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Written Answers — Department for Education: Erasmus+ Programme (24 Jul 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: .... Attached guidance for Erasmus+ beneficiaries on how to register for the guarantee was published in April on GOV.UK at https://bit.ly/2HimZlD. Attached latest news on the possible impact of Brexit on the programme is available on the UK National Agency website at https://bit.ly/2ItnGaE and this includes the UK Government's Frequently Asked Questions relating to the guidance. Furthermore,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students (3 Jul 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...for prospective EU students on fee arrangements ahead of the 2021/22 academic year and subsequent years in future. We have also provided certainty for EU nationals wanting to come to the UK after Brexit. In the event that a deal is not agreed with the EU, arrangements for European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens arriving for 3 months or less after free movement ends will not look...

Museums and Galleries - Question (23 May 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: I note that the noble Lord received a cheer for what he said at the beginning of his remarks, and I confirm again that for the 15 museums entry will remain free. On his point about Brexit, much planning has taken place to anticipate Brexit issues, including at the DCMS, which has been working with our world-leading national museums to evaluate the potential impacts of Brexit and provide...

Brexit: EU Students’ Tuition Fees - Statement (29 Apr 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: I should say first to the noble Baroness that she is right to the extent that Brexit has caused uncertainties and continues to do so. If only we had managed to get the deal across the line, those uncertainties would be a lot less, but that is not the case. Perhaps I may reassure her again that it is absolutely vital that we are able to continue to market the highly valuable university sector...

UK Advertising in a Digital Age (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...the UK’s departure from the European Union and the impact that this and other developments may have on the advertising sector’s workforce—I was quite surprised there was not too much focus on Brexit in the debate; perhaps it was something to do with the Easter holiday. Around 12% of employees working in the UK advertising industry were born outside the UK. Not surprisingly, our...

Litter: Schoolchildren - Question (11 Apr 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: I applaud the ingenuity of the noble Baroness for bringing this Question round to Brexit. This Question is about the environment, and I am sure that the Liberal Democrats will be behind me in putting that at the forefront, as they normally do.

Brexit: The Erasmus and Horizon Programmes (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...of Ewelme, for securing this debate and I thank the Home Affairs Sub-Committee, of which he is chair, for taking the time to consider the future of the Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programmes after Brexit. This has been valuable work which I know is informing the Government’s thinking on these topics. I want to make a few opening remarks because there have been, in my view, some excellent...

Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (30 Jan 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...imposing obligations on the Government in relation to mandate-setting, transparency and scrutiny before signature. I will address those amendments together. First, I shall give a little context. Brexit does not change the fundamental constitutional principles that underpin the negotiation of international treaties. The making of treaties, including international trade agreements, is a...

Education: Treating Students Fairly (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...government policy, as she will have heard me say previously in this Chamber. The noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, asked about the financial sustainability of higher education providers in the context of Brexit, and the possibility of providers needing to accept more international students. We are working closely with the Office for Students, which monitors and assesses the financial...

Ofcom: Impartiality - Question for Short Debate (29 Oct 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...code in the Ofcom Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin. Ofcom also publishes its responses to freedom of information requests relating to complaints, including those on BBC political bias and Brexit coverage. If there was any interference by the board, it would be clearly visible here. Let me be clear: there is no evidence of this whatever. I now turn to the BBC. In the current climate, the...

Arts: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...the debate. However, I want to make some brief concluding remarks. I assure the House that the arts play a vital role in demonstrating that we are, and will continue to be, open for business after Brexit. I want to return briefly to the topic of festivals, as I promised I would. The Prime Minister announced that 2022 will see a major festival to celebrate the UK’s unique strengths in...

Careers Education for Students - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...we will monitor their work. We are also conducting a range of pilot initiatives that will inform the policy development and final design of the National Retraining Scheme. As we move into a post-Brexit economy, languages will become ever-more important in ensuring that we can compete in the global marketplace. The noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, asked for an update on ensuring that the UK...

Apprenticeships - Question (20 Feb 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...particularly at setting high standards to ensure that employers have the right people on board and that this country has the necessary skills to ensure that we can stand on our own two feet after Brexit.

Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...trade unions, in particular, with employer representatives and with businesses themselves. My noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe stated that business needs a sense of vision and options for the post-Brexit world. She rightly pointed to the need for a clear vision for that. The industrial strategy White Paper, which the Government intend to publish this year, will build on the proposals we put...

Universities: European Union Students - Question (15 Mar 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: The noble Baroness makes the important point that there are uncertainties arising from Brexit, but the Government have moved rapidly to give assurances to this sector. Within five days of the referendum result being announced we gave assurances on the 2016-17 year, then we followed up in October 2016 with assurances for the 2017-18 year students. We have also provided similar assurances that...

Universities: European Union Students - Question (15 Mar 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...makes a good point. These are reassurances that we are looking to give, and I reassure her further that we are maintaining our dialogue with the sector about the risks and the opportunities that Brexit presents. Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities, has established a high-level stakeholder working group on the EU exit for universities, research and innovation.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (6th Day) (25 Jan 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...we intend to seek views shortly. I am afraid that at present I cannot give the House an exact date or timetable. The noble Baroness, Lady Smith, asked about the arrangements for EU students post Brexit. We recognise that future arrangements after we leave the EU for students and staff who come to the UK is a key issue for the higher education sector. The noble Baroness will have heard my...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...students and we have no plans to cap the number who can come here to study. Having said all that, it is important to give a balance to this debate; I am very aware that there are concerns around Brexit, which have been well explored and well discussed in this Chamber in Questions and debates—we are very aware of that. I understand the good intention of requiring the OfS to gather and...

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...who have lived continuously and lawfully in the UK for at least six years are also eligible to apply for British citizenship if they would like to do so. As mentioned earlier, what happens after Brexit is up for negotiation. We are clear that we need to understand the impact of any changes we make to the UK’s immigration system on the different sectors of the economy and the labour...


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