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Employment and Support Allowance - Statement (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...of the population. Can she confirm that passported benefits will also be paid by way of compensation, because some of the people who have been left out in these underpayments have also lost out on free dentistry, NHS treatment, travel and free school meals, to the extent that it would accumulate to large sums of money each year, in addition to not getting the benefits to which they are...

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: We are approaching the school holidays, when many children will lose the important contribution that a free school meal makes to their overall sense of wellbeing. Will the right hon. Lady therefore make time for a debate early next week on how the Government can help plug that gap and better support provision to tackle holiday hunger?

Esa Underpayments (19 Jul 2018)

Meg Hillier: ...agencies dealing with these people. She says that the Department found this out, but it took a long time to act. Many people have still lost out on passported benefits, some easy to calculate, like free school meals. Will she, in the light of the recommendations in our report, look closely at the impact of the passported benefits that were lost and consider a compensation scheme?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts and Design: GCE A-level (18 Jul 2018)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students that studied art and design at A level were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2012.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Finance (17 Jul 2018)

Nick Gibb: Average per pupil funding in schools, sixth form colleges and higher education providers are determined by different funding streams, and comprise both core per student allocations and different dedicated sources that are less easy to present on a per pupil basis. The average per pupil funding for 11-16 schools in England is £5,228.74[1] The average per pupil funding for 16-19 year olds...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children (17 Jul 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...’s living arrangements or the income of their families. The Office for National Statistics may hold some of this information. Statistics on pupil attainment organised by entitlement for free school meals or are disadvantaged can be found in the following publications: Key stage 2: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-key-sta ge-2.[1] Key stage 4:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts and Design: GCSE (16 Jul 2018)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students that took art and design at GCSE level were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2012.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which underspending on free school meals occasioned by absence or other reason is being retained as profit by the supplier; and whether they have any plans to tackle any such practice.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: ...into their claims. In my constituency, 21% of children live in low-income households. North Lanarkshire Council has recognised that people are finding it tough, and have introduced a properly funded free school meals programme. I pay tribute to my colleagues on the council, led by Councillor Frank McNally, for that and for all the work they do to support families. The introduction of free...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools: Transport (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Wollaston: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Chancellor's announcement in the 2017 Budget , what the timetable is for the extension of free school transport for children in receipt of free school meals to those travelling to selective schools.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (6 Jul 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up. The main eligibility criteria for...

Speech, Language and Communication Support for Children — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...of communication and language skills at age five. Children with speech, language and communication difficulties can access speech therapy and support via a number of avenues, including their health visitor, GP or school, but the Government have presided over a decline of more than 2,000 health visitors in the past two years. Fewer GPs are in place than in 2015, and our schools are facing...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Robert Halfon: As I said, I am not against grammar schools, but the problem is whether they are providing opportunities for the most disadvantaged pupils. Only 3% of pupils in grammar schools get free school meals, and I would rather the Government increase that proportion of pupils before giving grammar schools extra funding. That extra £200 million of funding will benefit only a few thousand pupils,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Admissions (3 Jul 2018)

Nick Gibb: Local authorities have a statutory duty under section 508B of the Education Act 1996 to make travel arrangements to enable all eligible children of compulsory school age to attend their nearest suitable school. Suitable in this context means the nearest school, with places available, that provides education appropriate to the age and ability of the child. There are additional rights to free...

Grammar Schools - Question (27 Jun 2018)

Lord Storey: My Lords, how on earth can grammar schools promote social mobility when, on the Government’s own figures, only 2.6% of pupils are on free school meals? By extending grammar schools, all that will happen is that you will take pupils from successful academies and maintained schools and make the situation even worse.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Low Incomes (27 Jun 2018)

Nick Gibb: The pupil premium grant is given to schools specifically to support disadvantaged pupils to reach their potential. In 2017-18, North Cornwall had 2,822 pupils who were eligible for the pupil premium and schools were allocated £3.2 million. In London, 373,523 pupils were eligible and schools were allocated £437.1 million. The full 2017-18 allocations can be found here:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Budgets (25 Jun 2018)

Nick Gibb: ...interesting points and I will take advice on his suggestions, but I must say that we have guaranteed the pupil premium to the end of this Parliament: it is over £1,300 for every pupil eligible for free school meals attending a primary school, and nearly £1,000 for every disadvantaged child attending a secondary school.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Mansfield (21 Jun 2018)

Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good level of development aged five in Mansfield in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Jun 2018)

Sharon Hodgson: ..., if she will take steps to ensure that after the full roll-out of universal credit no person has their benefits sanctioned in the event that they (a) reduce their earnings to claim entitlement to free school meals or (b) decide not to increase their earnings in order to avoid losing entitlement to free school meals and either option leaves them better off overall.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (19 Jun 2018)

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that after the full roll-out of universal credit no child loses their entitlement to free school meals as a result of fluctuating earnings when their overall earnings are under £7,400 in a given year.


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