Higher Education and Research Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 8 Mar 2017 at 17:15
Moved by The Duke of Wellington
62: Clause 26, page 16, line 10, leave out “give ratings” and insert “assess”
Moved by Viscount Younger of Leckie
70: Clause 26, page 16, line 43, leave out subsection (5)
71: Clause 26, page 16, line 44, leave out subsection (6)
Moved by Lord Blunkett
72: Clause 26, leave out Clause 26 and insert the following new Clause-“Scheme to provide information about the quality of higher education and higher education teaching(1) The Secretary of State must by order bring forward a scheme to assess and provide consistent and reliable information about the quality of education and teaching at English higher education providers and at higher education providers in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland which apply to participate in such a scheme.(2) The scheme must be wholly or mainly based on the systems in place in higher education providers which ensure that the courses offered are taught to a high standard.(3) The Secretary of State, or that body designated by the Secretary of State to develop such a scheme, must, before such a scheme is introduced, and on a regular basis thereafter, obtain independent evaluations, including an evaluation from the Office for National Statistics, of the validity of any data or metrics included in such a scheme.(4) Any scheme introduced must evaluate and report on whether an institution meets expectations or fails to meet expectations on quality measures, but must not be used to create a single composite ranking of English higher education providers.(5) The Secretary of State’s power to make an order under subsection (1) is exercisable by statutory instrument, a draft of which must be laid before, and approved by, a resolution of each House of Parliament.”
Ayes 280, Noes 186.
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