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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: 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 providers to support flexible...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Emma Lewell-Buck: The United Nations estimates that over 8 million people in the United Kingdom suffer food insecurity—over 8 million people who are unable to afford to eat or who worry where their next meal will come from. I am astounded that we have been presented with an Agriculture Bill, which should have food at its heart, that contains nothing to address the growing levels of desperate hunger in...

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

Nick Gibb: ...Benches, which is where all the best people in the Labour party sit. It is also a real pleasure to hear the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) lead this important debate on the cost of school uniforms. I pay tribute to him for his work with the all-party parliamentary group on hunger, and for his local work with Feeding Birkenhead, which has benefited thousands of children...

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:

Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week (4 Oct 2018)

Alison Johnstone: other debates, but I find it difficult to contribute today without noting the context within which the debate takes place. It is clear that there is a very important role for employers and for schools in addressing poverty. Let us consider schools. We regularly discuss the education attainment gap. Quite frankly, it is simply impossible to reduce that gap if we do not address the gap...

Scottish Parliament: Motion of Condolence (2 Oct 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...8217;s death has left a huge hole, but it is right to say that he was first and foremost a parliamentarian, and today all in this Parliament mourn him together. It is fitting, too, that today we welcome 60 pupils from Dalbeattie high school, which is in Alex’s patch. As a champion of the region and of young people’s interest in politics, he would have loved to have seen them...

Scottish Parliament: Cycle to Syracuse (2 Oct 2018)

Colin Smyth: ...focus of the town’s academy and young people lies behind the strong links that have been fostered by the tragedy of 30 years ago. Next year, the academy will celebrate a decade of its strong partnership with Thawale primary school in the Mulanje district of Malawi, including raising funds for the development of a Mary’s Meals feeding station at the school and the setting up of...

Scottish Parliament: Women’s Health (Obesity) (27 Sep 2018)

Brian Whittle: ...why I was encouraged by the Scottish Government’s announcement last year to deliver a good food nation bill. That would have given us the opportunity to look at the obesogenic environment around schools; to consider delivering a Scotland Excel procurement contract that supports our farmers by procuring high-quality local produce for our school meals instead of the high levels of...

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

Keith Brown: ...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 the UK...

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 Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will assess the impact of the £2 million funding scheme to help disadvantaged children to benefit from healthy meals and enriching activities during the summer of 2018 to determine (1) whether the funding benefited a range of disadvantaged families, (2) whether there was any shortfall in the funding required to support the pilot projects, and (3)...

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.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Public Appointments (17 Sep 2018)

Alistair Burt: ...confirms these measures and the percentage of Senior Civil Servants in DFID who have recorded this information to date. Measure Percentage of DFID SCS who have provided information Type of school attended between the age of 11 and 16 40% Eligibility for free school meals (if a person left school after 1980); 36% Highest qualification achieved by a person’s parents by...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Young People (13 Sep 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in NCS. NCS Trust assess socio-economic profile in two main ways: Free School Meals eligibility and living in a deprived area. Free School Meals: All 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Proportion of NCS participants eligible for FSM 17% 16% 16% 16% 16% ...

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