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Members: Correspondence

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the excepted courses are that are mentioned in his letter of 7 September 2007 to the chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. (171963)

The excepted courses to which reference was made cover those relating to medicine, initial teacher training, dentistry, veterinary studies, social work, other health professional courses, architecture, landscape design and management, and town and country planning. The courses are kept under review. In addition, we asked HEFCE to consider whether there should be further exceptions or modifications for some categories of student; and on what grounds. The consultation exercise that HEFCE is conducting on how the policy can best be implemented ends on 7 December.