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1123498
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Schools: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding for rural schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewes more like this
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Maria Caulfield more like this
star this property uin 910573 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, meets Treasury ministers regularly to discuss matters of shared interest, including funding for schools.</p><p>The Department provides additional support aimed at rural schools. For example, the sparsity factor in the National Funding Formula allocates £25 million specifically to schools that are both small and remote.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T16:50:32.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:50:32.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Caulfield more like this
1123499
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Teaching Methods more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of teaching early literacy through phonics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erewash more like this
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Maggie Throup more like this
star this property uin 910576 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>There is a significant body of evidence that demonstrates that systematic phonics is a highly effective method for teaching early reading. According to the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), phonics approaches have been consistently found to be effective in supporting younger readers to master the basics of reading, with an average impact of an additional four months’ progress. Research suggests that phonics is particularly beneficial for younger pupils (four to seven year olds) as they begin to read. Teaching phonics is more effective on average than other approaches to early reading (such as whole language or alphabetic approaches), though it should be emphasised that effective phonics techniques are usually embedded in a rich literacy environment for early readers and are only one part of a successful literacy strategy[1].</p><p>In 2018 there were 163,000 more six year olds in England on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p>The Department is investing £26 million in a national network of English hubs to support local schools in developing their teaching practice, with a focus on systematic phonics, early language development and reading for pleasure. There are now 34 such hubs, based in primary schools across England.</p><p>[1] EEF Phonics Teaching and Learning Toolkit, updated August 2018 (available at: <a href="https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/phonics/" target="_blank">https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/phonics/</a>).</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T16:27:32.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:27:32.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maggie Throup more like this
1123540
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate funding in SEND provision in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 248757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Authorities are required to provide mainstream schools with sufficient funds to enable schools to meet the additional cost of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, up to £6,000. Top-up funding is then provided from local authorities high needs budgets. Nationally, high needs funding is £6.3 billion this year. We recognise that local authorities are facing cost pressures, which is why in December we allocated an additional £250 million across all local authorities up to 2020. Slough will receive £880,000 of this additional funding. This funding will help local authorities to manage their cost pressures. Funding for 2020-2021 and beyond will be determined in the Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T16:08:08.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T16:08:08.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1123549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Finance more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of a reduction in per student funding for universities on their ability to collaborate and partner with local employers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 248752 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Business-university collaboration is increasingly important, both in the development of work-ready, highly skilled graduates, and in contributing to local and regional economic growth.</p><p> </p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced a major review of post-18 education and funding that will ensure we have a joined up education system that is accessible to all and encourages the development of the funding and skills we need as a country. The independent panel will report shortly. The government will consider their recommendations, but we remain committed to ensuring that universities are funded on a sustainable basis.</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to ensuring that funding is available to support sustainable collaboration between universities and businesses in local areas and is supporting this work in a number of ways:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The Office for Students (OfS), through its Industrial Strategy and Skills Challenge Competition is funding providers (including in collaboration with employers) to develop and implement projects to improve outcomes for graduates who seek employment in their home region. Details of which can be found at: <a href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/publications/ofs-challenge-competition-industrial-strategy-and-skills-support-for-local-students-and-graduates/" target="_blank">https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/publications/ofs-challenge-competition-industrial-strategy-and-skills-support-for-local-students-and-graduates/</a>.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Similarly, the UK Research and Innovation 'Strength in Places Fund' is a competitive fund for collaborative bids between research institutions and businesses to support significant regional growth through research and innovation. Details can be found at: <a href="https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/strength-in-places-fund/" target="_blank">https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/strength-in-places-fund/</a>.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>The OfS is providing £20 million for the Institute of Coding which will target a skills gap in digital skills and involves collaboration between education providers and industry. This includes working together to create core content and introducing flexible ways to learn.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>The government also part funds the National Centre for Universities and Business which promotes, develops and supports university and business collaboration across the UK.</p></li></ul>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248753 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4610
unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1123550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that universities continue to be sustainably funded to enable them to expand the partnerships they have with local business and employers as set out in the recent HE business and community interaction survey by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 248753 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Business-university collaboration is increasingly important, both in the development of work-ready, highly skilled graduates, and in contributing to local and regional economic growth.</p><p> </p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced a major review of post-18 education and funding that will ensure we have a joined up education system that is accessible to all and encourages the development of the funding and skills we need as a country. The independent panel will report shortly. The government will consider their recommendations, but we remain committed to ensuring that universities are funded on a sustainable basis.</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to ensuring that funding is available to support sustainable collaboration between universities and businesses in local areas and is supporting this work in a number of ways:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The Office for Students (OfS), through its Industrial Strategy and Skills Challenge Competition is funding providers (including in collaboration with employers) to develop and implement projects to improve outcomes for graduates who seek employment in their home region. Details of which can be found at: <a href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/publications/ofs-challenge-competition-industrial-strategy-and-skills-support-for-local-students-and-graduates/" target="_blank">https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/publications/ofs-challenge-competition-industrial-strategy-and-skills-support-for-local-students-and-graduates/</a>.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Similarly, the UK Research and Innovation 'Strength in Places Fund' is a competitive fund for collaborative bids between research institutions and businesses to support significant regional growth through research and innovation. Details can be found at: <a href="https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/strength-in-places-fund/" target="_blank">https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/strength-in-places-fund/</a>.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>The OfS is providing £20 million for the Institute of Coding which will target a skills gap in digital skills and involves collaboration between education providers and industry. This includes working together to create core content and introducing flexible ways to learn.</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>The government also part funds the National Centre for Universities and Business which promotes, develops and supports university and business collaboration across the UK.</p></li></ul>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248752 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4610
unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1123614
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the Disabled Students' Allowance assistive technology procurement proposal on students with (a) low incidence disabilities and (b) vision impairment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 248764 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The new arrangements being introduced by the Student Loans Company (SLC) to procure assistive technology equipment and training for students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) will not affect the level or range of support available to any student.</p><p>The SLC has engaged with groups within the sector to ensure that the procurement process will ensure that the needs of all students in receipt of DSA can continue to be met, and over 40 different organisations, including those representing students with vision impairment, have provided responses to the SLC, which are currently being considered.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:14:41.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1123615
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the list of approved equipment for Disabled Students' Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 248765 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Section 6 of the Student Loans Company’s (SLC) Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) guidance contains advice on the types of equipment that are available to recipients of these allowances. This is available at: <a href="https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1646/1819-guidance-dsa-new-students-from-ay-201617.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1646/1819-guidance-dsa-new-students-from-ay-201617.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The SLC maintains a list of assistive technology software products that have attracted DSA funding, which is available at: <a href="https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1457/product-list.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/1457/product-list.pdf</a>.</p><p><strong><br> <br> </strong></p><p><strong><br> <br> </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:37:02.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:37:02.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1123654
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Free School Meals more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money was allocated from the public purse towards the provision of free school meals in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in the most recent financial year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 248590 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>For benefits-based free school meals (FSM) the department allocates around £440 per pupil per year currently eligible for and claiming FSM through the national funding formula to local authorities.</p><p>Local authorities then distribute this money to schools through their local funding formula, which is set in consultation with schools. For 2018-19, local authorities collectively allocated £505 million in respect of pupils currently eligible for FSM.</p><p>For the academic year 2017/2018 - the latest year in which data is available - the Department for Education spent £649 million delivering free meals for all infant children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state funded schools through the universal infant free school meals policy.</p><p>FSM are fully devolved so the department does not hold information on how much was spent in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T15:58:15.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T15:58:15.837Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1123698
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Schools: Discipline more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to provide statutory guidance to schools on the use of isolation rooms for students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Ellie Reeves more like this
star this property uin 248755 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>All schools are required by law to have a behaviour policy which should set out the behaviour expected of pupils, the sanctions that will be imposed for poor behaviour, and rewards for good behaviour. Schools have to make these policies publicly available on their websites. To help schools develop effective strategies, the Department has produced advice for schools which covers what should be included in the behaviour policy. This advice can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Schools can adopt a policy which allows disruptive pupils to be placed in isolation away from other pupils for a limited period. If a school uses isolation rooms as a disciplinary penalty, this should be made clear in their behaviour policy. As with other disciplinary penalties, schools must act lawfully, reasonably and proportionately in all cases. The school must also ensure the health and safety of pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly reviews the guidance issued to schools and updates it as appropriate. The Department has no current plans to make the guidance statutory.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T13:58:20.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T13:58:20.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1123704
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Pre-school Education: School Meals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide meals for children accessing (a) free childcare and (b) pre-school provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 248685 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The government's early education funding is intended to deliver 15 or 30 hours a week (for 38 weeks of the year) of free, high quality, flexible childcare for eligible 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. It is not intended to cover the costs of meals, other consumables, additional hours or additional services.</p><p> </p><p>However, pupils attending a local authority maintained, academy or free school nursery are entitled to free school meals: as long as they are either in full-time education or receive education both before and after lunch and meet the benefits-based free school meal eligibility criteria. Pupils attending a private nursery or pre-school are not entitled to free school meals.</p><p> </p><p>The government also provides help with up to 70% of childcare costs for people on low incomes through working tax credits, which in April 2016 increased to 85% through Universal Credit.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T16:05:45.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T16:05:45.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this