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Covid-19: Pupil Referral Units - Question (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I add my tribute to my noble friend Lady Lawrence of Clarendon, for the great strength of character that she has shown following the callous murder of her son, and for the work that she has done in establishing the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Many pupil referral units have been forced to cut services for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils because of the severe reduction in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Reorganisation (20 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities in England have combined their adult social services and children's social services under one director.

Family Policy - Question (19 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, until January 2018, there was a Minister of State for Children and Families with the right to attend Cabinet. The post was then downgraded to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, which does not give the current holder the necessary clout either to be heard or to be properly effective. Many parliamentarians have today added their names to a letter from UNICEF UK to the Prime...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: NI Senior Women: UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Qualification (19 Apr 2021)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I thank Mike Nesbitt for bringing forward this Matter of the Day. It is appropriate to do so, given that this is our first opportunity since Tuesday to discuss it. The headlines speak for themselves. The women have made history by beating Ukraine, and a lot of the references in the media have been in that context. It is historic. Michelle is right to mention Alfie Wylie and Sara Booth, and I...

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (16 Apr 2021)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I have received a request to speak after the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, from the noble Lord, Lord Watson of Invergowrie.

Initial Teacher Training Market Review - Question (14 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...secrecy. What has leaked out is the suggestion that the Government will introduce a new system of short-term contracts following the review, which has led, as my noble friend Lord Knight has said, to many universities warning that they may withdraw their teacher training provision as a result. I welcome the Minister’s announcement just now of consultation later this year. Can she explain...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (6 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the value of school breakfast clubs, and (2) the impact of hunger on learning in the classroom; and what steps they intend to take in response.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued guidance (1) to schools, and (2) to parents of children who were shielding because of health conditions and who have Education and Health Care plans, concerning the return of these children to school from 8 March.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Eleven Plus (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils entered the 11-plus examination in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Home Education (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an update on the progress of the consultation on elective home education, including consideration on the introduction of legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care Independent Review (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the scope of the Independent review of children’s social care includes consideration of possible changes to the service and protection rights of children and families provided under the Children Act 1989.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Uniforms (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many parents who have been unable to resolve the issue of excessive school uniform costs with schools directly have raised that issue with the Department for Education in each of the last three academic years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care Independent Review: Public Appointments (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 16 March (HL13849), for what reasons they redacted the section entitled ‘Terms of Reference and ways of working’ in the contract of the chair of the independent review of the children’s social care sector.

Coronavirus (25 Mar 2021)

Flick Drummond: This pandemic has put a great strain on our society and our economy, but it has also shown the strong social cohesion in the country. People have worked together and co-operated with what the science has suggested will beat this virus. As a Conservative, I do not like to see restrictions on our freedoms any more than other hon. Members, but the measures we have put in place to combat this...

STEM Subjects: Science and Discovery Centres — [Mrs Maria Miller in the Chair] (24 Mar 2021)

Matt Western: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mrs Miller. I congratulate the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Dr Spencer) on securing this important and timely debate. I agree with his comments on the differential impact on young people of the pandemic, particularly in education. I agree, without exception, with the contributions from around this virtual Chamber on the challenge...

The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Take Note (22 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Russell of Liverpool, the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, and the Minister for their contributions to this debate, which has been one of quality, if not quantity. I think that is due to the relatively short notice given. Others would have wanted to participate, and I hope they read the report of the debate with interest. The noble Lord, Lord Russell of...

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill - Second Reading (19 Mar 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her very full responses to all the points raised in the debate and for the commitment she has demonstrated to safeguarding. It is of course true that safeguarding provisions existed but, as I and other noble Lords mentioned, they were inconsistent because of the piecemeal development in post-16 education. With the passage of this Bill, we will have a...

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill - Second Reading (19 Mar 2021)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Lister of Burtersett, for introducing this Bill and all noble Lords for their contributions today. I also congratulate the honourable Member for Weaver Vale for getting this Bill through the other place unscathed. The Government encourage schools to have a uniform because of how it can contribute to the ethos of a school and create a common identity...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (19 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the outcome of their review of the support available to young people with special educational needs and disabilities, announced in September 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Open University (18 Mar 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit the Open University to offer initial teacher training courses.


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