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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Research 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 what was the estimated cost to universities and other higher education providers, and the total estimated cost to the public purse, of the Research Excellence Framework 2014; and what alternative methods of delivering value for money were considered and tested. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL5208 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Research Excellence Framework (REF) was undertaken by the four higher education funding bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. REF 2014 was managed by the REF team based at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of these bodies. An independent evaluation of the costs of the REF 2014, commissioned by HEFCE will be published later this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T16:59:26.22Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Higher Education more like this
star this property house id 2 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 when they intend to bring forward any legislative proposals, following the current consultation, to give effect to the green paper on higher education <i>Fulfilling our Potential</i>. more like this
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Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
star this property uin HL3661 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s consultation on the higher education green paper, <em>Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice</em>, closes on 15 January 2016. The Government will issue its response No decisions have yet been taken on the proposals in the green paper or how they would be implemented.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T16:42:34.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T16:42:34.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what practical actions they are taking to promote and encourage inward investment into the Lower Lea Valley. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL4481 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has overall responsibility for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK. For investors with an interest in London it shares leads with London &amp; Partners (London’s promotional organisation) to land those investors here in what is a very competitive international market for FDI.</p><br /><p>The Mayor of London is also responsible for attracting FDI into London and as such London &amp; Partners also generates its own leads.</p><br /><p>As part of its ‘UK First’ approach to attracting inward investment, UKTI actively supports these efforts and those of London Councils, including those that cover the Lower Lea Valley.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2016-01-12T12:22:12.557Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T12:22:12.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Property Development: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what steps they are taking to connect the building developments in East London Tech City with the developments in the Lower Lea Valley. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL4482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
star this property answer text <p>The Mayor of London is responsible for economic development in London, as well as housing policy and delivery and strategic planning. These responsibilities come together through the statutory London Plan. Thus it is for the Mayor and the Greater London Authority, working with the relevant London boroughs, to make the most of the important opportunities provided by the developments in East London Tech City and the Lower Lea Valley.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T17:24:35.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T17:24:35.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Universities more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what estimate they have made of the cost to UK universities of implementing the Immigration Skills Charge for non-EU workers recruited through the Tier 2 Visa Route, as proposed in Clause 55 of the Immigration Bill, and of the charges recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee. more like this
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Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
star this property uin HL6312 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not estimated the cost to UK universities of implementing the Immigration Skills Charge. The cost will depend on the rate set and the Government is considering carefully the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations on rate and scope. Evidence about the likely impact of different rates on different types of organisation, including universities, will be taken into account in our considerations.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-03-02T15:11:25.75Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T15:11:25.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Research more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what steps they are taking to increase the United Kingdom’s research and development intensity above the 1.7 per cent reported by the Office for National Statistics last March for 2012; and whether they anticipate that the United Kingdom will meet the three per cent research and development intensity targets set by the European Union when the latest figures are released by the Office of National Statistics. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL5016 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government's Science &amp; Innovation Strategy, published last December has a long term commitment to research infrastructure of £1.1bn a year, increasing in real terms to 2021. This will give businesses long term certainty in planning their R&amp;D investments which will be vital in ensuring the UK increases its R&amp;D intensity. The Government has also protected the science ring fence in cash terms during this Parliament. <br> <br> <br></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T14:13:56.5Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T14:13:56.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Europe 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 what assessment they have made of the new application process to European universities; what consideration they have given to how attractive the lack of tuition fees at European universities might seem to young people in the United Kingdom; what consideration they have given to the possible consequences of such competition on Scottish universities; and what financial incentives they will give British students to either completely or partially study for degrees in Britain or return to the United Kingdom to work after graduation. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5251 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for UCAS, (University and Colleges Admissions Service) as a body formed by the universities themselves independent from the Government. UCAS have said that the new service will provide extra choice for students and UCAS' rigorous scrutiny of European Universities applying to use the service will ensure they demonstrate that they meet equivalent standards to those in the UK. Many home students already choose to study abroad by applying directly to particular universities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data from UCAS for 2014 showed that applications to higher education in England are at an all-time high. Record numbers of students were accepted for entry: for the first time ever over half a million applicants were placed in higher education. The percentage of 18 year olds who were accepted for entry to higher education in England is the highest ever at 30.4%.<br> <br></p><p> </p><p>The consequences for Scottish universities are matters for the Scottish parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:14:10.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:14:10.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North West more like this
star this property house id 2 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, in the light of the £330 million investment in the North East Growth Deal, what plans they have to increase the North West Fund; and what plans they have to increase the proportion of capital available to the Merseyside region. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>A total of £1.25bn has been secured by the five LEPs (Local Enterprise Partnerships) in the North West – Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Warrington, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria – from the Government’s Local Growth Fund. As part of this, Liverpool City Region secured £232.2 million in July 2014 and a further £31.6 million through the expansion to Growth Deals in January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The North West Fund is an ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Financial Engineering Instrument which can invest £155 million into SMEs across the North West, including Merseyside, until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2015. 50% of the fund is public sector resources coming from the ERDF programme (£77.5 million) and 50% from the private sector (a further £77.5 million). This will provide loan and equity investments to SMEs in the North West.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of December 2014 the fund had invested £111.18 million in capital funding across the North West, of which £36.8 million had been invested to support SMEs in Merseyside. There is sufficient residual funding within the North West Fund to support the capital investment in Merseyside which has already been identified by local partners for the remainder of 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently working with LEPs to develop the 2014-20 ERDF Programme; we anticipate the Operational Programme will receive approval by the European Commission in June 2015. In anticipation of this approval, we are aware that the Liverpool City Region is proposing from its nominal allocation to invest £12.5 million into an Access to Finance Financial Instrument, and £24 million into an Urban Development &amp; Energy Efficiency (non –domestic) Financial Instrument.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T16:28:30.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T16:28:30.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Finance 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 what steps they are taking to support universities to provide bursaries for students experiencing difficulty in meeting living expenses. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>As autonomous and independent organisations, Universities are responsible for planning and implementing their bursary and hardship schemes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Universities wishing to charge above the basic fee (£6,000 for full time students. £4,500 for part time students) must agree an access agreement with the Office for Fair Access. In access agreements, universities set out what more they will do to support students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups. This includes the outreach they will undertake, and the measures to support student retention and success, including bursaries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From this year, funding that used to be delivered through the Access to Learning Fund (ALF) has been incorporated into the Student Opportunity Fund allocation provided to universities by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. This year £366m was provided to universities and colleges through the allocation. Universities may use the allocation to alleviate hardship for both undergraduate and postgraduate home students.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T13:56:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T13:56:41.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what is (1) the amount, and (2) the proportion, of debt incurred under the current student loan scheme which they estimate will not be repaid and will have to be written off. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5311 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the replies given by my Rt Hon Friend the Member for Havant (David Willetts) on 31 March 2014 to Questions 193225 and 193350.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T15:15:51.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T15:15:51.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this