Business, Innovation and Skills
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of undergraduate students eligible for loans under the Student Loan Scheme at (a) for-profit institutions and (b) not-for-profit institutions that are not funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2012-13.
David Willetts (Minister of State (Universities and Science), Business, Innovation and Skills; Havant, Conservative)
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) does not hold complete information on the number of students enrolled, and therefore potentially eligible for student support, at institutions not funded by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) as these institutions are not required to provide student numbers data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) or to BIS. Therefore, we cannot provide estimates on the number of students eligible for support in 2012/13.