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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of funding they intend to make available to higher education institutions to mitigate the impact of changes to employer contributions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL11321 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The department will be consulting on the impact that these costs will impose on all institutions covered by the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, including those in the higher education (HE) sector, and will decide what action should be taken.</p><p>At present, the department proposes to provide funding to schools, including state-funded, non-maintained special schools and independent special schools to cover increased pensions costs to ensure that funding is allocated where it is most needed.</p><p>​This includes proposed funding for those further education (FE) providers obliged to offer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, consisting of general FE colleges, sixth form colleges, designated institutions (including the new designated institutions that form part of HE institution group structures), specialist post-16 institutions and adult &amp; community learning providers (local authority provision).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
1002481
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate an increase in employer contributions for higher education institutions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme following changes to actuarial valuations in 2019–20; and if so, what estimate they have made of the amount such an increase will represent. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL11322 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>For the financial year 2019-20, the changes will be implemented from 1 September 2019 for which the department estimates that £1.1 billion more will need to be put into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme by employers to ensure teachers’ pensions remain generous and attractive to the profession. Of the estimated £1.1 billion, affected higher education institutions are expected to put in £80 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3842
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
1010103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL11550 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous from government, and consequently control the criteria used to determine admissions. We are aware that the Russell Group, which comprises 24 of the UK’s leading universities, publishes guidance designed to assist applicants in identifying the A level subjects most likely to facilitate entry to one of their member universities. From engagement with the Russell Group, we understand they are currently reviewing their guidance. The department recognises the importance of arts subjects, including music, and students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1010125
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Students: France more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to study in France after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if any, they provide to those who wish to do so. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL11572 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>We have made clear in the recent political agreement (published on 14 November) that the UK remains committed to continued cooperation with the EU on education. In the attached government white paper, ‘The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union[1]’, we also set out our desire to facilitate mobility for students and young people, enabling them to continue to benefit from world leading universities and the cultural experiences the UK and EU Member States – including France – have to offer.</p><p>With the caveat that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”, in principle the UK will continue to benefit from all EU programmes, including Erasmus+, until the end of the current budget plan, and applications should continue as normal. The UK is also open to exploring participation in the successor scheme to the current Erasmus+ Programme. We welcome the attached proposals for the 2021-2027 successor scheme to Erasmus+ (published on 30 May), and are considering these carefully; we will continue to participate in discussions on these proposals while we remain in the EU. Ultimately, UK participation in the successor programme is a matter for negotiations on our future relationship with the EU.</p><p>[1] The white paper can be found via this link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725288/The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725288/The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL11572_The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf more like this
star this property title HL11572_The_future_relationship_between_UK_and_EU more like this
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star this property file name HL11572_EC_Proposal_to_Establish_Erasmus.pdf more like this
star this property title HL11572_Proposal_to_Establish_Erasmus more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T14:14:15.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T14:14:15.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to conduct an investigation into the impact loot boxes in video games have on (1) underage gambling, and (2) instances of gambling related harm. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL11957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Where gambling facilities are offered, operators must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and have controls in place to prevent underage gambling.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour and longer term lead to gambling related harm, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue. We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission, along with 16 other regulators from Europe and the USA signed a declaration which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Media more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to invest in cyber skills to help improve the digital protection provided to users of social media. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL11991 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Our Digital Charter aims to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. As part of this work, we will publish an Online Harms White Paper in winter 2018/19, which will include a range of proposals including setting out how we will ensure that parents, children and other users develop the skills they need to stay safe online.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to increasing cyber security capacity across all sectors to ensure that the UK has the right level and blend of skills required to maintain our resilience to cyber threats and be the world’s leading digital economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:58:46.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:46.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading TripAdvisor more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given the proposal made by Lord Beecham on 19 November 2013 (HL Deb, col GC376) to establish a panel to determine whether information identifying the name of a person posting damaging or malicious comments online should be released, particularly in relation to comments about hotel or catering services posted on TripAdvisor. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL12020 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is making important progress in tackling online safety issues through the Digital Charter, which is guided by a number of principles and whose core purpose is to make the Internet work for everyone – for citizens, businesses and society as a whole.</p><p> </p><p>Online anonymity is an important part of a free and open internet, providing essential protection for those who need it and allowing for many kinds of self expression and communication that would not otherwise be possible. But being anonymous online does not give anyone the right to abuse others or break the law.</p><p> </p><p>In the Winter, the Government will publish an Online Harms White Paper setting out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures to ensure tech companies take more responsibility for the safety of their users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T12:55:32.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:55:32.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
1024226
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading City, University of London: Freedom of Expression more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with City, University of London about the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador on 21 November; and whether they have received any representations from the Office for Students about freedom of speech at that University. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL12225 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>​​Both the Department for Education (DfE) and Office for Students (OfS) were made aware of the decision to defer the planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador. The DfE’s Further Education/Higher Education coordinator has been in contact with the institution.</p><p>​Freedom of speech is a crucial element of higher education and government and OfS are committed to championing it and to promoting open debate and challenge. Universities are autonomous bodies and are responsible for taking their own decisions around how to manage events and mitigate risks; handling of individual cases is not dictated by government or by the OfS. The OfS has powers to intervene if providers are not following their own free speech codes of practice</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to universities on the misuse of data protection law and non-cooperation with security requirements in relation to upholding free speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL12226 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The previous Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation held a free speech summit in May, where sector leaders agreed to collectively develop a single piece of guidance. The government has worked alongside sector leaders to set out key principles for universities and student unions managing free speech. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will be publishing guidance in 2019 on how to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is upheld effectively in higher education institutions, whilst acknowledging their other legal duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024228
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding lawful freedom of speech on university campuses following the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador at City, University of London on 21 November. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL12227 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The government is deeply committed to protecting freedom of speech within the law. The freedom to express views openly, challenge ideas and engage in robust debate is crucial to the student experience and to democracy. Individuals should never be in a position where they can be stopped from expressing an opinion perfectly lawfully. Institutions are required to balance risks and legal obligations with a view to ensuring freedom of speech wherever reasonably practicable.</p><p>The Joint Committee on Human Rights held an inquiry into freedom of speech in universities earlier this year, which looked in detail and collected evidence in relation to upholding freedom of speech in universities. Drawing on information from the inquiry, which found the current regulatory landscape protecting freedom of speech to be extremely complex, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and key partners in the higher education sector have worked with the Department of Education to develop a single piece of guidance, which will set out key principles. This guidance will enable universities and student unions to understand their obligations for protecting and supporting free speech.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this