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Ministerial Corrections
18 April 2018
Volume 639

Ministerial Corrections

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Education

Allergy Awareness in Schools

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on allergy awareness in schools on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

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Under its inspection framework, Ofsted requires inspectors to pay particular attention to children with allergies and to gather evidence about pupil welfare and how well needs are met by individual schools, and it will evaluate the experience of particular individuals and groups, including those with medical needs.

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At the moment it is completely voluntary for schools to hold an EpiPen. Will the Minister look into ensuring that all schools have such devices?

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Currently, governing boards have an obligation to put forward a clear strategy for what a school is doing for children with allergies. My understanding is that they have to have two EpiPens, not one—one and a spare—but I will hold a roundtable to look at what more we can do to ensure that happens in every school. [Official Report, 14 March 2018, Vol. 637, c. 392WH.]

Letter of correction from Nadhim Zahawi:

Errors have been identified in my response to the Westminster Hall debate on allergy awareness in schools on 14 March 2018.

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Under its inspection framework, Ofsted requires inspectors to pay particular attention to the outcomes of a range of groups of pupils. Inspectors gather evidence about pupil welfare and how well needs are met by individual schools, and it will evaluate the experience of particular individuals and groups, including those with medical needs.

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At the moment it is completely voluntary for schools to hold an EpiPen. Will the Minister look into ensuring that all schools have such devices?

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Currently, governing boards have an obligation to put forward a policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions, including allergies. I will hold a roundtable to look at what more we can do to ensure that happens in every school.

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Anti-Semitism

The following is an extract from the debate on anti-Semitism on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

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Last year, the Community Security Trust recorded 1,346 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK—the highest on record.[Official Report, 17 April 2018, Vol. 639, c. 248.]

Letter of correction from Sajid Javid:

An error has been identified in my speech in the debate on anti-Semitism on 17 April 2018.

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Last year, the Community Security Trust recorded 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK—the highest on record.