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HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

...Costa Robert Courts Stephen Crabb Virginia Crosbie Tracey Crouch James Daly David Davies Gareth Davies James Davies David Davis Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Sarah Dines Jonathan Djanogly Michelle Donelan Nadine Dorries Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (14 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: In the higher education policy statement and reform consultation, which closed on 6 May 2022, the department started a conversation on the principle of a minimum eligibility requirement (MER) for access to student finance for those intending to study a degree-level qualification. The department sought views on what would be a fair and proportionate level at which to potentially set a MER and...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Schedule - Minor and Consequential Amendments (13 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge all who have contributed to the Bill’s passage. The nature of the problem and the intensity of those opposed to academic freedom has made even acknowledging the issue an incredibly brave act in many cases. I thank the many right hon. and hon. Members who have raised the issue and...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: New Clause 2 - Overseas funding (13 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: With the leave of the House, I will speak on the non-Government amendments. New clause 1 seeks to improve transparency, especially in relation to foreign donations, and new clause 3 would place a duty on higher education providers as part of the promote duty to report information about foreign language, culture and exchange programmes and courses to the Office for Students and the Secretary...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: New Clause 4 - Appointment of the Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom (13 Jun 2022)

...Colburn Damian Collins Alberto Costa Robert Courts Virginia Crosbie Tracey Crouch James Daly David Davies Gareth Davies James Davies Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Michelle Donelan Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Natalie Elphicke...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (13 Jun 2022)

Amendment made: 1, page 2, line 11, leave out “and within their field of expertise”—(Michelle Donelan.) This amendment removes the express limitation that academic freedom covers only matters within an academic’s field of expertise. Amendment proposed: 17, page 2, line 14, at end insert— “(c) to conduct research, (d) to engage in intellectual inquiry and contribute to public...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 3 - Duties of Student Unions (13 Jun 2022)

...7 and 10. Amendment 10, page 5, line 33, at end insert “(which must include its criteria for determining whether there are exceptional circumstances for the purposes of section A5(4A)).”—(Michelle Donelan.) This amendment requires the code of practice maintained by a students’ union to set out the union’s criteria for deciding whether there are “exceptional circumstances”...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 8 - Complaints Scheme (13 Jun 2022)

...to be withdrawn and that the OfS is not required to make a decision about a withdrawn complaint. Amendment 12, page 11, line 34, after “publication” insert “under section 67A”.—(Michelle Donelan.) This makes it clear which power the OfS is acting under when it publishes information covered by this paragraph.

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 9 - Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom (13 Jun 2022)

Amendment made: 13, page 12, leave out lines 17 to 21 and insert— “(b) its functions under sections 69A to 69E and Schedule 6A.”—(Michelle Donelan.) This amendment gives the Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Function responsibility for oversight of the functions conferred on the OfS by the proposed new clause relating to overseas funding.

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 12 - Commencement (13 Jun 2022)

...or after the day on which this Act is passed of the powers to make regulations conferred by section 69D of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (inserted by section [overseas funding]);”—(Michelle Donelan.) This amendment allows the regulation-making powers conferred by the proposed new clause relating to overseas funding to come into force on Royal Assent.

Point of Order (13 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: indicated assent.

Written Answers — Department for Education: British Students Abroad: Ukraine (13 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Unfortunately, it is not possible for British Nationals who were studying in Ukraine to transfer automatically into medical and dental courses in England. However, I have urged institutions in England to consider students' circumstances sensitively and show as much flexibility as possible when considering students' applications to UK courses. The number of places available to study medicine...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education Update (13 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I am announcing today a temporary reduction in student loan interest rates to come into effect 1 September 2022. This unprecedented action brings student loan interest rates in line with the forecast prevailing market rates for comparable unsecured personal loans. In accordance with the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998, where the Government considers that the student loan interest rate...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Uni Connect Programme: Finance (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Uni Connect programme was originally set up as a four-year investment programme to support the creation of a strong and versatile network of local partnerships, aimed at providing sustained outreach to young people across England. During this initial start-up phase, funding was set at £60 million to support the establishment of local partnerships and establishing projects to support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Union of Students: Elections (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I have been deeply concerned to hear the allegations of antisemitism linked to the National Union of Students (NUS) and believe that strong action is needed, especially as NUS has been the subject of similar allegations on at least another two occasions in recent years. This is why I announced on 13 May 2022 that the government would be disengaging with them, until we are satisfied that they...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Fees and Charges (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department is committed to a sustainable funding model that supports high-quality provision, meets the skills needs of the country and maintains the world-class reputation of UK higher education (HE). It is crucial that the student finance system is just and sustainable, provides value for money for society and represents a sound investment for students. Holders of temporary leave to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Lord Wharton of Yarm (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Paragraph 3.14 of the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public bodies, referring to paragraphs 3.11 to 3.13 of the code, states ‘If you are an MP, member of the House of Lords, member of a devolved legislature, directly elected mayor, local councillor or police and crime commissioner, you are exempt from these requirements.’ As a member of the House of Lords, Lord Wharton is therefore...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Industrial Disputes (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The quality of higher education (HE) and the learning and opportunities it offers for students are priorities for this government. Students have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, and any further disruption caused to their learning is wholly unfair and completely unnecessary. This government believes that students should be at the heart of the HE system. This is why we set up the Office...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Travel (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Up-front loans are available as a contribution towards undergraduate students’ living costs including transport costs while attending university with the most support available for students from the lowest income backgrounds. Additional support is available as a means-tested travel grant for students attending clinical placements that are part of their courses in medicine and dentistry....

Written Answers — Department for Education: St Benet's Hall (10 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: We cannot intervene to influence the decision that Oxford University Council has made as they are an autonomous body responsible for their own decision making. We are confident that the council would have been privy to all the relevant information needed and will have taken careful consideration before reaching its final decision. We were also reassured to note from media sources that on...


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