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Higher Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 42984, tabled on 18 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2016 to Question 42021, if she will make it her policy to consult on the detail of the proposed changes to the Degree Awarding Powers before the Higher Education and Research Bill becomes law.

Answered on

2 August 2016

The Higher Education and Research Bill provides for powers to vary or revoke Degree Awarding Powers. We plan to set out the proposed changes to the exact Degree Awarding Powers requirements and processes in new DfE criteria and guidance. The department intends to consult on the detail before publishing this guidance. Subject to the passage of the bill, we intend to consult before summer 2017.

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