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Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill: New Clause 4 - Offence of glorifying terrorism: Northern Ireland (4 Jul 2022)

...Collins Alberto Costa Robert Courts Claire Coutinho Virginia Crosbie Tracey Crouch James Daly Gareth Davies James Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies Caroline Dinenage Sarah Dines Jonathan Djanogly Michelle Donelan Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department is currently reviewing options for uprating maximum grants and loans for the 2023/24 academic year. Maximum grants and loans for living costs were increased by 3.1% this academic year, and the department has announced that they will increase by a further 2.3% in the 2022/23 academic year. In addition, we are freezing maximum tuition fees for the 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Greater London (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The Strategic Priorities Grant (SPG) is funding supplied by the government on an annual basis to support teaching and students in higher education (HE), including expensive to deliver subjects, such as science and engineering, students at risk of discontinuing their studies, and world-leading specialist providers. We asked the Office for Students (OfS) to reform the SPG in the 2021/22...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Ukraine (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department is continuing to work closely with the education sector and across government to ensure that students are supported and have a range of options available to them during this difficult time. We know that universities in Ukraine are striving to maintain the education of their students under extremely challenging conditions. We are therefore encouraging them to contact their...

Education: Student Mental Health (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I have been relentlessly focused on this area, allocating £15 million to student mental health services to support the transition from school to university via the Office for Students. I have worked with the Office for Students to deliver and to keep student space and with the Department of Health and Social Care. I held a summit just last week with the Minister for Care and Mental Health,...

Education: Higher Education Courses (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: For the first time, universities will be subject to stringent minimum thresholds for student outcomes on completion rates and graduate jobs. Boots-on-the-ground inspections have begun, and through our transparency drive to give students all the information that they need and a focus on participation and outcomes, we are driving out the pockets of poor quality in our world-leading higher...

Education: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: As the hon. Member will know only too well, we responded to the Augar report in full a few months ago. We tried to get the right balance in who pays, between the graduate and the taxpayer, so that we have a fair system in which no student will pay back more in real terms than they borrowed. This Government are focused on outcomes, making sure that degrees pay and deliver graduate jobs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Disadvantaged (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Access to higher education (HE) should be based on a student’s attainment and their ability to succeed, rather than their background. In November 2021, the department issued guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to refocus the Access and Participation Regime. We asked them to create a system that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring students can make the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Consultants (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Consultancy expenditure is published in the department’s annual report and accounts, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-annual-reports . Although the audit is still ongoing, figures for the 2021/22 financial year are included. As a result, this value may be subject to change. The figures below cover the entirety of the departmental group, including executive...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Student Numbers (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Official Statistics on student retention are published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as part of their UK Performance Indicators. For the academic years 2014/15 to 2019/20, the following link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/performance-indicat ors/non-continuation/table-t3 shows the number of undergraduate entrants[1] at each English higher education provider and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Speeches (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Wherever possible a speech transcript will be checked by a member of the department’s communications team or other members of the private office staff who are attending the speaking event, or watching it if it is being broadcast. This will then be published on the department’s website as ‘as delivered’. Where it is not possible for this verification to take place, the last cleared...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Coronavirus and Ventilation (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department has no plans to issue further guidance to the higher education (HE) sector with regards to COVID-19. On 21 February 2022, the Prime Minister announced the Living with COVID-19 guidance which set out how England would move into a new phase of managing COVID-19. On 1 April 2022, the department published ‘Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Admissions (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I will continue to work closely with the higher education (HE) sector to support the 2022 intake of students to ensure they can go on to their next step in life following A level and T Level Results day on 18 August, whether that’s university, on-the-job training, moving into employment or continuing to study elsewhere. In November 2021 I wrote to Vice Chancellors to recognise the hard...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Medicine: Higher Education (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: It is important to carefully manage dental and medical places to ensure a sustainable pipeline of practitioners to the NHS across all regions of the UK. The department will continue to monitor current arrangements to ensure student intakes are in line with workforce requirements. However, we have no immediate plans to increase the number of medical and dental school places. The number of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: University of Gibraltar: British Students Abroad (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department is exploring options to finance English students to study in Gibraltar, whilst ensuring that these students receive an education and benefit from safeguards broadly comparable with those in England.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Freedom of Expression: Public Appointments (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The Director of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom is not a post listed in the Public Appointments Order in Council, but we have committed that the recruitment process will be done in accordance with the public appointments process. The Governance Code on Public Appointments does not require data to be anonymised at any stage of the appointments process. It does require the process to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Electronic Publishing: Competition (1 Jul 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department is aware of the concerns about pricing and licensing of e-books, which are at the heart of the campaign led by a group of UK-based academic librarians seeking an investigation into the academic publishing industry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). There are different views across the publishing and higher education (HE) sectors, as these concerns engage...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill: Clause 18 - Immunity from Prosecution (29 Jun 2022)

...Robert Courts Claire Coutinho Virginia Crosbie Tracey Crouch James Daly David Davies Gareth Davies James Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies David Davis Sarah Dines Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Michelle Donelan Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke...

NDAs: Universities (29 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I thank the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran) for securing this vital debate on an issue that I am personally passionate about and that is, as she knows, very close to my heart. Some of the issues that we deal with come down to a simple assessment of whether something right or wrong. I have said for some time that the use of non-disclosure agreements to silence victims...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Second Reading (28 Jun 2022)

Baroness Thornton: ...manufactured in Whitehall based, at best, on flimsy evidence. A review of 10,000 events revealed that only six were cancelled and four of those because of faulty paperwork. The Commons Minister, Michelle Donelan was asked what evidence lies behind her statements on ConservativeHome that there is “a cluster of institutions that are in the grip of a close-minded, intolerant ideology—and...


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