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Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: East Midlands (13 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: In the academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17, higher education providers in the East Midlands received £262 million and £257 million respectively in grants from government funding bodies. The table below sets out the amount received by region according to the type of funding body grant in academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17. Funding data for academic year 2017/18 is not yet available. ...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sheffield University: Scholarships (13 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: As autonomous institutions that are independent from government, it is for individual higher education providers to determine the scholarship arrangements they wish to offer for students on taught postgraduate courses. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for the department to make such a request of a particular provider. The government has taken steps to support people who want to study at...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (12 Jul 2018)

EU Internal Market Sub-Committee: Brexit: space. 1:00 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 1:00 PM) Mr Sam Gyimah MP, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: EU Action (12 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: As part of our future partnership with the EU, the UK will look to establish an ambitious future agreement on science and innovation that ensures the valuable research links between us continue to grow. The UK would like to participate in EU research and development projects after 2020 and would like the option to fully associate to the excellence-based European research and innovation...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Plagiarism (12 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Cheating is unacceptable - it undermines the reputation of the sector, and devalues the hard work of those succeeding on their own merit. I welcome the swift action YouTube took to remove videos containing adverts promoting the EduBirdie essay-writing service, in response to recent the BBC Trending investigation on academic cheating, in which I made it very clear that YouTube had a moral...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mathematics: Postgraduate Education (11 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: PhD funding forms one part of the £300m that will be spent over the next three years on increasing talent in the UK, as aligned to Industrial Strategy priorities. Additionally over the next 5 years, £50 million has been allocated through the National Productivity Investment Fund for additional PhDs, including 100 PhDs to support research into AI, ensuring Britain is at the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Intellectual Property Office: Standards (10 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: (a) For patents granted in the years 2010-2018, the average time from filing of the patent application to grant was:- Grant Year Days to Grant Approx Months to Grant 2010 1071 35 2011 1077 35 2012 1015 33 2013 923 30 2014 954 31 2015 1038 34 2016 1120 37 2017 1186 39 2018 1241 41 (b) Few unsuccessful patent applications are formally dismissed, with...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Intellectual Property Office: Staff (10 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The headcount at the Intellectual Property Office from 01 April 2010 is as follows: Date Headcount 01/04/2010 907 01/04/2011 899 01/04/2012 920 01/04/2013 982 01/04/2014 1017 01/04/2015 1108 01/04/2016 1169 01/04/2017 1171 01/04/2018 1215

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Intellectual Property Office: Standards (10 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The number of patent applications which have been pending a decision for over two, three and four years are: (a) Over two years: 8233 (b) Over three years: 3863 (c) Over four years: 1241 The IPO has a Ministerial Target, offering faster handling of patent applications by providing an examination report with a search report when both are requested at the application date, and meeting at...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Disabled Students’ Allowances (10 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The department has no plans to review the requirement for the £200 contribution to the cost of computer equipment. Computers are a mainstream cost for all students and it is therefore right that students eligible for the disabled students’ allowance (DSA) should contribute towards the cost of their DSAs-recommended computer equipment.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: West Midlands (9 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 05 July 2018 My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced on 19 February, that the government is conducting a major review across post-18 education and funding. The review will ensure that the system is giving every individual a genuine choice between high quality technical, vocational and academic routes, students and taxpayers are getting value for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Copyright: EU Law (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Government supports the modernisation of European copyright rules, and wants to achieve reforms that benefit both the creative and digital economies, and promote creativity, innovation and investment. In negotiations within the Council of the European Union, the Government has sought a Copyright Directive which is balanced and proportionate, providing clarity of rules for rights...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Forests: EU Action (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Department has noted the EASAC report published in April 2017 and their Commentary on Biomass and Carbon Neutrality of June 2018, which recognises that the carbon abatement offered by biomass depends on the circumstances of management of the forest and can be beneficial, neutral or negative. Sustainable, low carbon bioenergy can help us to move to a low-carbon energy mix, increase our...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Scholarships (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 Providers of higher education are autonomous institutions, and whether to offer scholarships is a matter for each individual provider to decide. Where providers use scholarships and other forms of financial support to help widen access, we have said in our guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), that we expect such financial support to be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Pay (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Higher Education Statistics Agency publishes information on staff salaries in the higher education sector. The most recent publication can be found at: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/dataand-analysis/publications/staff-2 016-17. The government has made no estimate regarding the difference in earnings between the highest and lowest paid employees in the sector. Higher education providers are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Pay (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 An error has been identified in the written answer given on 06 July 2018. The correct answer should have been: The Higher Education Statistics Agency publishes information on staff salaries in the higher education sector. The most recent publication can be found at:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Pay (6 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 The Higher Education Statistics Agency publishes information on staff salaries in the higher education sector. The most recent publication can be found at: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/publications/staff- 2016-17. The government has made no estimate regarding the difference in earnings between the highest and lowest paid employees...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Mental Health Services (4 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 03 July 2018 Mental health is a priority for this government. This is why the Department for Health, together with the Department for Education, have published a joint green paper on Children and Young people, which sets out plans to transform specialist services and support in education settings and for families. In higher education, there is already much...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Fees and Charges (3 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The government sets maximum fees for home students studying undergraduate courses. These will remain at £9,250 for full-time courses for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years. Universities are able to set the precise level of fees they charge provided they do not exceed these caps.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Mental Health Services (3 Jul 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Department for Education has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.


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