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Higher Education: Private Sector

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which providers of for-profit higher education services he has met in each of the last six months; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

holding answer 10 May 2011 the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend Vince Cable, and I meet regularly with a wide range of providers of higher education in the UK and internationally. The Department does not hold comprehensive information on whether higher education providers Ministers have met are classed as for-profit or not-for-profit institutions. A quarterly-updated list of all this Department ministerial meetings with external organisations is available at:

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