Highlights of the week ending 3 March
This week saw the second reading of the Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill in the House of Commons. MPs from across the house pressed Government for further detail on the proposals, with Gillian Keegan and Robert Halfon assuring them that detail on the policy and the mechanism of the bill would be published before report stage. Representing Labour, Matt Western said the Opposition are prepared to support the Minister throughout the bill’s passage.
The Lords Industry and Regulators Committee launched a new inquiry into the work of the Office for Students. The inquiry will scrutinise whether the statutory duties of the OfS are clear and examine its performance against those duties since its establishment.