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Authorisation to grant degrees etc

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 21st November 2016.

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Amendment proposed: 40, page 23, line 22, at end insert—

“(c) the OfS is assured that the provider is able to maintain the required standards of a UK degree for the duration of the authorisation; and

(d) the OfS is assured that the provider operates in students’ and the public interests.” —(Gordon Marsden.)

This amendment requires the OfS to be assured about the maintenance of standards and about students’ and the public interest before issuing authorisation to grant degrees.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 212, Noes 281.

Division number 91 Work and Pensions — Authorisation to grant degrees etc

Aye: 212 MPs

No: 281 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Proceedings interrupted (Order, 19 July and 5 September).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).

Clause 67