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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Erasmus+ Programme more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) social and (b) economic value of the additional grants that are available from the Erasmus+ programme for widening student participation in (i) the current programme and (ii) the 2021-27 programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 264441 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer The hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the answer I gave on 8 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-08/252019/" target="_blank">252019</a>.</p><p>Further to this, the government is considering the value for money of the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme. This includes a range of monetisable and non-monetisable benefits and costs to ensure we capture all sources of potential economic value and cost. We will also want to consider carefully the impact of any of these options on students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities in our assessments.</p><p>This assessment is ongoing and is part of a wider, cross-government exercise on considering value for money of EU programmes.</p><p>Ultimately, any decisions about our participation in the Erasmus+ programme will also be a matter for wider negotiations about our future relationship with the EU.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1132008
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Private Finance Initiative more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the current value is of PFI contracts for academy schools that are managed by local authorities; and how much Government funding is allocated to local authorities to undertake that work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 264325 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>After a school undergoes conversion to an academy, it is no longer managed by local authorities. In the majority of cases, local authorities typically charge a fee to the schools and academies within a private finance initiative (PFI) contract in respect of local authority management of the PFI contract. The Department does not hold details on these fees. For further information, please contact the relevant local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Z
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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 Mr Clive Betts more like this
1132027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Health: Students more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 his Department is taking to improve student wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 264318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for this government, which is why we continue to work closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme within the sector. Step Change calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health as a strategic priority and adopt a whole-institution approach to mental health, embedding it across all policies, cultures, curricula and practice.</p><p>In addition, the government actively backs the introduction of a sector-led University Mental Health Charter, launched in June 2018. This will drive up standards in promoting student and staff mental health and wellbeing and it will invite universities to meet high standards of practice, including in areas such as leadership, early intervention and data collection.</p><p>On 5 June 2019, the Office for Students announced the award of almost £6 million of funding for 10 large-scale projects through a challenge competition, encouraging higher education providers to find new ways of combating student mental health issues. The projects involve over 60 different universities, colleges and other organisations including NHS services, the police and charities, together contributing matched-funding taking the investment up to £14.5 million. <br> <br> Higher education providers have legal responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) to support students, including those with mental health conditions. Whilst it is for providers to determine what welfare and counselling services they need to provide to their students to offer that support, the government is proactive in promoting good practice in this area.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:03:55.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:03:55.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131694
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total value is of the contract put out to tender by his Department titled Income Contingent Repayment Student Loan Monetisation Programme: Financial Communication Services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 263840 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Income Contingent Repayment Student Loan Monetisation Programme, which will run for the period of 2022-23, aims to raise £15bn for the Exchequer. The value of the financial communication services contract is subject to a procurement exercise but will not exceed £115,000 for the term of the contract. The financial communication services are being tendered on a demand-led basis, meaning that the government has no obligation to use the contract or incur any expense.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:37:48.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:37:48.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1131786
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to local authorities, in the event of the closure of a maintained nursery school to ensure continued educational provision of equal quality. more like this
star 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 263887 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Maintained nursery schools (MNSs) make a valuable contribution to improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged children. There is a presumption against their closure. This does not mean that they can never close, but if they do, any replacement provision must be of equal quality, preserve expertise and be more accessible and convenient for parents.</p><p>Whether or not a MNS closes is a matter for local authorities, but the presumption against their closure includes a duty on local authorities to assess whether the alternative provision available is of equal or greater quality. Closure arrangements, such as the transfer of children and staff, are for local authorities to manage and the Department for Education is not involved in them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:02:28.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:02:28.877Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this
1131814
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Teachers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the eligibility criteria for remission of student debt are if a person trains or returns to become a teacher; and what the rationale is for (a) those criteria and (b) the geographical scope of the application of those criteria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263672 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme in October 2017, fulfilling our manifesto commitment to help new teachers stay in the profession by forgiving their student loan repayments. The scheme is a pilot that is testing the impact of offering this incentive on teacher retention. It is aimed at early career teachers of languages and science who qualified since 2013/14, and is available in specific local authorities. Information on the scheme is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/teachers-student-loan-reimbursement-guidance-for-teachers-and-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/teachers-student-loan-reimbursement-guidance-for-teachers-and-schools</a>.</p><p>The scheme has been designed in this way because retention is most challenging early in teachers' careers, and because science and languages are in high demand by schools.</p><p>The local authorities where teachers’ student loan reimbursement applies have high need for teachers. This is determined by the 'Defining Achieving Excellence Areas' methodology, available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defining-achieving-excellence-areas-methodology" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defining-achieving-excellence-areas-methodology</a>.</p><p>High need areas not included in the scheme are in the control group, which will enable the Department to conduct a robust evaluation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:28:48.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:28:48.817Z
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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 David Drew more like this
1131212
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private voluntary and independent childcare settings in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 263154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member for Manchester Central and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:52:09.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:52:09.35Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1131213
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 list for each multi-academy trust that has had deficit funding approved (a) the amount of funding approved, (b) whether it is linked to a financial turnaround plan, (c) the period it covers, (d) the date on which it was approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency or the Department and (e) the amount that is recoverable and non-recoverable in each case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 263155 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Academy trusts have primary responsibility for their own financial affairs and where the Education and Skills Funding Agency intervene, we work with each trust to put in place a recovery process that underpins education provision with strong financial management and oversight. This can include the provision of deficit funding, issuing a financial notice to improve or, in the most serious cases, termination of the Funding Agreement.</p><p>Where we have provided deficit funding as part of this process, this information is reflected in trusts’ accounts. Attached is a document setting out deficit funding information for the most recent year available, financial year 2017-18. The department records deficit funding by the academy that funding is associated with and this is also reflected in the attached document.</p><p>As of March 2018, the total number of academies for which deficit funding was agreed in financial year 2017-18, reflects less than 1% of all open academies, and less than 0.2% of the total funding allocated to academies for the 2017-18 academic year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:22:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:22:37.6Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 263155_Academy_deficit_funding.pdf more like this
star this property title 263155_table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1131229
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 his Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 228138, if he will publish any assessment carried out on the effect on disabled children of any decision to not allow local authorities to move funding from the schools block into the high needs block. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 263164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We are keen for funding allocated through the schools’ block to be passed on to schools, which is why as part of the introduction of the national funding formula (NFF), we made the decision to ring-fence this funding from 2018-19 onwards. However, in recognition of the importance of local flexibility, we have allowed local authorities to transfer of up to 0.5% out of the schools funding block of the dedicated schools grant to the high needs funding block, with the agreement of their schools forum. We produced an equalities impact assessment alongside the NFF, which considered potential impacts on children with protected characteristics, which can be accessed at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648520/NFF_Equalities_Impact-Assessment.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648520/NFF_Equalities_Impact-Assessment.pdf</a>.</p><p>Exceptionally, local authorities can apply for transfers outside these rules. Within the schools revenue funding operational guide (paragraph 138): <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pre-16-schools-funding-guidance-for-2019-to-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pre-16-schools-funding-guidance-for-2019-to-2020</a>, we set out what evidence we expect a local authority to present to their schools forum to support any proposals to transfer funding from the schools block.</p><p>In submitting an exceptional case to transfer funding from the schools block, local authorities have to carry out an assessment of the equalities implications of their proposal. These equalities assessments, the published equalities impact assessment (link above) and the quality of the evidence provided by local authorities are all taken into account in the evaluation of exceptional cases put forward by local authorities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:58:11.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:58:11.93Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1131316
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on increasing the apprenticeship rates of the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 263126 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>As Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, I work with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the annual remit for the Low Pay Commission (LPC), who are responsible for making recommendations to the government about minimum rates of pay including the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage.</p><p>The government implemented in full the LPC’s 2019 recommendations. These included an apprentice rate as well as taking into account the long-term benefits that apprentices derive from training, the needs of employers and individual sectors and wider labour market pressures.</p><p>The current Apprentice National Minimum Wage rate rose to £3.90 per hour in April 2019, up from £3.70 per hour. This is a 5.4% increase and the apprentice rate is now at a record high in nominal and real terms. The LPC estimate that this rise will benefit up to 36,000 apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T18:43:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T18:43:57.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1131332
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) women and (b) men in each local authority area in England started an apprenticeship in each sector subject area in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 263027 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 6 June 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-06-03/259326/" target="_blank">259326</a>.</p><p>For additional information on apprenticeship starts by geography or learner characteristics, the further education data library can be accessed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:49:30.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:49:30.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1131348
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 8 March 2019 to Question 226665, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of local authority budgets to fulfil the statutory requirement of alternative nursery provisions of equal quality, in the event that a Maintained Nursery School closes. more like this
star 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 263143 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Maintained nursery schools (MNS) make a valuable contribution to improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged children. There is a presumption against their closure. This does not mean that they can never close, but if they do, any replacement provision must be of equal quality, preserve expertise and be more accessible and convenient for parents.</p><p>Whether or not an MNS closes is a matter for local authorities. However, the presumption against their closure includes a duty on local authorities to assess whether the alternative provision available is of equal or greater quality. No assessment has been made of the adequacy of local authority budgets to do this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:38:54.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:38:54.417Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this
1131395
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of proposals by ScreenSkills to reform the apprenticeship levy to (a) increase the number of paid apprenticeships in the film and TV industry and (b) enable apprenticeship training agencies to employ and pay the wages of apprentices and to arrange apprentice training with a number of different engagers on short-term projects; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 263211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We have a well-established working relationship with ScreenSkills and welcome their feedback on the impact of our apprenticeship reforms on the film and television industries. This, together with feedback from our broader engagement with employers, is informing our ongoing evaluation of the impact of the reforms in England and our work to promote apprenticeships under the Creative Industries Sector Deal.</p><p>In my capacity as the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, I met the CEO of ScreenSkills in October 2018 to discuss their work to support the take-up of apprenticeships in the UK’s world-leading film and television industries. Officials from the Education and Skills Funding Agency continue to meet representatives of the organisation.</p><p>Levy-paying employers can already transfer funds to an Apprenticeship Training Agency, which acts as the apprentice’s employer. We recognise that this model can provide a valuable opportunity for employers, including those in the film and television industries and the creative sector more generally, to realise the benefits of apprenticeships for their business. We are continuing to engage with ScreenSkills to explore how such arrangements could support the creative industries.</p><p>In response to feedback from employers in a range of sectors, we have recently raised the cap on the amount of funds that levy-payers can transfer from 10% to 25% of the annual value of funds entering their apprenticeship service accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T13:44:19.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T13:44:19.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Educational Exchanges more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to EU universities wanting to send non-EU students to UK universities on exchange programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 262364 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The terms of international exchanges are the responsibility of individual higher education institutions. The main exchange programme supported through public funding in the UK is Erasmus+, a European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, which provides funding for both EU and non-EU students to come to UK universities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:03:57.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:03:57.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1130871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading GCE A-level and GCSE more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number schools teaching GCSEs over three years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of this practice on A level subject choices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 262365 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>In the Department’s Winter 2017 School Snapshot Survey, responses from secondary schools that teach Year 9 pupils were as follows: 35% of respondents stated that all their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for all subjects, 28% stated that all their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for some subjects, 9% stated that some of their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4 for some subjects, 27% stated that none of their Year 9 pupils would start studying for Key Stage 4.</p><p>The snapshot survey report can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-snapshot-survey-winter-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-snapshot-survey-winter-2017</a>.</p><p>The information requested is not held centrally regarding administrative data of when individual schools start teaching Key Stage 4. The Department has made no assessment of the effect of this practice on A level choices.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:16:49.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:16:49.927Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 publish the allocation of revenues from the Immigration Skills Charge in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 262354 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>In 2017-18, income from the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) contributed £75 million to the department’s skills budget.</p><p>While the income raised is not additional funding for skills, the ISC is helping to maintain the department’s existing skills budget and existing level of investment in skills in England. As such, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of how the department’s ISC allocation is spent.</p><p>The ISC ensures that we can continue to invest in developing the skills that the country needs and also addresses skills gaps in the workforce. Similarly, it helps to maintain funding levels for each of the devolved administrations.</p><p>My letter of 17 January 2019 to the chairs of the Education and Home Affairs committees about the ISC, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and is available to view at the following link: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/</a>.</p><p>An internal review of the ISC, based on Home Office data, was undertaken in the second quarter of 2018. We continue to keep this policy under review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262355 more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Immigration Skills Charge in increasing skills provision in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 262355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>In 2017-18, income from the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) contributed £75 million to the department’s skills budget.</p><p>While the income raised is not additional funding for skills, the ISC is helping to maintain the department’s existing skills budget and existing level of investment in skills in England. As such, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of how the department’s ISC allocation is spent.</p><p>The ISC ensures that we can continue to invest in developing the skills that the country needs and also addresses skills gaps in the workforce. Similarly, it helps to maintain funding levels for each of the devolved administrations.</p><p>My letter of 17 January 2019 to the chairs of the Education and Home Affairs committees about the ISC, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and is available to view at the following link: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/</a>.</p><p>An internal review of the ISC, based on Home Office data, was undertaken in the second quarter of 2018. We continue to keep this policy under review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262354 more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1130925
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wakefield City Academies Trust: Deloitte and Touche more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much Wakefield City Academies Trust spent on services provided by Deloitte from 1 September 2017 to 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 262315 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) has not paid Deloitte for services. From 1 September 2017 to 31 May 2019, the Education and Skills Funding Agency has paid £183,121 (excluding VAT) to Deloitte LLP under their contract for services in respect of WCAT’s closure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:33:14.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:33:14.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1130926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wakefield City Academies Trust: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff were employed by Wakefield City Academies Trust; and what the cost was of those staff, in each financial year from 1 September 2017 to 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 262316 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The number of part‑time and full‑time staff employed by Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) and the cost of those staff are a matter for the Trust. Financial statements from the Trust are in the public domain.</p><p>The value of the WCAT pension deficit is also a matter for the Trust.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262317 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:35:25.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:35:25.217Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1579
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1130927
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wakefield City Academies Trust: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of Wakefield City Academies Trust pension deficit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 262317 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The number of part‑time and full‑time staff employed by Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) and the cost of those staff are a matter for the Trust. Financial statements from the Trust are in the public domain.</p><p>The value of the WCAT pension deficit is also a matter for the Trust.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262316 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:35:25.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:35:25.273Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
1579
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1130928
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many multi-academy trusts have collapsed since the introduction of such trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 262318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The department’s latest records show that no academy trust has collapsed. Where there is a risk to public funds, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will intervene in a proportionate manner to avoid financial issues affecting school provision.</p><p>The ESFA has a robust intervention strategy to support an academy trust, which is a company limited by guarantee and subject to company law, to reach a stronger financial position. Intervention actions range from supporting and building trust capacity through to issuing a Financial Notice to Improve, or in the most serious cases, terminating a funding agreement after schools have been transferred to another trust.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:31:41.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:31:41.71Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1130981
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it mandatory for universities to provide 365-day access to accommodation for estranged students with independent status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 262432 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Everyone with the talent and potential to succeed in higher education (HE) should be able to access it, regardless of their background. The government is absolutely committed to widening access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We recognise that the barriers to access and success can be particularly high for some groups including students estranged from their families.</p><p> </p><p>However, government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation, nor does it specifically fund universities to provide such accommodation. As such, it is for HE providers to consider how they can best support all their students with their accommodation needs, including estranged students.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS), the regulator for HE in England, encourages HE providers to sign the ‘Stand Alone Pledge’ and to consider a range of options around accommodation, including offering 365 day options to estranged students, or developing a summer accommodation bursary to act as a buffer for estranged students during the summer months. The government supports the OfS on this approach.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:00:48.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:00:48.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1130983
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Education more like this
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