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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU students enrolling on higher education courses in England in the 2020–21 academic year will be eligible for home fee status and financial support. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL15913 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15914 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128065
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to set out the (1) fee status, and (2) loan eligibility, of EU undergraduate students commencing courses at English higher education providers in the 2020–21 academic year. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL15914 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15913 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1056431
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 6 February (HL13093 and HL13094), what assessment they have made of the impact of their decision to delay the roll-out of Universal Credit on the (1) number of children eligible for free school meals, and (2) ability of families to access such meals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13492 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 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 6 February 2019 to <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13093/" target="_blank">HL13093</a> and <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13094/" target="_blank">HL13094</a>.</p><p>The eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM) remains the same following changes to the rollout schedule for Universal Credit (UC), and we will keep the level of the earnings threshold under review following UC rollout. Households that are receiving legacy benefits will continue to access FSM in the same way they do now, and as households migrate to UC in due course, they will remain eligible for FSM throughout the rollout of UC. Our protections mean that even if a household moves above the earnings threshold or ceases to claim benefits, they will continue to receive FSM for the duration of the UC rollout.</p><p>No child that is eligible for and currently receives FSM will lose their entitlement to FSM as a result of UC during the roll out phase, and even more children will benefit by retaining eligibility through the protections we have put in place.</p><p>The department wants to make sure that as many eligible pupils as possible are claiming FSM and to make it as simple as possible for schools and local authorities to determine eligibility. To support this we provide:</p><p>The eligibility checking service to make the checking process as quick and simple as possible for schools and local authorities;</p><p>A model registration form for paper-based applications; and</p><p>Guidance to Jobcentre Plus advisors and work coaches so they can make UC claimants aware that they might be entitled to FSM.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T15:03:24.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T15:03:24.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1052373
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 17 January (HL Deb, col 323), where the list of "over 3,000 useless subjects" can be found. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13318 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Following a recommendation in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of technical education in 2011, the department has made improvements to school performance tables to ensure that they only recognise qualifications that meet stretching quality requirements. As a result, the number of non-GCSE qualifications included in performance tables for 14 to 16 year olds fell from 3,175 in the 2014 tables to 75 in the 2020 tables.</p><p>The department assesses qualifications submitted by awarding organisations against published criteria, including requirements for mandatory external assessment and support from employers or from higher education providers. As part of this process, the department seeks advice from independent and expert education advisors when deciding on whether to approve qualifications for inclusion in the technical and applied qualifications performance table lists.</p><p>The department publishes the list of those qualifications included in performance tables on an annual basis. The performance table list for 2020, attached, can also be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores</a>.</p><p>The department’s section 96 list, which is attached, shows all of the qualifications that are approved for teaching to particular age groups and eligible for funding. This list, which can be found on the department’s website at the following link: <a href="https://section96.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://section96.education.gov.uk/</a>, is a wider list than the list of qualifications included in performance tables as it shows there are 5,338 qualifications approved for funding for 14 to 16 year olds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13318_HL13319_performance_table_list_for_2020.xls more like this
star this property title HL13318_HL13319_performance_table_list_for_2020 more like this
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star this property file name HL13318_HL13319_section_96_list.xls more like this
star this property title HL13318_HL13319_section_96_list more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13319 more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1052374
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 17 January (HL Deb, col 323), what specialist advice was taken in determining the “over 3,000 useless subjects”; what criteria were used in making that determination; and whether they will publish a full list of the “3000 useless subjects”. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13319 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Following a recommendation in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of technical education in 2011, the department has made improvements to school performance tables to ensure that they only recognise qualifications that meet stretching quality requirements. As a result, the number of non-GCSE qualifications included in performance tables for 14 to 16 year olds fell from 3,175 in the 2014 tables to 75 in the 2020 tables.</p><p>The department assesses qualifications submitted by awarding organisations against published criteria, including requirements for mandatory external assessment and support from employers or from higher education providers. As part of this process, the department seeks advice from independent and expert education advisors when deciding on whether to approve qualifications for inclusion in the technical and applied qualifications performance table lists.</p><p>The department publishes the list of those qualifications included in performance tables on an annual basis. The performance table list for 2020, attached, can also be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-4-qualifications-discount-codes-and-point-scores</a>.</p><p>The department’s section 96 list, which is attached, shows all of the qualifications that are approved for teaching to particular age groups and eligible for funding. This list, which can be found on the department’s website at the following link: <a href="https://section96.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://section96.education.gov.uk/</a>, is a wider list than the list of qualifications included in performance tables as it shows there are 5,338 qualifications approved for funding for 14 to 16 year olds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13318_HL13319_performance_table_list_for_2020.xls more like this
star this property title HL13318_HL13319_performance_table_list_for_2020 more like this
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star this property file name HL13318_HL13319_section_96_list.xls more like this
star this property title HL13318_HL13319_section_96_list more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13318 more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:33:42.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1049558
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unconditional offers have been made by universities to school and college leavers in each year since 2010; and in each of those years, what percentage of total offers were unconditional. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13147 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Applicants to full-time undergraduate degrees apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS have published data on the number of unconditional offers and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional since 2010. The data covers offers made to 18 year olds from England, Northern Ireland and Wales.</p><p>The table shows the number of unconditional offers made and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional to 18 year old applicants from England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of unconditional offers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of offers made that were unconditional</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>5,105</p></td><td><p>0.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>3,355</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,985</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>12,115</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>23,410</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>36,825</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>51,615</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>67,915</p></td><td><p>7.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: UCAS End of Cycle reports 2017 and 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ol><li>UCAS defines an unconditional offer as a provider decision to grant a place to an applicant that is not subject to the applicant satisfying academic and/or other criteria.A conditional unconditional offer is an offer made by a provider which was originally conditional, but becomes unconditional if the applicant selects that offer as their firm (first) choice. By definition, conditional unconditional offers that are selected as a firm choice by the applicant become unconditional and are also included in the unconditional offers group.Offer with an unconditional component are defined as an offers showing as having an element of unconditional offer-making, that is, unconditional offers plus conditional unconditional offers that have not been selected as firm (and hence remain conditional unconditional).</li><li>Figures provided in the table are based on the offer status at the 30 June application deadline.</li><li>Data on conditional unconditional offers, and offers that had an unconditional component have not been included in the table due to data not being published prior to 2013.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years is not held centrally.</p><p>However, on 31 January UCAS published data on unconditional offers by each provider for the first time as part of their 2018 End of Cycle data releases. For each provider, UCAS have published data on the number and proportion of offers that were unconditional, conditional unconditional, and offers that had an unconditional component since 2013. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports</a> – then select ‘Individual 2018 provider level unconditional offer-making CSVs’.</p><p> </p><p>The government are concerned by the increase in unconditional offers, and have asked the higher education (HE) regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to monitor and review how they are being used by HE providers. Where institutions cannot justify the rising numbers being offered we have made clear to the OfS that they should use the full range of powers at their disposal to take action.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13148 more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1049559
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis in each year since 2010; and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13148 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Applicants to full-time undergraduate degrees apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS have published data on the number of unconditional offers and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional since 2010. The data covers offers made to 18 year olds from England, Northern Ireland and Wales.</p><p>The table shows the number of unconditional offers made and the proportion of offers made that were unconditional to 18 year old applicants from England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of unconditional offers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of offers made that were unconditional</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>5,105</p></td><td><p>0.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>3,355</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,985</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>12,115</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>23,410</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>36,825</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>51,615</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>67,915</p></td><td><p>7.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: UCAS End of Cycle reports 2017 and 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/196151/download?token=jzRAy4kS</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/file/140406/download?token=pfzLAKRe</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ol><li>UCAS defines an unconditional offer as a provider decision to grant a place to an applicant that is not subject to the applicant satisfying academic and/or other criteria.A conditional unconditional offer is an offer made by a provider which was originally conditional, but becomes unconditional if the applicant selects that offer as their firm (first) choice. By definition, conditional unconditional offers that are selected as a firm choice by the applicant become unconditional and are also included in the unconditional offers group.Offer with an unconditional component are defined as an offers showing as having an element of unconditional offer-making, that is, unconditional offers plus conditional unconditional offers that have not been selected as firm (and hence remain conditional unconditional).</li><li>Figures provided in the table are based on the offer status at the 30 June application deadline.</li><li>Data on conditional unconditional offers, and offers that had an unconditional component have not been included in the table due to data not being published prior to 2013.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding which universities allocated places to applicants on an unconditional basis and for each of those universities, what percentage of total offers were unconditional in each of those years is not held centrally.</p><p>However, on 31 January UCAS published data on unconditional offers by each provider for the first time as part of their 2018 End of Cycle data releases. For each provider, UCAS have published data on the number and proportion of offers that were unconditional, conditional unconditional, and offers that had an unconditional component since 2013. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports" target="_blank">https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-reports/2018-ucas-undergraduate-unconditional-offer-making-provider-reports</a> – then select ‘Individual 2018 provider level unconditional offer-making CSVs’.</p><p> </p><p>The government are concerned by the increase in unconditional offers, and have asked the higher education (HE) regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to monitor and review how they are being used by HE providers. Where institutions cannot justify the rising numbers being offered we have made clear to the OfS that they should use the full range of powers at their disposal to take action.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13147 more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:01:28.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit for the implementation of the changes to free school meals entitlement. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
star this property uin HL13093 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The continuing provision of free school meals (FSM) to children from out of work families or those on low incomes is of the utmost importance to this government and we are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children and young people benefit from FSM. We estimate that under the new eligibility criteria introduced last April, the number of pupils eligible for FSM will increase by 2022 when compared to the old system.</p><p>Further to this, we expect many more pupils to be receiving FSM due to the generous protections that we have put in place. The department will continue to publish statistics on FSM as part of its annual publication ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’<em>, </em>and the latest version is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p>Following the change to FSM eligibility criteria under Universal Credit in April 2018, we published a technical note that set out the methodology for our analysis. This highlighted the uncertainty within the analysis and how outputs might change where we received revised economic forecasts, for example. The technical note is attached, and can also be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf</a>.</p><p>The department has provided guidance, attached, to schools and local authorities to support them in implementing the change to FSM criteria. We will continue to communicate with local authorities, schools, and parents, including when any changes are made to the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13094 more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T14:14:42.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T14:14:42.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the numbers of children in receipt of free school meals affected by their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit; and what information they intend to share with parents, local education authorities and schools affected. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The continuing provision of free school meals (FSM) to children from out of work families or those on low incomes is of the utmost importance to this government and we are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children and young people benefit from FSM. We estimate that under the new eligibility criteria introduced last April, the number of pupils eligible for FSM will increase by 2022 when compared to the old system.</p><p>Further to this, we expect many more pupils to be receiving FSM due to the generous protections that we have put in place. The department will continue to publish statistics on FSM as part of its annual publication ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’<em>, </em>and the latest version is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p>Following the change to FSM eligibility criteria under Universal Credit in April 2018, we published a technical note that set out the methodology for our analysis. This highlighted the uncertainty within the analysis and how outputs might change where we received revised economic forecasts, for example. The technical note is attached, and can also be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707466/Additional_free_school_meal_pupils_under_Universal_Credit.pdf</a>.</p><p>The department has provided guidance, attached, to schools and local authorities to support them in implementing the change to FSM criteria. We will continue to communicate with local authorities, schools, and parents, including when any changes are made to the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Technical_note.pdf more like this
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star this property file name HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13093_HL13094_Free_school_meals_guidance more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T14:14:43.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T14:14:43.037Z
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star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of the changes to free school meals entitlement following the Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/148) coming into force. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The department is working closely with local authorities and schools to support them in implementing the changes to free school meal eligibility that were introduced in April. This has included the provision of guidance, webinar sessions, regular communications and responding to queries received via the department’s Eligibility Checking Service. The latest government statistics on free school meal rates are based on data collected before this change was introduced (January 2018 census). The next publication will be in June 2019 (based on the January 2019 census). The government is committed to reviewing the threshold level at the end of the Universal Credit rollout period.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T13:06:29.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T13:06:29.31Z
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