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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Solicitors: Training more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of Professional and Career Development Loans on those from low-income households seeking to qualify as solicitors through the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, which is scheduled to be introduced in 2021. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL566 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) closed to new applicants in January 2019. The department identified the majority of prospective applicants had access to statutory loans, such as Advanced Learner Loans and postgraduate master’s loans, for the courses they intended to study. Demand for PCDLs had fallen significantly as a result.</p><p> </p><p>It was not possible to assess the impact of this decision on an examination that did not exist at the time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:30:20.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:30:20.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1167562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Finance 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK Universities about concerns over the future finances of universities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL570 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for assessing and monitoring the financial sustainability of registered higher education (HE) providers in England. The English HE sector overall remains in reasonable financial health, according to the OfS, in its report published on 4 April 2019. The OfS has currently registered 388 HE providers. This means that it has assessed that each of those providers has met a registration condition of being financially sustainable looking out for a period of five years. The OfS will continually monitor providers’ compliance with this registration condition, as with all registration conditions, in a way that is appropriate to the circumstances of individual providers.</p><p>Ministers and officials in the Department for Education regularly discuss a wide range of issues relating to HE with the OfS. Similarly, Ministers and officials frequently meet representatives of individual HE providers and sector representative bodies.</p><p>Education is a devolved matter. The Department for Education is responsible for HE in England only. The OfS is the regulator for HE in England only.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:40:22.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:40:22.623Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1167218
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision universities are required to make for students who need to repeat a year or pause their studies due to (1) ill health, (2) having caring responsibilities, and (3) a pregnancy; and to what extent the Department for Education expects universities to make equal provision for such students in cases where the university concerned decided to close down a department part of the way through the degree course for any student concerned. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL486 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for safeguarding standards within the sector. It ensures that the Department for Education works collaboratively with the sector to make sure that it acts in the best interests of students. The regulatory framework is designed to ensure that higher education providers are: providing value for money for students; are taking action to improve access and participation; and they have student protection plans in place in case of any market failure.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s guidance to the OfS sets out that student interests should be central to the mission of the OfS and that the OfS should promote a positive higher education experience.</p><p>In relation to the student experience, the government has asked the OfS to promote providers’ active engagement with the welfare and wellbeing of students and in particular encourages measures to support student mental health.</p><p>Undergraduate students who are required to repeat a year of study on their course due to compelling personal reasons (e.g. illness, ill health or pregnancy) can apply for an additional year of tuition fee loan and living costs support from Student Finance England for their repeat year of study.</p><p>Undergraduate students who suspend their studies due to illness, caring responsibilities or pregnancy can apply to Student Finance England to continue paying their living costs support during their period of absence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:42:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:42:41.587Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1156602
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Intellectual Property 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is given to UK universities about the risk of (1) hostile state actors, and (2) a reliance on funding from Chinese students and the theft of research and intellectual property from campuses. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL482 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The government has developed bespoke advice, as part of the Trusted Research campaign, which will help UK universities and research institutions make informed decisions about international collaboration and, in doing so, protect their intellectual property, sensitive research and personal information. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) continue to work closely with the academic sector to improve their security practices and help protect academic establishments from threats.</p><p> </p><p>The government welcomes international students to study in the UK. We recognise that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally. They enrich the experience of domestic students and they become important ambassadors for the UK in later life. In the recently published ‘International Education Strategy’, the government set out its ambition to increase the number of international students in the UK to 600,000. This is underpinned by measures to support the sector to attract students from all over the globe, including the recently announced Graduate Route, which will enable institutions to recruit on a sustainable basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:49:26.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:49:26.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1152003
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Harassment more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they will make in response to the report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged, published on 23 October. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL347 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Racial harassment is unacceptable and we cannot tolerate staff and students being victims of it at our world-leading universities.</p><p> </p><p>Higher education providers have clear responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and should discharge their responsibilities fully and have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law, to investigate and swiftly address incidents reported to them.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) inquiry has made an important contribution to our knowledge of the extent of racism in higher education. The government will look closely at EHRC’s recommendations. Although some progress has been made, it is clear there is still more to do. Universities have clear responsibilities in this regard and I expect them to take these seriously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T13:45:16.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:45:16.55Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
1152026
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Harassment 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Universities UK about the steps it is taking to reduce racial abuse on campuses. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL370 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Racial harassment is unacceptable and we cannot tolerate staff and students being victims of it at our world-leading universities.</p><p> </p><p>Higher education providers have clear responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and should discharge their responsibilities fully and have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law, to investigate and swiftly address incidents reported to them.</p><p> </p><p>The government will continue to work closely with partners, including Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS), to drive progress on matters of racial harassment and hatred in higher education. Department for Education officials meet with UUK and OfS at least quarterly to discuss progress on this area, drive momentum and communicate the government’s priorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T13:44:37.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:44:37.697Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1151161
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to funding (1) the Erasmus+, and (2) the Horizon research, programme beyond 2020. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL238 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The government places great value upon international exchange and collaboration in education and training. It is also committed to continuing to back UK researchers and innovators by supporting measures to enable world-class collaborative research and innovation. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU and establish new relationships with institutions across Europe and the rest of the world.</p><p>If it is in the UK’s interests, we will seek to participate in some specific EU programmes as a third country. While the regulations for future EU programmes are still in the process of being developed, the draft Political Declaration envisages the possibility of UK participation in EU programmes like Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe post-2020. Officials are preparing for all eventualities and are considering a wide range of options with regard to the future of international exchange and cooperation in education and research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-30T17:58:38.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:58:38.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1151166
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Engineering: Graduates more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of undergraduates who studied engineering at university who now work in the engineering industry post-graduation. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL243 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Information on the destinations of students 6 months after leaving UK higher education is collected and published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as part of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.</p><p>Latest statistics were published in June 2018 for students leaving their courses in the 2016/17 academic year, and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/28-06-2018/sfr250-higher-education-leaver-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/28-06-2018/sfr250-higher-education-leaver-statistics</a>.</p><p>As part of the DLHE survey, HESA records the Standard Occupation Classification category of those respondents who were in employment. Of the UK and EU-domiciled leavers from undergraduate courses in engineering who responded to the survey, and were in employment 6 months after graduating, 49.8% were estimated to be employed in roles categorised as ‘engineering professionals’.</p><p>The share of engineering leavers employed as ‘engineering professionals’ varies across engineering subjects. For that reason, a more detailed subject breakdown has been provided in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Share of engineering leavers<sup>1</sup> in engineering occupations<sup>2</sup> six months after graduation</strong></p><p><strong>UK higher education institutions</strong></p><p><strong>2016/17 leavers </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Engineering subject </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Count<sup>3</sup> of survey respondents in employment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Share of survey respondents employed as ‘engineering professionals’</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>General engineering</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>45.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Civil engineering</p></td><td><p>1,860</p></td><td><p>68.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mechanical engineering</p></td><td><p>3,520</p></td><td><p>57.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aerospace engineering</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>34.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Naval architecture</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>58.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electronic &amp; electrical engineering</p></td><td><p>2,475</p></td><td><p>39.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Production &amp; manufacturing engineering</p></td><td><p>445</p></td><td><p>39.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemical, process &amp; energy engineering</p></td><td><p>885</p></td><td><p>38.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others in engineering</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>37.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Engineering</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,450</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49.8%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DfE Analysis of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey</p><p>1. Graduates in engineering-based subjects have been defined using the principal categories H1 to H9 of the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS). More information on JACS codes can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs</a>.</p><p>2. Graduates categorised as being in Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) group 212 are considered to be in the ‘Engineering Professionals’ category. More information on SOC DLHE codes can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/occupational/soc2010" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/occupational/soc2010</a>.</p><p>3. Counts are on the basis of full-person-equivalents. Where a student is studying more than one subject, they are apportioned between the subjects that make up their course.</p><p>4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5<em>. </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Statistics about students leaving courses in the 2017/18 academic year will be published from HESA’s new Graduate Outcomes survey in April 2020. A key difference with this new survey is that employment activities will be measured 15 months after graduation, rather than after 6 months.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T17:40:32.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:40:32.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1149786
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Erasmus+ Programme 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund a UK-wide replacement for the Erasmus+ scheme if the UK cannot associate with the next programme in 2021–27. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL78 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 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The government places great value upon international exchange and collaboration in education and training. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU and establish new relationships with academic institutions across Europe and the rest of the world.</p><p>If it is in the UK’s interests, we will seek to participate in specific EU programmes as a third country. While the regulations for future EU programmes are still in the process of being developed, the draft Political Declaration envisages the possibility of UK participation in EU programmes like Erasmus+ and the negotiation of general terms of participation. Officials are preparing for all eventualities and are considering a wide range of options with regard to the future of international exchange. These include potential domestic alternatives to the Erasmus+ programme for the 2020/21 academic year and beyond, should we need them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL79 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T15:19:12.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T15:19:12.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1149787
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Erasmus+ Programme 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to guarantee funding for student exchanges for the 2020/21 academic year to bring it in line with the funding that would have been provided by the Erasmus+ scheme. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL79 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 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The government places great value upon international exchange and collaboration in education and training. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU and establish new relationships with academic institutions across Europe and the rest of the world.</p><p>If it is in the UK’s interests, we will seek to participate in specific EU programmes as a third country. While the regulations for future EU programmes are still in the process of being developed, the draft Political Declaration envisages the possibility of UK participation in EU programmes like Erasmus+ and the negotiation of general terms of participation. Officials are preparing for all eventualities and are considering a wide range of options with regard to the future of international exchange. These include potential domestic alternatives to the Erasmus+ programme for the 2020/21 academic year and beyond, should we need them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL78 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T15:19:12.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T15:19:12.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this