This briefing paper outlines support for young people leaving local authority care. It’s been updated for National Care Leavers’ Week 2019. …Read more
At 9.30 am on 17 July 2019 there will be a debate on music education in England led by James Frith MP. The debate will take place in Westminster Hall.…Read more
On 3 July 2019, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Investment in the provision of English for speakers of other languages, due to begin at 2:30pm. The debate is sponsored by Preet Kaur Gill MP.…Read more
On 1 July 2019 there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.
The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee, following the publication of the 2019-20 Main Supply Estimates on 9 May 2019. The debate follows two applications to the Committee for debates on DFE spending: one from Robert Halfon MP (Conservative), chair of the Education Select Committee; James Frith MP (Labour), member of the Education Select Committee; Thelma Walker MP (Labour), member of the Education Select Committee; and Laura Smith MP (Labour); and another led by Anna Turley MP regarding spending on children’s services.
This debate comes at a time when the Government has recently introduced a new funding formula for schools and follows a previous Estimates day debate on Education spending in February 2019.…Read more
MPs will debate the Children’s Future Food Report on Thursday 27 June 2019. This House of Commons Library briefing provides information on the report and also parliamentary and press coverage.…Read more
This briefing paper answers FAQs about academies and free schools in England. Topics covered include: academy conversion; school places; special educational needs provision; academy land disposal and sale; funding; and accountability.…Read more
At 2.30 pm on 18 June 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate entitled “Teaching migration in the history curriculum”.The debate will be led by Helen Hayes MP.…Read more
There will be a debate on education funding on Tuesday 4 June 2019. This will be led by Gordon Henderson MP and will take place in Westminster Hall for one hour, starting at 6.30pm.…Read more
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the key issues and policies relating to Gypsy and Traveller communities in England. The paper examines a range of issues including: inequalities, racial discrimination, accommodation needs, illegal encampments, health and education outcomes, employment rates, welfare reform and evidence of over-representation in the criminal justice system.…Read more
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the Children’s Future Food Enquiry to be held in Westminster Hall at 9.30am on Wednesday 8 May 2019. The debate will be opened by Kerry McCarthy MP. …Read more
On 26 February 2019 there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.
The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee, following the publication of the 2018-19 Supplementary Estimates on 11 February 2019. The application to the Committee was made by Robert Halfon (Conservative), chair of the Education Select Committee, Meg Hillier (Labour), chair of the Committee of Public Accounts and Layla Moran, member of the Committee of Public Accounts and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on education.…Read more
There will be a General Debate on “Improving Education Standards”. This will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018 in the House of Commons Chamber.…Read more
There will be a debate entitled “School Funding”, led by Mrs Anne Main MP. This will take place on Wednesday 24th October in Westminster Hall, starting at 9.30am.…Read more
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an outline of the current position relating to grammar schools and proposed Government reforms. It covers England only. The paper also outlines recent support and opposition to the establishment of new grammar schools, and research on their impact.…Read more
This House of Commons Library Debate Pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled “Supporting children in need into adulthood”. This will be led by Steve McCabe MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Thursday 6 September 2018, starting at 3pm.…Read more
This Debate Pack provides background on Department for Education spending. It covers spending on schools, further and higher education.…Read more