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1129490
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Free School Meals 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 students receiving free school meals (1) are children of working parents, and (2) have also received food parcels from a food bank in the previous 12 months. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15975 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>To be eligible to receive free school meals (FSM), a pupil or their parent must be in receipt of any one of the following listed benefits and must make a claim to the school for FSM:</p><blockquote><p>Income Support</p><p>Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance</p><p>Income-related Employment and Support Allowance</p><p>Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999)</p><p>The guaranteed element of Pension Credit</p><p>Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)</p><p>Working Tax Credit run-on: paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit</p><p>Universal Credit: if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).</p></blockquote><p> </p><p>We do not collect or hold data on the benefit which has qualified a pupil for FSM, therefore we are unable to identify those in receipt that may be in working households. We also do not collect any data on the number of pupils who may have received a food parcel from a food bank.</p><p> </p><p>The government believes there is a need for more robust statistics in order to better understand the trend in food insecurity. Building a better understanding of household food needs will help ensure we’re targeting support to those who need it most. This is why we have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics, and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey from April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>This means that from spring 2021, we will be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity at a national level, and for specific groups to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:28:42.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:28:42.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1129492
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Adult 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that community adult learning providers are included alongside further education colleges in any future national adult education network, following the recommendation in the independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15977 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL15978 more like this
HL15979 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.793Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1129493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Adult 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will support adult learning at entry level and pre-qualification level to help those who want to develop the skills and confidence to progress to higher level qualifications, as recommended in the independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15978 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15977 more like this
HL15979 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.823Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1129494
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Adult 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they (1) make, and (2) plan to make, available to adult learners who wish to study without the intention of obtaining a qualification. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15979 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15977 more like this
HL15978 more like this
HL15980 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.853Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1129495
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Education: Disadvantaged 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy to reduce inequality in education; and how any strategy will include adult community learning providers who already provide support to disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL15980 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report forms an important step in the government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and engage with stakeholders before concluding the review at the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Adult Education Budget aims to provide adults with the skills and learning that they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. It enables flexible tailored programmes, which may or may not require a qualification, to be made available to help eligible adults to undertake in learning programmes, build their confidence and enhance their wellbeing. This includes community learning and funding to help learners overcome barriers to learning, such as financial hardship or learning difficulties or disabilities. The department is considering adult skills more widely in preparation for the upcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15977 more like this
HL15978 more like this
HL15979 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:16:01.9Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1129500
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Design: Education more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of students taking subjects linked to design at (1) primary, (2) secondary, and (3) tertiary level, in each year since 2009; and what steps they are taking to increase the uptake of those subjects. more like this
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Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury more like this
star this property uin HL15985 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The number and percentage of students taking design and technology (D&amp;T) and art and design qualifications is set out in the attached tables.</p><p>The government believes that both art and design and D&amp;T are important subjects. All state maintained secondary schools must teach art and design and D&amp;T to pupils aged 5-14. There is also a statutory entitlement for every pupil aged 14-16 to take D&amp;T and an arts subject, if they wish to do so.</p><p>Like maintained schools, academies must provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Ofsted’s new inspection arrangements, which will be introduced in September, place a renewed focus on schools ensuring all pupils receive a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum.</p><p>The arts are an essential part of a broad and balanced education and high-quality arts education should not be the preserve of the elite, but the entitlement of every single child. Between 2016-20, we are spending almost £500 million on a range of arts and cultural education programmes.</p><p>At primary school, data from the Teacher Voice Omnibus 2016 survey revealed that the average amount of time spent teaching art and design and D&amp;T was broadly similar to the amount of time spent teaching history and geography. GCSE art and design remains a popular choice and 2019 Ofqual provisional GCSE data shows the proportion of pupils taking this subject has increased since 2018.</p><p>The department has worked closely with organisations such as the James Dyson Foundation and Royal Academy of Engineering to strengthen the new D&amp;T curriculum and GCSE. The new GCSE will be taken for the first time in summer 2019. To improve the quality of teaching D&amp;T in schools, the department offers D&amp;T graduates bursaries of up to £12,000 to enter the profession.</p><p>Both art and design and D&amp;T GCSEs count towards the progress and attainment 8 secondary accountability measures, which is the headline measure of secondary school performance.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:36:04.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:36:04.51Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15985_Qualifications.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15985_table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury more like this
1129505
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCSE more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the reduction in the number of pupils taking a modern language GCSE as a result of their school compressing Key Stage 3 into two years and making languages optional after the age of 13. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15990 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Languages are now compulsory at key stage 2, and since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate in 2010, language take-up at GCSE has increased from 40% to 46% last year. Ofqual’s recent provisional data for the summer 2019 exam series showed that overall entries to modern foreign languages (MFL) summer GCSE exams increased by 4% compared to last year.</p><p>Under Ofsted’s new framework, which will be introduced in September, inspectors will be alert to signs of curriculum narrowing at key stage 3. If a school has a shortened key stage 3, inspectors will look to see that the school has made provisions to ensure that pupils still have the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, commensurate with the national curriculum, in years 7-9.</p><p>The department is supporting schools to increase the number of pupils taking GCSEs in languages through several programmes. These include the £4.8 million MFL pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, and targeted communications activity at key points in the school year to encourage pupils to study languages.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129509
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign Students: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund undergraduates taking a third year abroad, currently funded under the Erasmus Plus programme, after 2020. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15994 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The government values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain. Irrespective of the outcome of Article 50 negotiations with the European Union, the government wants UK and European countries to continue to give young people and students the chance to benefit from each other’s world-leading universities post-exit.</p><p>We are open to exploring participation in the Erasmus+ successor scheme (2021-27) though this will ultimately be subject to wider UK-EU negotiations on the future partnership. This is part of considering a wide range of options with regards to the future of international exchange and collaboration in education and training, including potential domestic alternatives.</p><p>While Erasmus+ is the largest mobility programme in which the UK participates, evidence suggests that around half of UK higher education outward mobilities take place outside of the Erasmus+ programme. It is clear other EU countries strongly value and benefit from the UK participating in Erasmus+, and we can expect our world-leading higher education providers to continue their strong track record of partnering with overseas institutions in all eventualities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:01:45.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129510
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Languages: Qualifications 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the level of difficulty in examinations and severe grading on the take-up of modern languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15995 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is conducting a comprehensive review of grading standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish to see if there is a compelling case for an adjustment to grading standards in these subjects. Ofqual’s review will consider statistical evidence, contextual data including trends in the numbers taking these subjects, and the quality of students’ work through looking at how GCSE grades relate to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Ofqual is also gathering the views of subject experts and other stakeholders. Ofqual is due to report on this work in the autumn.</p><p>Ofqual has examined this issue in relation to grading standards in A level French, German and Spanish (and A level biology, chemistry and physics). Ofqual considered a significant body of evidence – published in 2018 in the form of 2 technical reports – and determined that there was not a compelling case to adjust grading standards in these qualifications. This can be found here and as attached:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15995_Inter-subject_comparability_technical_report_science.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15995_report more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the British Council The Shape of Global Higher Education, published on 1 May, what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK retains its pre-eminence in global higher education, particularly in the light of the increasing access to education systems in other countries for overseas students. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL16026 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019, the Department for Education and the Department for International Trade published the International Education Strategy, which can be found here and is also attached: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Developed in co-operation with providers across the education sector, this strategy sets out an ambition to increase the value of our education exports to £35 billion per year, and to increase the number of international higher education students in the UK to 600,000 per year, both by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>The strategy also sets out actions to support the higher education sector to deliver on this ambition. These include the appointment of an international education champion to help build links with priority countries and unlock barriers to international exchange and partnership. In addition, the strategy sets out actions to ensure that international students have the best possible experience studying in the UK, and that doing this maximises their employment opportunities.</p><p>The government will be working closely with institutions, Universities UK International and the British Council to develop partnerships, deliver trade missions, to provide forums to develop sustainable mutually beneficial transnational education programmes and to develop annual updates to the strategy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:50:08.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:50:08.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL16026_International Education Strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16026_pdf more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this