Tag Archives: Robert Halfon

The loss of Kevan Collins and destruction of the biggest priority


The decision by the Government to cut a proposed £10bn- £15bn a few days ago to £1.4bn yesterday for educational funds to assist Schools in raising the response from COVID-19 is deeply concerning. My conversations with a senior teacher indicated … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse Bill – improved but not as well as possible


On Thursday in the House of Commons as our agencies were approaching the end point of the Domestic Abuse Bill a lengthy debate did take place. The debate was intended to cover the 86 amendments that have been provided by … Continue reading

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Two Conservatives try to reduce Domestic Abuse


On Thursday there was an extensive debate in the House of Commons to deal with 86 amendments for the Domestic Abuse Bill. These amendments are all items that have been raised by the House of Lords and even the Government … Continue reading

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Government clearly needs to increase its Computer provision


Last Wednesday following the debate with the Prime Minister on the theme of lockdown, there was a debate with Gavin Williamson on the subject of Covid-19: Educational Settings. My blog yesterday focused on one of the the themes in that … Continue reading

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Why is Gavin Williamson so unwilling to vaccinate teachers?


Last Wednesday in Parliament following the debate on COVID and the call to lockdown the nation this was the debate on the theme of Covid-19: Educational Settings which began with a statement from Gavin Williamson. He touched on a number … Continue reading

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Gillian how can we improve your apprenticeship understanding?


The number of responses that Gillian Keegan makes regarding apprenticeship questions is huge in the House of Commons. She regularly responds to similar questions from MPs representing all of the political parties in Parliament with similar answers. It may well … Continue reading

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As half term approaches, some educational items are missing


On the 19th June, the Department for Education led by Gavin Williamson and No. 10 Downing Street led by Boris Johnson claimed they were launching a Billion Pound Covid catch-up plan, including £350 million for a new National Tutoring Programme. They stated … Continue reading

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Please help small businesses to take on Apprentices


On Friday an MP raised a question with the Minister responsible for setting out the apprenticeship scheme. His question was about how many apprenticeships had taken place within their department. The current Minister has been in place for a year … Continue reading

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Removing Huawei by 2027 will have taken Parliament 16 years


The news yesterday that at the end of this year there will be no more UK purchases of any Huawei equipment for our 5G system and that by 2027 all of the existing Huawei items will have been removed seemed … Continue reading

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Who is accountable for such a poor answer on School protection?


The Parliamentary Liaison Committee met on Wednesday for the first time for twelve months and it involved two consistent people throughout the 90 minute session with a small group of others who made short contributions throughout. The Chairperson and the … Continue reading

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