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Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Written Questions (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 19 December 2017. The correct answer should have been: In the current parliamentary session (as at 13 December 2017) 2,365 2,258 written PQs have been answered by the Department. 33 (1.4%) (1.46%) of which were answered advising that the requested information was not available due to disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Written Questions (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: In the current parliamentary session (as at 13 December 2017) 2,365 2,258 written PQs have been answered by the Department. 33 (1.4%) (1.46%) of which were answered advising that the requested information was not available due to disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: West Midlands (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The number of children who started to be looked after, and who were taken into care in the West Midlands is given in the attached table. Children taken into care 2013-2017 (Word Document, 14.47 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Carers: Finance (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The government issued statutory guidance in 2011 for local authorities about supporting family and friends providing care for children who cannot live with their parents. The guidance makes it clear that children and young people should receive the support that they and their carers need to safeguard and promote their welfare. It explains that support, including financial support, can be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education Funding Agency: Buildings (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The department has acquired the former East Ham Police Station to become a free school and we are working with the City of London Academies Trust to consider its suitability for one of their schools. The purchase of East Ham Former Police Station was completed on 4 February 2014 and the purchase price was £3,350,000. The department approved £599,470 for works to the former East Ham...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: We are currently consulting on proposals to update the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education from September 2018. The consultation opened on 14 December 2017 and closes on 22 February 2018. We plan to publish the revised guidance, for information, early in the summer term 2018. This will give schools and colleges adequate time to review their policies and procedures and make...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: By 2019-20, the department will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support – a record amount. We have not recently undertaken an economic assessment of the contribution of the industry to the UK economy.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Coventry South (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The information is published in the underlying data: SFR28/2017 of the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release. www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-ch aracteristics-january-2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The Department for Education collects information on absences through the termly school census. The department collects data on the number of possible sessions, number of authorised absences, number of unauthorised absences and the reason for absence for each pupil. The reasons for absence do not include a category which would enable sessions missed due to a lack of access to menstrual...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Tribunals (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: We do not systematically collect data on the legal or other costs incurred by local authorities in respect of special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunals. The Secretary of State and the Lord Chancellor commissioned a review of SEND disagreement resolution arrangements carried out by the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) at the University of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: No girl should be held back from reaching her potential because of her background or gender. Our current Sex and Relationships Education guidance encourages schools to make adequate and sensitive arrangements to help girls cope with menstruation. Schools are best placed to identify and address the needs of their pupils, have discretion over how they use their funding and can make sanitary...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The government provides guidance on Sex and Relationship Education which outlines how and when schools can prepare girls and boys for puberty and menstruation. The year 5 programme of study also provides guidance to schools on how puberty should be covered in the Science curriculum. Schools and teachers should decide what to teach based on their pupils’ needs and, where appropriate,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The government is clear that all young people deserve the opportunity of a rounded education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need for adult life in modern Britain. Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) guidance thus encourages schools to prepare boys and girls for puberty, including menstruation. SRE guidance focuses primarily on supporting girls by helping them...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The Department for Education collects information on absence through the termly school census. We collect data on the number of possible sessions, number of authorised absences, number of unauthorised absences and the reason for absence for each pupil. The reasons for absence do not include a category, which would enable us to identify sessions missed due to a lack of access to menstrual...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Travel (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The table below sets out the total spend by the Department for Education in each of the last four years in respect of (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel. Spend in £ Financial Year Taxis* First class train tickets Business class air travel 2016-17 110,163 52,863 21,095 2015-16 124,916 48,277 11,692 2014-15 142,741 77,930...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The Department for Education (DfE) does not collect data on costs incurred by schools in the assessment of dyslexia. Schools are required to identify and address the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) of pupils, including arranging for appropriate tests. They receive funding which enables them to meet additional needs up to £6,000 per pupil with SEND. Building on 2013-16...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Sanitary Protection: Scotland (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Officials at the Department for Education hold regular discussions with officials in the devolved administrations about the issue of sanitary protection provision in schools; the last meeting on this topic was held in November 2017 and the next discussion is due take place in January 2018. My hon. Friend, the Minister for Women and Equalities has not met her counterpart in the Scottish...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Regulation (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The following sets of regulations have been introduced by the Minister for Women and Equalities since May 2010: The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 SI 2011/2260 (revoked by SI 2017/353)The Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 SI 2014/2559The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 SI 2017/172The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: EU Law (8 Jan 2018)

Robert Goodwill: EU law will be retained by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, as it applies in the UK on the day the we leave the EU. We expect between 800 and 1000 statutory instruments will be required across government to correct this retained EU law to ensure the statute book functions appropriately outside the EU. All departments are engaged in this process. Once we leave the EU, we will make our own...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Written Questions (28 Dec 2017)

Robert Goodwill: In the current parliamentary session (as at 19 December 2017), the Department for Education have answered 78 (3.3%) written parliamentary question explaining that the requested information was not available on the grounds of it not being collected, of which 25 provided information the department does hold to partially answer the question. 37 (1.6%) parliamentary questions were answered...


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