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Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Aviation (17 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA), an independent employer-led organisation, is responsible for the development of new apprenticeship standards including the timings for the introduction of the Commercial Airline Pilot standard. Employers are working with the IFA on the development of the Commercial Airline Pilot standard, which is not yet ready for delivery. This apprenticeship will be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Institutions: Technology (16 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: The competition to establish new Institutes of Technology (IoT) opened on 15 December 2017 and the deadline for proposals is 1 March 2018. Following assessment of the proposals we expect to announce those that are successful by the end of this year. We expect the first IoTs to be established from September 2019. The detailed competition timetable is below. Further information for applicants...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Church Schools: Catholicism (15 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: Ministers and officials hold meetings with a range of partners and stakeholders, including representatives from the Catholic education sector and will continue to do so. The department plans to respond to the proposals regarding the establishment of new faith free schools as set out in the consultation document, ‘Schools that work for everyone’, in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Language: Education (12 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: In 2016/17, the Department for Education supported 114,100 adult learners, including refugees, to improve their levels of English through fully and part-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses. 67% of these learners were women. These courses were funded through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which also provides additional support for all learners, including refugee...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education (9 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: Holding answer received on 08 January 2018 The impact of accelerated degree study on part-time working was evaluated by the Institute for Employment Studies as part of their literature review of current research on accelerated degrees. Although the authors noted concerns expressed by the NUS that accelerated study could prohibit students from part-time work, their assessment of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (9 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: Holding answer received on 08 January 2018 The Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) charge for fee loans for part-time higher education undergraduate students in 2017/18 is estimated to be around 40%, following the decisions to increase the repayment threshold for post-2012 student loans to £25,000 from April 2018 and to freeze tuition fees in the 2018/19 academic year at...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mature Students (9 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: Holding answer received on 08 January 2018 Government wants to make sure that higher education is available to all who wish to pursue it and this includes mature students. That is why, in our last guidance to the Director of Fair Access, we asked that institutions take into account the needs of older learners and make more effort to attract mature students as part of their Access...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (9 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: We will soon launch a broad consultation on amending this Act. The consultation will focus on making the process of legally changing gender less bureaucratic and intrusive for transgender people. We will engage with businesses and employers during the consultation to gain their views. As the Minister for Women and Equalities only acquired responsibility for the Gender Recognition Act on 16...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Faith Schools: Teachers (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: A voluntary aided English school designated with a religious character is permitted to take faith into account when appointing employing teachers - see section 60 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. This provision does potentially apply to the appointment of all teachers at such a school but it does not provide blanket protection or an unlimited exception from the terms of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Construction: Skilled Workers (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: Plans to improve construction skills were set out in the recent Industrial Strategy White Paper. In particular, we will be making the Construction Industry Training Board more effective and accountable, and will be putting in place support for construction skills as part of the National Retraining Scheme, using additional funding announced in the Budget. The government also announced...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sixth Form Education: Finance (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The Education and Skills Funding Agency provides combined funding allocations for the merged institution based on the allocations that would have been made to the individual merging institutions If there are special circumstances, such as the terms of a merger changing the nature of the student body, the merged college can submit a business case to adjust funding allocations accordingly,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: While Northern Ireland does not currently have an active administration, the UK government will provide the appropriate support and stability in its absence. The government will make sure that devolved administrations receive a fair share of the apprenticeship levy. HM Treasury has agreed with each administration how much finanical support will be provided. The devolved administrations will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: In recognition that this is an increasingly market driven system, we have not set targets for the number of apprenticeship starts each year. The government wants employers to shape the way in which they develop their apprenticeship programmes. We have set a target of 3 million apprenticeships starts in England by 2020. There have already been over 1.1 million apprenticeship starts since May 2015

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Adult Education (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The Digital Strategy published in March 2017 confirmed the government’s new entitlement for adults who lack basic digital skills to undertake fully-funded training. This provision was included in the Digital Economy Act 2017, which will mirror the approach taken for adult literacy and numeracy training. We are working with the further education sector, employers and other stakeholders...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Families (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: Guidance to departments on the application of the Family Test to domestic policy was published on 31 October 2014. The criteria for assessing policies, including those which require primary legislation, are set out in the guidance. Policy is to be assessed against the Family Test questions if it has a demonstrable impact on family relationships and functions, and if the impact is not small,...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Abortion: Northern Ireland (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The judgement in June 2017, in the case of R (on the application of A and B) v Secretary of State for Health, confirmed My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State's powers to extend equal access to women from Northern Ireland. There was no legal requirement to consult on this specific aspect of the scheme and no formal consultation took place.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Abortion: Northern Ireland (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: I refer My hon. Friend, the Member for Congleton to the Written Ministerial Statement made by My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities on 23 October 2017. The statement is attached. Written Ministerial Statement (PDF Document, 198.06 KB)

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Abortion: Northern Ireland (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The provision of financial support for people in Northern Ireland is a devolved issue and therefore a matter for the Northern Ireland Government.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Abortion: Northern Ireland (22 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The judgement on June 2017, in the case of R (on the application of A and B) v Secretary of State for Health, confirmed the Secretary of State's powers to extend equal access to women from Northern Ireland. There was no legal requirement to consult on this specific aspect of the scheme and no formal consultation took place.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Cybercrime: Skilled Workers (21 Dec 2017)

Anne Milton: The government is investing £84 million of new funding over the next five years to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science qualifications, particularly amongst girls. This will include increasing the expertise of up to 8,000 existing computer science teachers and a new National Centre for Computing Education. These changes build on the curriculum...


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