2nd July parliamentary debate on Disabled Student’s Allowances: transcript

The transcripts from Wednesday’s Westminster Hall debate (pictured) on cuts to Disabled Student’s Allowances are now available on the House of Commons website. The transcripts run across two separate webpages. The first part is available on the House of Commons hansard column 267WH-277WH: Transcript of Westminster debate on DSAs, part 1. The second part is available between column 277WH-295WH: Transcript of […]

Westminister Hall debate on DSAs, 2nd July

Changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances will be debated in the House of Commons in ‘Westminster Hall’ debate on Wednesday 2nd July from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Debates in Westminster Hall give more time for individual MPs to raise issues of importance to them with a series of Private Members’ adjournment debates. Many MPs have expressed their concern about […]

BIS Consultation on DSA reforms 8th May 2014

Patoss, the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, has published informal notes from their meeting with BIS and others representing SpLD support organisations on 8th May 2014. Patoss along with other colleagues from SpLD and student support organisations met with BIS on 8 May to explore the government department’s position and […]

House of Lords : Outstanding DSAs Questions receive Written Answer

On the 4th June, Lord Addington (a Lib Dem peer, who is Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association) made four detailed questions on Disabled Students’ Allowances to BIS (the Government department responsible for setting DSAs in England). Yesterday (18th June 2014) the Government supplied the following Written Answers.  Disabled Students’ Allowances Questions Asked by Lord Addington: To ask Her Majesty’s […]

Commons Library Standard Note: Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

On the 12 June 2014, the House of Commons Library issued a ‘Standard Note’ on changes to DSAs. This briefing document supplies an overview of ‘areas of concern and includes debate and comment on the proposals’ with a view to informing Members of Parliament in support of their parliamentary duties. Parliamentary Questions The Standard Note also reports parliamentary debate […]

DSAs Observatory Launched

Welcome to the Disabled Students’ Allowances Observatory, a website created to document and collect news, evidence, data and activism relating to the proposed cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowances in England in 2015. This site is under-contruction. Comments, recommended content and links to important documents are all welcome, and will be vital to shaping the website and […]