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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading World War II: Anniversaries 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 recognise women who worked in munitions factories during the Second World War as part of the 70th anniversary commemorations marking the end of conflict. more like this
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
star this property uin HL304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p><br>The Government fully appreciates the efforts and the often very dangerous conditions experienced by those who worked in factories producing vital equipment for the armed forces that helped contribute to winning the Second World War. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has been working with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Recognition for Munitions Workers, which was set up in 2011 to explore ways to ensure that the valiant collective efforts of all those who worked in munitions factories are not forgotten.</p><p>Following the very successful commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day we will now be focussing in more detail across government on how the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2015 might be marked in an appropriate manner. No decisions have yet been made on how the anniversary will be marked, but we expect an announcement on the commemorations to be made by the Government later in the year.</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 2014-07-03T16:43:53.9269158Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T16:43:53.9269158Z
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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 Taylor of Bolton more like this
808752
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Weapons of Mass Destruction 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 have in place to monitor nuclear, biological and chemical weapons risks, and to advance the reduction of such risks. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL4276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-04more like thismore than 2018-01-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government assesses the most significant risks facing the UK over the next five years, including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons risks, through the National Risk Assessment (NRA) and the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA).</p><p>In order to assess these risks, Government works with the intelligence community to gather information about the intent and capability of potential adversaries, the types of materials of concern and information about potential targets. The risk assessment processes provide Government department and agencies with the information required for them to take action to address these risks. The 2017 National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies, the public version of the NRA, is attached to this answer and a copy has also been placed in the House of Lords Library.</p><p>A summary of the NSRA was published in the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, available online <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/555607/2015_Strategic_Defence_and_Security_Review.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>, which helped to guide the government’s wider national security efforts. The sections on proliferation risk were also included in the National Counter-Proliferation strategy which can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510716/National_Counter_Proliferation_Strategy_to_2020_-_updated_24_March.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Government’s risk assessment is complemented by wider work under the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST). CONTEST provides a Cross-Government approach, led by the Home Office, aimed at reducing the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.</p><p>The use of nuclear, biological and chemical materials in an attack by terrorists remains significantly less likely than an attack with conventional weapons. Government prioritises efforts to stop terrorists gaining access to the technical expertise and specialist materials they would need, and to reduce the vulnerability of people and places to such attacks. Government also ensures the police and other emergency services have the necessary nationwide response capabilities to mitigate the impact of any such attacks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name National Counter Proliferation Strategy 2020.pdf more like this
unstar this property title National counter proliferation strategy 2020 more like this
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star this property file name 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2015 Strategic defence and security review more like this
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star this property file name UK National Risk Register 2017.pdf more like this
unstar this property title UK national risk register 2017 more like this
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less than 2018-01-04T15:45:32.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-04T15:45:32.097Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Veterinary Medicine: Training 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 steps they are taking to build capacity in the Higher Education system to address the shortage of veterinary surgeons in England. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL13568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of ensuring there are sufficient skilled graduates to meet industry demand. We are working with different veterinary sector stakeholders, to look at ways of increasing veterinary school capacity and the number of graduates in all UK vet schools going forward.</p><p>The government also subsidises the costs of teaching high-cost subjects such as veterinary medicine, where tuition fee income does not meet the costs of teaching. This is supported through the teaching grant allocated annually to providers via the Office for Students.</p><p>In 2018/19, the recurrent teaching grant provided by the government totals £1,290 million, of which £681 million is specifically targeted at supporting high-cost subjects, including veterinary science. This is currently around £10,000 per veterinary science student.</p><p> </p><p>English higher education providers are autonomous institutions. Their institutional autonomy, which includes decisions as to what they teach, is protected by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.</p><p>However, the lifting of student number controls in 2015/16 means that there is no longer an artificial cap on the numbers of students that higher education providers are able to recruit, including for veterinary science courses.</p><p> </p><p>There has been progress in the sector in increasing places for veterinary students. The first cohort of students to graduate with the University of Surrey's new veterinary degree is scheduled for July 2019, thereby bringing more domestically trained vets in to the profession. Alongside this, the new Harper and Keele Veterinary School will be commencing its new 5 year degree course in 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-15T12:55:10.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:55:10.007Z
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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 Trees more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: USA 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 made any assessment of the impact of cash-for-student-places granted by the University of Southern California and other major US colleagues on the mutual recognition of qualifications and standards with equivalent UK institutions. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL14665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a robust system for the recognition of international qualifications. The UK National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) provides expert advice on behalf of the government on the comparability of international qualifications with those of the UK. Our universities and colleges are supported by the UK NARIC service in making decisions on the eligibility of applicants for places in their courses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:06:19.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:06:19.587Z
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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 Patten more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Refugees 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 how many university places were awarded to people with refugee status in the UK in each year between 2010 and 2016. more like this
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Lord Fink more like this
star this property uin HL6855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people with refugee status who were awarded a university place via the UCAS system or who are enrolled at UK universities is not held by the department.</p><p>Student support is available to those recognised as refugees (and their spouses, civil partners and children named on the initial application for asylum), provided they have been ordinarily resident in the British Islands since being recognised by the Government as a refugee and are ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course. They are exempt from the three year residence requirement.</p><p>Asylum seekers who are recognised as refugees after the start of their course may qualify for support for the remainder of their studies as follows:</p><ul><li>living cost support in any subsequent years of the course (and in the quarters following the award in the year of the award); and</li><li>fee assistance in any subsequent years of the course (and in the year of the award if the award is made within three months of the first day of the academic year of the course).</li></ul><p>Management information from the SLC showing the number of refugee applicants awarded loans in England in each of the last six years can be found in the table below:</p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><strong><em>English Domiciled applicants with a refugee status awarded student loans </em></strong></p><p><em>Academic years 2010/11 to 2015/16 (data effective as at the end of each academic year)</em></p><p><em> </em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em>Academic Year</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Number of refugees awarded loans</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2010/11</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,500</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2011/12</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,000</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2012/13</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,700</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2013/14</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,800</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2014/15</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,900</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2015/16</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,700</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>Source: SLC, Management Information</em></p><p><em>Note: Awards do not necessarily translate into payments. An awarded applicant will only receive payments once SLC has received confirmation from the student’s provider at the start of the academic year that the student has been registered on the course.</em></p><p><em> </em></p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T14:32:23.69Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T14:32:23.69Z
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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 Fink more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Radicalism 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 steps they have taken to ensure the balance of enabling free speech in universities whilst mitigating the potential risk caused by extremist speakers. more like this
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Lord Murphy of Torfaen more like this
star this property uin HL4673 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Universities are legally required to take reasonable steps to ensure freedom of speech for staff, students and visiting speakers. This includes publishing a code of conduct setting out how they do this. They must balance this duty alongside their other legal responsibilities including the statutory Prevent duty which requires them to have due regard to avoid the potential risk of people being drawn into terrorism.</p><p>The Prevent guidance for Higher Education sets out that universities should have policies in place for the management of external speakers and events. This includes guidance on how universities balance their duty to promote free speech whilst mitigating the potential risk to safety or welfare that may be posed by extremist speakers.</p><p>The Department for Education’s regional Prevent coordinator network provides additional support to universities to enable them to assess the potential risks from certain speakers and how to take mitigating action to ensure that ideas and opinions can be heard, challenged and debated.</p><p>The statutory Prevent duty is monitored by the Higher Education Funding Council for England who report to us that institutions are properly balancing the need to protect their students, whilst ensuring that freedom of speech on campus is not undermined.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-01-25T14:04:38.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-25T14:04:38.557Z
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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 Murphy of Torfaen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: 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 the Office for Students has the power to compel or direct universities to increase contributions to employee pension schemes to reduce funding deficits. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL5884 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous institutions and are responsible for their own pension provision. The Office for Students does not have the power to direct universities regarding contributions to their pension schemes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T11:56:02.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T11:56:02.077Z
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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 Myners more like this
849931
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: 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 action, if any, they propose to take to improve the funding of the Universities Staff Superannuation Fund; and whether they intend to consider taking steps to allow universities to increase income, including through commercial activities, to increase employer contributions to pension schemes. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL5885 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous institutions and they are responsible for making appropriate pension provision for their staff. The government believes that it is for universities to resolve the current dispute regarding reforms to the Universities Superannuation Scheme through dialogue between Universities UK and the University and College Union.</p><p> </p><p>As autonomous providers, universities are already able to undertake commercial activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T11:58:40.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T11:58:40.897Z
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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 Myners more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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: Pay 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 assessment they have made of increases in Vice-Chancellors’ salaries since the announcement by the Minister of State for Universities and Science on 7 September that they would “unveil a series of new measures designed to curb spiralling vice-chancellors’ pay”. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL3417 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has been clear that he wants to see an end to the upwards trend in senior staff pay. Since his announcement on 7 September, the government has published details of its proposed measures.</p><p>We are currently consulting on behalf of the new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), on its new Regulatory Framework, due to come into force for the academic year 2019/20. Under those proposals, the OfS will be responsible for ensuring providers’ governing arrangements are appropriate, which includes requirements for providers to publish the number of staff paid more than £100,000 per annum, which for staff paid more than £150,000, should include a justification for these salaries.</p><p>We also called on the sector to work through the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) to develop and introduce its own fair remuneration code, and are pleased that the CUC is taking forward the development of this code.</p><p>These measures, once implemented, will deliver greater transparency and accountability, as well as improved value for money for taxpayers and for students.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:22:27.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:22:27.977Z
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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 Adonis more like this