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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education 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 progress they have made on their commitments given to co-ordinate and fund community-based English language provision made in their Integrated Communities Action Plan published in February; whether they intend to respond to Refugee Action’s campaign Let Refugees Learn and the recommendations in its report Turning words into action, published in June; and what assessment they have made of the importance of refugees learning English as a driver for integration and in combatting social exclusion. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16235 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Following the commitments set out in the cross-government Integrated Communities Action Plan (attached), the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) established a new Integrated Communities English Language programme, worth £4.5 million, in April 2019. It will deliver community-based English language learning in 2019-20 for over 19,000 learner places. In addition, MHCLG has committed £1.2 million to support 8 local authorities to deliver coordination models through the Integrated Communities English Language Coordination Fund.</p><p>The government recognises that learning English is essential to enabling refugees to rebuild their lives. We are working across government to develop a new strategy for English for speakers of other languages in 2019. This strategy will provide a shared vision for all publicly funded English language provision and this will include addressing the needs of refugees. We will consider the ‘Turning Words into Action’ report as we develop the strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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unstar this property file name Integrated_Communities_Action_Plan.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16235_report more like this
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unstar this property file name Turning_Words_into_Action_report.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16235_report more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:57:46.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:57:46.94Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1131879
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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 they have made of (1) the Serious Case Reviews published by the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board on 5 June, and (2) the report by the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Northamptonshire Optimum delivery and governance arrangements: children's services in Northamptonshire, published on 14 May; and what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are sufficiently equipped to ensure that preventable deaths of children do not occur in future. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL16297 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The two serious case reviews published by Northamptonshire’s local safeguarding children’s board, on 5 June 2019, identify serious and systemic practice issues in the local area. It is imperative that the analysis in the serious case reviews identifies the right learning points and recommendations. We have taken urgent action to improve services in Northamptonshire by appointing Malcolm Newsam as the Commissioner for Children’s Services. He has a remit to secure immediate remedial action and drive a longer-term programme of improvement in the county. The department has also written to Mr Newsam to ask that he consider the lessons learnt and assure himself that the recommendations are indeed the right ones to effect change.</p><p> </p><p>We are also funding Lincolnshire county council, an outstanding local authority and part of the Government’s Partners in Practice initiative, to provide immediate improvement, support and capacity to Northamptonshire county council to ensure the safety of children in the county.</p><p>On 14 May 2019, My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government made a written statement signalling the government’s intention to act on recommendations from the Commissioner's report. The intention is to establish a Children’s Services Trust that provides a stable base for improvement during a period of wider re-organisation in Northamptonshire. On 10 June 2019, a statutory direction was issued to Northamptonshire county council to co-operate with the Commissioner in the establishment of the Trust.</p><p> </p><p>This initiative is just part of an extensive range of support and comprehensive reforms that allow us to take swift, decisive action to either prevent or address failure in local authorities. These reforms include establishing a new specialist social work regulator, Social Work England, and rolling out a national assessment and accreditation system for social workers. We are also committing £84 million (over the next five years) to build on learning from the most promising innovation projects, such as the ‘Strengthening Families, Protecting Children’ programme. This programme aims to improve social work practice and decision-making so that children’s social workers are confident in their support of children and young people to enable them to stay safely at home with their families, where this is deemed to be in their best interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T13:18:25.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:18:25.083Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1132191
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 steps they are taking to ensure that comprehensive support is available in England to enable all refugees to learn English; and when they plan to match the provisions available in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16352 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises that learning English is essential in enabling refugees to rebuild their lives. We are working across government to develop a new strategy for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in 2019, which will include addressing the needs of refugees.</p><p>The department funds ESOL through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which is allocated to providers on an annual basis. Colleges and adult learning providers have the freedom and flexibility to determine how they use their AEB allocation to meet the needs of their communities. This includes planning, with local partners, the ESOL courses that they will deliver locally.</p><p>The Home Office and Department for Education have provided £10 million to enable refugees resettled through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to access additional classes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T13:37:12.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:37:12.6Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1131896
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Education: Refugees 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 they have made of the report by Refugee Action Turning Words into Action: why the Government must invest now to let refugees learn, published in June. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL16314 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises that learning English is essential in enabling refugees to rebuild their lives. We are working across government to develop a new strategy for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in 2019. The strategy will provide a shared vision for all publicly funded English language provision and it will include addressing the needs of refugees. We will explore what needs to be done to enable good local solutions and to support greater access to English language provision. We will consider the ‘Turning Words into Action’ report, attached, as we develop the strategy.</p><p>The department funds ESOL through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which is allocated to providers on an annual basis. Colleges and adult learning providers have the freedom and flexibility to determine how they use their AEB allocation to meet the needs of their communities. This includes planning, with local partners, the ESOL courses that they will deliver locally. The Home Office and the Department for Education have provided £10 million to enable refugees resettled through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to access additional classes.</p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and to the Mayor of London through the Greater London Authority (GLA). The MCAs and GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision, including ESOL, for learners resident in their areas.</p><p>We know that there are many examples of good practice to overcome barriers for learners with childcare needs. Through the ESOL strategy, we will explore what else needs to be done to enable good local solutions and to support greater access to English language provision.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T15:56:01.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:56:01.767Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property file name HL16314_Turning_Words_into_Action_report.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16314_report more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1132640
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Breakfast Clubs more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answers by of Lord Agnew of Oulton on 13 June (HL16098 and HL16099), whether they will answer the question put about (1) when a decision will be made on the future funding of the National School Breakfast Programme, and (2) what is the current annual cost of the programme to the public purse. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16418 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Decisions about any funding beyond March 2020 will be taken as part of the upcoming Spending Review. Up to £26 million has been allocated to the National Schools Breakfast Programme over 2018-20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T15:57:40.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:57:40.373Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1132194
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
star this property house id 2 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, of the 15 per cent of schools in England who excluded at least one child in 2016–17, what percentage of those schools were (1) maintained schools, and (2) academies. more like this
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Baroness Morris of Yardley more like this
star this property uin HL16355 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Data from the National Statistics release on ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ shows that 3,063 (14%) of state funded primary, secondary and special schools had at least one permanent exclusion in 2016/17. The table below shows the proportion of these that are maintained schools and academies by school type. The data in the table below is also available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusion</p></td><td><p>% that are academies</p></td><td><p>% that are maintained schools</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State funded primary</p></td><td><p>1,022</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td><td><p>69%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State funded secondary</p></td><td><p>1,981</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Special</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All schools</p></td><td><p>3,063</p></td><td><p>53%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T16:02:49.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:02:49.68Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Morris of Yardley more like this
1132312
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 plans they have to (1) review the provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) for recognised refugees, and (2) issue guidance on funding and best practice for ESOL. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16381 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises that learning English is essential in enabling refugees to rebuild their lives. We are working across government to develop a new strategy for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in 2019. This strategy will provide a shared vision for all publicly funded English language provision, including addressing the needs of refugees.</p><p>The department funds ESOL through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which is allocated to providers on an annual basis. Colleges and adult learning providers have the freedom and flexibility to determine how they use their AEB allocation to meet the needs of their communities. This includes planning, with local partners, the ESOL courses that they will deliver locally. The AEB also provides additional support for learners who face specific financial hardship which is preventing them from taking part and/or continuing in learning.</p><p>The Home Office and the Department for Education have also provided £10 million to enable refugees resettled through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to access additional classes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL16382 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:41:07.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:41:07.853Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1132313
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 plans they have to publish a strategy for English for speakers of other languages for refugees in England, ensuring access for all, especially women. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16382 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises that learning English is essential in enabling refugees to rebuild their lives. We are working across government to develop a new strategy for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in 2019. This strategy will provide a shared vision for all publicly funded English language provision, including addressing the needs of refugees.</p><p>The department funds ESOL through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which is allocated to providers on an annual basis. Colleges and adult learning providers have the freedom and flexibility to determine how they use their AEB allocation to meet the needs of their communities. This includes planning, with local partners, the ESOL courses that they will deliver locally. The AEB also provides additional support for learners who face specific financial hardship which is preventing them from taking part and/or continuing in learning.</p><p>The Home Office and the Department for Education have also provided £10 million to enable refugees resettled through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to access additional classes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL16381 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:41:07.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:41:07.903Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1133485
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium: Intercountry Adoption more like this
star this property house id 2 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 plans they have to change the eligibility for Pupil Premium Plus funding to include children adopted from overseas. more like this
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Baroness Walmsley more like this
star this property uin HL16520 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The government is currently considering the application of pupil premium plus to children adopted from care outside England and Wales and have not set a timetable for any changes. However, this should not prevent schools from providing full support to these children now, including, for example, the expertise of both designated teacher and virtual school heads, whose duties to promote the educational attainment of previously looked-after children include children adopted from care from abroad.</p><p><strong><br> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-28T11:41:25.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:41:25.367Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2547
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Walmsley more like this
1132638
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 they have made of the integration benefits to communities particularly in terms of integration of allowing asylum seekers to have access to free English language classes. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16416 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), asylum seekers aged 19 or over are currently eligible to receive funding after they have lived in the UK for 6 months or longer and while their claim is being considered by the Home Office or are in the care of the local authority. If they have failed in their claim but are in appeal or have been granted support under the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999), they can still receive funding.</p><p>Asylum seekers are not entitled to the same work-related benefits as those granted refugee status or humanitarian protection and therefore cannot access full funding for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses through the AEB. If they meet the criteria set out above, they will instead be co-funded 50% of the course cost. This is because not all those who make their own way to the UK to seek asylum will be found to be refugees and nearly all will have travelled through other safe countries to get to the UK. The government will continue to consider any new evidence put forward on this issue.</p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and the Greater London Authority (GLA). The MCAs and GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision, including ESOL, for learners that are resident in their areas who meet basic eligibility criteria. The Education and Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for funding AEB learners that are resident in non-devolved areas.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-07-01T11:40:55.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:40:55.443Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this