Results 1–20 of 1216 for speaker:Mr David Rendel

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Further Education Colleges (24 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: In her statement on Tuesday, the Secretary of State said: "I am committed to supporting people in gaining the skills and qualifications needed to get satisfying jobs and a decent standard of living for themselves and their families."—[ Official Report, 22 March 2005; Vol. 432, c. 732.] Following the previous supplementary question, I am rather sad to hear that the Secretary of State sees...

Skills White Paper (22 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: There seems to be one big hole in the statement—I hope that there is not a similar hole in the White Paper—in relation to education, training and skills for those in prison. Does the Secretary of State agree that such education and training is one of the best ways of reducing crime in our society, and that it is important that the cuts in education and skills training under the previous...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (14 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: Will the Minister also provide the necessary funding to ensure that rural schools can stay open?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (14 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: I was delighted to hear some cross-party agreement breaking out today after the shenanigans of last week in both Houses of Parliament. I was pleased to hear from the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Mr. Collins) that his party intends to support the Bill. It is right to do so, even though some aspects of it are not yet perfect. It was amusing to hear that the Conservatives now have...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (14 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: I could not agree with the hon. Gentleman more about design, but does he agree not only that the school design needs to be unique but that how it fits into the local environment is important?

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Ordnance Survey Maps (4 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria Ordnance Survey uses in deciding whether to include school names on maps it produces.

Written Answers — Home Department: Visa Extensions (Students) (1 Mar 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of increased student visa charges on international applications to UK universities with particular reference to science and technology and engineering courses and departments within UK universities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Student Visa Charges (24 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding visa charges for international students.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Student Visa Charges (24 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: Given that both Universities UK and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service report that applications from international students are well down this year, does the Minister recognise that his policy, which he has agreed with the Home Office, will have a significant effect on the financial health of our universities and on our place in the international market for education? His policy...

Education and Skills (14 to 19) (23 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: Before the Secretary of State announced her policy of insisting that pupils needed A to C grades in maths and English to be counted in the league tables, she must have had some estimate of the difference that it would make. Will she remind us what proportion of pupils gained five A to C grades this year, and what the proportion would have been if the new policy had already been in place?

Written Answers — Home Department: Visa Extensions (Students) (10 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to achieve a reduction in the costs of processing a visa extension for an international student.

Written Answers — Home Department: Visa Extensions (Students) (10 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of grants of visa extensions for international students granted an incorrect period of extended leave in the last period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long, on average, it took to process an application by an international student for leave to remain in the last period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department expects to raise in each of the next three years from levying charges on students applying for leave to remain.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of processing a visa extension application made by an international student studying at a UK university; how the cost was assessed; and on what data he based his calculation of the cost.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data he has collected on the average level of income for an international student studying at a UK university; and whether he will take account of the average level of income for international students studying in the UK when calculating the proposed level of increase to visa extension charges.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK economy of the proposed increase in visa extension charges for international students.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data he collects on the quality of service international students receive while processing a visa extension.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports have been lost by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate while processing international student applications for leave to remain over the past five years.

Written Answers — Home Department: Foreign Students (4 Feb 2005)

Mr David Rendel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the plans to increase visa charges on the number of international students studying in the United Kingdom.


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