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1143708
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Life Sciences: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of stricter border checks for people from EU Member States after the UK leaves the EU on the life sciences industry in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 285292 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>Science, research and innovation are vital to our country’s prosperity, health and wellbeing. The Government remains committed to ensuring world leading life sciences talent is retained and attracted to the UK. We are working to ensure that our visa arrangements are closely aligned to the sector’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recently announced that we would remove the numbers cap under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, which exists to attract leading scientists and researchers to the United Kingdom. We also intend to expand the range of bodies able to endorse applicants under this route, and my Department is currently working with the Home Office on how best to achieve this. My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister has also made clear our longer-term commitment to introducing an Australian-style points-based system, which will seek to attract talented individuals from across the globe to work, live in and contribute to the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T14:00:55.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:00:55.8Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1143709
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Life Sciences: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with their counterparts at the Home Department on the effect of border checks for people from EU Member States on the life sciences industry in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 285293 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>Science, research and innovation are vital to our country’s prosperity, health and wellbeing. The Government remains committed to ensuring world leading life sciences talent is retained and attracted to the UK. We are working to ensure that our visa arrangements are closely aligned to the sector’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recently announced that we would remove the numbers cap under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, which exists to attract leading scientists and researchers to the United Kingdom. We also intend to expand the range of bodies able to endorse applicants under this route, and my Department is currently working with the Home Office on how best to achieve this. My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister has also made clear our longer-term commitment to introducing an Australian-style points-based system, which will seek to attract talented individuals from across the globe to work, live in and contribute to the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T13:57:12.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:57:12.663Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1142070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Engineering: Vocational Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the performance of the Year of Engineering 2018 campaign. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 282285 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answer text <p>The Year of Engineering 2018 campaign was a success thanks to the support and enthusiasm of more than 1500 partners right across the sector.</p><p> </p><p>The efforts of our partners – scores of passionate individuals from businesses, professional institutions, charities, schools and colleges - helped the campaign deliver more than five million direct experiences of engineering to 7-16 year olds across the UK, well exceeding our set one million target.</p><p> </p><p>We have seen first-hand that when young people get the chance to enjoy problem-solving activities or meet an engineer face-to-face, they are more likely to consider it as a job. It was fantastic to see that for those young people aware of the campaign, desirability of engineering careers increased substantially – by 35 percentage points for 7-11s and 14 percentage points for 11-16s</p><p> </p><p>We aim to create a lasting and meaningful legacy for the Year of Engineering by continuing to show young people from different backgrounds what they can achieve in engineering. We will work together across the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Education and the Department for Transport and other departments to build on the success of the campaign through a long-term engineering legacy campaign and through continued collaboration across industry.</p><p> </p><p>We need more engineers to help us meet our Grand Challenges to ensure the UK leads the way on the AI and data revolution and the global shift to clean growth, harness the power of innovation to meet the needs of an ageing society and become a world leader in the future of mobility - the way people, goods and services move.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-04T08:08:15.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:08:15.333Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1142275
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Ascension Island more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to ensure that the British air sampling station on Ascension Island remains operational. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 282541 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answer text <p>Met Office staff collect samples of the air on Ascension Island as part of the Global Atmosphere Watch which helps scientists measure, track and understand the rise in CO<sub>2</sub> and methane around the planet. This is done on behalf of Royal Holloway, University of London and the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who fund the equipment.</p><p> </p><p>Ascension Island is a remote location which relies on limited air freight services to provide resupply of equipment. On occasion, equipment deliveries can be disrupted due to the essential prioritisation of other cargo, such as food, resulting in delays to the sampling schedule.</p><p> </p><p>The Met Office is working with the programme’s owners to investigate contingency measures to minimise disruption if supplies to the island are delayed again in the future.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-04T08:07:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:07:39.43Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1142222
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Post-18 Education and Funding Review more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to implement the recommendations of the Augar Review, and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 282368 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>As part of our ongoing review of Post-18 Education and Funding, the government will be considering Philip Augar’s recommendations carefully. The government has not yet taken decisions with regards to the recommendations put forward.</p><p>Students from the lowest-income families have access to the largest ever amounts of cash-in-hand support for their living costs. The government has announced a further 2.9% increase to maximum grants and loans for the 2020/21 academic year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
grouped question UIN 282371 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T07:15:54.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:15:54.36Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1142294
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Students: Grants more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to reintroduce maintenance grants for students from low and middle income backgrounds in higher education. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 282371 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>As part of our ongoing review of Post-18 Education and Funding, the government will be considering Philip Augar’s recommendations carefully. The government has not yet taken decisions with regards to the recommendations put forward.</p><p>Students from the lowest-income families have access to the largest ever amounts of cash-in-hand support for their living costs. The government has announced a further 2.9% increase to maximum grants and loans for the 2020/21 academic year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
grouped question UIN 282368 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T07:15:54.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:15:54.313Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1142190
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to monitor Qatar's role in the funding of university programmes in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 282243 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>The Office for Students, as the regulator for higher education (HE) in England, is responsible for assessing and monitoring the financial sustainability of registered HE providers. UK universities are autonomous institutions and are therefore responsible for making business planning decisions and ensuring their institutions’ financial sustainability.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T07:12:21.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:12:21.91Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1142071
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Higher Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more working class young people to take up STEM subjects at university. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 282286 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>To maintain a dynamic and growing economy, the government is committed to tackling science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills shortages. The department is encouraging more students into STEM education and training, at all stages, from primary school to higher education (HE).</p><p>To support more students to take STEM subjects at university, the government has increased investment in maths and digital subjects within schools, including a new post-16 maths premium and a new £84 million programme to improve the teaching of computing. Both of these initiatives aim to increase the number of young people taking these subjects, from all backgrounds.</p><p>This school-level investment programme is complemented by increasing efforts from the university sector to encourage more disadvantaged students to enter HE. The Office for Students (as the regulator for HE in England) has a duty to promote equality of opportunity in relation to access and participation in HE. In 2018, 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds were proportionally 52% more likely to enter full-time HE than in 2009.</p>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T07:09:24.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:09:24.907Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1142072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many women have started courses in STEM subjects at university in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 282287 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students enrolled in higher education in the UK. Statistics broken down by subject area and sex are available in Figure 14 of the Statistical Bulletin published in January 2019, which can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/17-01-2019/sb252-higher-education-student-statistics/subjects" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/17-01-2019/sb252-higher-education-student-statistics/subjects</a>.</p><p>Over the academic years 2013-14 to 2017-18, the number of female entrants to science subjects in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) has increased by 10% from 218,375 to 240,285. The number of male entrants to science subjects in UK HEIs has increased by 4% from 196,960 to 204,065.</p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><ul><li>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.</li><li>Science subjects are defined by HESA as subject groups A to K under the JACS3 classification: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs/jacs3-detailed" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs/jacs3-detailed</a>.</li><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T07:05:36.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:05:36.393Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1141994
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Play Therapy: Postgraduate Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the availability of postgraduate training in practice-based play therapy in each region of England. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 282404 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>Universities are autonomous institutions and responsible for the content of their courses, including quality and standards. The Department for Education does not assess individual courses or make judgements about the content of courses.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for protecting the interests of all students and the quality of all regulated provision, working with the designated quality body, the Quality Assurance Agency. The OfS expects higher education providers to ensure they enable students to progress to employment, including by working with employers on the content of courses. This is particularly relevant where there are professional bodies with an interest in the abilities and standard of graduates and post-graduates. The OfS also manages the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.</p><p> </p><p>The government has a role in ensuring a framework exists to understand and provide for skills needs at a national and local level.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
grouped question UIN 282403 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T06:57:56.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T06:57:56.183Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this