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Sam Gyimah

Conservative MP, East Surrey , 6 May 2010 –


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Freedom of Speech: Universities — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry. I congratulate the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman) on securing the debate and thank everyone who has contributed to it. Like the Joint Committee, I approached this issue with a fairly open mind. That said, I have a bent, so far as free speech is concerned. As president of the debating society...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

...Ed Miliband Carol Monaghan Madeleine Moon Jessica Morden Grahame Morris Ian Murray Lisa Nandy Gavin Newlands Alex Norris Brendan O'Hara Jared O'Mara Fiona Onasanya Melanie Onn Chi Onwurah Kate Osamor Albert Owen Stephanie Peacock Teresa Pearce Matthew Pennycook Toby Perkins Jess Phillips Bridget Phillipson Laura Pidcock Jo Platt Luke Pollard Steve Pound Lucy Powell Faisal Rashid Angela...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (16 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Student Finance England (SFE) will launch the application service for part-time maintenance loans in June 2018. Information about these loans is already available to students on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/part-time-underg raduate-maintenance-loan. More detailed practitioner’s guidance for Higher Education providers will be published in advance of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Mental Health (16 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Mental health is a priority for this government. The Children and Young People’s Mental Health green paper, published on 4 December 2017, outlined the government’s plans to set up a new national strategic partnership focused on improving the mental health of 16 to 25 year olds. One recommendation in the green paper is for the partnership to improve awareness and early intervention...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

...Girvan John Glen Zac Goldsmith Robert Goodwill Michael Gove Luke Graham Richard Graham Bill Grant Helen Grant James Gray Chris Grayling Chris Green Damian Green Justine Greening Andrew Griffiths Sam Gyimah Kirstene Hair Robert Halfon Luke Hall Philip Hammond Stephen Hammond Matthew Hancock Greg Hands Mark Harper Richard Harrington Rebecca Harris Trudy Harrison Simon Hart John Hayes Oliver...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (15 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Research Councils monitor and publish annually the diversity data of their applicants which has been extended to include data for successfully appointed students since 2015-16. The data is used to track progress and inform policy. With the creation of UKRI, we recognise there is a real opportunity to build on this data collection and we aim to extend this to include a similar dataset for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Finance (15 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Researchers have statutory employment rights as do any other UK employee, irrespective of their career stage. Any other contractual entitlements they may have would vary from employer to employer. PhD students are not necessarily employed by the institution where they are studying.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Disabled Students' Allowances (15 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The department has no plans to change the requirement for the £200 contribution to the cost of computer equipment and has made no assessment of the potential cost of doing so. Computers are a mainstream cost for all students and it is right therefore that students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) should contribute towards the cost of their DSAs-recommended computer...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Open University: Finance (15 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The Open University (OU) plays an important role in the higher education sector. Department for Education officials have met with senior staff from the OU and I am due to meet with both its interim and immediate former vice chancellors. The government and the Office for Students (OfS) monitor the financial sustainability of the higher education sector in England. The OfS monitors the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 25 April 2018 I want to promote a higher education system in England that it is open and inclusive. The Department for Education is not aware of any prospective students being deterred by the application fee in question. However, I will endeavour to meet with my counterpart at the Home Office to discuss this important issue.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Animal Experiments (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The information requested is not held centrally and is currently being researched. I will write to the Hon. Member as soon as the information is available and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: UNESCO statistics show that, in each of the last five years of available data (2011 to 2015), the UK was the second most popular study destination for oversea tertiary students, second only to the US. Numbers of international higher education students remain at record highs, with over 170,000 non-EU entrants to UK higher education institutions for the seventh year running. We welcome...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Disabled Students' Allowances (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: From 2015 to 2016, 23,400 students, of 58,900 full-time undergraduate students, were in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) equipment allowance. From 2016 to 2017, provisional figures suggest that 19,700 students, of 54,900 full-time undergraduate students, were in receipt of equipment allowance. This information is available from the Statistical First Release:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: North East (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: In February 2018, the government published ‘UK revenue from education related exports and transnational education activity 2015’. This estimated that international students at UK universities contributed £9.7 billion to the UK economy through tuition fees and living expenditure in 2015. The government does not, however, have an estimate of the regional contribution of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Part-time and Mature Students (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Part-time participation in higher education is absolutely important to making higher education accessible to everyone and promoting lifelong learning. We have adopted a number of measures to support part-time and mature students. For example, next year part-time students will for the first time ever be able to access full-time equivalent maintenance loans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Disabled Students’ Allowance: Self-contribution Charge (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Official data shows that there were 4,600 fewer English full-time undergraduate students receiving equipment from disabled students’ allowances. This is expected, because we knew the numbers would fall once students had to pay £200 towards the cost of computer equipment. Evaluation of the impact of this change is currently under way.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (14 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: As ever, my hon. Friend is spot on with her question. Institutions and students need information on the support students are entitled to. We will be making information available for the 2019-20 academic year as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Centres: Inspections (11 May 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...itself retains the ability to inspect children’s centres if concerns are raised. The letter can also be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sure-start-childr ens-centre-inspections-sam-gyimah-letter. Registered early years provision within children’s centres will continue to be inspected by Ofsted as part of the Common Inspection Framework. Local authorities...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (10 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: ...our own system from the mid-2020s onwards. Value for money will be a key consideration of this taskforce. In the long term, we believe that such a system could be operated for around the same annual cost as the UK’s current contribution to the EU’s Galileo programme.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (10 May 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 09 May 2018 The UK will continue to be able to access the US Global Positioning System (GPS) but a British system would also provide vital freedom to act independently, increase resilience and enhance UK and Allied operations in the global context. A British system would be compatible with GPS, meaning that if either were subject to malicious attack, we...


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