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star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Japanese Language more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase the study of Japanese in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The government supports the efforts of the Japan Foundation to help schools teaching Japanese. Since September 2014, maintained primary schools in England must teach a modern or ancient foreign language to pupils at key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11). Schools can choose which language or languages to teach and should enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language by the end of primary school.</p><p>The government took action in 2010 to halt the decline in the number of school children taking language GCSEs by including it within the English Baccalaureate. This has had a positive effect on the take up of languages in schools. The proportion of the cohort in state funded schools entered for a modern foreign language has risen from 40 per cent in 2010 to 49 per cent in 2015. The government’s goal is that, in time, at least 90 per cent of pupils enter GCSEs in the EBacc subjects of English, maths, science, humanities and languages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T14:42:28.653Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:42:28.653Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Mental Health: Curriculum more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to include mental wellbeing in the national curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 115242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>We have no plans to make changes to the national curriculum, but our Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges survey, published in August 2017, sets out information on what schools are already doing to promote good mental health and well-being through teaching and pastoral support.</p><p>We are considering how we can build on this strong base to improve the support that is provided to children and young people in schools and will include proposals in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper to be published by the end of this year.</p><p>In particular, as required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, we are taking work forward to develop regulations and associate guidance for mandatory Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools. The content of the guidance will include the role of physical and mental well-being in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. We plan to consult on a draft of the regulations and guidance next year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T14:36:24.957Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:36:24.957Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Schools: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled It might be best if you looked elsewhere: An investigation into the schools admission process, whether his Department has acted on the recommendations made in that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 190488 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department wants fair access to a good school place for every child and routinely keeps the school admissions system under review. In setting their admission arrangements, admission authorities must ensure the practices and the criteria used to decide the allocation of places are fair, clear, objective and comply with admissions law and equalities law.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:43:21.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:43:21.457Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Primary Education: Languages more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve access to second language teaching in primary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 13669 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Since September 2014, maintained primary schools in England must teach a modern foreign or ancient language to pupils at key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11). Schools can choose which language or languages to teach and should enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language by the end of primary school.</p><br /><p>To support the introduction of a compulsory foreign language at key stage 2, the government is funding nine projects across the country to provide training for primary and secondary teachers. These projects bring together teaching school alliances, university-led consortia of schools, and a national organisation, the Association for Language Learning.</p><br /><p>In addition, the EBacc has had a positive effect on the take up of languages in schools, with a rise in the proportion of the cohort in state funded schools entered for a modern foreign language rising from 40% of pupils in 2010 to a provisional figure of 49% in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T16:51:44.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:51:44.287Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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Department for Education remove filter
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 World War II: Genocide more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she of officials in her Department have had with relevant stakeholders on improving the continuing professional development and understanding of teachers in Holocaust education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 108698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Department officials have regular discussions as part of programme monitoring arrangements, with University College London’s Centre for Holocaust Education (CfHE), which receives funding to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for 1100 teachers in England each year. This programme is jointly funded with the Pears Foundation, and my Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State is meeting Sir Trevor Pears on 2 November.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to CPD events, the CfHE produces teaching resources and lesson plans which are continually reviewed, improved and expanded. The Beacon Schools element of the programme develops hubs which serve a network of local schools, advocate to other schools for better Holocaust education, develop and share improved schemes of work, and will partner with the CfHE to improve teaching standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also funds the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ programme for pupils and teachers. Officials have regular meetings with the Holocaust Education Trust who run this. The Lessons from Auschwitz Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2017-10-27T12:34:39.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-27T12:34:39.25Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Schools: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the inclusion of physically disabled children in schooling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 190487 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The government takes seriously its role in promoting inclusion and equality in education settings and the Equality Act 2010 (together with Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014) is a foundation stone on which our special educational needs (SEN) and disability system sits. The Equality Act requires all schools (whether maintained or academy) to produce an accessibility plan. These plans are about ensuring that all aspects of school life are accessible to disabled pupils. The Act also requires local authorities to produce accessibility strategies with the same aims as the school-level plan, but with different coverage.</p><p>We have funded the Schools Development Support Agency, working with pdnet to deliver a contract to improve knowledge, skills and capability of the school workforce. Pdnet standards have been developed for the early years, schools and post 16 settings, along with level 1 training for schools raising awareness of physical disabilities. Further information about pdnet is available on <a href="http://pdnet.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://pdnet.org.uk/</a>.</p>
star 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 2018-11-20T15:59:49.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:59:49.557Z
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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 Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Business: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) female and (b) other students are encouraged to take modules in entrepreneurship and business mentoring. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 32328 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The government is committed to improving the extent and quality of the careers guidance and inspiration that all young people receive. This should begin with activities to enable children in primary school to explore the world of work. Primary Futures is an example of an initiative that helps primary age children to see a clear link and purpose between their learning and their futures.</p><p>The Department for Education has funded The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to take a lead role in transforming the provision of careers, enterprise and employer engagement experiences for young people aged 12 to 18 in England. This work includes ensuring that all students have access to high quality careers and enterprise provision, including interactions with employers. The Company helps employers, schools and colleges and other organisations to navigate their way through the existing landscape and find appropriate careers and enterprise organisations to partner with. An example of a successful initiative is the three-year industry-led Your Life campaign, which was launched by the Government in 2014. This aims to inspire young people, particularly girls, to study A level maths and physics as a gateway to an exciting and wide-ranging career.</p><p>Entrepreneurship education is an important component of high quality careers provision. The careers statutory guidance requires schools in England to offer pupils the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and have access to advice on options available post-16 including entrepreneurship.</p><p>We are giving more young people access to a mentor to help raise aspirations, improve focus and attainment and help prepare them for the next stage in their lives. The Prime Minister announced on 14 March 2016 that the government will commit £12 million over this parliament for an investment fund to build capacity in the system to recruit and train a new generation of high-quality mentors, focussing on teenagers most at risk of under-achieving or dropping out of education. This will be supported by a national advertising campaign.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T11:26:25.503Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T11:26:25.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Secondary Education: Extended Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2015, to Question 31427, whether her Department plans to provide additional funding to enable 25 per cent of secondary schools to extend their school day in the event that less than £285 million is available from the soft drinks industry levy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 35735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Chancellor announced in his Budget statement that up to £285 million a year would be made available to give 25% of secondary schools increased opportunity to extend their school day to offer a wider range of activities for pupils. The soft drinks industry levy is expected to raise £520 million in the first year and the revenue will contribute to this funding.</p><p>It is also confirmed that the Barnett formula will be applied to spending on this initiative in the normal way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T10:04:54.543Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T10:04:54.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of students who (a) applied and (b) qualified for the Disabled Student Allowances in each year since 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 127348 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Student Loans Company (SLC) Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) application records are shown below. The data is shown by academic year and covers both new and continuing DSAs applications for full- and part-time students domiciled in England studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Individual applications</p></td><td><p>Qualified</p></td><td><p>% of applications which qualified</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>49,978</p></td><td><p>42,952</p></td><td><p>86%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>50,033</p></td><td><p>44,993</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>54,049</p></td><td><p>49,646</p></td><td><p>92%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>67,651</p></td><td><p>57,615</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>69,608</p></td><td><p>58,711</p></td><td><p>84%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17[1]</p></td><td><p>68,942</p></td><td><p>59,821</p></td><td><p>87%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The SLC internal application tracker data do not align with SLC statistical first release (SFR) data covering take up of DSAs as: not all DSAs students need to apply each year; and not all students who are eligible/qualified for DSAs subsequently draw down support. The SLC SFR data are available at <a href="http://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx</a>.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Applications are still being received, so these are not the final figures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-22T18:20:43.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T18:20:43.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Department for Education remove filter
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 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, what recent assessment his Department has made of the change in the number of disabled students taking up the specialist equipment allowance element of the disabled student allowance scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 127349 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The most recent data shows that, for full-time undergraduate students domiciled in England, 4,600 fewer students were in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) equipment in 2015/16 than in 2014/15. The full data is available at: <a href="http://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx</a>. This fall was expected as the £200 student contribution to the costs of computer hardware took effect from September 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are keen to better understand the impact of DSAs on eligible students, including that of recent DSA reforms. We have recently commissioned a research project to explore this and we will respond to the research findings when they are available in spring 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T12:46:38.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T12:46:38.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this