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Departmental Meetings

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department met representatives of (i) Bridgepoint, (ii) Lincoln, (iii) Kaplan, (iv) Corinthian, (v) Apollo, (vi) Kaiser, (vii) Education Management Corporation, (viii) Rosmussen, (ix) Career Education Corporation and (x) Westwood in (A) 2011 and (B) 2012; and if he will make a statement.

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

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I meet regularly with organisations that have an interest in higher education. A quarterly-updated list of all Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) ministerial meetings with external organisations is available at:

http://data.gov.uk/dataset/disclosure-ministerial-hospitality-received-department-for-business

BIS officials will also have had meetings with a range of higher education providers, but a comprehensive record of these is not maintained.

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