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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK-Peru Infrastructure Task Force 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 progress they have made in establishing a joint UK–Peru Infrastructure Task Force; and which minister, or ministers, have policy responsibility for setting, and delivering its objectives. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL16236 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>A Joint UK-Peru Infrastructure Task Force launched in September 2018 in Lima with a second meeting in London in February 2019. The Task Force objective is to share experience and best practice on planning and delivering major infrastructure projects. The former Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion (Baroness Fairhead) had policy responsibility for the objectives of the Task Force. Until a successor is in post, my Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Investment (Graham Stuart) has policy responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>Key outcomes of the first meetings were to support Peru in developing a National Infrastructure Plan by July 2019, and to develop national strategies for methodologies that will ensure the effective delivery of that plan, with support from HMG’s Prosperity Fund Global Infrastructure Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T15:32:51.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:32:51.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
838326
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Respite Care: Children 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 mechanisms they have in place to ensure that local authorities meet their statutory duty to provide short breaks for the carers of disabled children. more like this
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Baroness Bertin more like this
star this property uin HL5462 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 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011, local authorities have been under a duty to provide a range of short breaks services. This requires them to consult upon and publish a short breaks duty statement. This should set out what is available locally, how to access these services, and any eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>To support this, the department made £800 million available in grants between April 2011 and March 2015, plus £80 million of capital funding to support new projects. The department offers support and challenge to help ensure local authorities meet their statutory requirements on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The department has funded innovative grants that promote best practice for delivering services; and continues to consider how we can best support local authorities who are working to deliver sustainable short breaks provision.</p><p> </p><p>The government is able to oversee how much local authorities have planned to spend on short breaks provision through authorities’ annual section 251 returns. This information can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/section-251-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/section-251-2016-to-2017</a> (see attached).</p><p> </p><p>Departmental surveys such as the Children’s Services Omnibus gather information on SEND services provided by local authorities, including short breaks.</p><p> </p><p>There are also opportunities through the new Ofsted and Care Quality Commission SEND inspection frameworks for local areas to consider how well they are providing for the education, health and care needs of those with SEND. This includes their need for short breaks services. A thematic ‘one year on’ report published by the two inspectorates in October 2017 found that ‘children and young people who have SEND and their families typically had good access to high-quality short breaks’ (attached).</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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star this property file name HL5462 - Local area SEND inspections one year on .pdf more like this
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star this property file name HL5462 - Section 251 - 2016 to 2017.pdf more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T17:57:31.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T17:57:31.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bertin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 they have to review the rates of interest charged on student loans to ensure they properly reflect the Bank of England interest rate. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL15142 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The system for setting interest rates on student loans is set out in The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2009, as amended. The Department for Education sets the interest rate as instructed by the regulations.</p><p> </p><p>For post-2012 student loans, the department regularly monitors the interest rates set on student loans against the interest rates prevailing on the market. The most appropriate comparators for undergraduate student loans are the effective interest rates available on unsecured personal loans, as published by the Bank of England (data series CFMBJ77 and CFMBJ94). Both rates continue to be above the maximum interest rate charged on student loans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T14:52:48.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:52:48.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Education 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 to increasing the funding available for agricultural courses where they contain significant STEM elements. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL14290 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The government already provides funding via the Office for Students to support subjects where the costs of teaching exceed the income that providers receive through tuition fees. This includes agricultural courses with elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Current rates of high-cost funding are included in the ‘Office for Students: Guide to funding 2018-19’, attached.</p><p>Future funding for higher education will be announced in the forthcoming Spending Review following the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, which is currently underway.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-03-20T17:55:02.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:55:02.733Z
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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 file name HL14290_OfS_Guide_to_Funding_2018_to_2019.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14290_OfS_Guide_to_Funding_2018_2019 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Distance Learning: Rural Areas 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 have any plans to increase the availability of distance learning in rural areas where transport availability is difficult. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL14291 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Distance learning offers excellent possibilities to open up choice and opportunity to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those from rural areas, and the government believes it should be widely available at a range of educational levels. Student support for tuition at higher education (HE) level is available for students who want to study on a part-time basis or by distance learning.</p><p> </p><p>The National Retraining Scheme (NRS) is an ambitious, far-reaching programme to drive adult retraining. It will help individuals to respond to the changing labour market, redirect their careers and secure better, more secure jobs of the future.</p><p> </p><p>To inform the design of the scheme, the Flexible Learning Fund is supporting 31 pilot projects across England with a total value of £11.4 million. The projects are designing and testing innovative, flexible learning that is easy to access. The pilots are aimed at adults who are working, or who are returning to work, with either low or intermediate skills. A range of delivery methods are being tested; most of the projects will make use of on-line technologies to a degree, as well as ‘blended learning’ that combines online and face-to-face learning.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has previously announced that Educational Technology (Edtech) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be a key feature of the NRS. Technological innovation and development, including in AI, will play an important part in improving the learning experience, design and effectiveness of online training.</p><p> </p><p>The government has committed up to £30 million of funding. Working closely with the technology industry we will look to innovate, test and develop ways in which technological solutions can directly answer the specific needs of NRS users alongside all learners. Details of the funding will be announced in spring 2019.</p><p> </p><p>It is only right that HE providers offer a range of options which suit all students, and that students have a real choice about where and how to study. The Review of Post-18 Education and Funding will consider how we can encourage and support more learning that is flexible, like part-time and distance learning, and enable more people to study close to where they live. The review will report later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory system is also a means of opening up HE to a more diverse range of provision and therefore to a wider range of students. The Higher Education and Research Act, which came into law in 2017, placed a duty on the Office for Students to consider other modes of study when promoting choice and opportunity in the provision of HE.</p><p> </p><p>Through recent HE reforms, we are working to support and encourage high quality new and innovative provision that has a strong offer for students, helping providers to navigate the regulatory system and we will continue to work with new providers to tackle any barriers that might arise.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-03-20T17:57:19.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:57:19.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign Students: Finance 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 they have to fund undergraduates taking a third year abroad, currently funded under the Erasmus Plus programme, after 2020. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15994 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The government values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain. Irrespective of the outcome of Article 50 negotiations with the European Union, the government wants UK and European countries to continue to give young people and students the chance to benefit from each other’s world-leading universities post-exit.</p><p>We are open to exploring participation in the Erasmus+ successor scheme (2021-27) though this will ultimately be subject to wider UK-EU negotiations on the future partnership. This is part of considering a wide range of options with regards to the future of international exchange and collaboration in education and training, including potential domestic alternatives.</p><p>While Erasmus+ is the largest mobility programme in which the UK participates, evidence suggests that around half of UK higher education outward mobilities take place outside of the Erasmus+ programme. It is clear other EU countries strongly value and benefit from the UK participating in Erasmus+, and we can expect our world-leading higher education providers to continue their strong track record of partnering with overseas institutions in all eventualities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Exports: Advisory Services 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 they have to restore the one-to-one advisory service on language and culture, formerly available from UK Trade and Investment, to businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises seeking to increase exports. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL16085 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to deliver the service formerly available through UK Trade and Investment because we have made alternative arrangements. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) regionally based international trade advisers ensure that companies they advise are aware of the importance of language and culture and, if needs are identified, they are brokered to private sector providers. Language and culture issues are also covered at regionally delivered events and DIT publishes nearly a hundred country guides on gov.uk that include cultural considerations in different countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:31:13.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Mercosur 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 benefits of the EU–Mercosur trade agreement; and which commercial sectors in the UK are expected to benefit from this agreement. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL16870 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The EU-Mercosur trade agreement reached political conclusion on 28 June 2019. This means that we have yet to receive the final text, which would be needed to assess the impacts of the final negotiated outcome, including which commercial sectors would benefit. This text is unlikely to be available for some time since the EU and Mercosur are still finalising the details of the agreement, which will then need to undergo legal review and official translation.</p><p>We welcome the news of political conclusion between the EU and Mercosur on a Free Trade Agreement. As a global champion of trade, the UK has been a strong advocate for these negotiations. The UK has longstanding positive bilateral relationships with individual Mercosur countries and we look forward to deepening our trading ties as we leave the EU. We will be working with our Mercosur partners to develop our future trade relationship in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16871 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mercosur 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 they have, if any, to seek a trade agreement along similar lines to the EU–Mercosur trade agreement once the UK has departed the EU; if so, whether they have begun any such discussions with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay; and when they expect any such negotiations to be concluded. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL16871 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The EU-Mercosur trade agreement reached political conclusion on 28 June 2019. This means that we have yet to receive the final text, which would be needed to assess the impacts of the final negotiated outcome, including which commercial sectors would benefit. This text is unlikely to be available for some time since the EU and Mercosur are still finalising the details of the agreement, which will then need to undergo legal review and official translation.</p><p>We welcome the news of political conclusion between the EU and Mercosur on a Free Trade Agreement. As a global champion of trade, the UK has been a strong advocate for these negotiations. The UK has longstanding positive bilateral relationships with individual Mercosur countries and we look forward to deepening our trading ties as we leave the EU. We will be working with our Mercosur partners to develop our future trade relationship in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16870 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3386
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley 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
unstar 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this