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Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2021)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for spending her time here in the Chamber today, on her birthday, to debate this issue. As she acknowledged, her Motion is wide ranging, but I will attempt to stray into the other departmental areas that have been outlined by noble Lords today. I do hope, however, that the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, does not decide next year that it is his turn to put down a...

Young People: Post-pandemic Employment - Question (16 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the ONS figures also show that the unemployment rate for black, Asian and minority ethnic people is more than double that for white people. Sad to say, that also applies to the failing Kickstart scheme to which the Minister referred. According to her colleague, DWP Minister Mims Davies, in a Written Answer two weeks ago, the scheme has helped only 20,000 people into work since it...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Jun 2021)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for their contributions today; I appreciate the expert knowledge that they bring and the many passionate speeches. As the noble Baroness, Lady Garden, said, I hope I have retained some of my rationality during this interesting debate. I begin by giving a special thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Black, for her maiden speech. Like my noble friend Lady Morgan, I...

Children with Genetic Conditions: Specialist Support - Question (15 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...needs and disabilities have incurred some of the biggest learning losses from schools closing, noting: “Many have genuinely gone backwards in basic skills, language, numbers”. This is because too many seriously ill children did not receive—and in some cases are still not receiving—adequate support for their disability or medical condition through health services or school, despite...

Scottish Parliament: Dr Gray’s Maternity Unit (15 Jun 2021)

Douglas Ross: I want to give some background to explain how we got into the situation about which I lodged the motion. In July 2018, NHS Grampian announced a temporary downgrading of the maternity unit at Dr Gray’s. The period was to be for up to a year—I remember that clearly, because the day when I got a phone call from Alasdair Pattinson, the general manager at Dr Gray’s, was the day when we found...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (11 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils would have been eligible for the pupil premium if the determination of 2021–22 allocations had not been based on the October 2020 school census.

Education Recovery - Statement (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I am afraid there is simply no disguising the fact that the resignation of Sir Kevan Collins as Education Recovery Commissioner is a huge blow to the Secretary of State’s hopes of delivering on support for school pupils. I have to say that the Secretary of State’s response to the shadow Secretary of State yesterday was inept. He seems to regard all scrutiny and questioning as...

Education Recovery - Private Notice Question (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: Asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the resignation of Sir Kevan Collins as Education Recovery Commissioner, what steps they will take to develop a long-term plan to help pupils make up for lost learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Secondary Schools: Arts Subjects - Question (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, as well as lost learning, Covid-19 has had a major effect on the mental health of children. Arts subjects and activities have the potential to reduce stress and anxiety, and are proven to encourage language development in children, particularly the most disadvantaged. Recently, Sir Kevan Collins—I wonder what became of him—said that “we need to think about the extra hours not...

Covid-19: Variant B.1.617.2 - Question (26 May 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish data on the spread of the Covid-19 variant B.1.617.2, first identified in India, in schools in this country.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Lord Callanan: My Lords, it is a pleasure, privilege and—as the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, pointed out—somewhat of a challenge to respond to today’s excellent debate on Her Majesty’s gracious Speech, opened so eloquently by my noble friend Lady Berridge. She spoke in her opening remarks of many of the priorities that this Government will focus on over the next Session and gave us a snapshot of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Care Leavers: Social Services (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming consultation on national standards for unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers, as announced in the Government’s consultation response Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers, published on 19 February, will include a question on whether these standards should apply to care leavers aged...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Private Education: Assessments (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what equalities impact assessment they undertook before making the decision to charge private candidates a fee to be assessed by an exam centre in summer 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Lifetime Skills Guarantee (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the number of work-based qualifications included in their proposed Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced on 29 September 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Coronavirus (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of apprentices who have been unable to complete their courses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what support they plan to provide to such apprentices in response.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Employment Schemes (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of their Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on schools of the decision to base pupil premium allocations for the 2021–22 academic year on the October 2020 school census.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Department for Education: Departmental Responsibilities (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give the Minister for Children and Families a position in Cabinet.

Written Answers — Department for Education: School Exclusions Review (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Timpson review of school exclusion published in May 2019, how many of the 30 recommendations made in the report they have implemented.

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No.2) Bill: Clause 29 - Collective money purchase benefits (22 Apr 2021)

James Murray: Clause 29 relates to the tax treatment of collective defined contribution schemes as introduced by the Pension Schemes Act 2021. We support the introduction of CDC schemes, and schedule 5 sets out in detail how they will be treated for tax purposes. As the House of Commons Library explains, in CDC schemes both the employer and the employee contribute to a collective fund from which retirement...


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