I congratulate the hon. Member for City of Durham (Roberta Blackman-Woods) on securing this important debate. I know that, as a Member of Parliament and as a governor at Durham Johnston School, she is a passionate advocate for education in her constituency, and I also know that she has been concerned about Durham free school for some time. We all agree that every parent should be able to...
The hon. Gentleman says that, but the local community in Bowburn says differently, and that is why it got together and formed a committee to open the free school. Prior to opening, all free schools undergo a rigorous assessment and Durham free school was no exception, but the real test of a school’s effectiveness comes when the school is open. The leadership and governance of the school...
We want collaboration between schools as part of a school-led autonomous system, but we now have very strong financial controls through the Education Funding Agency, and they are stronger in academies than any maintained school, with annual reports that are audited and very detailed academy financial handbooks that academies have to adhere to. Durham free school is a mixed 11-19 secondary...
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Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Schools and Families
- Home Department
- Trade and Industry
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Secondary Education: Curriculum
- Departmental Staff
Currently held offices
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- The Minister for Schools (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Schools), Children, Schools and Families (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Schools), Education (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 85.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 609 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
30 May 2014, received £250 from the Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published on 13 May 2014. Hours: 5 hours. (Registered 3 June 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: British Spanish Tertulias Forum
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, dinners, accommodation and
ground transport; total value £1,450
Date of visit: 17-19 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing
MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.
(Registered 8 December 2014)
Trustee, David Ross Education Trust (unremunerated), until 1 August 2014. (Registered 14 February 2013, updated 1 August 2014)
Member of Civitas’s Advisory Council
to steer its Curriculum Project (unremunerated), until 1 August 2014. (Registered 14 February 2013, updated 1 August 2014)
Member of the Mayor of London’s Expert Advisory Group for the London Schools Excellence Fund (unremunerated), until 1 August 2014. (Registered 14 February 2013, updated 1 August 2014)
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