Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 15th March 2017.

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Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

179: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “contributing” insert “(whether directly or indirectly)”

180: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “growth” insert “, or an economic benefit,”

181: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “Kingdom,” insert—“( ) advancing knowledge (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere and whether directly or indirectly) in, or in connection with, science, technology, humanities or new ideas,”

182: Clause 91, page 60, line 24, at end insert—“(6) Before making regulations under subsection (5), the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.(7) UKRI must, if requested to do so by the Secretary of State, carry out such a consultation, on behalf of the Secretary of State, of such persons.(8) In such a case, UKRI must carry out the consultation in accordance with such directions as the Secretary of State may give.”

Amendments 179 to 182 agreed.

Clause 92: Exercise of functions by Innovate UK