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Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (26 Apr 2022)

Graham Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Muslim students unable to access the traditional student finance system are able to access an alternative, faith-compliant method; and what his planned timetable is for such a system becoming fully operable.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (1 Mar 2022)

Stephen Timms: ...the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Universities of 15 July 2021, Official Report, column 646, that the Government will provide an update on alternative student finance as it concludes the post-18 review of education and funding, what plans he now has to introduce a system of alternative student finance.

Higher Education Reform - Statement (28 Feb 2022)

...With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a Statement about how the Government are safeguarding the future of our universities, putting them on a sustainable path for taxpayers and students. Our universities—indeed, our entire higher education system—are some of the most innovative, important institutions in our country. Four of our great institutions are ranked in the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Muslims (28 Feb 2022)

Valerie Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to provide an alternative student finance product for Muslim students who are unable to access student loans owing to their beliefs on interest.

Higher Education Reform (24 Feb 2022)

Stephen Timms: ...that 4,000 Muslim young people every year choose with a heavy heart not to enter higher education because of the Islamic ban on interest. Nine years ago, David Cameron promised a system of alternative student finance to overcome that problem. We were told there would be a decision on that in this statement today. Does the Secretary of State plan to honour the promise made by the leader of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (23 Feb 2022)

Peter Weir: ...we can have longer-term political and financial stability. I will turn to two other aspects of the Budget. At least we have what is in there, compared with what potentially was on offer from the Finance Minister. It is important that additional resources be put into the Department of Health, and everyone agrees on that, but the approach that has been taken, by way of an alternative to what...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: New Clause 12 - Office for Students: publication and protection from defamation (21 Feb 2022)

Stephen Timms: ...right to highlight the failure of the apprenticeship levy, about which the Government were warned. I rise to speak to new clause 13 in my name. Nine years ago, the Government pledged to introduce alternative student finance, but it still has not been delivered, barring large numbers of Muslims from higher education. The problem became a serious one in 2012, when tuition fees were...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students (9 Feb 2022)

Baroness Barran: ...growing the value of education exports with two key ambitions to achieve by 2030: increasing education exports to £35 billion per year, and hosting at least 600,000 international higher education students in the UK per year. We are making good progress against these ambitions. For example, the international students ambition was met for the first time in the academic year 2020/21 with...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Muslims (21 Jan 2022)

Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to introduce Sharia-compliant alternative student finance.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Keeping Schools Open and Safe (10 Jan 2022)

Michelle McIlveen: ..., it would cost around £40 million to install them across 20,000 classrooms. If the evidence supports such investment, I will have no hesitation in bidding to the Executive and the Minister of Finance for such funds. However, I will not move ahead of the evidence and spend public money recklessly. We must follow the science. The UK Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2022)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Schwab and Westheimer Trusts, which help young asylum seekers in this country who cannot work and cannot access student finance to access further and higher education. My mother, and many members of my family, came to this country as asylum seekers from Nazi Germany. I have some inherited understanding of these issues and, unlike the example...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Skills Update (5 Jan 2022)

Baroness Barran: ...their lives. More than 20 universities and colleges will offer the courses in subjects where there are skills shortages such as digital, Net Zero, Education, STEM and Healthcare, and offering an alternative to studying a traditional three-year degree. Student finance will be available to students taking the courses, marking the next step in the development of the government’s Lifelong...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Skills Update (5 Jan 2022)

Michelle Donelan: ...their lives. More than 20 universities and colleges will offer the courses in subjects where there are skills shortages such as digital, Net Zero, Education, STEM and Healthcare, and offering an alternative to studying a traditional three-year degree. Student finance will be available to students taking the courses, marking the next step in the development of the government’s Lifelong...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: New Clause 4 - Access to Sharia-compliant lifelong learning loans (7 Dec 2021)

Alex Burghart: I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss sharia-compliant student finance. The Government have been considering an alternative student finance product, compatible with Islamic finance principles, alongside their other priorities as they conclude the post-18 review of educational funding. New powers were taken in section 86 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 to enable the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (1 Dec 2021)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when alternative finance to student loans will be made available to students.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (29 Nov 2021)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department is using to determine whether proposals for a Sharia-compliant alternative student finance system will be included in the conclusion of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding; if he will publish the (a) timetable for considering the recommendations made by the independent panel that reported to that review and (b)...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Crisis (2 Nov 2021)

Ciara Ferguson: ...in the social and private rented sector. All of those are firm starting points on which we can all expand. We will see the Housing Executive with the power to begin building homes again. Our Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, has allocated £162 million — the biggest housing budget in a decade — to the Housing Executive to build even more homes. Work has started on over 2,400 homes,...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (2 Nov 2021)

Humza Yousaf: ...with five health board pathfinder sites, including NHS Lothian, prior to that national roll-out. All health boards continue to work closely with their health and social care partnerships to develop alternative care pathways that support hospital discharges, including the use of interim care options. Vaccination remains one of our most effective public health interventions against the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: October Monitoring Round (1 Nov 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...3·2 million for lost FTC loan interest repayment income due to the revision of loan terms and holiday payment arrangements that impacted on the timing of the interest repayments. The Department of Finance has been allocated £3 million to cover the COVID-19 localised restrictions support scheme (LRSS), which supported businesses subject to health restrictions. The Department of Justice...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (29 Oct 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of18 October 2021 to Question 53884 on Students: Finance, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on the introduction of alternative student finance.


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