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Pupil Premium

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th February 2017.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of potential change to the number of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding once universal credit has been rolled out.

Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any change to the criteria which determine eligibility for pupil premium funding will result from the roll-out of universal credit.

Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria the Government will use to determine eligibility for free school meals once universal credit has been rolled out.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

The Department for Education is working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and other government departments to consider new criteria for determining entitlement to benefits-related free school meals as the rollout of Universal Credit progresses. We will communicate our proposals in due course. There are no plans to change the criteria for determining eligibility for pupil premium.

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