Higher Education and Research Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education) 11:30 am, 8th September 2016

I beg to move,

That, the Order of the Committee of 6 September be varied so that the following is added at the appropriate place in the table—




Thursday 8 September

Until no later than 12.45 pm

National Union of Students

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

We considered the request of the Committee to make time within the period we had allocated to oral witnesses to hear from the National Union of Students and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which is the quality body for the sector. That had been a subject of discussion between the usual channels over the course of the weeks leading up to the agreement of the programme motion on Monday, but in the light of views expressed about the importance of ensuring the broadest possible set of views being heard directly by the Committee, we are happy to make space in the schedule. We realise it is a brief period, but I believe we will be able to get to the substance of what they are trying to get across in the time we have made available to them in the programme motion as amended.