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Higher Education and Research Bill (26 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I hear what the Minister is saying about the TEF, but does he accept that, although there might be widespread consent across the sector for a TEF-type exercise, the sector is not happy about the traffic light system and wants to see the review he is establishing?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case. Does she agree that the most pernicious aspect of the Government’s education policies is that schools in the most disadvantaged areas face the biggest cuts, yet the Government waste money on grammar schools for the few and not the many?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) on securing this really important debate. I pay tribute to the work of my hon. Friends the Members for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop) and for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), who will be very much missed by their colleagues....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (26 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much government research funding was provided to each higher education institution in each of the last three years; what proportion of all government research funding is provided to such institutions; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Small Businesses (24 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: Given the great concern expressed by small businesses up and down the country about their ability to pay the business rate rises, I am going to give the Secretary of State another chance. What reassurance can he give small business owners who are concerned about the impact of rate rises that they will not be paying higher rates over the next few years than online and large retailers such as...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (20 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of government investment in research and development as a proportion of GDP in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (20 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on increasing its investment in research and development as a proportion of GDP above the OECD average by 2020-21.

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: In the statement, the Secretary of State said that the Bill will convert EU law into UK law wherever practical and appropriate, allowing businesses to continue operating knowing the rules have not changed. However, companies such as Nissan and Hitachi in the north-east need to continue to expand if there is to be future prosperity in the region. What will he do to ensure that opportunities to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Housing Infrastructure Fund (7 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2016 to Question 55287, on Housing Infrastructure Fund, when further details will be sent out regarding that fund including when local authorities will be able to apply for funding; and when funding will be received by those authorities that apply to that fund successfully.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Infrastructure Levy (7 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of 27 February 2017, Official Report, column 6, whether the Government plans to maintain the level of Community Infrastructure Levy returned to a community at 25 per cent once a Neighbourhood Plan is in place.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Prison Officers: Recruitment and Retention (7 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: What steps she is taking to increase recruitment and retention of prison officers.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Prison Officers: Recruitment and Retention (7 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: An inspection report on Durham prison published this morning shows that 60% of prisoners report feeling unsafe—up from 37% in 2013. At the same time, the number of staff has reduced from 190 to 159. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is harder for prison staff to keep themselves and prisoners safe when numbers have been so reduced? What is she going to do to improve prisoner...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (2 Mar 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) formal and (b) informal consultation her Department conducted to inform the criteria determining which universities are awarded a (i) multi-year and (ii) single year allocation of initial teacher training places.

Prison Officers Association: Withdrawal from Voluntary Tasks (28 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: The Minister does not need me to tell him that staff morale in our prisons is extremely low, which is not helped very low staff numbers. In my constituency since 2010, the numbers at Frankland have gone down by 32%, at Durham by 48% and at Low Newton by 17%. When does the Minister think that he will be in a position to produce a pay offer that recognises the difficult and dangerous job that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (28 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on recruitment to initial teaching training courses of all university providers only recruiting applicants with a 2.1 degree or higher.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (28 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on teacher training recruitment to shortage subjects of all university providers only recruiting applicants with a 2.1 degree or higher.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (28 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what account her Department took of the (a) location, (b) size and (c) date of the latest Ofsted inspection of university providers when awarding universities either a multi-year or single-year allocation of initial teacher training places.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (28 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what routes her Department recognises as providing appropriate entry into the teaching profession.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Higher Education (27 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his policy to prioritise (a) UK higher education and (b) higher education distance learning in the Government's future trade export strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (27 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department uses to determine which universities are awarded a multi-year allocation of initial teacher training places and which are awarded a single-year allocation.


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