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Department for Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many free schools have closed, or are planning to close; and who bears the costs of any outstanding capital or revenue debts. more like this
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Lord Storey 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 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>There are currently 346 free schools open. Since 2010, six free schools have closed and two closures are planned for summer 2017. The primary objective of the Department when making a decision to close a school is to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for pupils and to secure value for money for the taxpayer. The Department would expect the responsible body to meet any outstanding costs or debts. Where this is not possible, the Department would consider providing financial support if reasonable to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:16:37.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:16:37.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this