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1000265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Digital Technology: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that that the new Digital Services Tax announced Budget 2018 does not disproportionately affect small digital businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187337 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Digital Services Tax will only apply to businesses with in-scope revenues of more than £500 million globally and £25 million in the UK, and businesses will not have to pay the tax on their first £25 million of relevant UK revenues. This means small businesses will not be in scope of the tax.</p><p> </p><p>The tax also includes a ‘safe-harbour’ which means those with very low profit margins will be able to elect to pay a lower rate of tax, which will ensure the DST is proportionate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:40:51.667Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1000290
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Greater London more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on levels of violent crime in London. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187349 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Mayor of London is a member of the Serious Violence Taskforce, which is chaired by the Home Secretary, and he has spoken about and discussed action being taken on violent crime in London with the Taskforce.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:59:53.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:59:53.28Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005889
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Oil: Prices more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of a barrel of crude oil over the next 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190432 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Future oil prices are inherently uncertain. In their October 2018 Economic and Fiscal Outlook the OBR assumed oil prices would average 80.2 US dollars per barrel in 2019 based on forward market prices, although oil prices have subsequently fallen in recent weeks. See <a href="https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/" target="_blank">https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/</a> (Table 1.9).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005891
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Family Courts: Domestic Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State last visited a family court in his official capacity. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190433 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>As the Minister responsible for family justice, Lucy Frazer frequently visits a variety of courts. Most recently on 22nd October, she visited the Central Family Court to see the workings of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) that sits there.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:39:02.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:02.353Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005904
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools to help them manage their cost pressures. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190434 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The School Resource Management Strategy, published in August, sets out the support to help schools reduce their costs.</p><p> </p><p>The strategy includes direct routes to help schools make savings on the £10 billion non-staffing spend across England last year and ensure that money goes where it is needed. The package of support includes access to Government-backed deals that are helping schools save money on things they buy regularly, such as utility bills, printers and photocopiers.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recommends that schools visit our pages on Buying for Schools here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/buying-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/buying-for-schools</a>.</p><p>The Department also recommends the page on School Resource Management below to ensure they have access to the latest resources:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-excellent-school-resource-management" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-excellent-school-resource-management</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:29:50.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:29:50.407Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the public purse of supporting the introduction of the national funding formula. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190435 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The Department does not record information on the amount of staff time and other resources spent on specific policy areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:37:45.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:37:45.877Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005906
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading English Baccalaureate more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the EBACC allows young people to keep their future education options open. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190436 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at GCSE are those which the Russell Group says open more doors to more degrees at A level. Not studying the EBacc prior to age 16 is likely to close down options early by precluding pupils from taking those subjects any further (for example, at A level). They provide a sound basis for a variety of careers beyond the age of 16. These subjects also enrich pupils’ studies and give them a broad general knowledge that will enable them to participate in and contribute to society.</p><p> </p><p>There is evidence that suggests that subject choice at A level directly impacts the under-representation of lower socio-economic groups at high status universities, and that these gaps can be closed by reducing differences in attainment and subject choice at GCSE. The EBacc is therefore key to removing the barriers to ensure that all children are given the same chances through education to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>Since the introduction of the EBacc the proportion of pupils taking this combination of subjects has risen from 22% in 2010 to 38% this year. This includes welcome increases in the proportion of pupils taking EBacc science (up from 63% in 2010 to 95% this year) and history or geography (up from 48% in 2010 to 78% this year). The Department is supporting increases which will further increase the take up of languages, launching a range of initiatives, including a languages Pedagogy Pilot Programme, a Mandarin Excellence Programme, and a package of generous financial incentives to boost teacher supply.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:28:34.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:28:34.467Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005907
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pre-school Education: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the attainment gap in early years education. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190437 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has set out his ambition to halve by 2028 the proportion of five-year-olds who do not achieve the communication and reading skills they need to thrive. On 14 November 2018, he hosted a summit on the ‘home learning environment’, bringing together nearly 100 businesses, charities and public sector organisations to explore longer term opportunities to support parents with early learning at home. At the summit he announced £6.5 million for voluntary and community sector organisations who work with families of young children to support early language development, helping to address and support concerns when they can have the most impact; and to improve the early years education of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p>This builds on the ambitious social mobility action plan ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’, published in December 2017, which set out £100 million of investment. This includes £50 million to develop more high quality school-based nursery provision to increase the number of good early years places for disadvantaged children; and a £50 million investment in professional development through English Hubs, professional development for early years practitioners, and a dedicated what works fund.</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:57:20.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:57:20.433Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005908
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve options for young people outside of academic study and qualifications. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190438 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>Following our reforms to apprenticeships, we are making significant reforms to technical education, the centrepiece being the introduction of T levels - a high quality and rigorous technical alternative to academic education. T levels will be two-year classroom-based technical training programmes for 16 to 19 year olds, which include a technical qualification, work placement, English and maths and any other components required by employers. The first teaching of T levels will begin in September 2020 with all routes available from September 2022. We will be investing up to an additional £500 million a year on T levels once fully rolled out.</p><p>This builds on our reforms to apprenticeships, making them longer, better, with more off-the-job training and proper assessment at the end. We are also encouraging employers to take on younger apprentices aged 16 to 18, through incentives to employers and training providers. We have also introduced a new careers strategy which sets out how we will go further to make sure that young people can talk regularly to employers and training providers while they are still at school. This includes a new law, requiring all maintained schools and academies to make sure that there is an opportunity for a range of providers to talk to pupils from years 8 to 13 about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships, so that they are aware of the different options.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1005909
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Teachers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teaching is an attractive and fulfilling profession. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190439 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>The Government is delivering a pay rise of up to 3.5% for classroom teachers on the main pay range, 2% for those on the upper pay range and 1.5% for those in leadership positions. This is being supported by a Teachers Pay Grant of over £500 million covering the difference between the first 1% that schools would have been anticipating under the previous public sector pay cap and the 2018 award.</p><p>The Department has put in place a range of measures, including generous bursaries, worth up to £26,000 for priority subjects, to encourage trainees to take key subjects such as mathematics and physics. The Department is also testing new financial incentives for priority subject teachers. These include early-career payments for new maths teachers and a student loan reimbursement scheme for languages and science teachers.</p><p>The Department invests in a range of programmes to help teachers develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in moving into school leadership positions. These include the recently strengthened National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), with over £10m made available to help schools in priority areas benefit from this high-quality professional development.</p><p>Earlier this year the Department announced the development of a new strategy to drive recruitment and boost retention of teachers. The strategy will cover a wide range of areas including professional development, workload, career progression, flexible working and entry routes into teaching.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T10:54:53.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:54:53.477Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter