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Schools: Buildings

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming area guidelines for schools that prevent lessons being taught in settings other than classrooms.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of trades unions on his Department's area guidelines for mainstream schools, building bulletin 103, in relation to where lessons can be taught.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department's area guidelines for mainstream schools, building bulletin 103 on where lessons can be taught to pupils on the educational wellbeing of pupils following the outbreak of covid-19.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The design and construction standards for new school buildings are under regular review to reflect any changes in regulations or best practice nationally. There are no plans at present to review Building Bulletin 103.

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