has made improvements to school performance tables to ensure that they only recognise qualifications that meet stretching quality requirements. As a result, the number of non-GCSE qualifications included in performance tables for 14 to 16 year olds fell from 3,175 in the 2014 tables to 75 in the 2020 tables.</p><p>The department assesses qualifications submitted by awarding organisations against published criteria, including requirements for mandatory external assessment and support from employers or from higher education providers. As part of this process, the department seeks advice from independent and expert education advisors when deciding on whether to approve qualifications for inclusion in the technical and applied qualifications performance table lists.</p><p>The department publishes the list of those qualifications included in performance tables on an annual basis. The performance table list for 2020, attached, can also be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores</a>.</p><p>The department’s section 96 list, which is attached, shows all of the qualifications that are approved for teaching to particular age groups and eligible for funding. This list, which can be found on the department’s website at the following link: <a href="https://section96.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://section96.education.gov.uk/</a>, is a wider list than the list of qualifications included in performance tables as it shows there are 5,338 qualifications approved for funding for 14 to 16 year olds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.853Z
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