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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to merge the allowances for non-medical, equipment and general support for disabled students’ allowance to permit more flexibility in how that allowance may be spent by undergraduate students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 274435 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The department has no plans to merge the 4 separate Disabled Students’ Allowances currently available to undergraduate students.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:16:07.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:16:07.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1137209
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the specification of laptops supplied to students with vision impairment through the disabled students’ allowance is updated allow updating of necessary software over the duration of degree programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 273733 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The department is currently reviewing the specification of equipment provided to visually impaired students, to ensure that it remains fit for purpose throughout the duration of students’ courses.</p><p> </p><p>Students that experience issues with their equipment are advised to contact their assessment centre or Student Finance England so that these issues can be considered and rectified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:25:54.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:25:54.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1105711
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 217437 on Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers, if he will publish those contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 237591 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Student Loans Company, as one of the department’s non-departmental public bodies, is subject to the government’s transparency requirements and will publish any contract with a value over £10,000 on Contracts Finder subject to any applicable redactions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:29:00.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:29:00.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1055967
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contracts the Department of Education has with the companies that supply laptops under the Disabled Student Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 217437 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The department does not hold contracts for the supply of laptops under Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).</p><p> </p><p>The Student Loans Company administers DSAs, and recently announced its intention to place contracts for the supply of DSAs assistive technology equipment and training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T16:30:50.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:30:50.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1055968
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value for money students who have paid £200 to receive a laptop under the Disabled Student Allowance receive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 217438 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The department has not made an assessment of the value for money of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) computer equipment. However, recent research commissioned by the department indicates that, overall, 73% of 558 students surveyed were satisfied with IT equipment funded by DSAs.</p><p> </p><p>The research is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/770546/Evaluation_of_DSAs_Report_IFF.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/770546/Evaluation_of_DSAs_Report_IFF.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T16:29:32.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:29:32.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1056047
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 213927, if he will make further financial assistance available to students already in receipt of the maximum amount of maintenance loan who are required to pay £200 in order to receive specialist computer hardware allocated to them under the Disabled Student Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 217449 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>A basic computer is now a mainstream cost of study for all students, disabled or not.</p><p> </p><p>​We believe it is therefore reasonable for students to fund this £200 from their Maintenance Loan. Students from the lowest-income households who started their courses this year have access to the largest ever amounts of cash-in-hand support for their living costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:57:23.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:57:23.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1051453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the disabilities that students who qualified for the Disabled Students Allowance in each year since 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 214462 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Neither the Department for Education nor the Student Loans Company routinely collects data on the disabilities of students eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances. Advance HE publishes annually a national student equality data report for higher education institutions. Its most recent report can be found at <a href="https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/resources/2018_HE-stats-report-students.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/resources/2018_HE-stats-report-students.pdf</a> table 2.3 on page 83 shows a profile of all disabled students over time by impairment type.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T16:16:48.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:16:48.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050375
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether financial assistance is available for students from the lowest-income households who qualify for the disabled student allowance to help with the £200 required to access specialist equipment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 213927 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Students from the lowest-income households who started their courses this year have access to the largest ever amounts of cash-in-hand support for their living costs. Students from lower income households are eligible to receive the maximum amount of maintenance loan available in addition to Disabled Students’ Allowances. Some higher education providers may help students to meet the £200 contribution, but that is at the provider’s discretion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:43:55.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:43:55.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1050387
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 203779 on Disabled Students Allowances, what the timetable is for the (a) commencement and (b) conclusion of that research project. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 213929 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The research was commissioned in late 2017, and the report ‘Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)’ was published on 17 January 2019 and is available at the following link: <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>.</p><p>​The report sets out students’ views on the effectiveness of the application and assessment processes for DSAs, their levels of satisfaction with the support provided through DSAs and by their higher education providers, and the impact that this support has had on their studies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:40:26.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:40:26.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1038560
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Part-time Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 19 December to Question 203781 on Disabled Students Allowances: Part-time Education, if he will publish a breakdown expenditure under that allowance in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
star this property uin 206733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>As at August 2018, provisional data provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC), shows that £2 million has so far been paid to English part-time students in Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for equipment. This compares to £1.4 million paid at the same point in the academic year 2016/17.</p><p>Final data for 2016/17 provided by the SLC shows £1.6 million was paid to English domiciled part-time students in DSA for equipment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T15:00:07.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T15:00:07.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this