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Business of the House (19 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...businesses competing with each other in a very enterprising way. They have been set free by the pro-enterprise policies of the Government. Can we have a debate on how markets work, largely for educational purposes for the Opposition party?

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 Feb 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...within our control—this is why I am delighted to participate in the debate today—because we can have an impact on the welfare and benefits system, and on how the state enables or helps people to find employment, or to get training or education. I was particularly mindful and supportive of many of the comments made by the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) about the...

Provisional Collection of Taxes: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2013)

Adam Afriyie: ...way to afford the well-funded public services and caring society that we all want. It is the only way to have a decent health service that takes care of us. It is the only way to fund a world-class education system that is open to everyone. It is the only way to pay for strong defence through our armed services. It is the only way to generate wealth to help others. Above all, it is the...

Petitions: Badman Report (Windsor) (8 Dec 2009)

Adam Afriyie: ...of persons resident in the Windsor parliamentary constituency and others, Declares that they are concerned about the recommendations of the Badman Report, which suggests closer monitoring of home educators, including a compulsory annual registration scheme and right of access to people's homes for local authority officials; further declares that the Petitioners believe the recommendations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Higher Education (3 Nov 2009)

Adam Afriyie: The Minister has verbally painted a beautiful picture of the future of further and higher education through a wish list of what he wants for the future, but without offering an explanation as to how it might be achieved. I hope that that is in the documents, but he certainly has not explained it today. The only thing that was missing was motherhood and apple pie. My question is this: does he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Science (15 Nov 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ...of students studying science at university is a key part of the overall investment package for science. Indeed, the Minister and the Government has been almost evangelical in preaching to higher education institutions and industry about the virtues of investing in scientific research and development. However, since 1997 the Government's departmental spending on scientific research and...

Orders of the Day: Clause 19 — power to award foundation degrees (12 Jul 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ..., take a look at the guidance but this really is the last moment. I wish to mention two other points within the amendment, one of which is very simple: to have written confirmation from a further education college offering a foundation degree that there is another professional body or higher education institution that would accept the person from that course on to further study on...

Orders of the Day: Clause 19 — power to award foundation degrees (12 Jul 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ...days and to the amendment in the past few hours, I look forward to your guidance, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and will try to behave myself under your watchful eye. In principle, we fully support further education institutions being given the power to award degrees. Having read through the Hansard reports of the proceedings in the Lords and in Committee, it seems to me that this is perhaps one of...

Orders of the Day: Further Education and Training Bill [L ords] (21 May 2007)

Adam Afriyie: The Bill should be welcomed with one hand and rejected with the other. I sense the agile mind and nimble figures of Lord Adonis. He has certainly done some reasonably good work on secondary education in terms of city academies. That has been welcomed by many Conservative Members, although I am not sure how many Labour Members welcome those measures. We must view the face of the Bill with a...

Orders of the Day: Further Education and Training Bill [L ords] (21 May 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ..., South (Mr. Binley), who made an energetic, enthusiastic and emphatic endorsement of the need for small and medium-sized enterprises to be involved in the definition or design of further education courses. One of the themes running through hon. Members' contributions has been the provision of information that enables students, employers and colleges and other further education...

Orders of the Day: Further Education and Training Bill [L ords] (21 May 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ...what I am not considering. I am talking about showing the demand—the number of jobs throughout the country; we are not considering an especially local issue—that requires a specific further education qualification. Employers—the matter is largely about economics—could also clearly see how many students were studying for specific qualifications that might match their...

Delegated Legislation: European Affairs (6 Dec 2006)

Adam Afriyie: ...operating British businesses that do not have too many burdens of bureaucracy on them generate all the jobs, all the income and all the taxation that pays for the good things that we want in society, such as health, education and pensions. I did mean to say that all the jobs come from business, because the taxation raised from business is what pays for Government jobs, quango jobs and our...

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill (28 Nov 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I recently visited Bracknell Forest borough council educational services; we toured one or two of the schools. I agree with the hon. Lady: it seems that budgets are already under pressure. The authority is attempting to do an excellent job for children, both able-bodied and disabled. Will she urge the Minister to look at the funding requirements behind some of the new duties in the Bill to...

Orders of the Day — Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill: New Clause 1 — Over-staying Leave Pending Appeal (16 Nov 2005)

Adam Afriyie: ...that one in four Home Office rulings on international students is incorrect. Our postbags bear testament to that. I would like to see international students continue to value and rate highly the education that they get in Britain, particularly in science and technology subjects. I would be very concerned if the Bill were to pass in its current form, without special classes of international...

Orders of the Day — Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill: New Clause 1 — Over-staying Leave Pending Appeal (16 Nov 2005)

Adam Afriyie: ...to the amendments. I want to speak briefly about amendments Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6. Certainly, the holding of British nationality is a privilege that must not be underestimated. British citizenship and educational qualifications are much sought-after commodities across the globe. We have a proud history and heritage, and a successful and prosperous economy that has been built up over hundreds...

Orders of the Day — Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill: New Clause 1 — Over-staying Leave Pending Appeal (16 Nov 2005)

Adam Afriyie: ...student market. The Science and Technology Committee has considered that issue over the past few years, and it seems clear that if student numbers are reduced, there is a danger that many of our educational establishments, especially in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—areas, will suffer.


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