Lords Science Committee take evidence on state of higher education in science

17 April 2012

Immigration Minister Damian Green MP and Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts MP will today give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee as part of their inquiry into the state of higher education in the STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) subjects.

The Committee will ask Damian Green and Carolyn Bartlett, an official from the Student Migration Policy Team at the Home Office, about concerns that negative perceptions of the government’s immigration policies are deterring the brightest and the best overseas students from studying in the UK.

David Willetts will be questioned on what the Government is doing to ensure the quality of STEM courses is maintained in light of proposals for reforms of higher education. The session will also cover how industry can be better involved to ensure STEM graduates have the appropriate skills and training to enter the workplace.


At 3.25pm, Tuesday 17 April, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

  • 3.25pm - Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Immigration and Carolyn Bartlett, Student Migration Policy Team, Home Office
  • 4.20pm - David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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