Government Statements

Last updated: 10 July 2014

This page lists statements, parliamentary debates and briefings relating to Disabled Students Allowances in chronological order.

Willetts, D. (2014.) Higher education: student support: changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). 7th April 2014. The first government statement on proposed changes to DSAs.

Student Support Information Note (SSIN) Arrangement for students funded under the education (student support) regulations [PDF]. April 2014. This letter from BIS to Student Finance administrators, DSA assessors, the SLC and other parties, gives greater detail on proposed changes to DSAs, following on from the ministerial statement.

BBC (2014) ‘In Touch’ first broadcast 13 May 2014. Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042ztrm The programme includes a short interview with David Willetts MP.

David Blunkett MP, Early Day Motion 48: Changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances. Tabled 5 June 2014. Parliamentary motion to debate changes to DSAs in parliament.

Hubble, Sue ‘Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)’. House of Commons Library Standard Note SP/6913, 12 June 2014. A briefing on issues surrounding DSAs for MPs.

House of Lords, Disabled Students’ Allowances: Written Answer c WA60-61, 18 June 2014. BIS response to parliamentary questions asked by Lord Addington.

Student Support Information Note (SSIN) 03/15 Changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for English students applying to Student Finance England for DSA for the first time in respect of academic year beginning on or after 1 September 2015 – Further information for HEIs. June 2014. Second letter from BIS to Student Finance administrators, DSA assessors, the SLC and other parties, gives greater detail on proposed changes to DSAs.

BIS: Update on Changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances [PDF]. 25th June 2014. Document supplies some clarifications and details on changes to DSAs. 

‘Disabled Student Allowances’. House of Commons Hansard, 2nd July 2014, cols 267WH-277WH and 277WH-295WHTranscripts of parliamentary (Westminister Hall) debate convened by Julian Huppert MP, with MPs questioning the Minister for Universities, David Willetts MP. 

BIS: Policy updates to DSA for 2015/16 entry. 10th July, 2014. Circulated by the BIS Stakeholder Engagement Team.

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