Results 1–20 of 2317 for speaker:Jo Johnson

Written Answers — Department for Education: Student Loans Company (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: Holding answer received on 06 December 2017 The Board of the Student Loans Company (SLC) currently has three male and three female non-executive members. Following an open recruitment earlier this year, two further non-executive members, one male and one female, are shortly due to be appointed to the SLC Board. I will continue to monitor diversity on the SLC Board to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The Government has an exciting ambition to take the UK into the commercial space age. We are actively supporting the development of a commercial market for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight in the UK, by helping industry to develop new technologies, infrastructure and services. This will establish the UK as a world leading destination for space launch. We are putting in place...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The government only sells assets when it can secure value for money for taxpayers from doing so. The government is selling a first tranche of the pre-2012 English student loan book through a securitisation, which is designed to appeal to a wide range of investors. Throughout the sale process, the government has regularly assessed whether a sale would represent value for money for the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: For a sale to represent value for money, the price offered by the market needs to be higher than what the government considers the loans to be worth. This value is calculated using HM Treasury’s Green Book discount rate for all investment and asset management decisions. Disclosing government’s retention value would prejudice future sales by allowing investors to establish the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dentistry (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The department are working with the Department of Health and relevant delivery partners to finalise the funding arrangements for new pre-registration dental hygiene and dental therapy students starting courses on or after 1 August 2018. We will confirm the funding arrangements in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Early Retirement (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The information is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Fees and Charges (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The government has frozen tuition fees for academic year 2018/19 and for financial year 2018-19 has raised both the repayment threshold and the thresholds at which variable interest rates apply to borrowers in repayment. The repayment threshold will rise from £21,000 to £25,000 for the 2018-19 financial year (from 6 April 2018). Following the threshold change, interest will be...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education: Response to the Resolution of the House, 13 September 2017 (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: On 13 September 2017, the House agreed the motion that the Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 1206) and the Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 1205), both dated 13 December 2016, copies of which were laid before this House on 15 December 2016, in the last Session of Parliament, be revoked. These Regulations...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Government asset sale (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: Today, I can update on the Government’s sale of part of the pre-2012, commonly known as ‘Plan One’, English student loan book. The sale included loans issued by English Local Authorities under the previous (pre-2012) system, specifically those that entered repayment between 2002 and 2006. Throughout the process, Government’s decision on whether to proceed remained...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT: Innovation (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: Holding answer received on 04 December 2017 Government has just launched an ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy which sets out in detail a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK and our commitment to encouraging the commercialisation of UK innovations, helping to ensure that exciting ideas are turned into strong commercial products...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Bullying (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: This government takes anti-Semitism extremely seriously. There is no place in our society, including within higher education, for hatred or any form of harassment, discrimination or racism, including anti-Semitism. Higher education providers (HEPs) have a clear responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive environment, and no staff or student should ever feel threatened or intimidated. It...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Health Professions: Training (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publish data on the number of students applying to study nursing. The latest data, covering placed applicants and those free to be placed in clearing for the 2017 cycle, was published on 14 September 2017. Figures on the number of placed English applicants to nursing are in Table AB.4 and figures on the number of English nursing...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology (4 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: Since the referendum, the Government has carried out extensive and diverse engagement with hundreds of businesses of all sizes across the UK on the potential implications of our withdrawal from the EU. As part of that, I have had a range of discussions with representatives of the UK space sector on the effect of EU exit on the continued strong growth of their sector. We remain committed to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Drugs: Manufacturing Industries (4 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: In 2016 there were an estimated 1,250 people employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing in the Garston and Halewood constituency. Source: Business Register and Employment Survey, Office for National Statistics

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (1 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The government has frozen tuition fees for academic year 2018/19 and for financial year 2018-19 has raised both the repayment threshold and the thresholds at which variable interest rates apply to borrowers in repayment. The repayment threshold will rise from £21,000 to £25,000 for the 2018-19 financial year (from 6 April 2018). Following the threshold change, interest will be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Fees and Charges (1 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: This government has no plans to remove the maximum tuition fee limits.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Erasmus+ Programme (30 Nov 2017)

Jo Johnson: The Erasmus+ programme was introduced in 2014. Data on the number of participants broken down by sector and across the UK is available at https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/statistics-0.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Competitiveness Council, 30 November – 1 December: Pre-Council Statement. (29 Nov 2017)

Jo Johnson: The Competitiveness Council will take place on 30 November and 1 December in Brussels. Day one – Internal Market and Industry The Council will aim to agree a General Approach on the Single Digital Gateway. The objective of the Single Digital Gateway proposal is to remove barriers to the single market created by lack of easy access to high quality information and Government services...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Steve Lamey (28 Nov 2017)

Jo Johnson: I have had no discussions with either the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Sir Paul Jenkins, or fellow shareholders in the Student Loans Company (SLC) on the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the chief executive of that company. As I stated previously, the dismissal of Steve Lamey following independent investigations into allegations raised was a matter for the SLC to consider as his...


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