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Ministerial Corrections
23 November 2016
Volume 617

Ministerial Corrections

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Education

Apprenticeships

The following are extracts from Questions to the Secretary of State for Education on 14 November 2016.

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Sian Nixon, the modern languages teacher, is one of the many inspirational teachers at Haslingden High School. She has invited me and a local manufacturer to go into the school and talk about the value of modern languages before pupils make their GCSE choices. Will the Government say what can be done to encourage more businesses to enter schools, in particular to promote apprenticeships in areas of high manufacturing worth such as Rossendale and Darwen?

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I know that my hon. Friend is an incredible constituency champion on skills and careers. I hope that when he goes into that school he will talk about apprenticeships as well as modern languages. We have created the Careers and Enterprise Company, with £90 million of investment. It has 1,200 enterprise advisers to help more than 900 schools interact with businesses and have work experience and other career options.

[Official Report, 14 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 13.]

Letter of correction from Robert Halfon:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) during Questions to the Secretary of State for Education.

The correct response should have been:

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I know that my hon. Friend is an incredible constituency champion on skills and careers. I hope that when he goes into that school he will talk about apprenticeships as well as modern languages. We have created the Careers and Enterprise Company, and have provided £90 million of investment for careers provision. It has 1,200 enterprise advisers to help more than 900 schools interact with businesses and have work experience and other career options.

Apprenticeships

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To promote apprenticeships in schools, strong careers guidance is critical. However, this month’s cross-party verdict from the two Select Committee Chairs who have looked at this, the hon. Member for Stroud (Neil Carmichael) and my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), is that

“Ministers appear to be burying their heads in the sand while careers guidance fails young people”.

Will this Minister—the third Minister to whom I have put this question—back the Select Committee’s recommendation to restore proper work experience in schools at key stage 4? Will he lift his head out of the sand?

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I suggest the hon. Gentleman stops being a doom-monger and becomes an apprentice-monger. We are providing the Careers and Enterprise Company with £90 million to boost career provision in schools, with £20 million for investment. The National Careers Service is getting £77 million to help people with careers. We have thousands of enterprise advisers in schools all over the country. This is what the Careers and Enterprise Company is all about. The Government are investing in careers, investing in skills and investing in apprenticeships.

[Official Report, 14 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 14.]

Letter of correction from Robert Halfon:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Blackpool South (Gordon Marsden) during Questions to the Secretary of State for Education.

The correct response should have been:

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I suggest the hon. Gentleman stops being a doom-monger and becomes an apprentice-monger. We are providing £90 million to boost career provision in schools, with £20 million for investment. The National Careers Service is getting £77 million to help people with careers. We have thousands of enterprise advisers in schools all over the country. This is what the Careers and Enterprise Company is all about. The Government are investing in careers, investing in skills and investing in apprenticeships.

Home Department

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The following are extracts from the Urgent Question on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on 21 November 2016.

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The inquiry has set up 13 strands of investigation, and made 250 formal requests for information from over 120 institutions, with 164,000 documents having now been submitted. It has referred roughly 80 cases a week to the police. It has rolled out the truth project, providing survivors with the opportunity to tell the inquiry what has happened to them. More than 500 people have so far come forward.

[Official Report, 21 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 605.]

Letter of correction from Sarah Newton.

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy).

The correct response should have been:

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The inquiry has set up 13 strands of investigation, and made 250 formal requests for information from over 120 institutions, with 164,000 documents having now been submitted. It has referred roughly 80 cases a month to the police. It has rolled out the truth project, providing survivors with the opportunity to tell the inquiry what has happened to them. More than 500 people have so far come forward.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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To go back to my response to the urgent question, the fact that 80 cases a week are being referred to the police and that over 500 people have come forward to participate in the truth project shows how valuable the inquiry already is to those victims.

[Official Report, 21 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 608.]

Letter of correction from Sarah Newton.

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant).

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To go back to my response to the urgent question, the fact that 80 cases a month are being referred to the police and that over 500 people have come forward to participate in the truth project shows how valuable the inquiry already is to those victims.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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I thank the right hon. Lady for her question, and I pay tribute to her for the work she has done in campaigning so assiduously for justice for her constituents. I reassure her and everyone who is here that those lessons have been learned from the past. The inquiry is an incredibly important part of what the Government are doing to learn lessons from the past and make sure that we are doing everything that we can to keep children in our country safe. As a result of people coming forward to the inquiry, as I said in my response to the urgent question, more than 80 referrals a week are being made to the police.

[Official Report, 21 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 610.]

Letter of correction from Sarah Newton.

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd).

The correct response should have been:

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I thank the right hon. Lady for her question, and I pay tribute to her for the work she has done in campaigning so assiduously for justice for her constituents. I reassure her and everyone who is here that those lessons have been learned from the past. The inquiry is an incredibly important part of what the Government are doing to learn lessons from the past and make sure that we are doing everything that we can to keep children in our country safe. As a result of people coming forward to the inquiry, as I said in my response to the urgent question, more than 80 referrals a month are being made to the police.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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If the right hon. Gentleman or his constituents have any evidence whatever, they should go to the inquiry right now. We are not waiting for the end of the inquiry to take action, as I have said before; more than 80 cases are sent to the police every week so that action can be taken. It is really important that people engage with the inquiry and support their constituents in doing so, so that we can seek justice for the victims.

[Official Report, 21 November 2016, Vol. 617, c. 610.]

Letter of correction from Sarah Newton.

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson).

The correct response should have been:

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If the right hon. Gentleman or his constituents have any evidence whatever, they should go to the inquiry right now. We are not waiting for the end of the inquiry to take action, as I have said before; more than 80 cases are sent to the police every month so that action can be taken. It is really important that people engage with the inquiry and support their constituents in doing so, so that we can seek justice for the victims.