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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Disability more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that higher education institutions are fulfilling their obligation to support students who would previously have been supported by Bands 1 and 2 of the Disabled Students' Allowance. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL16385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Higher Education Providers (HEPs) are responsible for providing reasonable adjustments for disabled students under the Equality Act 2010, and since September 2016 expected to deliver, as reasonable adjustments, less specialist non-medical help (NMH) previously funded through Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) NMH Bands 1 and 2.</p><p>The government expects all HEPs to meet their Equality Act responsibilities and to be making reasonable adjustments for all disabled students, not just those in receipt of DSAs. HEPs are entirely responsible for ensuring the support they offer disabled students meets any legal requirements to which they are subject.</p><p>Students who enter into dispute with their HEP over the support provided by their HEP as a recommended reasonable adjustment have access to the Exceptional Case Process, which provides interim funding to support DSAs-eligible students whilst the dispute is being resolved.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:33:58.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:33:58.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
1132608
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Disability more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the support available for disabled students is included in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL16386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) recognises and rewards high quality teaching in higher education. Its purpose is to give all students clear information about where teaching quality is best, and to hold higher education providers to account for the quality of their teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. The TEF recognises the needs of all students, including students with disabilities, for high quality teaching and outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>The TEF metrics used in the assessment process are benchmarked to take account of the entry qualifications and characteristics of students, and the subjects studied at each university or college. These benchmarks include disability. The TEF assessment is therefore based on what each college or university achieves for its particular students. The contextual information provided to assessors to help them interpret the metrics for a provider includes information about disabled students at that institution.</p><p> </p><p>Higher education providers, in the submissions that support their assessments, can also highlight aspects of their provision, which might include support for their students with specific needs. Assessors will consider the whole range of factors before arriving at a final TEF rating.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:29:32.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:29:32.173Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
1132609
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Technology more like this
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25277
unstar 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 use of technology for recording and sharing higher education lectures and other teaching activities. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL16387 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) published a research report, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, which reviewed the levels of support for disabled students across the higher education (HE) sector in 2016/17 and the progress made by HE providers (HEPs) towards inclusive, social models of support.</p><p> </p><p>The report is available at: <a href="https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/resource/models-support-students-disabilities" target="_blank">https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/resource/models-support-students-disabilities</a> and is also attached.</p><p> </p><p>The research found that the majority of institutions used audio or video recording of at least some of their lectures. Most of those who did not currently use lecture capture planned to introduce it in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students has commissioned follow-up research from IES, a report of which will be published in summer 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, in January 2019, the department published an evaluation research report of the support provided to disabled students in higher education through Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and the support provided by HEPs. This report showed that disabled students were aware and took advantage of support from their HEPs, including online course materials, the provision of lecture notes in advance and lecture capture, and specialist software and assistive technology. The DSAs evaluation research report is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-disabled-students-allowances-dsas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-disabled-students-allowances-dsas</a> and is also attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL16387_Models_of_support_for_students_with_disabilities.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16387_PDF more like this
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star this property file name HL16387_Evaluation_of_DSAs_Report_IFF.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16387_PDF more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:56:34.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:56:34.16Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
1132610
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Dams more like this
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25277
unstar 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 statement by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Myanmar about the Myitsone dam project in Kachin State, Burma, published on 8 June, in particular that that dam project would “provoke a humanitarian catastrophe” of forcible displacement, migration and natural disasters; and what representations they are making about the impact of the project with the governments of Burma and China. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16388 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government remains concerned about potential risks attached to the Myitsone Dam project. We urge both the Chinese and Burmese governments to ensure that infrastructure projects comply with international norms and standards, including environmental and socials standards and the necessity of consultations with affected communities. It is vital that much needed infrastructure investments deliver sustainable and equitable development impacts for the people of Burma. We have raised this issue with the both the Government of Burma and the Chinese Ambassador to Burma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:07:54.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:07:54.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132611
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Indigenous Peoples more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure (1) the survival of the culture and religion of the Kalash people in Pakistan, and (2) that the members of that community are not forced to convert their religious beliefs. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16389 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, particularly the most vulnerable including minority groups as laid down in the Constitution of Pakistan and in accordance with international standards.</p><p>The Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister and Human Rights Minister during his visit to Pakistan in February.</p><p>We strongly condemn forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan and we engage at a senior level on the mistreatment of religious and ethnic groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:51:54.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:51:54.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132612
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Indigenous Peoples more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans the Department for International Development has to support the training of Kalash teachers in Pakistan to teach Kalash children their own history and culture. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16390 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>DFID Pakistan provides funding to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for education through the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Support Programme (KESP). This includes different teacher professional development programmes (both pre and in-service). Three new teachers working in the Kalash area have participated in the KESP supported pre-service teacher professional development programme, and one of these teachers is Kalash. From April 2020, all teachers in Chitral will participate in the in-service continuous professional development programme, including those who work in schools in Kalash areas. The content of these training programmes is focused on pedagogy, classroom management, curriculum, and equity but does not specifically include teaching Kalash children their own history and culture.</p><p> </p><p>DFID Pakistan are in the process of designing a new programme for education support in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which will have an inclusive education focus. One of the outcomes of the new programme will be to deliver equitable education for all children to meet Sustainable Development Goal 4. There will be an increased focus on marginalised children such as girls, children with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The programme will aim to provide inclusive and equitable education for all, and an improved learning environment for marginalised children. The programme will also set up model inclusive schools in pilot districts to cater to the needs of ethnic and religious minorities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:09:45.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:09:45.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132613
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Armed Conflict more like this
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25277
unstar 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 situation in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Burma and the impact of the ongoing conflict in those states; and what representations they are making to the government of Burma to seek unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas for humanitarian aid and human rights monitoring organisations. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16391 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence and continued lack of access in Kachin and Northern Shan States. Over 110,000 people remain displaced by conflict and within camps. We have committed £17 million to support the livelihoods of the most vulnerable and displaced in Kachin and Northern Shan through the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT). We have also committed a further £37 million to support live-saving interventions reaching over 350,000 people since 2012.</p><p>The UK continues to raise our concerns with both the military and the civilian Government of Burma at every opportunity. The British Ambassador in Burma raised issues around access with U Kyaw Tin (Minister for International Cooperation) on 27 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:03:46.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:03:46.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132614
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Christianity more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of, and (2) what representations they made to the government of Burma about, reports from Chin State, Burma, that on 24 and 25 May three Christians in Padekyaw village were forced to sign documents by village officials and local monks verifying their conversion to Buddhism after being threatened with eviction if they refused; that Christians were told they could not live in Hmwar Village Tract; and a public announcement made in eight villages threatening residents that communicating or trading with Christians would result in a fine. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16392 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government has noted the recent report from the China Human Rights Organisation and continues to be concerned by restrictions on freedom of religion and belief, including reports of forced conversions, in Burma. The UK, working with the EU and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September 2018 that called for the amending or repealing of discriminatory provisions of the &quot;protection of race and religion laws&quot; in Burma covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control. Our Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August 2018, and underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132615
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports of the role played by the Rapid Support Forces in dispersing protesters in Sudan resulting in deaths in Khartoum and Darfur, what plans they have to reassess the UK’s role on the Steering Committee of the European Commission’s Khartoum Process, including their financial contribution to that Process. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the Khartoum Process is to facilitate an EU-Africa dialogue on managing migration, combatting organised immigration crime and addressing the devastating effects of trafficking in the Horn and North Africa. It is called the Khartoum Process because the agreement was signed in Khartoum but it is not specific to Sudan. It is a regional mechanism for European and Horn of Africa countries to cooperate that is currently Chaired by Eritrea. The UK remains a member of the Steering Committee, which is vital to helping steer this important work.</p><p>Part of the EU-African joint efforts to tackle organised immigration crime in the Horn of Africa is delivered through the 'Regional Operations Centre Khartoum' (ROCK), to which the UK has contributed funding for a specialist expert in the past. However, due to recent events in Sudan, EU funded work on the ROCK is suspended. Our officials in London, the region and Brussels are in frequent contact with EU partners to ensure that all work in Sudan reflects the current situation, in line with our human rights priorities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:43:39.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:43:39.67Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1132616
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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25277
unstar 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 amount that will be contributed to the UK economy by students from overseas between 2019–20 and 2024–25. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL16394 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Almost 460,000 international students chose to study at a UK higher education institution (HEI) in 2017/18. We have made no estimate of the number of overseas students that will attend UK HEIs between 2019-20 and 2024-25, or their contribution to the UK economy.</p><p> </p><p>In the International Education Strategy, published in March 2019, the government set out its ambition to both increase the value of education exports to £35 billion per year and to increase the total number of international students hosted by UK universities to 600,000 by 2030, an increase of over 30%.</p><p> </p><p>We fully recognise the important contribution that international students make to the UK’s higher education sector, both economically and culturally. They bring greater diversity to university and college campuses, an international dimension to the experience of all students, stimulate demand for courses, and add to the UK’s impressive research capacity. They are also an important source of income for our education sector. International students at UK HEIs contributed an estimated £11.9 billion to the UK economy in 2016 through tuition fees and living expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16395 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T13:13:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T13:13:12.063Z
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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 Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this