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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help schools that are unable to deliver free infant school meals in September 2014 because of a lack of capital funding. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has previously confirmed that it would be allocating £150 million in the 2014-15 financial year to support the implementation of the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) policy. Local authorities (LAs) are also free to use their budgets for improvement and maintenance to support this objective. We allocated £1.4 billion to schools, LAs and the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund for maintenance and improvement in 2014-15.</p><p>On 6 March we launched a package of implementation support measures to help schools to provide meals to eligible pupils. This includes a national UIFSM support service, run by school food experts, which will offer advice and guidance to schools that need assistance in implementing UIFSM. The support will include a telephone helpline, the sharing of good practice, and intensive face-to-face support</p><p>The Department also announced on 6 March that it would be providing transitional funding to small schools with eligible pupils, worth a minimum of £3,000, which qualifying schools will be able to use to help them overcome delivery challenges.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
43376
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the education funding per pupil is in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Brent for 2014-15. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 192248 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Funding per pupil (Dedicated schools grant) 2014-15</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Early years block per pupil, 2014-15</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Higher needs block</p><p>2014-15 total*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staffordshire</p></td><td><p>£4,310</p></td><td><p>£3,515</p></td><td><p>£62.19 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brent</p></td><td><p>£5,066</p></td><td><p>£5,930</p></td><td><p>£55.54 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*High needs funding is no longer allocated on a per-pupil basis.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, schools will receive money from the pupil premium for pupils recorded on the January 2014 School Census: £1,300 for each primary pupil, and £935 for each secondary pupil, known to have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years; £1,900 per pupil for each pupil recorded as adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; and £300 for each pupil whose parents were in the armed services in the last four years or is in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
43698
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 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, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2014, Official Report, column 250W, on schools: construction, what the (a) final bid date in April 2014 and (b) expected decision date is. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 192507 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Final bids in the procurement are due to be received from the three shortlisted bidders on 17 April 2014, and the Education Funding Agency is scheduled to appoint a selected bidder by the end of May 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
43702
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 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, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2014, Official Report, column 250W, on schools: construction, what the construction time-scale is for each of the 198 schools with which his Department is working in the Priority School Building Programme, but at which construction has not yet started. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 192508 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are currently working with 221 schools in the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). We will have commenced work with all schools by the end of 2014. Before building work can begin, plans must be drawn up, contracts negotiated and planning permission secured. Construction work has already started at 24 schools (20 under main works contracts and four under early works agreements). We expect that building work will have commenced at all schools by the end of 2016. All schools will be delivered by the end of 2017, two years earlier than originally planned.</p><p>Under Building Schools for the Future (BSF), it took three years from first planning for building works to begin. We have cut this to one year under the PSBP. Had we continued with BSF timescales, no PSBP schools would yet have started construction. The first school being rebuilt under the PSBP will open in May 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
43703
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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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 allow a transitional period for schools to prepare to provide free school meals for under-sevens in cases where those schools need to set up their own kitchens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 192736 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced in September 2013 that state-funded schools will be required to offer free school meals to infant pupils from September 2014, giving schools a full year to put arrangements in place. We know from the universal free school meal pilots, in which schools were required to provide meals to all infant pupils and all key stage 2 pupils, that it is possible for schools to prepare to implement this policy with much less notice.</p><p>In order to help schools to implement universal infant free school meals in September 2014 we have put in place a national support service, run by school food experts. The assistance available through that service includes a telephone helpline, the sharing of good practice, and intensive face-to-face support. We are also providing additional funding of £22.5 million to help small schools with the transition to providing meals for all their infant pupils.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
43704
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what extra funding his Department plans to provide to smaller schools to help them to provide free school meals for under-sevens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 192735 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>On 6 March the Department for Education announced that we will allocate additional funding totalling £22.5 million in the 2014-15 financial year to help small schools (those with a total roll of up to 150 pupils according to the January 2014 Schools Census) with the transitional costs of implementing the universal infant free school meals policy.</p><p>Schools eligible for this funding will receive a minimum of £3,000 to be spent as they choose in support of their implementation of the policy, including for the purpose of improving kitchen or dining equipment.</p><p>Further information is available in the departmental advice document on universal infant free school meals, which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
43797
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken since 2010 to ensure that (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are equipped to support children with diabetes. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 192597 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Schools are already required to support children with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes. Non-statutory guidance, “Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings”, is available to schools to help them manage medicines and support children with medical needs such as diabetes.</p><p>From September 2014, there will be a new duty, which was introduced in the Children and Families Act 2014, on governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions and to have regard to statutory guidance. The guidance, upon which we have consulted publicly, will set out the requirements on schools to support children with medical conditions, which we would expect them to apply to conditions like diabetes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
44026
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will list all (a) primary and (b) secondary schools which have successfully implemented the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 to date. [R] more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
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Mr Nick Gibb more like this
star this property uin 192810 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education has not assessed implementation levels centrally and therefore lists of schools are not available. However, Ofsted checks school websites routinely before inspections.</p><p>If a parent, or other party, believes that a school is not complying with the requirements, they are entitled to raise this with the governing body. If their complaint is not resolved and they believe that the school has failed to discharge its duty or acted unreasonably, they can raise their complaint with the Secretary of State.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, at what level of household income children in households in receipt of universal credit will be eligible for free school meals. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192826 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>We have not yet made final decisions on what the entitlement criteria for free school meals under Universal Credit will be. We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to develop suitable criteria which will ensure that free lunches continue to be available to those families on the lowest incomes.</p><p>We will allow good time for interested parties to comment on our proposals before we introduce the new criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
44354
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that the contracts for the Building Schools for the Future programme include provisions to ensure prompt payment to small and medium-sized businesses. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 193063 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme is coming to a close, with the final schemes moving in to construction. The Government's main programme to address the condition needs of the school estate is the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) and the majority of work will be procured using the Education Funding Agency's (EFA) Contractors' Framework, which commenced in November 2013.</p><p>All PSBP procurements carried out by the EFA through this Framework will require the use of project bank accounts (PBAs)</p><p>PBAs differ from traditional construction industry payment arrangements whereby the procuring party under the building contract makes payment to the main contractor, who in turn makes payment down his supply chain. This can lead to delay and cashflow problems for small and medium sized businesses, who typically make up a significant proportion of the supply chain.</p><p>Instead, the procuring party will make payment into a trust account established specifically for the project. The majority of members of the supply chain are nominated as beneficiaries of that trust account, and the building contract requires that payment must be made from the PBA to the supply chain as soon as possible after the PBA is placed in funds, typically within three to four working days (although varying slightly depending on the specific banking arrangements).</p><p>There are a small number of PSBP projects being procured through a private finance route. For these projects, the project agreement does not deal with construction payments as no payment is made until the project is operational. Before that, payments for construction works are made by the single-purpose company (SPC) set up to carry out the project, to its subcontractors, and then down the contractual chain. The SPC's solvency is, in its contracts with first-tier subcontractors, protected by industry-standard provisions with which PBAs are not compatible. We are considering whether more can be done to encourage prompt payment further down the contractual chain.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this