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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (25 Oct 2018)

Mark Hendrick: ...an assessment of the adequacy of the steps that the Government is taking to ensure the accuracy of the electronic verification of universal credit claimants who meet the eligibility criteria for free school meals.

Poverty in Liverpool — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (24 Oct 2018)

Stephen Twigg: ...work, and some are waiting for benefits. I also want to pay tribute to a food bank in another part of my constituency. At Dovecot food bank there is concern about the unseen numbers of people not receiving the support they might need. The food bank has been working with local schools to identify vulnerable families and ensure that support is available to them. One of the most disturbing...

School Funding — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Oct 2018)

Gillian Keegan: .... I am proud that Chichester exceeds the national average for attainment at key stage 4 and A-level, as a result of the hard work and dedication of teachers from early years through to secondary schooling. Spending on our children’s education has never been higher and the new national funding formula is a welcome step toward rebalancing some of the disparities in the old system,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Parents (24 Oct 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...to improve their own health and wellbeing, and to protect them from excessive or inappropriate caring responsibilities that can impact on their education. The Department for Education provides schools with £2.4 billion each year in additional funding through the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils; each eligible pupil attracts £1,320 to primary schools and £935...

Scottish Parliament: Ending Austerity, Poverty and Inequality (24 Oct 2018)

Elaine Smith: ...Alex Rowley will address that issue in more depth. We also know that families in poverty have less money to spend on food and that they spend a greater proportion of their household budget on food than those with higher incomes do. That makes increasing the entitlement to free school meals and initiatives such as North Lanarkshire Council’s food 365 programme to tackle holiday hunger...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Liverpool (22 Oct 2018)

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many recipients of free school meals there have been in Liverpool in each of the last 10 years.

Employment and Support Allowance - Statement (18 Oct 2018)

Baroness Sherlock: ...1 billion as a result of this very serious error. Will the Minister tell us, first, what steps are being taken to ensure that all claimants will be compensated for the lost value of passported benefits such as free school meals, NHS prescriptions or dentistry treatment? Secondly, what compensation will be paid to claimants on top of the arrears? Many of those will have found themselves...

Religious Intolerance and Prejudice - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

Lord Gadhia: .... In Britain, Hindus provide a role model for how a community can integrate successfully and embrace British values, while retaining its cultural heritage and identity. As we speak, thousands of Hindus up and down the country are packed into school and community halls, participating in a colourful, nine-day festival called Navaratri. At the same time, they will be thinking of others less...

Written Answers — Department for Education: School Milk (16 Oct 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The government wants to give children the best possible start in the early years of their life. The Nursery Milk Scheme allows early years settings and schools to claim back the cost of providing one drink of milk per day to all children under the age of five. It is important that we target our funding as effectively as possible towards children that are most in need. From the age of five...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium: Carers (16 Oct 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Schools receive the pupil premium for pupils who are claiming free school meals (FSM) or who have claimed FSM at any point in the past six years. This is because we know that this is a good indicator of which pupils do not go on to achieve their full potential. We currently have no plans to expand the eligibility of the pupil premium to young carers. We recognise that young carers face...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Assessments (16 Oct 2018)

Paul Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Stockton South constituency in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (11 Oct 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We want to ensure that 30 hours free childcare is flexible and meets parental need. That is why the offer can be ‘stretched’, by taking fewer hours per week over more than 38 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays. For example, 23 hours could be offered over 48 weeks of the year and can be delivered at weekends. We are also encouraging partnerships between...

Cost of School Uniforms — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

Chris Elmore: ...these issues are devolved to the Welsh Government. There is a different way of doing it. I urge my hon. Friend the shadow Minister and the Minister to look at what the Welsh Government are doing on school uniform grants. In Wales, a £1.7 million fund is available for children on free school meals. Parents can apply for a £125 grant, which can be spent not just on school uniforms...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Assessments (9 Oct 2018)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the increase in the attainment gap between white boys eligible for free school meals and white boys not eligible for free school meals from 31 to 33 percentage points between 2015 and 2017; which schools have countered that trend; and what steps are being taken to disseminate their practice.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: North West (9 Oct 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The department publishes information on the percentage of 15 year old pupils from state-funded and special schools who entered higher education by the age of 19 by free school meal status, local authority and region. Figures for the North West can be found in Table 2a of the following file: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week (4 Oct 2018)

Claire Baker: ...report highlights that the poorest fifth of families would have to spend 40 per cent of their weekly income on food if they were to meet the Government’s healthy living advice targets. Prior to the school summer holidays, I wrote to the local authorities in my region to ask them how they were planning to address the issue of holiday hunger. Children who receive free school...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans and the Armed Forces Community (Support) (27 Sep 2018)

Keith Brown: ...forces terms and conditions, and members should not forget that the UK Government’s public sector pay cap still applies. Of course, veterans living in Scotland benefit from a wide range of services that are not available elsewhere in the UK, including free school meals, prescriptions and eye tests, and paying no tuition fees and getting living costs support in higher education. If...

Scottish Parliament: Schools (Subject Choice) (20 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ....” That is the analysis. The issue is not just about those 622,000 qualifications that have been lost; it is also about the drop in subject choice and where it is hitting pupils the hardest. Let us talk about schools in deprived areas, because the schools that are most likely to drop down to as few as five subjects in S4, leaving pupils with little room to pursue a rounded education,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Disadvantaged (19 Sep 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...year, we announced a programme of research and pilots across the country to investigate how to provide a balanced enrichment programme, combining engaging activities with healthy and nutritious meals, for the most disadvantaged school-age pupils. Organisations were invited to bid for a share of up to £2 million. Seven of them were successful in securing funding to explore ways of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Sep 2018)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the roll out of Universal Credit to be completed; and what steps they are taking to ensure that data collected on access to free school meals is reliable.


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