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Asked by Angela Rayner
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Asked on: 16 October 2018
Department for Education
Students: Loans
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 December 2017 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS317, if he will publish the full value for money assessment undertaken in this asset sale; and what the the evidential basis was for his Department’s conclusion that the sale represented value for money according to HM Treasury Green Book rules.
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Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 22 October 2018

It is a requirement of Section 4 of the Sale of Student Loans Act (2008), that the Secretary of State lay a report before Parliament about arrangements following a sale, including the extent to which the arrangements give good value, within three months of a sale. For Sale 1, this report was placed in the Libraries of both Houses on 7 December 2017.

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