Sir Gary Streeter Written Questions

6 Questions to Department for Education tabled by Sir Gary Streeter


Date Title Questioner
5 Apr 2018, 4:39 p.m. Nurses: Training Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which universities have been affected by overpayments of student loans and maintenance grants to nursing students by the Student Loans Company.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

The following Higher Education Institutions have at least one nursing student who has received an overpayment of grant and/or maintenance loan in the academic year 2017/18.

Brunel University London

Cardiff University

Glyndwr University

Plymouth Marjon University

University of Brighton

University of Manchester

University of Southampton

University of Suffolk

University of West London

Leeds University

University of Essex

University of Bedfordshire

University of Worcester

Anglia Ruskin University

London Metropolitan University

University of Central Lancashire

University of Derby

University of Portsmouth

University of Reading

University of Salford

5 Apr 2018, 10:57 a.m. Nurses: Training Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nursing students who were overpaid loans and maintenance grants by the Students Loans Company.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

We are aware of 804 NHS funded students who may have been overpaid maintenance loans and/or grants in the academic year 2017/18.

None of the students affected should suffer hardship as a result of the error, and students affected should contact the Student Loans Company.

29 Mar 2018, 1:45 p.m. Nurses: Training Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support nursing students who were overpaid loan and maintenance grants by the Student Loans Company.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

Our priority is to support those affected by the maintenance loan and grant overpayments. None of the students affected should suffer hardship as a result of the error, and students affected should contact the Student Loans Company.

29 Mar 2018, 1:45 p.m. Nurses: Training Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to write-off all the loan and maintenance grants overpayments made by the Student Loans Company to nursing students.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

Our priority is to support those affected by the maintenance loan and grant overpayments. None of the students affected should suffer hardship as a result of the error, and students affected should contact the Student Loans Company.

29 Mar 2018, 1:45 p.m. Nurses: Training Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he plans to make available to nursing students affected by overpayments of loan and maintenance grants by the Students Loans Company to ensure they can complete their course.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

Our priority is to support those affected by the maintenance loan and grant overpayments. None of the students affected should suffer hardship as a result of the error, and students affected should contact the Student Loans Company.

25 Jan 2018, 5:28 p.m. Apprentices: Taxation Sir Gary Streeter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on schools in (a) Devon and Plymouth and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.

Answer (Anne Milton)

As with other areas of the public sector, the department will be monitoring the uptake of apprenticeships by the school workforce. Public sector bodies included in the apprenticeship target are required to annually publish and report to the department their progress towards the target. The first reports (covering the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018) are due on 30 September 2018. As we have outlined to the Public Accounts Committee, the department will also include the financial impact of the apprenticeship levy as part of our publication regarding the cost pressures on schools.