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Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mark Jenkinson) on his success in the ballot and on bringing forward this important Bill that I absolutely endorse because if, like me, hon. Members believe in extending opportunity to all, careers guidance is one sure way to do that. In fact, I believe in it so much that more than a decade ago I set up my own charity If...

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: Most people, if asked, really want to go in and speak to pupils about what they do and the opportunities that are out there. I work with more than 200 successful women who give up their time for free because they want to help the next generation of pupils to do well. In the last decade, I have worked with thousands of pupils; I have written career books; and I have done a touring play with...

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: Absolutely; that is what it is all about—finding the profession for the individual. What makes them tick and inspires them? Good consistent careers advice can change lives. Without it, some pupils will just drift, not knowing what they want to do. Without doubt, covid has brought about significant changes in the world of work and in the teaching landscape. Good careers advice has always...

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. It is about seeing how things are done. Some people can get all their inspiration by sitting in a classroom, but many cannot. They have to see the practical application. They have to see that job and that is what will inspire them.

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: My hon. Friend is so right. Blessed are those who know immediately what they want to do. Some people might know, perhaps in sport or if they are creatives or those who are gifted in a certain way. Many of us do not know for many years. In fact, life is a journey, finding out where we fit in, and we will do many jobs along the way, hopefully adding to life and society as we go along.

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: Absolutely; my hon. Friend makes a very good point. It is important that someone knows that they are going to have to upgrade their skills, where that support is and that it is not a mountain to climb, but that they will probably do it alongside their career throughout their life. I believe, too, that we cannot put more on the shoulders of teachers. The Government need an updated careers...

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill (10 Sep 2021)

Esther McVey: I must ask my hon. Friend: has he read my speech? That is exactly the point that I was coming to next, so he has fed me very well for my next line Technology should be an enabler, too, providing greater and more diverse career advice. In the last 18 months during covid, my charity went online. It is now working with Zoom so that we can deliver online weekly sessions to schools over the year,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospital Beds (26 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement of the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, Official report, column 259, and the letter from the. Member for Tatton dated 24 June 2021, how many more (a) intensive care beds and (b) non-intensive care beds were available throughout the NHS in (i) March 2020 and (ii) 19 July 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (23 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2021 to Question 25811, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory obligation on local authorities to (a) collate and (b) submit data on student absenteeism to central Government.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (23 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2021 to Question 25811 on Pupils: Absenteeism, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory obligation on local authorities to collate and submit data on student absenteeism to his Department.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction (16 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the area of land required for the HS2 project including depots, facilities and stations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (15 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many villages the HS2 route travels through; and what recent assessment the Government has made of the impact on housing supply in those villages.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Compulsory Purchase (14 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many homes have been compulsorily purchased by HS2 Ltd.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (9 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on student absenteeism, by (a) primary school, (b) secondary school and (c) local authority in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (9 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on student absenteeism, by (a) number of school days absent and (b) reasons for absence in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (9 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a statutory obligation on local authorities to collate and submit data on student absenteeism to central Government.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (9 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what definition of student absenteeism is used to record data on student absence.

Immigration Rules (7 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: I remind hon. Members that there have been some changes to normal practice in order to support the new hybrid arrangements. Timings of debates have been amended to allow technical arrangements to be made for the next debate. There will also be suspensions between each debate. Members attending physically should clean their spaces before they use them and as they leave the room, putting the...

Regional Airports — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (7 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: I aim to start calling Front Benchers no later than 10.25 am, and the Minister needs to leave time for Steve Double to close the debate. I call Cherilyn Mackrory.

Regional Airports — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (7 Jul 2021)

Esther McVey: I remind hon. Members that there have been some changes to normal practice in order to support the new hybrid arrangements. Timings of debates have been amended to allow technical arrangements to be made for the next debate. There will be suspensions between debates. I remind Members participating, physically and virtually, that they must arrive for the start of a debate in Westminster Hall...


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