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Covid-19: Effect on Education in Deprived Communities - Question (23 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, at his press conference with the Prime Minister on Monday, the Chief Scientific Adviser said that “this virus feeds off inequality and it drives inequality and that needs to be borne in mind at all times.” Those words should perhaps be framed and placed on the desk of every Minister—and, for good measure, that of the noble Lord, Lord Flight. Contrary to the figures that the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education and Sixth Form Education: Per Capita Costs (22 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies 2021 annual report on education spending in England, published on 30 November 2021; and in particular, the finding that spending per pupil in further education colleges in 2024–25 will be around 10 per cent below 2010–11 levels, while spending per pupil in school-sixth form...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Private Education: GCE A-level (21 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish an inquiry into the manner in which A-level grades in independent schools were assessed in 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television Licences: Fees and Charges (16 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of freezing the TV Licence fee until 2024 on the BBC’s educational output.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Regional Planning and Development (9 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differences between (1) the Education Investment Areas announced in the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper, and (2) the Opportunity Areas that were announced by the Department for Education in October 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Assessments (9 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the British Educational Research Association High standards, not high stakes: An alternative to SATs that will transform England’s testing and school accountability system in primary education and beyond, published in July 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teaching Assistants: Conditions of Employment (9 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by United Learning to reduce the pay of teaching assistants at Salisbury Manor Primary School in Waltham Forest whilst increasing their working hours; and of reports that they propose to introduce a "fire and rehire" policy which would cut the sick pay rights of teaching assistants by 50 per cent.

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (4 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, we are all indebted to the noble Lord, Lord Bird, not only for bringing this Bill forward and thus allowing the important issues that it encompasses to be debated in your Lordships’ House but for displaying today the customary flourish and passion that he brings to his contributions. That noble Lords endorse the need for such a Bill was clear at Second Reading, when 36 spoke in a...

School Absences - Question (3 Feb 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the ongoing disruption caused by absences of pupils and teachers is evidence that the Government have failed to get a grip on the measures required to keep children learning, whether that is from the supply of testing kits or classroom ventilation. Schools that ended the requirement for pupils to wear face coverings last month, in line with government guidance, are now reinstating...

BBC Funding - Statement (25 Jan 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady Bottomley, and the noble Lord, Lord McNally, about the Secretary of State should perhaps be put in the context of the fact that she has a history of attacking the BBC, and her appointment to her current post was akin to giving a child the keys to the sweet shop. Almost 80% of school-age children use BBC Bitesize, the UK’s only free-to-use...

Covid-19: Vaccinations for School Pupils - Question (17 Jan 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on delivering vaccinations for Covid-19 to school pupils since the Christmas holidays.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions: Alternative Education (12 Jan 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they have given to Regional Schools Commissioners to ensure that all schools within multi-academy trusts track the outcomes of their permanently excluded children by working with alternative education settings.

Education: Return in January - Statement (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Lexden: My noble friend did not reply to the question from the noble Lord, Lord Watson, about the comments from the head of Ofqual, who seems to think that teachers of music should be redeployed to teach other subjects. Surely, we need more music in our schools, not less.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Per Capita Costs (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new hourly rate of £4.61 per child in private early years settings amounts to an increase of 7.21 per cent; and whether this increase takes into account the rise in minimum wage which takes effect in April 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels: Expenditure (4 Jan 2022)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 13 December (HL4660), how many students are currently enrolled on a T level; and what has been the additional cost of funding more teaching hours for T level students.

Scottish Parliament: Rented Housing Sector (21 Dec 2021)

Pauline McNeill: I believe that the Scottish Government missed the opportunity to get private sector rents under control in the previous session of Parliament. I say that because I felt a sense of frustration that my Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill was not supported by the governing party. I believe that we lost critical time in tackling poverty and inequality. However, I make it clear that I plan to work with the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (20 Dec 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 19 November (75071), what proportion of the £2.4 billion underspend on tax-free childcare since 2017 has been reinvested in other childcare and early education services.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools Commissioner (17 Dec 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of their time that each of the eight Regional Schools Commissioners spend supporting maintained schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Finance (17 Dec 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ 2021 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, published on 30 November; and in particular the finding that, even with additional funding announced in the Spending Review, college spending per pupil in 2024–25 will be around ten per cent below 2010–11 levels, while...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption Support Fund (17 Dec 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they can offer families who are (1) currently receiving therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund; and (2) who are in the process of applying to receive therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund, that they will be able to access the fund beyond March 2022, and for as long as necessary.


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