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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Dementia: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what guidance he has published on laying criminal charges against people with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 193451 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>All decisions to prosecute made by the Crown Prosecution Service must meet the Full Code Test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code makes it clear that there is a balance to be struck between the public interest in diverting a defendant with significant mental illness such as dementia from the criminal justice system and other public interest factors in favour of prosecution, including the need to safeguard the public.</p><p>The eighth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was published in October 2018. Prosecutors are asked to “have regard to whether the suspect is, or was at the time of the offence, affected by any significant mental or physical ill health or disability, as in some circumstances this may mean that it is less likely that a prosecution is required. However, prosecutors will also need to consider how serious the offence was, whether the suspect is likely to re-offend and the need to safeguard the public or those providing care to such persons.”</p><p>The existing CPS legal guidance on prosecuting ‘Mentally Disordered Offenders’ is currently being revised to include specific guidance on prosecuting cases where the suspect suffers from a condition such as dementia. This will be published for public consultation in 2019.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:36:50.033Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1020576
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-06
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Hate Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of cases of alleged hate crimes ending before going to court as a result of such complaints being withdrawn. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 199928 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>In 2017-18, the number of non-convictions due to complainant retraction was 188, down from 198 the previous year. This accounted for 1.3% of all completed hate crime prosecutions. The Crown Prosecution Service is working closely with criminal justice partners to ensure the support offered to complainants and witnesses in hate crime cases is tailored to meet their individual needs.</p><p>The majority of hate crime prosecutions (75.4%) result in a guilty plea from defendants, reducing the need for complainants and witnesses to give evidence in court. However, where live evidence is required, the CPS is committed to supporting them to give their best evidence. This includes consideration of whether they would benefit from special measures such as giving evidence behind a screen or via a video link.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:21.343Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1000281
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Refugees: Children 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 support his Department provides for unaccompanied child refugees when they arrive in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187347 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>Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to provide accommodation for unaccompanied children who arrive in their area. This means that they become looked after children and should be safeguarded and have their welfare promoted in the same way as any other looked after child. To help support this, the government has revised the ‘Statutory guidance on the care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery’, which was published 1 November 2017: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-of-unaccompanied-and-trafficked-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-of-unaccompanied-and-trafficked-children</a>.</p><p>The government recognises that unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children can be some of the most vulnerable in our society. The government’s vision and additional commitment to caring for these children is set out in the strategy for ‘Safeguarding unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children’, published 1 November 2017: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-and-refugee-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-and-refugee-children</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:30:17.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:30:17.247Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi 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
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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
1005911
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 Further Education: Disadvantaged 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 the Government is taking to remove barriers preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in further education. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 190440 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 16 to 19 funding arrangements for school and college places include an element of disadvantage funding. This element of the funding is for providers to attract, retain and support disadvantaged students and to support students with special educational needs and disabilities. Disadvantage funding is provided to institutions for students with low prior attainment or for students who live in the most disadvantaged areas. For the 2018/19 academic year, we have allocated approximately £510 million to institutions for 16 to 19 year olds to provide extra support for students from disadvantaged areas.</p><p>The department also provides financial support for 16 to 19 year olds who are economically disadvantaged to help with costs associated with staying in post-16 education such as travel and course equipment. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the main programme, but there is also residential and childcare support available. These programmes aim to enable 16 to 19 year olds to participate in education whatever their financial situation.</p><p>For those aged 19 and above, the Adult Education Budget provides financial support to help adult learners to overcome barriers that prevent them from taking part in learning. Through learner support, colleges and training providers have the discretion and flexibility to help learners meet costs such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. In addition, learning support, such as equipment, an interpreter or support worker, is available to meet the needs of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities. If the cost of support exceeds the fixed monthly rate that providers can claim or if the cost of support exceeds £19,000 per learner per year, providers can apply for exceptional learning support.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter