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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the recruitment and training of school inspectors and lay inspectors. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6422 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>This question is a matter for Ofsted. Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has written to the noble Lord, and a copy of his response has been placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property file name HL6422 Ofsted letter 03.04.14.pdf more like this
star this property title Response to PQ from Ofsted more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey remove filter
41735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what regard they have given to pupil reflection in the new national curriculum. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL5826 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The new national curriculum, to be taught from September 2014, reflects a body of essential knowledge and core concepts in key subjects. The Government does not believe that it is appropriate for the national curriculum to set out how teachers should teach, or how they should structure their school day. The national curriculum has been slimmed down to allow teachers more flexibility to use their professionalism and expertise to create lessons that really inspire and engage their pupils, and help them to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of materials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey remove filter
41736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which former Prime Ministers have been given public duty cost allowances; how much those allowances were; and which specific and itemised duties they performed. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL5827 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p><strong> </strong>The amounts paid in 2011-12 and 2012-13 are as follows: </p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td> <p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gordon Brown</p></td><td><p>£114,998.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Thatcher</p></td><td><p>£109,191.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>John Major</p></td><td><p>£115,000.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tony Blair</p></td><td><p>£115,000.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td> <p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>John Major</p></td><td><p>£114,996.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gordon Brown</p></td><td><p>£100,315.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Thatcher</p></td><td><p>£74,087.76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tony Blair</p></td><td><p>£115,000.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The current limit for the PDCA is £115,000. The limit is reviewed on an annual basis.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Former Prime Ministers will continue to receive the PDCA if they are a sitting MP, provided they are not serving as Leader of the Opposition.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Claims are processed by the Cabinet Office and form part of the annual audit of Cabinet Office expenditure.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>All former Prime Ministers are provided with guidance on the PDCA. A copy of this has been placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4238
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44223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many head teachers in state-funded schools were removed from their positions in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4) to date in 2013–14. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6172 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey remove filter
44224
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made to in extending the cadet forces scheme in state secondary schools in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, and (4) to date in 2013–14; what quantitative assessment they will make of any improvement in the behaviour of pupils involved with the scheme; and what plans they have to extend the scheme in the future. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6173 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p>In June 2012 the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister announced the Government's Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) to increase the number of state funded schools with their own military cadet force unit. The programme has been allocated £10.85 million by the Department for Education (DfE) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) so that more young people can benefit from the military cadet experience in school. The agreed DfE/MOD target is to establish 100 new units in state schools by the end of the academic year 2015/16. The CEP covers academic years from 2012/13 to 2015/16. At the end of academic year 2012/13, 21 new units had been established. A further 17 have been set up this academic year.</p><p>However, recent evidence shows that a military ethos – Service values and Service personnel – make a real difference in schools. Setting up a cadet forces scheme is a long-term way of embedding a military ethos in schools. We are commissioning plans to collect quantitative evidence on the impact of new cadet units.</p><p>The Government's aspiration is that all schools that want a cadet unit should be able to have one by 2020.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
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44225
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Family and Childcare Trust's recent annual childcare costs survey; and what steps they are taking (1) to ensure that local authorities provide enough childcare for working parents as stipulated under the Childcare Act 2006, and (2) to support disadvantaged families to meet rising childcare costs. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Family and Childcare Trust figures show that in real terms over the past year, in England, the cost of nurseries fell by 2%, the cost of after-school clubs fell by 5% and the cost of a child-minder's after-school pickup fell substantially by 13%. However, the Government is not complacent, and we are taking steps to further increase childcare supply:</p><ol><li>More schools are opening their own nurseries for the first time, and we are establishing child-minder agencies to increase the number of child-minders available.</li><li>An increasing number of existing school nurseries are extending opening times, from 8.00am to 6.00pm.</li><li>We are also making it easier for good nurseries to grow, by removing red tape and planning restrictions.</li></ol><p>The latest figures show there are around 100,000 more childcare places than in 2009. We have also introduced a requirement in statutory guidance for local authorities to publish an annual report to parents and elected members on childcare provision in their area.</p><p>To help disadvantaged families, the Government has extended the 15 hours per week of funded early education already available for all three and four year-olds to include the most disadvantaged 20% of two year-olds. This will be extended further to 40% from September 2014.</p><p>All families in Universal Credit will be able to receive up to 85% support towards their childcare costs, up from 70% in the current tax credit system. This change will see 300,000 working families getting more out of the money they earn.</p><p>The Government recently announced that the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be increased up to £2,000 per child and extended to all children under 12 within the first year.In addition to giving support to the self-employed, the scheme has been adjusted to ensure that those working part-time, earning £50 per week and above; those on maternity, paternity or adoption leave; and those starting their own business who may not meet the minimum earning requirement will be included, giving them help with childcare costs for the first time.</p><p>Furthermore, the new Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) will provide nurseries, schools and other providers of funded early years education with extra money for disadvantaged three and four year-olds, improving access to high quality childcare. The EYPP will be £50 million in 2015-16. We will consult on the details of the programme shortly.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
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44226
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Governmentwhat action they are taking to increase investment in (1) technological equipment formathematics and science lessons in schools, and (2) interactive tools as learning aids for teachers to use in all academic subjects. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We do want to see schools making informed decisions about what technology will best meet their specific needs. With this in mind, the Department for Education has recently launched The Education Technology Action Group (ETAG), a new policy development group which aims to identify and develop opportunities to maximise the effective use of learning technology across higher education, further education and primary and secondary schools. The group brings together a number of industry and education bodies involved in technology. ETAG will develop a series of evidence based proposals to support the increased use of technology in education at all levels.</p><p>The Department for Education is also running a project to explore how schools can make good use of 3D printers in teaching the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Schools from forty two teaching school alliances, including primary schools such as Fairlawn Teaching School in Lewisham and High View School in Plymouth, have been supported to buy a 3D printer and create interesting and innovative schemes of work, lesson plans and projects using the 3D printer to enhance teaching and learning.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
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44227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to integrate children's centres in local schools, and (2) to increase provision for family-targeted support services as part of the duty of childcare centres. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6176 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>More than half of all children's centres are co-located with schools or nurseries. Children's centres already provide services for parents such as health and employment services and advice services. It is for local authorities to ensure that the services provided to families meet the needs of their local communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
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44565
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 March, whether they will now detail which specific and itemised duties were performed by each former Prime Minister in each year that the Public Duty Costs Allowance was awarded to them. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6222 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Public Duty Cost Allowance exists as a reimbursement of incurred expenses for necessary office costs and secretarial costs arising from their special position in public life. The allowance is not paid to support private or parliamentary duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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44566
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to fill vacant school governor positions. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL6223 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for filling a vacancy on a governing body rests with the relevant appointing body for that vacancy. This will vary depending on the category of school and the category of governor.</p><p>Governing bodies should review their membership and size on a regular basis and ensure that appointments are made in an efficient and timely manner. The Governors' Handbook recommends that for every vacancy, governing bodies should conduct a skills audit to identify any gaps in the skills, knowledge and experience of existing governors. Governing bodies should also set out the specific skills and experience that the school needs for the relevant appointing body or electorate.</p><p>The Department for Education has committed funding to School Governors' One-Stop Shop (SGOSS), the governor recruitment charity, to March 2015. SGOSS provides a free service, matching high quality candidates that want to become governors with schools that have governor vacancies, according to the skills the schools need. In addition we are working with employers to encourage them to promote volunteering as a governor to their staff. This can potentially provide schools with an important source of highly skilled governors and is also an excellent learning and development opportunity for the employees concerned, carrying benefits back to their employer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey remove filter