James Frith: Will the Minister give way?
James Frith: rose—
James Frith: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does he agree that there is a human cost to this gridlock for cystic fibrosis sufferers, who are victims of this disease and this disagreement? Frankly, NHS England should get in a room with Vertex and they should stay in there until they come out with an agreement to end this gridlock, so that cystic fibrosis sufferers do not see this...
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that funding for SEN pupils follows individual pupils.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions has he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of high needs block funding in the next two years.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of 16 June 2018, Official Report, column 178, what progress his Department has made on appointing independent medical examiners.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were refused an Education, Health and Care assessment by a local authority in England in each of the last three years.
James Frith: I appreciate such sharpened focus and attention in the Minister’s remarks. He feels strongly supported by that information. Would he care to respond to my request for additional SEND funding to be maintained in line with the increase in the number of SEND pupils? Does he believe it acceptable that 77% of excluded pupils have special educational needs and disabilities?
James Frith: I refer Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Improving education chances for all young people in my constituency is one of my top priorities, as it will be for many across the House but, sadly, for too many the reality does not match the Government’s rhetoric. So I want to record the reality shared with me by the 67 head teachers from primary,...
James Frith: With respect, the Minister will have a chance to address these points when he sums up. I have heard of Government intervention, but I am unsure how this Government can take credit for an increase in the birth rate—and anyway, the birth rate increase happened on Labour’s watch. Another quarter of pupils are in schools rated good or outstanding that have not been rated by Ofsted for...
James Frith: I refer Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. What is the Government’s plan for mandatory work placements as part of their new T-level when the number of learners exceeds the placements available from local employers? Answers that include “remote learning” or “online” will not be accepted.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in England that have a statutory duty to report on payment practices and performances; how many of those businesses have defaulted on that duty since its introduction; and what steps the Government have taken in relation to those business that have so defaulted.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has consulted industry representatives on placing the powers on the prompt payment code within the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional resources he has allocated to ensure the introduction of T levels by 2020; and what steps is he taking to ensure the value for money of the introduction of T levels.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to (a) consult and (b) respond to disabled young people who have secured an apprenticeship.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many disabled people were refused an apprenticeship as a result of failing a Further Education college's literacy and numeracy assessment.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the level of parental awareness of the introduction of T levels; and what steps he is taking to raise parental awareness of T levels.