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Lords Chamber
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
Report stage - Tue 12 Oct 2021
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: None This is something that the further education sector has also asked for: an overall 10-year education - Speech Link
2: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (LAB - Life peer) environmental goals are now in the Bill. - Speech Link
3: Lord Ravensdale (CB - Excepted Hereditary) taking IT at GCSE falling by around 40% since 2015, and high rates of digital exclusion; 20% of children - Speech Link
4: None for autistic children, young people and adults and in the health and disability Green Paper. - Speech Link
5: Baroness Garden of Frognal (LDEM - Life peer) GCSE English and maths are academic and are absolutely not appropriate for a whole load of people whose - Speech Link
6: None hold a GCSE grade 4 to 9 in their English and maths. - Speech Link
7: Lord Lucas (CON - Excepted Hereditary) There are children for whom this will work, but there are fewer of them than the Government think, and - Speech Link
8: None We learned that T-levels are not remotely suitable for people who get GCSE grades of 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 - Speech Link
9: Lord Adonis (LAB - Life peer) That is now; they are literally starting just now. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Mon 19 Jul 2021
Department for International Trade

Mentions:
1: Lord Clarke of Nottingham (CON - Life peer) equivalent of GCSE, and level 3, which is the equivalent of A-levels. - Speech Link
2: None All small and medium-sized enterprises can now reserve funding for up to 10 new apprenticeship starts - Speech Link
3: Baroness Sherlock (LAB - Life peer) They conclude that“students are using Chegg for assessment and exam help frequently and in a way that - Speech Link
4: Lord Baker of Dorking (CON - Life peer) The amendment specifically provides for years 8 and 9, year 11, and year 13, which means that 13 and - Speech Link
5: None A college is an institution of £10 million-plus a year with many hundreds of staff. - Speech Link
6: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) overall size and form—if not necessarily in content or learning approach—to the sector standard, with - Speech Link
7: None So I am glad to see that drivers are now able to negotiate an improvement in their pay and sometimes - Speech Link
8: Baroness Penn (CON - Life peer) We will not seek to amend its criteria in that way.To the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, the Department for - Speech Link
9: Lord Adonis (LAB - Life peer) When graduates are 10, 15 or 20 years out of university, they are reaching senior positions in their - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL]
2nd reading - Fri 16 Jul 2021
Department for International Trade

Mentions:
1: Baroness Fookes (CON - Life peer) It has the added value that, for children in particular, one starts from something with which they are - Speech Link
2: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (GRN - Life peer) But that is in gaps between the essential cramming for exam preparation. - Speech Link
3: Baroness Benjamin (LDEM - Life peer) It needs to become key content in all subject areas. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Young of Old Scone (LAB - Life peer) for all children throughout the year. - Speech Link
5: Baroness D'Souza (CB - Life peer) These form part of the Young Citizens resources and are among the top 10 downloaded programmes nationally - Speech Link
6: Baroness Gardner of Parkes (CON - Life peer) My 15 year-old granddaughter and her friends are already well versed in climate change and the need to - Speech Link
7: Lord Griffiths of Burry Port (LAB - Life peer) The proposed curriculum requirements that are now emerging, and will be implemented in this, next and - Speech Link
8: Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LDEM - Life peer) All children are curious and develop a love and respect for their surroundings—the animals, insects and - Speech Link
9: Baroness Berridge (CON - Life peer) in the take-up of GCSE geography. - Speech Link
10: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer) out a formal assessment … over the next 9 months.”is not good enough and I hope that, as a result of - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Thu 15 Jul 2021
Department for International Trade

Mentions:
1: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (LAB - Life peer) and employers.There should also be an exploration of a national 10-year education and skills strategy - Speech Link
2: Baroness Morris of Yardley (LAB - Life peer) The advantage was that it was very straightforward for children and schools to know where to go for catering - Speech Link
3: Baroness Hayman (CB - Life peer) are accepted by the Government in the 10-point plan, in all their documentation and in the words of - Speech Link
4: Baroness Berridge (CON - Life peer) the exam boards, in line with content set by government, the content of the majority of publicly funded - Speech Link
5: Baroness Penn (CON - Life peer) We anticipate that the standard will be in place in time for the next academic year. - Speech Link
6: Lord Lucas (CON - Excepted Hereditary) make sure that they are launching their children on a good course. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Morris of Yardley (LAB - Life peer) People in the creative arts very often make do for a year while they are finding their feet. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
Committee stage - Tue 06 Jul 2021
Department for International Trade

Mentions:
1: Baroness Garden of Frognal (LDEM - Life peer) problems with GCSE English and maths which, for so many skill areas, are not essential. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Morris of Yardley (LAB - Life peer) in the here and now. - Speech Link
3: Lord Aberdare (CB - Excepted Hereditary) now, in health, in care, in retail and in hospitality, in existing businesses—with future needs for - Speech Link
4: None Liverpool City Region now gets £40 million a year. - Speech Link
5: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (LAB - Life peer) Although we aim to amend the Bill to ensure that LSIPs are produced in partnership with providers, as - Speech Link
6: None First, all 16-19 year olds on study programmes of 150 hours or more, where they do not yet hold a GCSE - Speech Link
7: None I strongly support Amendments 3, 9 and 25, which are in the names of the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayman - Speech Link
8: Lord Liddle (LAB - Life peer) the people available with the skills to do this job within the five-year, 10-year or 15-year timeframe - Speech Link
9: Lord Oates (LDEM - Life peer) their 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution and the year when the Government have committed - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
2nd reading - Tue 15 Jun 2021
Department for International Trade

Mentions:
1: Baroness Berridge (CON - Life peer) At the moment, maximum amounts for funding are set in relation to an academic year. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (LAB - Life peer) I thank the Minister for her kind wishes—a year older and, hopefully, a year wiser in the company of - Speech Link
3: Baroness Coussins (CB - Life peer) In the north-east in 2016, for example, only 43% of pupils sat a GCSE in a language, compared with 65% - Speech Link
4: Baroness Greengross (CB - Life peer) It is also likely that many children born this year will eventually end up in careers that, at present - Speech Link
5: Lord Bilimoria (CB - Life peer) The CBI, of which I am president, in its Learning for Life report found that, by 2030, nine in 10 people - Speech Link
6: Lord Lucas (CON - Excepted Hereditary) that matter but what our children are and could become. - Speech Link
7: Lord Rooker (LAB - Life peer) , after a 10-year gap, post-graduate work—can be more transformative. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
A Brighter Future for the Next Generation - Thu 13 May 2021
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Gavin Williamson (CON - South Staffordshire) That is why we are looking at bringing forward a natural history GCSE, which will be very important in - Speech Link
2: Kate Green (LAB - Stretford and Urmston) I am sure he will agree that there are very many vulnerable 17, 18 and 19-year-olds for whom that would - Speech Link
3: Kate Green (LAB - Stretford and Urmston) lower in real terms in 2019-20 than in 2009-10; Labour’s proud track record in lifting a million children - Speech Link
4: Alan Brown (SNP - Kilmarnock and Loudoun) up heat pump production and installation to the 600,000 installations a year that the 10-point plan - Speech Link
5: Ian Lavery (LAB - Wansbeck) More than one in 10—about 13,000—north-east children who are currently eligible for free school meals - Speech Link
6: Helen Hayes (LAB - Dulwich and West Norwood) I met this morning with year 10 students at the Norwood School in my constituency, who asked for urgent - Speech Link
7: Steve Double (CON - St Austell and Newquay) Average house prices in Cornwall are now £311,000—an increase of £38,000, or 14%, over the past year. - Speech Link
8: Steven Bonnar (SNP - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill) , with 79% of 16 to 24-year-olds and 68% of 25 to 34-year-olds now saying that they would support leaving - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Coronavirus Bill
2nd reading (Hansard - continued) - Tue 24 Mar 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Lord O'Shaughnessy (CON - Life peer) Clause 10 provides indemnity for those in the NHS and care systems who are moved on to Covid-19 work. - Speech Link
2: Lord Adonis (LAB - Life peer) and in sixth forms for students who will not be able to go through the proper exam systems, and so on - Speech Link
3: Lord Adebowale (CB - Life peer) I hope that those proposals are brought forward now and are focused with particular rigour on those in - Speech Link
4: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (GRN - Life peer) They have not had the new grant of £5,000 a year that is coming in for students starting now. - Speech Link
5: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) sufficiency of places for children of key workers and vulnerable children. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Barker (LDEM - Life peer) Mental health tribunals are now to be a single judge on a phone—if we are talking in that way, we ought - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Technical and Further Education Bill
Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords - Mon 27 Mar 2017
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) benefit to receive it for children aged under 20 who are undertaking apprenticeships. - Speech Link
2: None For example, Leeds City College charges fees up to £1,100, plus exam fees and any course extras. - Speech Link
3: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) Following a 3% increase in October last year, the national minimum wage for apprentices is now set to - Speech Link
4: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) After that, payment can be claimed for children up to the age of 20 if they are in approved education - Speech Link
5: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) In 2018-19, we will include only GCSE-level equivalent qualifications that are on the technical certificates - Speech Link
6: Baroness Garden of Frognal (LDEM - Life peer) Between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in GCSE entries for design and technology, 23% for drama - Speech Link
7: Lord Baker of Dorking (CON - Life peer) In fact, the Cisco qualification for schools is more demanding than GCSE computing, and many people work - Speech Link
8: None They are not paying for it; they are demanding that the Government get it for free in return for a seven-year - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Technical and Further Education Bill
2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords - Wed 01 Feb 2017
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) a 15 year-old or a 19 year-old.Despite what the Minister said in his opening remarks, the facts are that - Speech Link
2: Baroness Wolf of Dulwich (Non-affiliated - Life peer) We are very unusual in the degree to which we now use student loans and in the proportion of our funding - Speech Link
3: Lord Baker of Dorking (CON - Life peer) each year up until 2020 and we are just not meeting that. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Morris of Yardley (LAB - Life peer) Our probably most successful exam systems, such as A-levels and GCSEs, are really clear and incredibly - Speech Link
5: Baroness Cohen of Pimlico (LAB - Life peer) own transfer system so that we are now able to offer within the group a proper technical education for - Speech Link
6: Baroness Mone (CON - Life peer) average in the 10% most deprived areas. - Speech Link
7: Lord Young of Norwood Green (LAB - Life peer) We say to them that they will now have to pay for it. - Speech Link
8: Earl of Listowel (CB - Excepted Hereditary) fewer children incarcerated in very expensive settings each year. - Speech Link
9: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) Job advertisements for the chairs of the institute’s route panels are out now, and interviews will take - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Public Institutions - Thu 30 Jun 2016
No Department present

Mentions:
1: Lord Fairfax of Cameron (CON - Excepted Hereditary) As far as this House is concerned, one of the places that is recognised is in paragraph 10 of the Code - Speech Link
2: Lord Fairfax of Cameron (CON - Excepted Hereditary) Although it is curious that it should come up now, in the era of transparency and openness in which we - Speech Link
3: Lord Archbishop of York (Bishops - Bishops) That is something we should be concerned about.My contribution will be over in 10 minutes and then you - Speech Link
4: Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve (CB - Life peer) A performance indicator for schools is the number of A to C passes at GCSE, and there are other benchmarks - Speech Link
5: Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe (LAB - Life peer) I give notice that in September this year I will introduce a Private Member’s Bill that seeks to amend - Speech Link
6: Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (CON - Life peer) referring to my grandchildren now, but it used to be my children. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (CON - Life peer) in the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer for the third year running.Open data—the release - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Tue 14 Jun 2016
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) there or in Clause 9. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Hughes of Stretford (LAB - Life peer) that those three and four year-olds who are looked after in care are much less likely to be in early - Speech Link
3: Lord Ramsbotham (CB - Life peer) that we are told is due later in the year? - Speech Link
4: Lord Wills (LAB - Life peer) My Lords, there are many reasons to be concerned by the content of the gracious Address this year but - Speech Link
5: Lord Bishop of Durham (Bishops - Bishops) :“We’ve been live with Safe Families for Children around 10 months and it is going well. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (CON - Life peer) Given that over a third of looked-after children are now aged between 10 and 15 years old, it is important - Speech Link
7: Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (LAB - Deceased - 13 March 2018) Are the Government willing to look at that and amend the Bill? - Speech Link
8: Lord O'Shaughnessy (CON - Life peer) gap is about 30% at GCSE; that is better than looked-after children, but only just.The reason for talking - Speech Link
9: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) This will be laid before Parliament in the autumn, after this year’s exam results are published. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Mon 25 Jan 2016
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Baroness Morgan of Cotes (CON - Life peer) The Government are also investing an additional £1.4 billion in children and young people’s mental health - Speech Link
2: Sam Gyimah (LDEM - East Surrey) out of school for children from nought to 12, and for disabled children up to the age of 18. - Speech Link
3: Sam Gyimah (LDEM - East Surrey) She will know that for the first 15 hours, the offer is universal— 99% of four-year-olds and 94% of - Speech Link
4: Barry Sheerman (LAB - Huddersfield) for our children up and down the country? - Speech Link
5: Kevin Hollinrake (CON - Thirsk and Malton) Across North Yorkshire we are seeing a 10% increase in the demand for primary school places, and many - Speech Link
6: Sam Gyimah (LDEM - East Surrey) This Government introduced 15 hours of childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds, and all three and four-year-olds - Speech Link
7: Nick Gibb (CON - Bognor Regis and Littlehampton) Friend for his work in supporting and campaigning for summer-born children. - Speech Link
8: Edward Timpson (CON - Eddisbury) for children who find themselves in that type of arrangement. - Speech Link
9: James Berry (CON - Kingston and Surbiton) country for GCSE results. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Education and Adoption Bill - Wed 16 Dec 2015
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Addington (LDEM - Excepted Hereditary) Yes, I hope that it will be reported in Hansard.Amendments 8A, 8C, 8D, 9, 9A and 10A concern the new - Speech Link
2: Lord Addington (LDEM - Excepted Hereditary) B grades at GCSE is not that much better. - Speech Link
3: Lord Sutherland of Houndwood (CB - Deceased - 29 January 2018) improved for children and their needs are being met in a much better way.Sadly, this is not the case - Speech Link
4: Lord Storey (LDEM - Life peer) We must consider the number of children in a particular year or particular school for whom English is - Speech Link
5: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) my name, regarding coasting schools and academies, and Amendments 8A, 8C, 8D, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 11, 12 - Speech Link
6: None The performance tables are also technical and so, if minor changes are made to their layout or content - Speech Link
7: Lord Addington (LDEM - Excepted Hereditary) what the exam results are and saying, “That is it—final”. - Speech Link
8: Earl of Listowel (CB - Excepted Hereditary) That is, that the most disadvantaged, poorest people and children are cared for by the least well-paid - Speech Link
9: None I could take your Lordships to authorities now where there is no choice for parents whose children are - Speech Link
10: Lord Bishop of Ely (Bishops - Bishops) , which I have now withdrawn because I am content, following conversation with the Minister, that he - Speech Link


Grand Committee
Education and Adoption Bill - Thu 05 Nov 2015
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Watson of Invergowrie (LAB - Life peer) In moving Amendment 1, I shall speak also to Amendments 2, 7 and 9 and make reference to Amendment 5 - Speech Link
2: None We know that children are stressed by an overemphasis on testing for academic results. - Speech Link
3: Baroness Morgan of Huyton (LAB - Life peer) They are the sort of schools that, superficially, often have very good exam and SAT results, but which - Speech Link
4: None We are dealing with examinations, particularly at GCSE, which are becoming closer and closer to norm - Speech Link
5: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) in for one year, which is why we have these interim measures for 2014 and 2015. - Speech Link
6: Lord Nash (CON - Life peer) 9 propose that academies, alongside maintained schools, would become eligible for intervention, and, - Speech Link
7: Baroness Howarth of Breckland (CB - Leave of Absence - 25 March 2021) I am sure they are very good parents and that they want the best for their children—most parents do. - Speech Link
8: None RSCs and HTBs have been in place for just over a year but they are having an extremely positive impact - Speech Link