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Written Assembly Questions tabled on 2 March 2016 for answer on 9 March 2016

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(Self-identifying Question no. shown in brackets)

Written Questions must be tabled at least five working days before they are to be answered. In practice, Ministers aim to answer within seven/eight days but are not bound to do so. Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): What funding has the Welsh Government made available to awards schemes recognising high standards of teaching, over the course of the fourth Assembly? (WAQ69949)

Answer received on 8 March 2016

Huw Lewis:

We have made available £42,000 (ex VAT) over the past four years to sponsor the Pearson Teaching Awards that recognise high standards of teaching. Welsh winners have gone through each year to the finals which are broadcast across the UK.

 

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): How many school nurses are employed across Wales; and what proportion of secondary schools have a dedicated school nurse working within them? (WAQ69950)

Answer received on 8 March 2016

The Minister for Education and Skills (Huw Lewis):

The most recent data shows that there were 71 qualified Full Time Equivalent school nurses in Wales (September 2014). Data for September 2015 is expected to be published later this month.

All secondary schools have an identified school nurse.

 

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister provide a full breakdown of the figures for the National Performance Indicators he referred to in his answer to WAQ69894? (WAQ69951)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

The Minister for Health and Social Services (Mark Drakeford):

National performance indicators are published on the Public Health Wales Observatory website. https://public.tableau.com/profile/publichealthwalesobservatory#!/vizhome/Pregnancysurveillanceindicators2016/Pregnancyindicators

An enhanced data capture system for electronic reporting will be in place in May.

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