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Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (25 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to change the current system of Ofsted school inspections to make it less adversarial.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion on Amendments 17 and 18 (24 Mar 2022)

Baroness Barran: My Lords, the Motions in this group relate to provider access, universal credit, and SEND and further education teacher training. I will start with Commons Amendments 17 and 18, on strengthening the present provider access legislation, and Amendments 17A, B and C to the Motion in my name. The Government have listened to and carefully considered the views expressed and concerns raised in this...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Amendment to the Motion on Amendment 3 (24 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I beg leave to test the opinion of the House. Ayes 133, Noes 138.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion on Amendments 1 and 2 (24 Mar 2022)

Baroness Barran: I thank all noble Lords for the contributions they have made to this important debate and particularly the noble Lord, Lord Storey, for acknowledging the importance of the Government’s work in this area. I also thank my noble friend Lady Wolf for her descriptions of how local skills improvement plans should work in practice. I attempted to write something down but she put it very well. We...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Hallam Diocese: Academies (24 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue an apology to the governing bodies of 19 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Hallam which were sent academy orders, without valid academy applications being sent to the Department for Education from those governing bodies.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption: Pupil Premium (24 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the report by Adoption UK From Both Sides, published on 3 March; and in particular the recommendation that advice and guidance for schools on Pupil Premium should clearly differentiate between the purpose and effective use of Ever-6 Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus.

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (24 Mar 2022)

Miles Briggs: The reason why I did not support the Scottish Government budget was that it cut £250 million from local authorities. The cabinet secretary said in her statement that she wants to work in partnership with local authorities in Scotland. I do not see cutting their budget by £250 million as any partnership that I would want to be involved with. The decision by Green Party and SNP ministers to...

Physical Education (23 Mar 2022)

Edward Timpson: ...absolutely right. One of the benefits that I saw when I was responsible for school sports as Children’s Minister was from programmes in the inner cities where children do not always have access to other facilities. The children there were gaining so many of the elements, which other children take for granted, that sport, physical activity and—the precursor to that—good physical...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (21 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of the impact of Pupil Premium Plus on (1) the educational outcomes of previously looked after children, including attainment, and (2) the personal outcomes of previously looked after children.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Attendance (11 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide additional funding to those schools with the largest proportion of pupils receiving free school meals, to pay for interventions aimed at increasing levels of school attendance.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Tutoring Programme (11 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Randstad prior to the company informing the National Tutoring Programme’s tutor organisations that they are no longer required to meet the Department for Education’s requirement that 65 per cent of their tuition support is provided to children receiving the pupil premium.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children in Care (10 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many looked after children in England were referred to mental health services in (1) 2021, and (2) 2020.

Consett Energy from Waste Plant (8 Mar 2022)

Stuart Andrew: ...my hon. Friend on securing this debate and thank him for his contribution? My hon. Friend is a tireless campaigner for his constituents on this issue and so many others, from upgrading the A66 to Durham’s county of culture bid. I know he has been trying valiantly for a number of months to secure a debate on this issue, and I believe this could be 10th time lucky. That speaks to the...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill (7 Mar 2022)

Paul Scully: No, indeed. If the right hon. Lady looks at the Panama papers, I think she will see that they cite Emma Watson as having bought a house under a shell company owing to security risks, and the Pandora papers cite a former Prime Minister of this country buying a house in Harcourt Street and ultimately saving £300,000 in stamp duty. We clearly should not support that. So we have to get the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 114 (7 Mar 2022)

Baroness Greengross: My Lords, I will speak very briefly to these two amendments: 114 and 184ZB. The amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, would require the Secretary of State to review and commission a report on social prescribing and other creative health interventions which have already been outlined. My Amendment 184ZB follows on from the discussion in Committee, when the Government agreed to include...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Self-harm: Children (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in England (1) attended, and (2) were admitted through, Accident and Emergency departments for self-harming in each year from 2018 to 2021; and what percentage of those were looked after children.

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (4 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, we are all indebted to my noble friend Lord Knight for bringing this Bill forward and, in doing so, drawing on his long-established commitment to and campaigning on sustainability and environmental education. At earlier stages of the Bill, both the Minister and her predecessor said the Bill was unnecessary as schools could be trusted to teach pupils about the issues that combine to...

Music Education in State Schools - Question (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...by the noble Lord, Lord Black, are indeed compelling. They are very largely the result of the English baccalaureate being introduced and will not be offset by the updated national music plan, to which the Minister referred. In the 2019 Tory manifesto, there was a pledge to introduce an arts premium in all secondary schools, with the aim of “enriching” the experience of all pupils. That...

National Tutoring Programme - Question (24 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the Minister’s bold attempts at boosterism cannot disguise the fact that the element of the National Tutoring Programme entrusted to Randstad is a car crash. I take no pleasure in saying that Labour warned of this last June, when the contract was awarded to a foreign company with little tutoring experience and no knowledge of our education system. The real tragedy is that the...

Higher Education: T-Levels - Question (24 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, if T-levels are to be a success—we on these Benches very much want them to be—there are two issues. One has been raised by the noble Lords, Lord Lingfield and Lord Storey, which is the question of placements. The other is the question of recognition by universities. The list on the DfE website of the 118 higher education providers, which the Minister referred to, that will...


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