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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Adoption and Surrogate Motherhood: MRKH Syndrome more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to assist people with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome with the financial costs of (a) adoption and (b) surrogacy; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon remove filter
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Layla Moran remove filter
star this property uin 132721 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We know that many people unable to give birth, such as those with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, look to alternatives such as adoption and surrogacy.</p><p> </p><p>The process of adopting a child in England is free for all eligible adopters whether they approach a local authority or a voluntary adoption agency. Local authorities have the power to make discretionary financial payments to adopters for the purpose of supporting the placement of the adoptive child with them or the continuation of adoption arrangements after an adoption order is made. In addition, local authorities are required to assess the need for post-adoption support when requested by adoptive parents or children.</p><p> </p><p>The government has invested significantly in adoption support through the Adoption Support Fund. Since its launch in May 2015, more than £66 million has been provided for thousands of families to access therapeutic support.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions about local NHS services, including assisted conception and fertility treatment, are the responsibility of local Clinical Commissioning Groups and will take into account the overall needs of the local population. Individual cases where patients suffer from conditions such as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome may be given exceptional consideration.</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 2018-03-19T17:41:45.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T17:41:45.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Sign Language: GCSE more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has held with (a) examination boards, (b) teachers, (c) students and (d) other stakeholders on the creation of a GCSE in British Sign Language; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon remove filter
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Layla Moran remove filter
star this property uin 132714 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>I held a meeting on 12 March with interested MPs and representatives from a leading charity within the field, and have scheduled another meeting with that charity and further interested MPs on 20 March. During frequent visits to schools I engage with teachers and students and discuss a range of topics including sign language.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has introduced a number of recent changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels in England that will affect schools in the coming years. We know that extensive changes need time to settle in, and that school leaders will want stability to bring in the new qualifications. There are no plans to introduce new GCSEs, AS or A levels in this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>Schools are free to teach British Sign Language and there are existing qualifications available which schools can enter pupils into at any point of their school career. These include a Level 1 award, Level 2, 3 and 4 certificates and a Level 6 NVQ certificate. British Sign Language is also now an alternative to a Level 1 and Level 2 qualification in English when studying an apprenticeship, where British Sign Language is the apprentice’s primary language. This enables those who use British Sign Language to complete their apprenticeship without having to achieve another English qualification, such as GCSE or Functional Skills.</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 2018-03-20T18:08:36.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T18:08:36.31Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this