Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee

18 December 2007

No. 9 (07-08)


Funding for Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQs)

The Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee will hold an oral evidence session in connection with this inquiry on Thursday 17 January 2008 when evidence will be heard from:

Panel 1

Open University;
Birkbeck College;
National Union of Students; and
University College Union

Panel 2 (at 10.30am)

Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Learning, Further and Higher Education, DIUS; and
Professor David Eastwood, Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The session will take place in Committee Room 5 at 9.30am.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.


Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Tim Boswell (Conservative, Daventry)
Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
Dr Ian Gibson (Labour, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Gordon Marsden (Labour, Blackpool South)
Dr Bob Spink (Conservative, Castle Point)
Ian Stewart (Labour, Eccles)
Mr Graham Stringer (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)
Dr Desmond Turner (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Rob Wilson (Conservative, Reading East)

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