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Public Bill Committee: Education Bill: Clause 5 (17 Mar 2011)

Pat Glass: I am discussing the sanctions that are available to schools. Detentions tend to be for the most minor infringements of school rules such as not bringing homework to school or minor disruptions. For all the other things, there are plenty of sanctions in place. The only argument the Government have put forward is about the child who says, “I know my rights.” That is incredibly...

Written Answers — Education: Teenage Pregnancy: Personal Income (17 Mar 2011)

Sarah Teather: ...pregnant and, in particular, more likely to have become mothers, by the age of 18 than those from more affluent backgrounds. The survey found that while 13% of females interviewed were eligible for free school meals in Year 11, this group made up 22% of those who became pregnant by age 18, and 32% of those whose first pregnancy resulted in them having the baby. Females with parents from...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Child Welfare: Child Welfare (17 Mar 2011)

Adam Ingram: Under the relevant legislation, the responsibility for the provision of free school meals and school clothing grants rests with the education authorities. The decision was taken to publish the short-life working group’s report on 24 January 2011 to allow them to take its recommendations into account when preparing their budgets for 2011-12. In making decisions about free school meals...

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Private Schools (Access) (16 Mar 2011)

Tim Loughton: ...might say, but I aim to give him as many grounds for optimism as possible. I do not want to undermine in any way what he is trying to do, and I am more than happy—particularly as I am not one of the Schools Ministers, who I am standing in for—to help facilitate a meeting between my hon. Friend and ministerial colleagues in the Department. We have had a real glitterati of talent...

Written Answers — Education: Bullying: Personal Income (16 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...three years achieved 5 A*-C grades in their GCSEs in 2006, compared with 67% of respondents who said that they had not been bullied in the last three years. It also showed that pupils who receive free school meals are slightly more likely to report being victims of bullying than those who do not.

Written Answers — Education: Day Care: Disabled (16 Mar 2011)

Sarah Teather: On 4 March, the Minister for Schools wrote to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Education Bill 2010-11 and set out in a policy statement the Government's latest thinking on the eligibility criteria for free early education places for two-year-olds. This confirmed our intention to use an economic indicator, such as eligibility for free school meals. We are committed to...

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (16 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: The pupil premium for 2011-12 will be allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) as recorded on the January 2011 School Census, Pupil Referral Unit Census and Alternative Provision Census. Each pupil known to be eligible for free school meals will attract £430 of funding which will go to the school or academy via the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Child Welfare: Child Welfare (16 Mar 2011)

Adam Ingram: As the legislative requirement to provide free school meals and school clothing grants rests with education authorities, it is for them to take decisions based on the report Review of identification and registration of those eligible for free school meals, and school clothing grant provision across Scotland taking account of individual local need and budget priorities. We have noted the...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Order 2011 (16 Mar 2011)

Mary Mulligan: ...that local authorities are under, we need only consider the kind of cuts that they are having to introduce. In West Lothian, the council decided to make a saving of £123,000 per year by axing free milk for pupils in primary 1 to primary 3 who were not on free school meals. With the new charge of 17p per carton, people will clearly be out of pocket when we consider the few pence that...

Public Bill Committee: Education Bill: Clause 4 (15 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...they receive the support that they need. Local authorities have a duty under the Children Act 1989 to safeguard and promote their welfare, and so have a  clear responsibility to work closely with the schools attended by their looked-after children to minimise the risk of a child being permanently excluded. It is true that looked-after children are at greater risk of being permanently...

Public Bill Committee: Education Bill: Clause 4 (15 Mar 2011)

Kevin Brennan: ...are pertinent to the clause and to the procedure that will be followed on exclusions of pupils who have special educational needs but are not statemented. In its evidence, Barnardo’s told us that primary children on free school meals are five times more likely to be excluded from school, adding to their experience of social exclusion and removing them from the place where they are...

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (15 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: The deprivation pupil premium for 2011-12 will be allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils that are known to be eligible for free school meals as recorded on the January 2011 school census, pupil referral unit census and alternative provision census. Each pupil known to be eligible for free school meals will attract £430 of funding which will go to the school or academy,...

Written Answers — Education: Education Maintenance Allowance: Free School Meals (14 Mar 2011)

John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of recipients of the education maintenance allowance received free school meals in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (10 Mar 2011)

Ann Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanism will be used to allocate the pupil premium to pupils whose family income makes them eligible for free school meals but who have not applied for them.

Tied Public Houses (Code of Practice): Welfare Reform Bill (9 Mar 2011)

Stephen Timms: ...dispute between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which unfortunately this Secretary of State has lost. Local authorities will apparently be free to design council tax benefit as they wish, except that it will have to cost 10% less than before. Again, that could completely scupper the advantages that the universal...

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals: Blackpool (9 Mar 2011)

Paul Maynard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children receive (a) free school meals and (b) education maintenance allowance in each local authority ward in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency.

Written Answers — Education: Outdoor Education (9 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: holding answer 17 February 2011 Learning outside the classroom can play a valuable role in any child's educational experience. Existing legislation prevents schools from charging for any visit that takes place during school time, is being undertaken as part of the national curriculum, or as part of preparing a child for a prescribed public examination. Schools may make a charge for board and...

Written Answers — Education: Westminster Academy (9 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...table: Agenda 8.45 Registration and refreshments 10.00 Welcome and introduction David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education 10.05 Visualising a new school landscape Right hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education 10.25 Understanding the proposition Lesley Longstone, Director General, School Infrastructure and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Poverty: Poverty (9 Mar 2011)

Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children living in severe poverty have benefited from the extension of free school meals.

Public Bill Committee: Education Bill: Clause 1 (8 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...to insert the word “not” into the Government’s proposed provisions. I am sure that I have done so on many occasions during the past 13 years. New sections 13A and 13B support the extension of free early education to disadvantaged children, and ensure that information about financial circumstances can be supplied and used for the purposes of determining eligibility for the...


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