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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Bills more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 3 July (HL16472), what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of government bills published in draft and submitted for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL17091 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is supportive of the role of pre-legislative scrutiny, and looks to take steps wherever possible to facilitate it. In the 2016-17 session, the Government published 3 draft bills. In this session we have published ten draft pieces of legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or a committee of either house, these were: Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill; Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill; Draft clause on the Personal Injury Discount Rate - subsequently included in the Civil Liability Bill; Draft Tenants Fees Bill; Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017; Draft Finance Bill; Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill; Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill; Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill; Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
1139094
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17179 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1139050
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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: Standards more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England and Wales are currently under special measures; and how long each of those schools have been subject to such measures. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17135 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For schools in England, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the noble Lord Browne of Belmont directly and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p><p>For schools in Wales, education is a devolved matter. It is for the National Assembly to decide on policy for schools in Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:08:19.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:08:19.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1139078
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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 Department for Education: Sanitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July (HL16827, HL16828, HL16829, and HL16830), which people they consider would feel excluded (1) by separate communal male and female toilets, and (2) as a result of both toilets being gender-neutral. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL17163 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department has not identified any particular group of visitors that might feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets or by both toilets being gender-neutral. The current approach for visitors supports individual choice rather than pre-supposing that particular groups of individuals have set or pre-determined preferences.</p><p> </p><p>With this in mind, no estimates have been made regarding the percentage of visitors who may feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets, and of both toilets being gender-neutral. In addition, because visitors are served by a range of different toilet types, we would not expect individuals to feel excluded. Visitors have not fed back any concerns or sense of exclusion regarding the provision. The department rarely receives feedback on the visitors’ area and where it does, it will take action.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of the conversion of one toilet to gender-neutral status, while leaving the other as female only in the communal visitor area of Sanctuary Buildings, we are currently planning a major refurbishment of the visitor area. As part of that, we will review the facilities including the distribution of single sex and gender-neutral toilets.</p><p> </p><p>No discussions with the cleaning staff in Sanctuary Buildings have been held regarding the condition of the gender-neutral toilets in the communal visitor area compared to that of the female-only toilets. We have set standards of cleanliness across all facilities. We have not been made aware that these standards have not been met in the visitors’ toilets. We will monitor this, and take action, if required.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17164 more like this
HL17165 more like this
HL17166 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1139079
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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 Department for Education: Sanitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July (HL16827, HL16828, HL16829, and HL16830), what estimate they have made of the percentage of visitors who would feel excluded (1) by separate communal male and female toilets, and (2) as a result of both toilets being gender-neutral. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL17164 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department has not identified any particular group of visitors that might feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets or by both toilets being gender-neutral. The current approach for visitors supports individual choice rather than pre-supposing that particular groups of individuals have set or pre-determined preferences.</p><p> </p><p>With this in mind, no estimates have been made regarding the percentage of visitors who may feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets, and of both toilets being gender-neutral. In addition, because visitors are served by a range of different toilet types, we would not expect individuals to feel excluded. Visitors have not fed back any concerns or sense of exclusion regarding the provision. The department rarely receives feedback on the visitors’ area and where it does, it will take action.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of the conversion of one toilet to gender-neutral status, while leaving the other as female only in the communal visitor area of Sanctuary Buildings, we are currently planning a major refurbishment of the visitor area. As part of that, we will review the facilities including the distribution of single sex and gender-neutral toilets.</p><p> </p><p>No discussions with the cleaning staff in Sanctuary Buildings have been held regarding the condition of the gender-neutral toilets in the communal visitor area compared to that of the female-only toilets. We have set standards of cleanliness across all facilities. We have not been made aware that these standards have not been met in the visitors’ toilets. We will monitor this, and take action, if required.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17163 more like this
HL17165 more like this
HL17166 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1879
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1139080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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 Department for Education: Sanitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July (HL16827, HL16828, HL16829, and HL16830), what consideration they have given, if any, to converting one toilet to gender-neutral and leaving the other as female only in the communal visitor area of Sanctuary Buildings; and which people they consider would feel excluded by such an arrangement. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL17165 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department has not identified any particular group of visitors that might feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets or by both toilets being gender-neutral. The current approach for visitors supports individual choice rather than pre-supposing that particular groups of individuals have set or pre-determined preferences.</p><p> </p><p>With this in mind, no estimates have been made regarding the percentage of visitors who may feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets, and of both toilets being gender-neutral. In addition, because visitors are served by a range of different toilet types, we would not expect individuals to feel excluded. Visitors have not fed back any concerns or sense of exclusion regarding the provision. The department rarely receives feedback on the visitors’ area and where it does, it will take action.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of the conversion of one toilet to gender-neutral status, while leaving the other as female only in the communal visitor area of Sanctuary Buildings, we are currently planning a major refurbishment of the visitor area. As part of that, we will review the facilities including the distribution of single sex and gender-neutral toilets.</p><p> </p><p>No discussions with the cleaning staff in Sanctuary Buildings have been held regarding the condition of the gender-neutral toilets in the communal visitor area compared to that of the female-only toilets. We have set standards of cleanliness across all facilities. We have not been made aware that these standards have not been met in the visitors’ toilets. We will monitor this, and take action, if required.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17163 more like this
HL17164 more like this
HL17166 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:07:56.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1879
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1139081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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 Department for Education: Sanitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July (HL16827, HL16828, HL16829, and HL16830), what discussions, if any, they have had with the cleaning staff in Sanctuary Buildings about the condition of the gender-neutral toilets in the communal visitor area compared to that of the female-only toilets. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL17166 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department has not identified any particular group of visitors that might feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets or by both toilets being gender-neutral. The current approach for visitors supports individual choice rather than pre-supposing that particular groups of individuals have set or pre-determined preferences.</p><p> </p><p>With this in mind, no estimates have been made regarding the percentage of visitors who may feel excluded by separate communal male and female toilets, and of both toilets being gender-neutral. In addition, because visitors are served by a range of different toilet types, we would not expect individuals to feel excluded. Visitors have not fed back any concerns or sense of exclusion regarding the provision. The department rarely receives feedback on the visitors’ area and where it does, it will take action.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of the conversion of one toilet to gender-neutral status, while leaving the other as female only in the communal visitor area of Sanctuary Buildings, we are currently planning a major refurbishment of the visitor area. As part of that, we will review the facilities including the distribution of single sex and gender-neutral toilets.</p><p> </p><p>No discussions with the cleaning staff in Sanctuary Buildings have been held regarding the condition of the gender-neutral toilets in the communal visitor area compared to that of the female-only toilets. We have set standards of cleanliness across all facilities. We have not been made aware that these standards have not been met in the visitors’ toilets. We will monitor this, and take action, if required.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL17163 more like this
HL17164 more like this
HL17165 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:07:57.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:07:57.06Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1879
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1139093
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
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 Academies: Inspections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the Ofsted report, Multi-academy trusts: benefits, challenges and functions, published on 15 July, and in particular the recommendation that Ofsted be empowered to inspect both multi-academy trusts and individual schools in order to strengthen their accountability. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL17178 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department requires a high level of accountability and transparency of trusts and has robust processes in place for monitoring their performance. This includes collecting and publishing a wide range of information, such as tables setting out measures of educational performance; financial benchmarking tables; and letters to academy trusts about poor or inadequate performance or weaknesses in safeguarding, governance and/or financial management. This goes beyond the information that the department publishes about local authorities.</p><p>Ofsted plays a vital role in holding trusts to account by providing independent judgements on the educational performance of schools within a trust and through its process of summary evaluations. Ofsted has so far published 6 summary evaluations of academy trusts since their introduction in December 2018.</p><p>The department will continue to make information about trusts more visible. As we do this, we will ensure that accountability is robust, transparent and proportionate for all schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:10:03.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:10:03.183Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1139556
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Education more like this
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 Apprentices: Arts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to collate data in order to assess the amount of apprenticeship levy money that was (1) paid, and (2) spent on apprenticeships, by creative industry companies in the 2018/19 financial year. more like this
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Lord Foster of Bath more like this
star this property uin HL17203 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The apprenticeship levy is collected by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs from employers with a pay bill in excess of £3 million per year.</p><p> </p><p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does not require levy-paying employers to register a sector when they set up an online apprenticeship service account to manage their funds. Therefore, ESFA are unable to supply information on the sectoral distribution of spending on apprenticeships. There are currently no plans to change the registration process to collect this information from employers registering for an apprenticeship service account.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to use detailed data on apprenticeship starts (including levy-supported starts) and work closely with employers and sector bodies to further develop our understanding of how apprenticeships work for the creative sector.</p><p> </p><p>The quarterly ‘Apprenticeships and Traineeships’ data release provides an overview of the programme. The most recent update was published on 11 July 2019. All quarterly data releases include a ‘main commentary’ which summarises apprenticeship starts by level, framework or standard, and whether or not they were the levy-supported. This commentary has been attached and it available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815291/Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_release_July19_main_text.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815291/Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_release_July19_main_text.pdf</a>. The whole quarterly release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data on apprenticeship starts by sector subject area and funding type can be compared using the interactive pivot tool entitled ‘Monthly apprenticeship starts by sector subject area, framework or standard, age, level, funding type and degree apprenticeship’ found in the monthly ‘Apprenticeships and levy statistics’ release. This was last updated in May 2019 and available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804343/Monthly-apprenticeship-starts-fwk-tool_May-2019.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804343/Monthly-apprenticeship-starts-fwk-tool_May-2019.xlsx</a>. The whole monthly release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeship-and-levy-statistics-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeship-and-levy-statistics-may-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with employers in the creative industries so they can realise the benefits of apprenticeships. The Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport is developing an innovative pilot which will enable apprentices to benefit from hands-on experience on the sets of major films and television shows. Launching later this year, it will explore a new model that fulfils the requirements of high-quality apprenticeships, but uses multiple placements on film and television productions, as well as addressing skills shortages.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:13:05.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:13:05.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL17203_Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_Quarterly_Data_Commentary.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL17203_Commentary more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foster of Bath more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Education more like this
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 Education: Digital Technology more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of digital technology in the UK education sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17234 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In April 2019, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, launched the attached Education Technology Strategy, ‘Realising the potential of technology in education’. This was launched to support the education sector in England to use and embed technology effectively, and to develop a vibrant EdTech business sector in the UK.</p><p>Research informing the Strategy highlighted that technology has the potential to reduce teacher workload, create savings, and improve pupil and student outcomes. However, certain conditions need to be in place to maximise benefit; for example, good connectivity and infrastructure, teacher confidence in using technology, strong and supportive leadership, and awareness that technology supplements rather than replaces good teaching.</p><p>To further understand the impact technology can have on the education sector, the department is developing a testbed programme which will help build the evidence base on the use of technology within schools and colleges. We have also created a leadership group made up of sector experts to work in collaboration with the government to help understand best practice and champion the objectives of our Strategy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:09:08.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:09:08.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL17234_Education_Technology_Strategy .pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL17234_Guidance more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this