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Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Justine Greening: I think we all want to celebrate how important this day is. It is 100 years since women first got the vote. My message to any young woman or girl watching this is, “Go for it!” This is an amazing place to be able to speak up for your community, and we want a Parliament that is hugely diverse. Does my right hon. Friend agree not only that we should pay huge tribute to wonderful...

Presidents Club Charity Dinner (24 Jan 2018)

Justine Greening: I thank my right hon. Friend for her statement today. She has done absolutely the right thing. I share everybody’s anger, disgust and, frankly, astonishment that an event of this nature can even have taken place. Does she think that possibly one of the best things that we could do is to ensure that every single person at that dinner who runs a big business in our country damn well gets...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Parole Board (23 Jan 2018)

Justine Greening: In relation to the Parole Board’s review of public safety, for those of us with deeply concerned victims of John Worboys in our constituencies, can my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government will at least co-operate with the judicial review now being brought by victims?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Justine Greening: On what evidence are the Government now pushing ahead with what I believe to be a flawed plan for expanding Heathrow? The updated national policy statement shows that it is more expensive, lower value, more congesting, noisier, and provides fewer connections. Will the Secretary of State meet me to discuss this?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Justine Greening: My right hon. and learned Friend has made a very important point. I represent a very young constituency in London. The bottom line, looking ahead, is that, if Brexit does not work for young people in our country, in the end it will not be sustainable and when they take their place here, they will seek to improve or undo what we have done and make it work for them. So we absolutely have a duty...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2018)

Justine Greening: First, let me congratulate the Home Secretary on her expanded role. I know that she will do a brilliant job. She will know that young people, parents and teachers think that it is vital in a modern internet world to see sex and relationships education updated. Can she confirm that the Government will push ahead with updating the guidance, which is now so out of date, and that she will meet...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Update on Relationships, and Sex, Education (19 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: Through the Children and Social Work Act 2017 we legislated to place a duty on the Secretary of State for Education to make regulations requiring: All schools providing primary education in England to teach age-appropriate ‘relationships education’ to pupils receiving primary education; and All schools providing secondary education in England to teach age-appropriate...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Social Mobility Action Plan: Delivering Equality of Opportunity through Education (14 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: Today, 14 December 2017, I am publishing Unlocking Talent; Fulfilling Potential: A plan for improving social mobility through education. This is an ambitious plan to put social mobility at the heart of education policy, helping to make Britain fit for the future. It sits alongside the work of other Departments, and brings together a coherent, concerted approach to begin to level up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: We have made significant and ambitious reforms to the education system since 2010. We have expanded childcare provision, raised school standards, transformed apprenticeships and increased university access. We will continue to drive social mobility through the whole education system and beyond into careers. Equality of opportunity is essential to make our country one that works for everyone,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: Absolutely, I do. In fact, it was put forward in the teeth of opposition from many Opposition Members. Last week’s international reading results showed not only that reading in England has improved for pupils from all backgrounds, but crucially that low-performing pupils are gaining the most rapidly. Just 58% of pupils reached expected reading standards in the first national phonic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: My hon. Friend is right. This was an important funding reform to ensure that all children are invested in properly. On opportunity areas, we are focusing our effort on areas of the country with the greatest challenges and the fewest opportunities. We have invested £72 million in opportunity areas, some in rural areas. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to flag up the fact that talent is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: As the hon. Gentleman will know, we are putting more money into making sure that post-16 education is consistently gold standard, regardless of whether young people follow academic or technical education routes. I am sure he will have welcomed the announcement in the Budget a couple of weeks ago, of extra premiums for maths students.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: I will set out a social mobility action plan later this week. On the right hon. Gentleman’s claims about apprenticeships, starts remain on track to reach 3 million by 2020. There have already been 1.1 million since May 2015. Rather than talking them down, it would be better if he talked our education system up.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: The 30 hours free childcare policy has been incredibly popular with parents. Nine out of 10 say they very much like it and welcome it. We are actively looking at the issue my hon. Friend mentions in relation to foster children.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: I hope the hon. Gentleman will be able to welcome the plan I will set out later this week. I think the time has come for us all to move on from talking about the problem, which we have done a lot for many, many years, to deciding that we have it within us to work together up and down the country to now tackle it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: I am pleased that the hon. Lady implicitly recognises that the 30-hours policy is a good thing, which, ideally, would be extended to more children. As I just said to my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon), we will be looking at that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academic A-levels: Knowsley (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough will benefit from an initial A-level offer in September 2018 through Knowsley Community College’s imminent merger with St Helens College. The 2018-19 prospectus has now been published, setting out the A-level offer available, and the Department is also working with Knowsley’s local authority to ensure the implementation of Knowsley Better Together,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academic A-levels: Knowsley (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: I was happy to meet the hon. Lady and her colleagues, and I am sure she will remember from the letter I sent her following that meeting that I have asked my officials specifically to convene a further meeting locally to agree an approach on the maths support programme, which will focus on improving level 3 maths, and on the English hub roll-out for Knowsley.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academic A-levels: Knowsley (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: We want to ensure that that kind of offer is available for every child in our country, including in Knowsley. As the right hon. Gentleman suggests, there is a lot of work to be done to ensure that the education offer on people’s doorsteps in Knowsley gets better over the coming years. He will know that a lot of work is going on locally, and that is complemented by our national focus on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: STEM Subjects (11 Dec 2017)

Justine Greening: The Government are committed to tackling our long-term shortage of STEM skills in order to grow the workforce that we need for a dynamic economy. An additional £406 million for maths, digital and technical education was announced in the Budget, including a new post-16 maths premium and a new £84 million programme to improve the teaching of computing, both of which aim to encourage...


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