Disabled Students’ Allowances

Education written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland Conservative, South Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed changes to Disabled Students' Allowance and their effect on young people with special educational needs or a disability.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have worked closely together, throughout the passage of the Children and Families Act 2014, on the implications for young people with special education needs and disabilities regarding their transition to Higher Education. As a result of these discussions, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice were strengthened to support a better transition to Higher Education. There continues to be close liaison between the two Departments about broader policies that affect young people with special educational needs and disability.

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