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1002179
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria: Turkey 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on reports of recent heavy weaponry attacks by that country on northern and eastern Syria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 188223 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​We have made clear our concern to Turkey regarding incidents of cross-border firing into areas of Syria under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces. We continue to engage closely with Turkey and other allies, including the US and EU partners, to achieve an outcome in northern Syria which respects Turkish security concerns while allowing for the successful completion of the counter-Daesh campaign.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T11:50:42.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:50:42.04Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1000230
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Myanmar authorities on the Rohingya crisis. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 187308 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary met with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 20 September in Burma and raised the importance of the safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees to Rakhine State, and ensuring those responsible for human rights violations are held to account. I spoke with the Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November to: stress the UK's serious concern at the 30 October announcement of the Governments of Burma and Bangladesh that refugee repatriation would commence in mid-November; and underline that the Commission of Inquiry needs to be independent and credible, draw on all available evidence and lead to a judicial process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:28:35.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:28:35.817Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1002134
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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: Admissions 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 he is taking to support the 17 universities with a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 188033 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​In the new higher education (HE) regulatory framework, the Office for Students (OfS) has responsibilities to monitor and assess the financial viability of registered providers. In this work, the OfS as regulator, rather than the department, takes into account the individual circumstances of each provider applying to be on the new register of publicly-funded providers. It will therefore have taken into account the financial viability and individual circumstances of the twelve English universities that have experienced a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We have also given the OfS powers to ensure that registered providers have plans in place to protect their students, via appropriately constructed student protection plans. Where the OfS identifies particular risks to a provider’s financial sustainability, the student protection plan may need to be strengthened in a tailored way before it can be agreed. The requirement by the OfS that all registered providers have a student protection plan means that for the first time in the higher education sector there will be a consistent sector-wide approach to student protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of Vice-Chancellors and HE provider leaders to ensure their institutions are financially viable. We will not prop up failing providers.</p><p> </p><p>​I meet regularly with the Chair and Chief Executive of the OfS to discuss the full range of issues relevant to the higher education sector. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State also has similar meetings.</p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
grouped question UIN
188035 more like this
188036 more like this
188037 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.1Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1002142
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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: Bankruptcy 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 he is taking to protect students at universities on the brink of bankruptcy. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 188035 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​In the new higher education (HE) regulatory framework, the Office for Students (OfS) has responsibilities to monitor and assess the financial viability of registered providers. In this work, the OfS as regulator, rather than the department, takes into account the individual circumstances of each provider applying to be on the new register of publicly-funded providers. It will therefore have taken into account the financial viability and individual circumstances of the twelve English universities that have experienced a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We have also given the OfS powers to ensure that registered providers have plans in place to protect their students, via appropriately constructed student protection plans. Where the OfS identifies particular risks to a provider’s financial sustainability, the student protection plan may need to be strengthened in a tailored way before it can be agreed. The requirement by the OfS that all registered providers have a student protection plan means that for the first time in the higher education sector there will be a consistent sector-wide approach to student protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of Vice-Chancellors and HE provider leaders to ensure their institutions are financially viable. We will not prop up failing providers.</p><p> </p><p>​I meet regularly with the Chair and Chief Executive of the OfS to discuss the full range of issues relevant to the higher education sector. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State also has similar meetings.</p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
grouped question UIN
188033 more like this
188036 more like this
188037 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.15Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1002162
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the financial sustainability of universities. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 188036 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​In the new higher education (HE) regulatory framework, the Office for Students (OfS) has responsibilities to monitor and assess the financial viability of registered providers. In this work, the OfS as regulator, rather than the department, takes into account the individual circumstances of each provider applying to be on the new register of publicly-funded providers. It will therefore have taken into account the financial viability and individual circumstances of the twelve English universities that have experienced a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We have also given the OfS powers to ensure that registered providers have plans in place to protect their students, via appropriately constructed student protection plans. Where the OfS identifies particular risks to a provider’s financial sustainability, the student protection plan may need to be strengthened in a tailored way before it can be agreed. The requirement by the OfS that all registered providers have a student protection plan means that for the first time in the higher education sector there will be a consistent sector-wide approach to student protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of Vice-Chancellors and HE provider leaders to ensure their institutions are financially viable. We will not prop up failing providers.</p><p> </p><p>​I meet regularly with the Chair and Chief Executive of the OfS to discuss the full range of issues relevant to the higher education sector. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State also has similar meetings.</p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
grouped question UIN
188033 more like this
188035 more like this
188037 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.197Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1002185
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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: Admissions 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 discussions (a) he and (b) the Minister responsible for higher education has had with the Office for Students on universities that have experienced a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 188037 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​In the new higher education (HE) regulatory framework, the Office for Students (OfS) has responsibilities to monitor and assess the financial viability of registered providers. In this work, the OfS as regulator, rather than the department, takes into account the individual circumstances of each provider applying to be on the new register of publicly-funded providers. It will therefore have taken into account the financial viability and individual circumstances of the twelve English universities that have experienced a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We have also given the OfS powers to ensure that registered providers have plans in place to protect their students, via appropriately constructed student protection plans. Where the OfS identifies particular risks to a provider’s financial sustainability, the student protection plan may need to be strengthened in a tailored way before it can be agreed. The requirement by the OfS that all registered providers have a student protection plan means that for the first time in the higher education sector there will be a consistent sector-wide approach to student protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of Vice-Chancellors and HE provider leaders to ensure their institutions are financially viable. We will not prop up failing providers.</p><p> </p><p>​I meet regularly with the Chair and Chief Executive of the OfS to discuss the full range of issues relevant to the higher education sector. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State also has similar meetings.</p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
grouped question UIN
188033 more like this
188035 more like this
188036 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:19:43.25Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1002143
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of (a) Bangladesh and (b) Myanmar on agreement between those countries on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burden more like this
uin 188002 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​I spoke with the both Bangladeshi State Minister of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November to stress the UK's serious concern at their Governments' announcement on 30 October that refugee repatriation would commence in mid-November. The UK will continue to make representations underlining the importance of a safe, voluntary and dignified return for refugees.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:30:22.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:22.807Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
301
label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1002177
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria: Islamic State 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Syrian democratic forces and (b) his counterparts in neighbouring countries to Syria on the re-education and rehabilitation of Daesh indoctrinated children; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 188221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​I have had no discussions with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) representatives. The Global Coalition against Daesh, of which we are a member, works closely with the SDF in the ongoing fight against Daesh and engages with them on a number of related issues, including the situation of former Daesh fighters and their families, including children. As part of our significant humanitarian programme, the UK is expanding support for non-formal education activities in former Daesh-controlled areas in Northeast Syria, alongside psychosocial support for children affected by trauma. We remain committed to achieving justice for the victims of Daesh in Syria and Iraq.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN 188222 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:05:38.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:05:38.55Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1002178
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria: Islamic State 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Syrian democratic forces on assistance in managing and rehabilitating former captives of Daesh who originate from countries other than Syria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 188222 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​I have had no discussions with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) representatives. The Global Coalition against Daesh, of which we are a member, works closely with the SDF in the ongoing fight against Daesh and engages with them on a number of related issues, including the situation of former Daesh fighters and their families, including children. As part of our significant humanitarian programme, the UK is expanding support for non-formal education activities in former Daesh-controlled areas in Northeast Syria, alongside psychosocial support for children affected by trauma. We remain committed to achieving justice for the victims of Daesh in Syria and Iraq.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN 188221 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:05:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:05:38.597Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1002686
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria: Abduction 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information her Department holds on the organisations responsible for the kidnap for ransom of (a) aid workers and (b) other representatives of non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​A number of armed groups operate in Idlib province, several of which have either engaged in or pose a risk of kidnap for ransom. There remains a very high risk of kidnapping in Idlib and throughout Syria, which can be for financial or political gain. An individual's occupation may not protect them against kidnapping, and many terrorists in Syria view those engaged in humanitarian aid work as legitimate targets. We continue to advise British nationals against travel to Syria and our Travel Advice highlights the very real threat from kidnapping.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:08:41.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:08:41.113Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this