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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Higher education

Higher education news from UK Parliament.

Total results 134 (page 1 of 9)
Education Committee launches inquiry into strengthening financial education
Committee launches inquiry into strengthening financial education
16 November 2023
Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill completes passage through parliament
Bill now awaits Royal Assent. Catch up
13 September 2023
Office for Students underperforming amid looming crisis in higher education
The Industry and Regulators Committee publish their report - Must do better: the Office for Students and the looming crisis facing higher education
13 September 2023
MPs to debate proposed statutory duty of care in higher education
MPs to debate statutory duty of care from higher education providers towards students
31 May 2023
A university lecture hall
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members accept Commons changes. Catch up
12 May 2023
Three  university students wearing graduation gowns and hats
Lords debates financial pressures on higher education
Members discuss impact on local communities, UK science and innovation exports and the Turing Scheme. Catch up
31 March 2023
Lords International Women's Day debate
Members discuss steps to support the education of women and girls in the UK and worldwide. Find out more
10 March 2023
Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill: call for evidence
Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill: call for evidence
02 March 2023
Lords Committee raises concerns about student loans not keeping pace with inflation
Lords Committee raises concerns about student loans not keeping pace with inflation
01 March 2023
A busy House of Lords chamber looking towards the throne
2022 in the House of Lords
Catch up on a packed year in the Lords with 5,244 changes to 100 bills, plus questions and debates in over 3,350 hours of business.
19 December 2022
Lords debates music education
Members discuss the National Plan for Music Education. Catch up
10 November 2022
Lords debates education
Members discuss The Times Education Commission report. Catch up
14 October 2022
Committee to question Universities Minister on discrimination in universities, reforms to the student loan system and several other key issues
Committee to hold a one-off session with Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education.
10 June 2022
Total results 134 (page 1 of 9)