To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students not currently covered by a student protection plan.
All universities and other higher education providers that are registered with the Office for Students (OfS) have a student protection plan as a condition of registration, and they are expected to publish their plans.
That requirement applies to all those already registered and those seeking to register in the future. The OfS is currently checking the extent to which providers have published their plans to ensure all are publicly available.
The OfS currently has 301 higher education providers on its register. The registration process, as introduced for the first time in the Higher Education and Research Act, 2017, is ongoing and will be completed by August 2019.
Upon completion, the OfS will be able define the number of students covered by a student protection plan.