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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property house id 1 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
747324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what advice they, or their agencies, give to universities on the appropriate fee level to set in respect of undergraduate courses. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL310 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Fees for English domiciled undergraduate students studying at Higher Education Institutions that are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) are subject to maximum fees, which are set in legislation. HEFCE funded institutions that have an access agreement in place for widening participation with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) can charge a higher fee than those that do not. In addition, HEFCE funded institutions that have demonstrated high quality teaching by achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating can charge up to a higher fee than those that do not.</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 2017-07-18T11:49:07.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:49:07.27Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3743
star this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
747322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what advice they, or their agencies, give to universities on the appropriate remuneration of vice-chancellors. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL309 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is for them to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, the Government, in the 2017/18 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) grant letter stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, has continued to call on the sector to show restraint in Vice Chancellors' pay and for the sector to demonstrate more leadership especially at a time when students are concerned about value for money.</p><p> </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 2017-07-14T10:38:01.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T10:38:01.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3743
star this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
749228
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the public cost of student loans. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL564 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has noted the recent report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.</p><p> </p><p>The student funding system is fair and sustainable. The cost of the system is not an unintended loss, nor a waste of public money. It is the policy subsidy required to make higher education widely available, achieving the Government’s objectives of increasing the skills in the economy and ensuring access to university for all with the potential to benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Andreas Schleicher of the OECD said in September 2016 that “the UK has been able to meet rising demand for tertiary education with more resources…by finding effective ways to share the costs and benefits”.</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 2017-07-20T14:39:04.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:39:04.383Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
749229
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the long-term cost of providing student loans. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL565 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s reforms to the undergraduate student finance system have ensured that it is financially sustainable for the taxpayer in the long-term, while enabling those with the talent to benefit from a higher education to be able to afford to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) charge estimates the value of loans that will not be repaid during their 30-year term, expressed as a percentage of the loan outlay made in the relevant year. For full time tuition fee and maintenance loans and part time fee loans issued in 2016/17, we estimate the RAB charge to be around 30%.</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 2017-07-20T14:39:36.72Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:39:36.72Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
733197
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the US in relation to its proposal to cut funding of the Fulbright Program by 47 per cent. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL190 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Fulbright programme provides important opportunities for education exchanges between the UK and the US. We have received no communication from the US government to inform us of any proposal to cut funding of the Fulbright Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:25:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:25:10.497Z
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4169
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
747415
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales 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 Her Majesty's Government when, and in what terms, they advised the Welsh Government about the public sector financial implications and accounting treatment of the Circuit of Wales project's proposed guarantee. more like this
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Lord Lansley more like this
star this property uin HL379 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 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>We discuss matters of economic and financial importance to Wales with the Welsh Government on a regular basis. However, we are clear that any support for this project is for the Welsh Government to determine.</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 2017-07-17T11:37:02.003Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:37:02.003Z
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4169
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 Lansley more like this
748881
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the rules relating to the lending and investment powers of the government of Wales; and whether HM Treasury intervened in relation to the Circuit of Wales Project at Ebbw Vale. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL544 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 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government agreed a new fiscal framework for the Welsh Government in December 2016 including increasing the Welsh Government’s overall capital borrowing limit to £1bn, which came into effect in March this year.</p><p> </p><p>We discuss matters of economic and financial importance to Wales with the Welsh Government on a regular basis. However, we are clear that any support for this project is for the Welsh Government to determine.</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 2017-07-17T11:38:01.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:38:01.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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547
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
747326
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government whether, in the past 12 months, they, or their agencies, have advised any university, or universities, that proposed fee levels were unacceptably high; and if so, what that advice was. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL311 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The government does not assess the fees of individual institutions. It sets maximum fees for eligible students in legislation. Only those institutions with an access agreement in place for widening participation with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) can charge fees up to a highest cap.</p><p> </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 2017-07-14T10:38:21.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T10:38:21.997Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3743
star this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
746622
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government which higher education providers failed to attain at least a Bronze award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL253 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>All higher education providers in the UK must meet rigorous national quality requirements for higher education. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) measures excellence in addition to these requirements and is voluntary; therefore all participating providers received at least a Bronze award.</p><p> </p><p>As TEF is voluntary, if a provider has no TEF award this does not necessarily signify a lack of quality, as it may have decided not to take part.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:56:28.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T12:56:28.38Z
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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 Jopling more like this