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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Competition 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 plans they have to ensure that UK universities stay competitive with universities elsewhere in the world. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18042 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a world-class reputation, with globally renowned teaching and cutting-edge research and innovation. We want to deliver better outcomes and value for students, employers and taxpayers who underwrite the system.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) is now fully operational and puts students and student choices at the heart of the higher education (HE) sector and its regulation. By encouraging diversity and innovation in high quality provision, the government is supporting the sector to meet the needs of all students in HE, whatever their background or study choices, as well as opening up the sector to greater competition.</p><p>The OfS has formally adopted the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) as its scheme for assessing the quality of HE provision in England. Participation in the TEF is a condition of registration for English HE providers with more than 500 undergraduates. Participation is voluntary for smaller HE providers and for those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The TEF encourages excellent teaching to flourish by re-balancing the priority given to teaching and learning compared to research.</p><p>The TEF will provide strong incentives to HE providers to prioritise the student learning experience. In due course we will lay before Parliament the report of the independent review of the TEF, which has been conducted by Dame Shirley Pearce.</p><p>In August 2019, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new fast-track immigration route aimed at allowing a wider pool of scientific talent to come to the UK. This route will ensure that those with specialist skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects can come to the UK and make an important contribution to our leading science and research sectors, significantly enhancing the intellectual and knowledge base of the UK. The route will be uncapped, ensuring that those with the required skill set can secure places.</p><p>The UK is a great place for research, accounting for 4% of the world's researchers, 11% of all citations, 14% of the world’s most highly cited articles and 4 of the world’s top 10 universities. The government recognises the important contribution of our universities to research, innovation and working with business. This contribution is critical to achieving the ambitions of our modern Industrial Strategy, including delivering 2.4% spend of GDP on research and development by 2027. In the autumn, the government will set out plans to significantly boost public funding on research and development, provide greater long-term certainty to our scientific and research community and accelerate our ambition to reach 2.4% of GDP.</p><p>Additionally, on 11 September, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new graduate immigration route that provides an opportunity for international students who have been awarded their degree to stay and work in the UK at any skill level for 2 years. This represents a significant improvement in our offer to international students and will help ensure that our world-leading HE sector remains competitive internationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1148310
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Reading 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 encourage children to read. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18030 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring children are taught to read well is vital to spreading opportunity. There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is a highly effective method for teaching early reading.</p><p>This answer refers to education in England, as education is a devolved issue. Our phonics performance is improving. In 2019, 82% of pupils met the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012. We are also investing £26.3 million in a national network of English hubs. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English hubs, who are taking a leading role in supporting nearly 3000 schools to improve their teaching of reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the habit of reading widely and often, becoming independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure and for information. Reading aloud is a part of this, and teachers are encouraged to read poetry, stories and non-fiction to younger pupils, as well as longer books to older pupils.</p><p>This government recognises the importance of strong literacy skills both in work and everyday life, which is why we provide full funding through the Adult Education Budget for people who need English skills to undertake a range of courses in GCSEs, functional skills and stepping stone qualifications from entry level to Level 2. To ensure as many people as possible have developed these skills by 19, the government requires students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 in English to study it as part of the 16-19 study programme. Students taking Level 3 apprenticeships and T-Levels need to achieve a grade 4 at GCSE or pass functional skills. In 2018, nearly 80% of 19-year-olds held a Level 2 English qualification.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL18031 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.827Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1148311
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy 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 intend to take to ensure that everybody living in the UK is able to read and write English to a competent standard. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18031 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring children are taught to read well is vital to spreading opportunity. There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is a highly effective method for teaching early reading.</p><p>This answer refers to education in England, as education is a devolved issue. Our phonics performance is improving. In 2019, 82% of pupils met the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012. We are also investing £26.3 million in a national network of English hubs. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English hubs, who are taking a leading role in supporting nearly 3000 schools to improve their teaching of reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the habit of reading widely and often, becoming independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure and for information. Reading aloud is a part of this, and teachers are encouraged to read poetry, stories and non-fiction to younger pupils, as well as longer books to older pupils.</p><p>This government recognises the importance of strong literacy skills both in work and everyday life, which is why we provide full funding through the Adult Education Budget for people who need English skills to undertake a range of courses in GCSEs, functional skills and stepping stone qualifications from entry level to Level 2. To ensure as many people as possible have developed these skills by 19, the government requires students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 in English to study it as part of the 16-19 study programme. Students taking Level 3 apprenticeships and T-Levels need to achieve a grade 4 at GCSE or pass functional skills. In 2018, nearly 80% of 19-year-olds held a Level 2 English qualification.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL18030 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.877Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1146916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Music: 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 provision is being made for the future of music education hubs; and when plans for the (1) future funding of, and (2) a long-term strategy for, such hubs will be published. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17890 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17891 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146917
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Music: 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 increase annual funding for music education hubs to £100 million. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17891 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17890 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146918
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Music: 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 whether future funding for music education hubs will take account of inflation as well as changes to teachers' pay and pension contributions. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17892 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17890 more like this
HL17891 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146919
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading English Baccalaureate 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 plans, if any, they have to review the English Baccalaureate following the recommendations from two former Ofsted Chief Inspectors that it should be discontinued. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17893 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The department want all pupils to have opportunities to succeed, irrespective of their background. The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) is an important part of this.</p><p> </p><p>Research published in August 2017 by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies found that EBacc students had a greater probability of progression to all post 16 educational outcomes. In 2010, just 22% of pupils studied the EBacc at GCSE.</p><p> </p><p>We have made progress, with the proportion of pupils taking the EBacc increasing to 38%, and very significant increases in the take up of science, history and geography. The department is working to increase take-up, especially of languages, by introducing a range of programmes including, for example: the £4.8 million modern foreign languages pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, and the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme. We are encouraged by a 2018 Department for Education survey that found that 73% of parents would advise their child to take a language at GCSE.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:12:20.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:12:20.15Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146950
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many children in local authority care were placed in supported accommodation while under the age of 16 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17925 more like this
HL17926 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.107Z
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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 file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1146951
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many young people in local authority care were placed in supported accommodation at the age of 16 or 17 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17924 more like this
HL17926 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.137Z
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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 file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1146952
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many care leavers were placed in supported accommodation at the age of 16 or 17 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17926 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17924 more like this
HL17925 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.187Z
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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 file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this