Over the last few weeks, MPs and members of the House of Lords have been asking BIS to supply more details on the timeframe for DSA draft regulations, consultations, and whether there is guidance available to the HE sector on duties to disabled students. These are laid out in full, below.
On the 10th September, David Blunkett made the following written question (208899) to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills:
Disabled Students Allowances
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish draft regulations for the proposed changes to disabled students allowance; and for how long a consultation on such changes will run.
The minister for Universities, Greg Clark, posted his response on Monday ( October 13th).
We expect to publish the draft regulations. Discussions with stakeholders, students and their representatives were held over the summer.
At present, we (the DSAs Observatory) are unaware of any given timetable for the publication of these regulations. If you know more, please comment below or get in touch directly.
On Monday (13th of October), Lord Addington issued following new question (HL1991) to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills:
Disabled Students’ Allowances
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of reforms of the disabled student allowance, there is a clear guide to the duties of higher education sectors towards disabled students.
We’ll post the response as soon as it’s available.