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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of university accommodation for students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 271368 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from the government; the government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>This government increased living costs support by 10.3% for eligible students on the lowest incomes in 2016/17. Further inflationary increases in living costs support have been made in each academic year since. We have announced a further 2.8% increase in loans for living costs for the 2019/20 academic year – to a record amount. Students from the lowest-income households starting their courses in the academic year 2018/19 had access to the largest ever amounts of cash-in-hand support for their living costs.</p><p> </p><p>The independent panel supporting the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding published their report on 30 May where they recommended the Office for Students examines the costs of student accommodation and works with students and providers to improve the quality and consistency of data about costs, rents, profits and quality. The government has not yet taken decisions on these recommendations but will consider the panel’s proposals and conclude the review at the Spending Review.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T12:02:33.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T12:02:33.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130981
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
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 Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it mandatory for universities to provide 365-day access to accommodation for estranged students with independent status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 262432 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Everyone with the talent and potential to succeed in higher education (HE) should be able to access it, regardless of their background. The government is absolutely committed to widening access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We recognise that the barriers to access and success can be particularly high for some groups including students estranged from their families.</p><p> </p><p>However, government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation, nor does it specifically fund universities to provide such accommodation. As such, it is for HE providers to consider how they can best support all their students with their accommodation needs, including estranged students.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS), the regulator for HE in England, encourages HE providers to sign the ‘Stand Alone Pledge’ and to consider a range of options around accommodation, including offering 365 day options to estranged students, or developing a summer accommodation bursary to act as a buffer for estranged students during the summer months. The government supports the OfS on this approach.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:00:48.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:00:48.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1105466
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 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is his Department taking to increase student accommodation on campus for universities located in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 237658 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government; government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation. Each institution will be best placed to identify the needs of their particular student body.</p><p>The Unistats website provides information about all university courses and includes links to individual websites with details of the student accommodation available at a higher education provider.</p><p>I recently called on rogue private landlords to stop exploiting students and face justice when they are failing tenants – especially when they leave students living in squalid conditions. New milestone regulations came into force on 20 March, which give students and renters across the country greater protections and rights if there are serious defects in accommodation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:44:09.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:44:09.923Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1019850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of first-year undergraduates who do not live in accommodation sponsored by their university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 198866 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data about higher education (HE) in the UK.</p><p>Information on the term-time accommodation arrangements of entrants to full-time undergraduate study at UK HE institutions in the academic year 2016/17 has been provided in the table, and shows that 60% of entrants lived in accommodation other than provider-maintained properties. Provider-maintained property refers to residences owned by the institution returning data.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Full-time undergraduate entrants by term-time accommodation type</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>UK HE Institutions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Academic Year 2016/17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Term-time accommodation type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of entrants</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Share of entrants (%)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Provider maintained property</p></td><td><p>213,535</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parental/guardian home</p></td><td><p>110,645</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Own residence</p></td><td><p>75,080</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private-sector halls</p></td><td><p>59,895</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other rented accommodation</p></td><td><p>50,225</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>12,600</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not known</p></td><td><p>12,645</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not in attendance at the provider</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Missing</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>535,185</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>100% </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Department for Education analysis of the HESA Student Record</p><p>Notes</p><p>1. Percentages are rounded to nearest whole number.</p><p>2. All figures are rounded to the nearest multiple of five.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T17:49:20.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:49:20.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1020103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on affordable student accommodation of the 3 December 2018 Huffington Post article entitled Exclusive: Cost Of Accommodation At Top Universities Soars By Up To 77% During The Past Decade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 198938 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Government does not control rents for student accommodation as higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government.</p><p>The student funding system makes loans for living costs available as a contribution towards a student’s living costs while attending university. Living costs support increased by 2.8% for 2017/18 and 3.2% for the current, 2018/19, academic year. We have announced a further 2.8% increase for loans for living costs for the 2019/20 academic year – to a record amount.</p><p>All universities who wish to charge fees above the basic level are required to have an access and participation plan approved by the Office for Students. Through these plans, universities can fund bursaries for disadvantaged students, such as care leavers.</p><p>​The Unistats website provides information about all university courses and includes links to individual websites with details of the costs for student accommodation at a higher education provider.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T15:41:28.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T15:41:28.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1019549
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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 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Office for Students on the cost of student accommodation at Higher Education Institutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 198274 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The department has regular discussions with the Office for Students (OfS) on a very wide range of issues of importance to students, including matters relating to accommodation.</p><p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government; government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation and does not issue rent charging guidance to universities.</p><p>Loans for living costs are a contribution towards a student’s living costs while attending university. The student funding system targets the most support at those from the lowest-income families, who need it most.</p><p>Living costs support increased by 10.3% for eligible students on the lowest incomes in 2016/17 compared to the previous system with further increases of 2.8% for 2017/18 and 3.2% for the current, 2018/19, academic year. We have announced a further 2.8% increase for loans for living costs for the 2019/20 academic year – to a record amount.</p><p>All universities who wish to charge fees above the basic level are required to have an access and participation plan approved by the OfS. Through these plans, universities can fund bursaries for disadvantaged students, such as care leavers.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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198275 more like this
198276 more like this
198277 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T15:55:23.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:55:23.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1019553
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 remove filter
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what monitoring of student higher education accommodation costs is undertaken by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 198276 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The department has regular discussions with the Office for Students (OfS) on a very wide range of issues of importance to students, including matters relating to accommodation.</p><p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government; government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation and does not issue rent charging guidance to universities.</p><p>Loans for living costs are a contribution towards a student’s living costs while attending university. The student funding system targets the most support at those from the lowest-income families, who need it most.</p><p>Living costs support increased by 10.3% for eligible students on the lowest incomes in 2016/17 compared to the previous system with further increases of 2.8% for 2017/18 and 3.2% for the current, 2018/19, academic year. We have announced a further 2.8% increase for loans for living costs for the 2019/20 academic year – to a record amount.</p><p>All universities who wish to charge fees above the basic level are required to have an access and participation plan approved by the OfS. Through these plans, universities can fund bursaries for disadvantaged students, such as care leavers.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198274 more like this
198275 more like this
198277 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T15:55:24.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:55:24.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1019554
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 remove filter
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) criteria and (b) guidance his Department has issued to universities on the charging policies and procedures for student accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 198277 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The department has regular discussions with the Office for Students (OfS) on a very wide range of issues of importance to students, including matters relating to accommodation.</p><p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government; government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation and does not issue rent charging guidance to universities.</p><p>Loans for living costs are a contribution towards a student’s living costs while attending university. The student funding system targets the most support at those from the lowest-income families, who need it most.</p><p>Living costs support increased by 10.3% for eligible students on the lowest incomes in 2016/17 compared to the previous system with further increases of 2.8% for 2017/18 and 3.2% for the current, 2018/19, academic year. We have announced a further 2.8% increase for loans for living costs for the 2019/20 academic year – to a record amount.</p><p>All universities who wish to charge fees above the basic level are required to have an access and participation plan approved by the OfS. Through these plans, universities can fund bursaries for disadvantaged students, such as care leavers.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198274 more like this
198275 more like this
198276 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T15:55:24.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:55:24.163Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
947508
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 remove filter
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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 Education, how many student residential buildings have been identified as having aluminium composite material cladding; and what steps he is taking to ensure that such buildings are safe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 168015 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Higher Education Institutions and Further Education Colleges are autonomous institutions with responsibility for managing their estates and I can confirm that they are taking this issue very seriously. They are working to ensure their buildings are safe and the department is monitoring their progress.</p><p>Last year, all Higher Education Institutions, then funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and all designated Alternative Providers of Higher Education, provided us with information on fire safety arrangements and any student accommodation buildings requiring further investigation. Accommodation owned by all of these providers has been inspected and, where necessary, tested. Eight buildings owned by five universities were found to have aluminum composite material cladding. We have received assurances that all eight buildings have passed inspection by local Fire and Rescue Services and are safe for students.</p><p>A similar exercise also took place with all government-funded further education providers, including 280 Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges and around 1,700 independent training providers. This has resulted in one Further Education College being identified as having residential accommodation in a high-rise building with aluminum composite cladding. We have received assurances that this building has passed inspection by the local Fire and Rescue Service and is safe for students. The college has, however, received specialist advice which includes removal and replacement of the cladding. Work to remove the cladding is expected to start later this year and we are monitoring progress. An application for funding support to facilitate this is also expected within the next few weeks.</p><p>Alongside the rest of government, the department will take forward findings from the independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, and from the Public Inquiry into the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T14:38:25.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T14:38:25.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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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 remove filter
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department provides guidance to further education institutions on the sale of land for student accommodation to private developers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 149629 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Further Education Colleges were incorporated as independent institutions in 1993, taking ownership of their land, buildings and reserves from local authorities. As independent institutions, they are responsible for managing their own estates in accordance with the Further Education Colleges Financial Memorandum. The Education and Skills Funding Agency does not have any role in decisions made to sell assets other than managing previous capital grant investment, where applicable.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-06-12T15:54:03.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-12T15:54:03.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this