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Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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section 22(3A) by the same percentage increase as consumer

 

price inflation determined under sub-section (1).

 

(3)    

If the Secretary of State is not required to make an order under

 

this section, the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of

 

Parliament a report explaining the reasons for arriving at that

 

determination.

 

(4)    

For the purpose of this section—

 

”consumer prices” means the Consumer Price Index;

 

“consumer price inflation” refers to the annual assessment

 

made by the Office for National Statistics in the UK

 

consumer price inflation Statistical bulletin.””

 


 

John Pugh

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC11

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“UKRI report: international specialist employees

 

(1)    

Within six months of section 84 of this Act coming into force, and every year

 

thereafter, UKRI shall report to the Secretary of State on—

 

(a)    

EU (excluding from the UK), and

 

(b)    

non-EU

 

    

specialist employees employed by UKRI and English higher education providers.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section “specialist employee”—

 

(a)    

in relation to a Council, has the same meaning as in section 88(3), and

 

(b)    

in relation to an English higher education provider, means the academic

 

staff of the institution.

 

(3)    

Should any report made under subsection (1) identify a decrease in the number of

 

international specialist employees since the previous report was produced, the

 

Secretary of State must make an assessment of the impact of such a reduction on

 

UKRI’s ability to deliver its functions under section 86 of this Act.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall lay any report produced under this section before

 

each House of Parliament.”

 


 

John Pugh

 

Not called  NC12

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Prohibition: use of quality of higher education when determining a visa

 

application

 

An assessment made of the quality rating of a higher education provider in the

 

United Kingdom under section 25 of this Act may not be used when assessing a


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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person’s eligibility for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom under Part

 

1 of the Immigration Act 1971.”

 


 

Roger Mullin

 

Carol Monaghan

 

Negatived on division  NC14

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Post Study Work Visa: evaluation

 

(1A)    

Within six months of this Act coming into force, UKRI must commission an

 

independent evaluation of the matters under subsection (1B) and shall lay the

 

report before the House of Commons.

 

(1B)    

The evaluation under subsection (1A) must assess—

 

(a)    

the effect of the absence of post study work visas for persons graduating

 

from higher education institutions in the United Kingdom on—

 

(i)    

the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the higher

 

education sector, and

 

(ii)    

the UK economy, and

 

(b)    

how post study work visa arrangements might operate in the UK,

 

including an estimate of their effect on—

 

(i)    

the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the higher

 

education sector, and

 

(ii)    

the UK economy.”

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  NC15

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Standing Commission on the integration of higher education and lifelong

 

learning

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall establish a Standing Commission on the integration

 

of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning.

 

(2)    

The terms of reference of the Commission shall include the following purposes—

 

(a)    

to report on progress being made in respect of the opportunities available

 

to individuals, employers and communities to integrate higher education

 

with lifelong learning in England;

 

(b)    

to consider the potential to update and review the range of higher

 

education qualifications available for mature students at all registered

 

higher education providers;

 

(c)    

to evaluate current funding systems for registered higher education

 

providers with respect to the opportunities available to individuals,

 

employers and communities to integrate higher education with life-long

 

learning, in England;


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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(d)    

to examine and report on the introduction of personal learning accounts

 

to be used for higher education—

 

(i)    

funded on the contributory principle from employers, individuals

 

and structures of devolved local and national government; and

 

(ii)    

on the arrangements that will operate to facilitate input from

 

corporate or trade union bodies, which can be used to support

 

lifelong learning and adult education;

 

(e)    

to examine and report on the potential to develop education and skills

 

accounts (ESAs), including the possibility of a single lifetime higher

 

education entitlement; and

 

(f)    

to examine and report on the establishment of a national credit rating,

 

accumulation and transfer system as a mechanism to improve flexible

 

learning in further and higher education, including for mature students,

 

and on the feasibility of a digital credit system, which could also facilitate

 

where appropriate the integration of work-based learning and higher

 

education.

 

(3)    

The Commission will make the following reports on the matters set out at

 

subsection (2) to be laid before Parliament—

 

(a)    

within 12 months of its establishment; and

 

(b)    

thereafter annually.

 

(4)    

When the report in respect of ESAs required at subsection (2)(e) has been made,

 

the Secretary of State may authorise the OfS to work with higher education

 

providers, employers and financial institutions to develop a framework for

 

ESAs.”

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  NC16

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Migration Statistics: students

 

When the Secretary of State publishes statistics on the immigration of people to

 

the United Kingdom, the relevant publication must provide—

 

(a)    

the figures net and gross of those people who are students studying in the

 

UK, or

 

(b)    

a note indicating how many students included in the total immigration

 

figures are students studying in the UK.”

 

 


 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Guidance framed by reference to a particular course of study must not guide the

 

OfS to perform a function in a way which prohibits or requires the provision of a

 

particular course of study.”

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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Paul Blomfield

 

Not called  51

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subject to subsection (1C), initial registration conditions of all providers under

 

paragraph (1)(a) must include a requirement that every provider—

 

(a)    

provides all eligible students with the opportunity to opt in to be added to

 

the electoral register through the process of enrolling with that provider,

 

and

 

(b)    

enter into a data sharing agreement with the local electoral registration

 

officer to add those students to the electoral register.

 

(1B)    

For the purposes of subsection (1A)—

 

(a)    

a “data sharing agreement” is an agreement between the higher education

 

provider and their local authority whereby the provider shares—

 

(i)    

the name,

 

(ii)    

address,

 

(iii)    

nationality,

 

(iv)    

date of birth, and

 

(v)    

national insurance data of all eligible students enrolling and/or

 

enrolled with the provider who opt in within the meaning of

 

subsection (2A)(a);

 

(b)    

“eligible” means those persons who are—

 

(i)    

entitled to vote in accordance with section 1 of the

 

Representation of the People Act 1983, and

 

(ii)    

a resident in the same local authority as the higher education

 

provider.

 

(1C)    

Subsection (1A) does not apply to the Open University and other distance

 

learning institutions.”

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  17,  after “providers” insert “, staff and students” 

 


 

John Pugh

 

Not called  52

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(ba)    

a condition that requires the governing body of the provider to provide

 

the OfS with information on the number of international students

 

enrolled on a higher education course at that institution and the fees

 

charged to those students,”


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“and

 

(d)    

an access and participation plan condition, as defined in section 12.” 

 


 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  leave out lines 10 to 13

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(iv)    

age band,

 

(v)    

people with disabilities, and

 

(vi)    

care leavers.” 

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  18,  at the end insert—

 

“( )    

The information which the OfS may request in relation to the numbers mentioned

 

in subsection (2) includes those numbers by reference to one or more of the

 

following—

 

(a)    

the gender of the individuals to which they relate;

 

(b)    

their ethnicity;

 

(c)    

their socio-economic background.”

 


 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  17,  after “plan”, insert “and to publish it”

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  25,  page  15,  line  25,  at beginning insert “Subject to subsection (7),” 


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 21 November 2016              

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Paul Blomfield

 

Not called  49

 

Clause  25,  page  15,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The scheme established under subsection (1) shall have two ratings—

 

(a)    

meets expectations, and

 

(b)    

fails to meet expectations.

 

(1B)    

Each year, after the scheme established under subsection (1) comes into force the

 

OfS must lay a report before Parliament on the number of international

 

students—

 

(a)    

applying to, and

 

(b)    

enrolled

 

    

at the Higher Education Providers that have applied for a rating within the

 

meaning of subsection (1).”

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Negatived on division  47

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

No arrangements for a scheme shall be made under subsection (1) unless a draft

 

of the scheme has been laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses

 

of Parliament.” 

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

In making arrangements under sub-section (1), the OfS must make an assessment

 

of—

 

(a)    

the evidence that any proposed metric for assessing teaching quality is

 

correlated to teaching quality, and

 

(b)    

the potential unintended consequences that could arise from

 

implementing the scheme including proposals on how such risks can be

 

mitigated.

 

(8)    

Prior to making an assessment under subsection (7) the OfS must consult—

 

(a)    

bodies representing the interests of academic staff employed at English

 

higher education providers,

 

(b)    

bodies representing the interests of students enrolled on higher education

 

courses, and

 

(c)    

such other persons as the OfS considers appropriate.

 

(9)    

The assessments made under subsection (7) must be published.”

 


 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(za)    

charge an institution a fee for any activity undertaken, or service

 

provided, by the body in the performance by it of functions under section

 

23(1) (power to assess quality and standards) in relation to the

 

institution,”


 
 

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Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  9,  leave out from “body” to end of line 12 and insert “in the

 

performance by it of functions under section 23(2)(a) (duty to assess to determine if initial

 

registration condition relating to quality or standards is met) in relation to the institution,

 

and”

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amount of a fee payable under subsection (2)(za) by an institution may be

 

calculated by reference to costs incurred by the designated body in the

 

performance by the body of functions under section 23(1) in relation to a different

 

institution or of its general functions.

 

( )    

The total fees payable under subsection (2)(za) must not exceed in any period of

 

12 months the total costs incurred by the body in that period in the performance

 

by the body of its functions under section 23(1) and of its general functions.”

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  18,  leave out “or provider”

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  23,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  27,  leave out “the functions” and insert “its functions”

 

Secretary Justine Greening

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  35,  leave out “the functions” and insert “its functions”

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Negatived on division  40

 

Clause  40,  page  23,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the OfS is assured that the provider is able to maintain the required

 

standards of a UK degree for the duration of the authorisation; and

 

(d)    

the OfS is assured that the provider operates in students’ and the public

 

interests.”

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Angela Rayner

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  40,  page  23,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

“(9A)    

In making any orders under this section, and sections 41, 42 and 43, the OfS must

 

have due regard to the need to maintain confidence in the higher education sector,


 
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